Exploring the Walcheren peninsula (south)
Distance: 49 km
Lighthouse at Westkapelle. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com
This route takes you around the southern part of the Walcheren peninsula, popular for its beaches and beautiful coastline. Natural sand dunes alternate with man-made sea dykes, protecting the low-lying island from the sea. Highlight of the route is Vlissingen, once one of the home ports of the Dutch East India Company, now a lively seaside resort.
You cycle along the Walcheren canal to the historic town of Middelburg. From here the route takes you through the open polders to Oostkapelle. Via the upper-class seaside resort Domburg and Westkapelle - scene of heavy fighting during WWII - you return to Vlissingen. Along the coast there are sandy beaches where you can stop for a swim in summer.
Vlissingen Cycle Route
|Distance:||49 km (3h15)|
|Type of route:||Day trip, round trip|
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Vlissingen train station
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Find out more:- For an overview of all of our must-do cycle routes, go to: Day trips.
- Also try our Middelburg Cycle Route.
- Do you need to rent a bike? Find out how on our Bicycle rental page.
- For an overview of cycling holidays in the Zeeland region, go to our Holidays section.
Other WWII related cycle routes:- Arnhem Airborne Cycle Route - A bridge too far
- Camp Westerbork Cycle Route - In the footsteps of Anne Frank
- Nijmegen Cycle Route - Exploring the head of the Rhine Delta
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