Urk Cycle Route

Former islands in the polder

Distance: 40 km

Fishing village of Urk. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Fishing village of Urk. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

This route takes you through the Noordoostpolder, land that until 1942 was the bottom of the Zuiderzee. Find out how the so-called 'new land' was developed and see what remains of the past. Highlights of this route are the former islands of Urk and Schokland.

From the historic centre of Urk, you cycle through the 'new land' to the utopia village of Nagele, built by leading Dutch architects in the 1950s. The route continues through open polder land to the former island of Schokland - now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this small mound surrounded by flat green polders it's not hard to imagine the green waving reeds were once blue roaring waves... Cycling back to Urk along the dyke, you get great views of the town of Lelystad across the water.

Find out more:
- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.

Urk Cycle Route

Distance: 40 km (2h40)
Type of route: Day trip, round trip
Starting point:

Ferry Enkhuizen - Urk
- Bicycle rental in the centre of Urk
- Car parking

GPS: Download this route as a GPX file.

 

Cycling holidays

Tulip Mini-Cruise (Boat: Magnifique, II, III)

5 days  -  guided, bike-boat tour  -  
from € 549

Explore Holland in springtime and get up close to the iconic Dutch tulips in the wold famous Keukenhof Flower Gardens. Highlights include Amsterdam, open-air museum Zaanse Schans and Haarlem.

Read more »»
Find your holiday
Holland-Cycling.com brings together the most popular cycling holidays offered by Dutch tour operators. Read more »»

Cycle routes


Reviews

Cycling in the footsteps of Van Gogh

In celebration of the Van Gogh year 2015, we cycled the Van Gogh Cycle Route - a 335 km-long bike tour through the Dutch artist's homeland Brabant. What does this route have to offer?

Read more »»

Holland-Cycling.com Blog

Traffic exam improves road safety for children

To improve road safety, all Dutch children between the age of 10 and 12 have to take a traffic exam, which consists of a theoretical and a practical part.

Read more »»

Photo gallery preview

Dutch weather forecast

 

Provided by tameteo.nl