Grebbe Line bike trail

(33.0 km)

The Grebbe Line comprises defence works dating from the 18th century, designed to resist an enemy attack on the Netherlands. This route really portrays the history of this defence line, like at the starting point, Fort aan de Buursteeg. Water was also an important aspect of the Grebbe Line, so the cycling route will take you along many waterways, such as the Grift, a canal, and a stream, the Lunterse Beek. You will be following the beautiful tow path along the Lunterse Beek, the Jaagpad, for quite a while, then turning right and taking a detour into Scherpenzeel town centre. It's a great place for a coffee break!

Leaving Scherpenzeel, you will be …

The Grebbe Line comprises defence works dating from the 18th century, designed to resist an enemy attack on the Netherlands. This route really portrays the history of this defence line, like at the starting point, Fort aan de Buursteeg. Water was also an important aspect of the Grebbe Line, so the cycling route will take you along many waterways, such as the Grift, a canal, and a stream, the Lunterse Beek. You will be following the beautiful tow path along the Lunterse Beek, the Jaagpad, for quite a while, then turning right and taking a detour into Scherpenzeel town centre. It's a great place for a coffee break!

Leaving Scherpenzeel, you will be returning to the province of Utrecht, headed for Fort Daatselaar, where the edge of the old fort is still clearly visible. Your route will continue heading straight for Renswoude Castle, hidden between the trees. Leaving the castle behind, a brief bit along wooded lanes will bring you back to your starting point.

Take a look

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Fort aan de Buursteeg
Buursteeg 2
3927 EJ Renswoude

Buursteeg 2
3927EJ Renswoude

Grebbe Line Visitor's Centre

Buursteeg 2
3927EJ Renswoude
Grebbe Line Visitor's Centre
58 99 23 22 81 84 87 86 32 02 03 75 74 80 79

Utrechtseweg 34
3927AW Renswoude
77 76

Camping De Grebbelinie

Ubbeschoterweg 12
3927 CJ Renswoude
Camping De Grebbelinie

Werk aan de Daatselaar
Daatselaarseweg
3927 ZL Renswoude
36

Renswoude Castle

Dorpsstraat 3 -9
3927BA Renswoude
Renswoude Castle
37 21 58
End point: TOP Fort aan de Buursteeg
Buursteeg 2
3927 EJ Renswoude
58
99
23
22
81
84
87
86
32
02
03
75
74
80
79
77
76
36
37
21
58

Attributes

  • Marked: Yes
  • Type of Route: Recreation
  • Route characteristics: Theme route, Connecting cycle route
Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht