The Green Hearts invites you for discovering. From Oudewater, there are several nice itineraries for bicycle trips. Bicycle paths are numbered and signposted, and along the road there are places to have a rest. You are welcome at the Tourist Information Point for maps and advice.
Cycling from Oudewater along the ‘Hollandse IJssel’
From Oudewater, one may follow the dike (between waving reeds) to Montfoort, like Oudewater an old little town on the boards of the river. In Blokland, just outside Montfoort there is the Van Lint fruit farm (with shop) where you may –depending on the season- buy apples, pears, cherries and berries. Home made jams, chutneys, apple juice and sauce, stewed pears are also in their shop. An excellent place for a stop to enjoy a freshly pressed fruit juice.
Continue your ride towards Linschoten, a nice village with a couple of excellent restaurants (one of them, the ‘Burgemeester’ even has a Michelin star. From Linschoten, take the road back to Oudewater along the ‘Lange Linschoten’ river, the old Linschoten estate with its woods and farmlands, and see the most typical scenery of water, knotted willows and reed-covered farmhouses. No wonder this very place has been used for several scenic television series.
Bicycles for rent on the following addresses
Bike Totaal Nieuwenhuizen
De Bruin 2wielers
Looiman Fietsplus Fietsverhuur
Anna van Burenstraat 1
3411 AH Lopik
+31 (0)348 554677