Enjoy nature and history
If you’d like to discover the green spots in Rotterdam, then the Park route (37 km) is highly recommended. The route runs through junctions and around Rotterdam: parks, forests, mills and rural roads alternate.
The Polderpad route (30 km) lets you see the scenery around Rotterdam. First, you cycle through the city, past the river Rotte and the lake the Bergse Plas. Then you reach Polder Schieveen, with its farms and pastures with cows. You continue cycling to Midden-Delfland, the polders between Rotterdam, Delft and The Hague. Via the river Schie, you end up back in Rotterdam. There is also a route-app of this route available.
The KoeKaas (cow cheese) route (variable length) runs through the Krimpenerwaard, a nature area between Rotterdam and Gouda. You cycle past old farmhouses and on the historic roads of Rotterdam and Capelle aan den IJssel through the meadows and past (cheese) farms in Krimpenerwaard to the cheese city of Gouda and back again.
Cycle the Twee Werelden Route (35 km) from conservation organisation Zuid-Hollands Landschap over the Maasvlaktes and discover medieval natural and cultural grounds and new nature areas that have arisen since the construction of the Europoort and the Maasvlakte. The combination of nature and industry is what makes this bike ride a spectacular experience.
Those interested in World War 2 should take their bike on the train to Hoek van Holland (Rotterdam Beach). There, you can cycle along what remains of the Atlantic wall (30 km), the German defence line from the Noordkaap to the Pyrenees, and see the ‘Festung’ (Fortress) Hoek van Holland. The route starts at the Hoek van Holland Fortress and makes use of junctions. A brochure is also available from the Hoek van Holland Tourist Office.
If you haven’t found the route you’re looking for, below are links to some more cycle routes: