Middle grebbe line cycle route

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.

Sights on this route

Starting point: TOP Fort aan de Buursteeg
Buursteeg 2
3927 EJ Renswoude
58

Dijkje 1
3927 EG Renswoude
99 23 22 81 84 87 86 32 02 03 75 74 80 79

Utrechtseweg 34
3927AW Renswoude
77 76 36

Renswoude Castle

Dorpsstraat 3 -9
3927BA Renswoude
37 21

Dijkje 1
3927 EG Renswoude
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
Managed by: Routebureau Utrecht