Hoek van Holland is a stopping point for the North Sea route (LF1) and the Maas and Fortress route (LF12) and it is also the start or finish for two major international cycle routes:
Rhine Cycle Route
The Rhine Cycle Route (EuroVelo 15) is one of the most popular international cycling routes. The route starts at the source of the Rhine in Switzerland and leads to Hoek van Holland via Germany and France. On the way you will experience the rich history of Europe, the culinary specialties and the varied landscape. www.rijnfietsroute.eu
Meuse Cycle Route
From the plateau of Langres to the town of Hoek van Holland, you will discover the Meuse as you have never seen it before. Cycle through 3 countries (France, Belgium and the Netherlands) over 1152 km of marked roads and 30 stages which will take you through the many towns and villages spread out along the cycling route. www.maasfietsroute.eu
A network of bicycle junctions has been developed for cyclists in the Netherlands. A numbered sign post will send you in the direction of the next junction. This way, you can enjoy more of the surroundings.
The following junction routes through Hoek van Holland and the region start at Tourist Information Hoek van Holland (1) where these routes are available.
Cycle Route: Dune and Garden
Distance: 20 km
This route takes you through the dunes along the Dutch coast, through Monster and the horticultural area of the Westland. The last part of the route takes you to the Staelduinse Forest 32 between Hoek van Holland and Maasdijk.
Cycle Route: Agriculture
Distance: 25 km
Discover the Nieuwe Waterweg, the Berghaven and the beach on this route and then cycle towards the Staelduinse Forest between Hoek van Holland and Maasdijk. You then follow the cycling route through the horticultural area of Westland near Naaldwijk and ‘s-Gravenzande.
Cycle Route: Traces of the Atlantic Wall
Distance: 30 km
Hoek van Holland was part of the Atlantic Wall, the German defence line that stretched along the coast from Norway to Spain. This route introduces you to the many traces of the Second World War and the Atlantic Wall that are still present in and around Hoek van Holland.
Cycle Route: Maasvlakte Fortress
Distance: 40 km
This route starts at the Tourist Information and begins with a crossing on the Fast Ferry towards stop Antarcticaweg Maasvlakte. Visit FutureLand or cycle through the Maasvlakte 2 along the Oostvoornse and Brielse lakes. The route then goes through Brielle, Maassluis and past the Maeslantkering Storm Surge Barrier where you can visit the Keringhuis.
DID YOU KNOW?
The dunes in Hoek of Holland are part of the National Park Hollandse Duinen. For more information, walks and bicycle routes, visit www.nationaalparkhollandseduinen.nl.