De Weelderik
Cycling holiday in the Achterhoek

Discover the Achterhoek on two wheels

5x cycling routes IN the Achterhoek

Explore the Achterhoek on two wheels and discover green landscapes, historic estates and idyllic villages. Pedal through the smallest city in the Netherlands, get to know eight different castles and cycle past the nicest artists' villages. Whether you go cycling with your buddies, family or solo: the Achterhoek offers an unforgettable experience and De Weelderik is the perfect starting point. What are you waiting for? Saddle up and discover this beautiful region!

Short routes


    Starting point: TOP Bronkhorst, Onderstraat 9

    The beautiful area east of the river IJssel, between the Hanseatic cities of Zutphen and Doesburg, is perfect for a relaxing bike ride. You cycle on a beautiful cycle path that takes you over the dikes and along the water. Along the way, you will enjoy the views over the IJssel river and come across the smallest town in the Netherlands, Bronkhorst. 

    The route can also be started from De Weelderik. 


    Starting point: TOP Hengelo, Bleekstraat 3

    This route runs through the woods via Keppel and Drempt. On the way, you will find Wijnboerderij 't Heekenbroek, an idyllic place to stop for a cup of coffee with homemade cake or a delicious glass of wine from its own wine cellar. Now that's enjoying a pleasant terrace overlooking the vines. 

    The route can also be started from De Weelderik. 


2 nights
2 people

Unbrick One | Sauna and Heated Pool | 4 Pers.

Netherlands, Gelderland, Hengelo
  • Private heated pool & sauna
  • Superdeluxe in nature
  • Ultimate relaxation
2 nights
2 people

Unbrick One Family | Sauna and Heated Private Pool | 4 Pers.

Netherlands, Gelderland, Hengelo
  • Private Heated Pool & Sauna
  • Superdeluxe in nature
  • One bedroom for you and one for the kids
2 nights
2 people

Unbrick One | Sauna en Verwarmd Zwembad | 2 Pers.

Netherlands, Gelderland, Hengelo
  • Priv√© verwarmd Zwembad & Sauna
  • Superdeluxe in de natuur genieten
  • Romantisch & ultiem relaxt

Highlighted especially for you

    Around Doetinchem | 51 km

    Starting point: VVV Doetinchem, Burgemeester van Nispenstraat 2 or TOP Laag Keppel, Dorpssstraat 30

    You start in the centre of Doetinchem and cycle through the forest area 'De Wrange' towards lock De Pol with weir and fish ladder. Tip: nice to stop here and enjoy the surroundings. You then continue the route through the Achterhoek farming landscape and green meadows, back towards the centre of Doetinchem. The hospitable city centre is easily accessible and attractively located between greenery and water. In Doetinchem, you can enjoy yourself! 

Long routes

    EIGHT CASTLE ROUTE | 34.7 km

    Starting point: Marktplein, Vorden

    The Eight Castles Route has been around since 1913 and takes you past eight castles between Vorden and Ruurlo. Most castles are privately owned, but Castle Vorden and the gardens of Huis de Wiersse are open to visitors on a limited basis. Tip: Take a break at Hackfort Castle and enjoy the restaurant in the koetshuis. 


    Starting point: TOP Bronkhorst, Onderstraat 9 or De Weelderik

    During this route, you will discover the smallest town in the Netherlands, Bronkhorst, with only 170 inhabitants. You will also pass several castles in the area such as Huize Baak, Kasteel Suideras, Kasteel Vorden and Kasteel Hackfort. In short, a versatile route through forested and historical surroundings. 

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‚ú§ How can I prepare for a cycling holiday?

Will you take on the adventure and choose a beautiful cycle route through the Achterhoek region? Make sure you are well prepared for your cycling holiday. Our tips: Get a suitable bike and have it checked for any defects. Plan your route in advance, including places of interest and rest points. And don't forget to bring enough water and snacks. With good preparation, you will enjoy your cycling adventure to the full! 

‚ú§ Does the Weelderik offer wellness facilities?

Absolutely! The Weelderik offers homes with private wellness. We understand that you want to relax after cycling, which is why your private pool is heated all year round. The temperature is between 25 and 28 degrees. Or unwind and let all your stress melt away in your home with its own infrared sauna.