Drenthe Periphery “Route 8” Gieterveen

(64.0 km)
Managed by: Wielertraining Noord

Drenthe Periphery Route 8 starts and ends at Café De Driesprong in Gieterveen. The route has a length of 64 km and passes through De Groeve, Zuidlaren, De Punt, Vries, Tynaarlo, Zeegse, Gasteren, Anderen, Eext and Gieten—and back again to Gieterveen.

Nationaal Beek- and Esdorpenlandschap (“National Stream and Esdorpen Landscape”) Drentsche Aa
This route runs through a large part of the catchment area of the stream Drentsche Aa. This stream runs through the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe, and is considered to be the only stream in the Netherlands that has maintained its original curves and loops. Nationaal Beek- and Esdorpenlandschap (“National Stream and Esdorpen Landscape”) Drentsche Aa is a beautiful national park featuring bodies of water, hedgerows, heathlands, sandy soil and brinkdorpen (a type of village, …

Drenthe Periphery Route 8 starts and ends at Café De Driesprong in Gieterveen. The route has a length of 64 km and passes through De Groeve, Zuidlaren, De Punt, Vries, Tynaarlo, Zeegse, Gasteren, Anderen, Eext and Gieten—and back again to Gieterveen.

Nationaal Beek- and Esdorpenlandschap (“National Stream and Esdorpen Landscape”) Drentsche Aa
This route runs through a large part of the catchment area of the stream Drentsche Aa. This stream runs through the provinces of Groningen and Drenthe, and is considered to be the only stream in the Netherlands that has maintained its original curves and loops. Nationaal Beek- and Esdorpenlandschap (“National Stream and Esdorpen Landscape”) Drentsche Aa is a beautiful national park featuring bodies of water, hedgerows, heathlands, sandy soil and brinkdorpen (a type of village, built in medieval times—often atop a sandy ridge to remain dry). Cycling here, you cycle through exquisite landscape and age-old villages and over beautiful bridges!

Make sure to dismount at one of the brinkdorpen of Zuidlaren or Gieten. Here, you can sense the age-old history of the villages, browse their quaint shops or catch your breath on one of their terraces. 

Starting points with parking options
There are multiple starting points for the route where you can park your car. This allows you to start the route from wherever you like. 

Gieterveen: Café De Driesprong
Spijkerboor: Café Het Keerpunt
Zuidlaren: De Brink
De Punt: Norgerweg
Tynaarloo: Carpool location
Zeegse: In the centre
Gasteren: Oude Molenseweg
Eext: Sport park
Gieten: Stationsstraat

Part of Drenthe Periphery 255 km
This route is part of the route Drenthe Periphery 255 km, that runs along the border of the province of Drenthe. Within this long route, you can also pick and choose from among ten shorter routes—varying from 55 to 67 kilometres—or two routes of 135 and 170 kilometres.

Sights on this route

Starting point: Broek 1
9511 PR Gieterveen

De Millystraat, 8
9471AH Zuidlaren

Zuiderstraat 1
9471 KJ Zuidlaren

Oudemolenseweg 1
9466 PB Gasteren

Hagenend 3
9465 TS Anderen

Kloosterstraat 2
9463 PR Eext

Middenstraat 3
9463 PP Eext

Oudegroningerweg 18
9461 BP Gieten

Brink 8
9461 AS Gieten
End point: Broek 1
9511 PR Gieterveen

Directions

Starting point: Broek 1
9511 PR Gieterveen
  • Start: Gieterveen Café De Driesprong
  • CR TL to. Eexterveen (Broek), TL to. Eexterveen, CR SA to. Eexterveen
  • Eexterveen + Spijkerboor
  • CR TR bicycle path to. Zuidkaarderveen and then 1st road TL to. Zuidlaarderveen (Oude Tol)
  • Zuidlaarderveen
  • End of the road TL to. Zuidlaren (Semsweg)
  • De Groeve
  • End of the road TL to. Zuidlaren (Hunzeweg)
  • Zuidlaren
  • CSA to. Vries - after CR with N34 and Drentsche Aa 1st road TR (Zwijnmaden becomes bicycle path), end of Bicycle path TL (Okkenveen) - after railway crossing TR to. Glimmen (Ydermade) and end of the road TL to. Eelde (Groningerstraat) - ROU TL to. Yde (Groningerstraat) - 1st bridge TL and after bridge immediately TR (Kanaaldijk)
  • Tynaarlo
  • CSA (Meerweg), at ROU TL (Vriezerweg) - after tunnel KR (Dorpsstraat) - end of Dorpsstraat SA (Berkenlaan) and then 2nd road TL (Wedberg) - after railway crossing CR to. Zeegse (Hunebedstraat)
  • Zeegse
  • CSA to. Oude Molen (Hoofdweg)
  • Oude Molen
  • CR TL to. Gasteren (Meester Croneweg)
  • Gasteren
  • CR TR to. Anderen, at T junction TL to. Anderen (Gasterenseweg)
  • Anderen
  • 1st road TL to. Eext (Hagenend)
  • Eext
  • End of the road TL and immediately TR (Kampsteeg) - 1st road TL and then 1st road TR (Stationsstraat) - TR to. Eexterveen (Hoofdstraat) and then 2nd road TL (Naweg)
  • After tunnel TR (Braamakkers), becomes bicycle path - end of bicycle path TR under tunnel through (Oude Groningerweg)
  • Gieten
  • End of the road TR (Brink), then 3rd road TL (Boddeveld), at T junction KR (Bonnen)
  • CSA to. Gieterveen - 3rd road TR (Torenveenseweg)
  • Gieterveen
  • Finish Café De Driesprong

 

Legend route description:

CR = crossroad
TL = turn left
KL = keep left
to. = towards
TJ = T junction
TR = turn right
KR = keep right
le. = left
ROU = roundabout
SA = straight ahead
CSA = continue straight ahead
ri. = right
TrL = traffic light

End point: Broek 1
9511 PR Gieterveen