Plan your bike trip
For your convenience we have divided the route into eleven one-day stages of up to 80 km each, which of course also includes the short stretch from the Belgian border to Cadzand-Bad. This will help you with planning your trip. Feel free to make your own choices, though.
Cadzand-Bad - Vlissingen
Distance: 24.6 km Arguably one of the most exciting parts of the LF Kustroute is located just before Cadzand-Bad. Between 2016 and 2019 the Netherlands and Belgium developed 120 hectares of new nature in the area of the Zwin, the old estuary between Bruges and the North Sea. The Zwin ...
- Special nature
- Southernmost point of the route
- Photo location: Breskens
Vlissingen - Burgh Haamstede
Distance: 55.8 km
Via the Westkapelse Zeedijk (Westkapelle Sea Wall) you’ll reach Domburg, the oldest seaside resort on Walcheren. This was once an artists’ colony, frequented by the likes of painters Jan Toorop and Piet Mondrian and poet J.C. van Schagen. In the Marie ...
- 9 kilometers long Oosterscheldekering
- Photo location: Westkapelle Lighthouse
Burgh Haamstede - Oostvoorne
**Distance: 55.8 km
Today you’ll be riding through the Westerschouwen Forest. This is Zeeland’s largest forest, where you pedal through a beautiful dune landscape with sand drifts, valleys and dune meadows. Your route is lined with lively family beaches, nature beaches and water sports beaches until ...
- Many sandy beaches
- Photo location: Rockanje Lighthouse
Oostvoorne - Noordwijk
Distance: 78 km
Between the sea and the Oostvoornse Meer you suddenly enter the Maasvlakte. A greater contrast is hardly imaginable. Warehouses, containers and electricity pylons dominate the landscape. They may not be the most beautiful structures, but it’s fascinating to ride through one of ...
- Dune landscape
- Photo location: Noordwijk
- Note: low season no ferry across the Maasvlakte, see current info under 'services'.
Noordwijk - Egmond
Distance: 61.5 km
In the springtime, flower lovers can take a short detour to admire the internationally renowned bulb fields. You cycle through the varied landscape of the Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen, wedged between the coast and the metropolitan Randstad area. Then you ride past the inner dune ...
- Amsterdamse Waterleidingduinen
- 'Duinkaart' needed in the Noordhollands Duinreservaat
- Photo location: Kijkduin
Egmond - Den Helder
Distance: 54 km
The further north you go, the calmer it gets. You’re heading for the tip of the North Holland mainland, where the Royal Netherlands Navy has its home base. Along the way you pass the Schoorlse Duinen nature reserve. It boasts the highest ...
- Royal Navy
- Highest dunes in NL
- Photo location: Callantsoog
Den Helder - Harlingen
Distance: 73.9 km
Situated on a cape, the city of Den Helder owes a lot to its strategic location. Den Helder has been serving as a home base for the Royal Netherlands Navy since the early nineteenth century. After crossing the Amstelmeer you cycle through a ...
- Photo location: Waddencenter, Kornwerderzand
Harlingen - Holwerd
Distance: 70.3 km
The enchanting harbour town of Harlingen acts as a gateway to the Wadden Sea. Here you can take the ferry to Vlieland or Terschelling (or take the ferry back to Harlingen after a mudflat hike to one of the islands). You further wind ...
- Wadden Sea
- Photo location: Harlingen
Holwerd - Ulrum
Distance: 55.5 km
Do you want to visit the Wadden Island of Ameland? Then turn north once you reach Holwerd. This will take you to the veerdam (‘ferry dam’), where you’ll find the ferry service. Even if you don’t intend to make the crossing, ...
- Salt marsh areas
- Bald eagle
- Photo location: Wierum
Ulrum - Delfzijl
Distance: 66.2 km
Arable farming dominates the landscape, which on occasion treats us to a church on a mound. Along the way you can spot oystercatchers, knots and redshanks. Cycling along the Wadden Sea coast you're in with a pretty good chance to spot a seal. ...
- Photo location: Delfzijl
Delfzijl - Bad Nieuweschans
Distance: 39.5 km
After Delfzijl you pass the graveyard of Oterdum, a village that was torn down without anything new ever being built in its place. Leaving Termunten you enter the Punt van Reide, a small peninsula that marks the beginning of the Dollart Bay. Once ...
- Point of Reide
- Photo location: Termunten
Order the cycle guide
This compact cycling guide takes you by the hand and describes a 610 km long route from the border at Cadzand-Bad until Bad Nieuweschans.
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