Drenthe Periphery “Route 1” Assen

2 hours 52 minutes (66.0 km)
Managed by: Wielertraining Noord

Drenthe Periphery Route 1 starts and ends at Wielercentrum Noord in Assen. The route has a length of 66 km and passes through Smilde, Hoogersmilde, Brunsting, Hooghalen, Westerbork, Amen, Anreep and Loon—and back to Assen again.

TT Circuit and Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre
This route largely runs through the region of the Drentse Hooglanden, with its meandering forest streams, majestic views of colourful heathland and characteristic brinkdorpen. You cycle past iconic past in Drenthe, such as the TT Circuit and Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre, where the tragic days of the Second World War are brought to life. Dismount to enjoy a drink out on a lively square or to visit one of the attractive shops in one of the villages you pass. Assen is also an excellent city for shopping.

Starting points with parking options
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Drenthe Periphery Route 1 starts and ends at Wielercentrum Noord in Assen. The route has a length of 66 km and passes through Smilde, Hoogersmilde, Brunsting, Hooghalen, Westerbork, Amen, Anreep and Loon—and back to Assen again.

TT Circuit and Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre
This route largely runs through the region of the Drentse Hooglanden, with its meandering forest streams, majestic views of colourful heathland and characteristic brinkdorpen. You cycle past iconic past in Drenthe, such as the TT Circuit and Camp Westerbork Memorial Centre, where the tragic days of the Second World War are brought to life. Dismount to enjoy a drink out on a lively square or to visit one of the attractive shops in one of the villages you pass. Assen is also an excellent city for shopping.

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. 

Assen: Car park Stadsbroek
Smilde: Car park Veenhoopsweg (shopping centre)
Beilen: Schultestraat
Hooghalen: In the centre
Loon: In the centre

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.

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Sights on this route

Starting point: Kortbossen 5
9405 BM Assen

De Haar 4
9405 TE Assen

Rijksweg 211
9423 PE Hoogersmilde

9414 Hooghalen

Westerbork Memorial Centre

Oosthalen 8
9414 TG Hooghalen

9414 Hooghalen

Markeweg 2
9409 TH Loon

Gasterenseweg 1
9409 TJ Loon

Stadsbroek 17
9405 BK Assen
End point: Kortbossen 5
9405 BM Assen

Directions

Starting point: Kortbossen 5
9405 BM Assen
  • Start: Regionaal Wielercentrum Regio Noord Assen (“Regional Cycling Centre North Assen Region”)
  • TL (Kortbossen + Roldertorenlaan) - at bicycle path TR (Twijfelveldspad) to. Europaweg Zuid - SA (Boskamp) - end of the road KR bicycle path to. TT Circuit (De Haar) - end of the road TR (De Haar)
  • Laaghalerveen
  • End of the road TR bicycle path to. Smilde (Laaghalerveen/Suermondweg)
  • Smilde
  • End of the road TL bicycle path to. Hoogersmilde
  • Hijkersmilde
  • Hoogersmilde
  • 1st road TL cross bridge (Veenweg) - T junction TR (Veenweg) - 2nd road TL (Beilervaart) - 3rd bridge TL (Brunstingerveld) - CSA Brustingerweg - end of the road TR (Brunsting)
  • Brunsting
  • 1st road TL (Rheeveld)
  • Rheeveld
  • Under tunnel CSA (Rheeveld/Beilerstraat)
  • Hijken
  • CR TR (Brink) - CR SA to. Hooghalen (Halerweg/Hijkerweg) - CR TR over viaduct A28 (Smilderweg)
  • Hooghalen
  • For ROU follow bicycle path to. Grolloo (Oosthalen) - Camp Westerbork
  • Amen
  • KL to. Ekehaar (Amen/Hoofdstraat)
  • Ekehaar
  • CSA to. Anreep (Hoofdstraat) - T junction TL to. Ekehaar (Hemmingweg)
  • Anreep
  • CSA (Schieven) - end of the road TL to cross (Rolderhoofdweg) - TL to follow bicycle path (van den Muyzenbergpad) - 1st road TL (Dijkveldpad) - 1st path TR (Dijkveldpad) - end of path TR to. Loon (Lonerstraat)
  • Loon
  • 2nd road TL (Peeloërweg) - 1st road TR (Vrieserweg) - TL to cross bridge - after bridge 1st road TL (Kleuvenveld) - 1st bicycle path TL to. Assen (Markepad)
  • Assen
  • After bridge TR alongside NW Kanaal (Groene Dijk ZZ) - end of path LA; afterwards immediately TR (Groene Dijk) – at CR SA (cross Maria Montessoriweg) - end of path TL (Vaart NZ) - after viaduct TR to cross bridge (bicycle path alongside Europaweg) - cross Balkenweg and CSA - end of bicycle path TR cross Hoofdlaan (Stadsbroek)
  • Finish: Regionaal Wielercentrum Regio Noord Assen (“Regional Cycling Centre North Assen Region”)

 

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: Kortbossen 5
9405 BM Assen