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Idyllic villages, meandering dykes flanked with orchards - the LF17 takes you through the finest part of the Betuwe region, known for its fruit production. A must do in the spring!
Cycling over the Appeldijk. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Cycling over the Appeldijk. Photo © Holland-Cycling.com

Although it was only intended as a connection route between Gorinchem and Wijk bij Duurstede, the LF17 is favourite amongst Dutch cyclists, especially when the fruit trees are in bloom. The LF17 is part of the Rhine Cycle Route - the Dutch section of the international Rhine Cycle Route.

Combine this long-distance route with a day trip. We recommend:

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Route: Gorinchem - Wijk bij Duurstede
Distance: 60 km
Connections: Gorinchem - LF9
Leerdam - LF7
Doorn - LF4
Maps: Online cycle route planner, or any good cycle map
GPS tracks: Download from Nederland Fietsland
Please note that all the LF routes are to undergo a radical overhaul in 2017-2021. In 2019 the LF17 is scheduled to be replaced by the Rhine Cycle Route.