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Cycling route Schagen en Omstreken

Garden path Harenkarspel

32 km

The Tuinpad Harenkarspel leads you in 38 kilometers past several remarkably beautiful locations within the former municipality of Harenkarspel (now Municipality of Schagen) in North Holland. You will cycle past the companies that cooperate in this "Tuinderskring Harenkarspel Tour". These companies can often be visited so that you can get to know the real North Holland countryside. You will also come across features of the rich natural and cultural history that lies in this area. During the bike ride you will notice that Harenkarspel is a charming rural municipality in North Holland, characterized by a lot of open space around fourteen characteristic large and smaller village communities.

This municipality is known for its hospitality as a summer recreation for tourists, who holiday at a reasonable distance from the coast. This area is also called "the gardens behind the dunes". The Tuinderskring Harenkarspel members who have taken the initiative to plan this cycling route, invite you to cycle this 38-kilometer route. In addition to the beautiful sights that the municipality of Harenkarspel has to offer, you also visited the companies that make up this beautiful countryside.

The Tuinderskring companies are very diverse in product and activity, which makes every company worth a visit. In summer you can fully enjoy strawberries, sunflowers, pumpkins, artisanal dairy, organic products, dahlias and tropical anthuriums. You can safely take a day out. In this way, the Tuinderskring hopes to raise awareness of the countryside

You can cycle this route with the brouchure Freebee Map with cycling routes, or scan the QR code and cycle it digitally on your phone. (also in own language)


Start Transferium Schoorldam:


The animal world around Schagen

43.9 km

This route leads you along beautiful polders and dikes along old villages, among others, Schagen Sint maarten and Waarland. The route starts in Schagen. Schagen is centuries old, written in 975 as Scagha, meaning "excellent point. This was referred to the mounds, because only in the  thirteenth century the sea drew back and the land was fertile. Through this area you will cycle across the West Omringdijk, bird lovers can enjoy themselves here. Here you can find the Marsh Harrier, Wanders and Avocet, but also you can encouter a zebra, golden eagle, crested capuchin monkeys, therefor you must be  at Blanckendaell Park. You cycle allong over some of  our beautiful narrow dikes to arrive in Waarland. Here turn right on Smeetsweg to visit the home to more than 1,000 butterflies in Vlindorado. So you see, again, the nature of North Holland has many sides.You and yourè tour at the Markt in Schagen. We recomend Restaurant "Bastard". A name with a nod to the past. A name that refers to the first "lord of Schagen", William of Bavaria. Also called the bastard of North Holland. We would also like to introduce the city garden "De Oude Boom". Also a name with a past. At the time of Igesz, this space already bore this name and not just like that. The big tree in the garden is the oldest monumental tree in Schagen.


You can cycle this route with the  Freebee Map brouchure with cycling routes, or scan the QR code and cycle it digitally via your phone. You can start at any point on this route.


If you follow the route via the nodes, you start at Markt in Schagen  45- 25-43-32-41-74-82-54-55-56-51-52-78-36-45