• Author: Luuk Arends
  • Created: 19 augustus 2020 08:19
  • Updated: 1 september 2020 13:00
  • Distance 43.41 km
  • Time 10 h 51 min
  • Speed 4.0 km/h
  • Min altitude -7 m
  • Peak 9 m
  • Climb 185 m
  • Descent 185 m

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1. Lelystad Centrum

Altitude: -2 m
Address: Stationsplein 10, 8232 DL Lelystad, Nederland

Train Station

2. Knooppunt 55

Altitude: -2 m

Cycle Junction

3. Knooppunt 64

Altitude: -4 m

Cycle Junction

4. Lelystad

Altitude: -4 m

Have you ever been to a city on the seabed? Lelystad is not quite Atlantis but is the youngest coastal city in the Netherlands. Named after Cornelis Lely, a politician and civil engineer. He designed the Zuiderzee Works, turning the Zuider Zee (Southern Sea) into a lake and converting the seabed into dry land. The first part of the route runs through the Boswijk neighbourhood following the Gelderse Diep (canal).

5. Knooppunt 89

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

6. Knooppunt 88

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

7. Knooppunt 87

Altitude: -1 m

Cycle Junction

8. Knooppunt 86

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

9. Natuurpark Lelystad

Altitude: -2 m

Soon you’re cycling in Natuurpark Lelystad. Otters, storks, wild boars, elks, European bison, Père David’s deer (native to China). With all this nature, they’re not always easy to find. Helpfully, the otters are fed daily at 15:00 pm.
The foresters at the visitor centre (12:00 - 17:00) will be happy to tell you all about the park and the latest animal news.
Hajé restaurant (10:30 – 17:00) is located at the heart of the park. Perfect for coffee or a tasty, healthy lunch.

10. Knooppunt 85

Altitude: -4 m

Cycle Junction

11. Knooppunt 84

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

12. Knooppunt 70

Altitude: -2 m

Cycle Junction

13. Exploration Detour: Aviodrome

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Pelikaanweg 52T, 8218 PG Lelystad, Nederland

From cycling to flying: Aviodrome is a nice detour.
Flight simulators, 4D cinema experience and a unique collection of over 100 planes.

14. Knooppunt 79

Altitude: -6 m

Cycle Junction

15. Knooppunt 73

Altitude: -6 m

Cycle Junction

16. Knooppunt 59

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

17. Knooppunt 91

Altitude: 3 m

Cycle Junction

18. Hollandse Hout

Altitude: -1 m

This forest was planted in 1971 with high poplars and lies four meters below sealevel.

19. Knooppunt 8

Altitude: 2 m

Cycle Junction

20. Knooppunt 20

Altitude: 3 m

Cycle Junction

21. The Oostvaardersplassen Visitors Centre

Altitude: -2 m

This information centre is the perfect starting point for various hiking and cycling routes.
The restaurant’s terrace or the adjacent crow’s nest have a magnificent view over the ponds. With a bit of luck, you can spot the only nesting white-tailed eagles in the country,
which have become the icon of the New Land National Park.

22. Knooppunt 23

Altitude: 3 m

Cycle Junction

23. Knooppunt 24

Altitude: 3 m

Cycle Junction

24. Knooppunt 25

Altitude: 0 m

Cycle Junction

25. Historic werkeiland

Altitude: 2 m

Land reclamation of Eastern Flevoland started in 1950 from a “work island” in the middle of the IJsselmeer. Dikes were constructed, a harbour created and wooden barracks built. Soon followed by stone buildings. The complex is now recognized as a municipal monument.

26. Knooppunt 30

Altitude: -3 m

Cycle Junction

27. Knooppunt 32

Altitude: -0 m

Cycle Junction

28. Bataviakwartier

Altitude: 2 m

Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indies, named after the Batavians, the Roman name for the Low Countries. Batavialand brings the Dutch relationship with water to life. Reclamation, dike building, expeditions around the world and overseas trade. From here, several ferries can take you to the newest land in the area: the Marker Wadden.

29. Knooppunt 33

Altitude: 0 m

Cycle Junction

30. Experience Detour: Houtribsluizen and Exposure

Altitude: -1 m

The new land landscape and the Flevoland high voltage pylons as a nervous system were the source of inspiration for Exposure, a gigantic land art sculpture by Antony Gormley. It will react over time to the changing environment such as the rising of the sea level.

31. Knooppunt 35

Altitude: -1 m

Cycle Junction

32. Knooppunt 36

Altitude: -2 m

Cycle Junction

33. Knooppunt 39

Altitude: -2 m

Cycle Junction

34. Knooppunt 38

Altitude: 1 m

Cycle Junction

35. Knooppunt 37

Altitude: -2 m

Cycle Junction

36. Back to City Centre

Altitude: -0 m

Visit one of the many restaurants to eat and drink. Train leaves from here for Amsterdam.

37. Start

Altitude: -3 m
Address: Lelystad Centrum, 1735, 8232 DL 't Veld, Nederland

Start of Route

38. Lelystad Centre – Natuurpark Lelystad 7,7 km (± 27 mins)

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Kamp 20 68, 8225 DS Lelystad, Nederland

Level 1

39. Natuurpark Lelystad – Oostvaardersplassen 13,8 km (± 48 mins)

Altitude: -3 m
Address: Meerkoetenweg, 8218 NA Lelystad, Nederland

Level 2

40. Oostvaardersplassen - CITY CENTRE 12,5 km (± 43 mins)

Altitude: -1 m
Address: Vliegent Hert 100, 8242 JJ Lelystad, Nederland

Level 3

41. Detour

Altitude: -3 m
Address: Lelystad, Eendenweg, 8219 Lelystad, Nederland

Detour

42. Oostvaardersplassen

Altitude: 0 m
Address: Knardijk, Lelystad, Nederland

A unique nature reserve of international importance as a swamp and habitat for birds.
Large herds of Heck cattle, Konik horses (originally from Poland) and red deer are grazing in the grassy area and are visible from various viewpoints around the reserve.