Biking in Zeeland
You have rather special company on many bike trips in Zeeland: the fresh sea wind, the view over the water and, near the dike, the ships sailing past. That’s when you’re on the outer dike, as you can be in so many places. On the lee side behind the dike, the landscape varies, its beauty flowing with the tides of the seasons. Take springtime, when the flower-covered dikes of the Zak van Zuid-Beveland are at their prettiest. Or – any time of year – explore the landscape of West-Zeeland-Flanders and the Zwin nature reserve with its marshes and mudflats: it’s as if you can tell the season by the type of bird and their seasonal practices and comings and goings.
One of the best-rated cycling provinces in the Netherlands
Zeeland has been nominated by the Dutch national cycle platform as one of the best-rated cycling provinces in the Netherlands. Along with three other provinces, Zeeland comes out the best, having been awarded 4.5 stars from a possible 5. Of those four provinces, Zeeland received the highest rating. Not surprisingly, we are extremely delighted! The quality of the cycling network, its maintenance, the route information, the many bike cafés along the routes and the possibility of cycling ‘outside’ the dykes were decisive in this rating.
In Zeeland there is a myriad of great routes to cycle. Inside or outside the dykes. In or out of the wind. Through towns, pretty villages or, for that matter, through the unspoilt countryside. Check out the best cycle routes in Zeeland here!
Bike hub network
Defence is just one of the many aspects of Zeeland’s history which are viewed most impressively from a bike. The route of bunkers on Walcheren is one, that of the Delta Works evokes memories of tragedy and is a convincing statement of hope. The extensive network of bike route hubs – you use it to decide your route, hub to hub – is designed with safety in mind, as well as the land and sea you will pass.
Recharge your various batteries, perhaps with a coffee and a slice of cake – though your e-bike, mobile and tablet have other needs. Pure juice. Bike cafés were created with the Zeeland cyclist in mind. You can fill your bidon, use the toilets, and – in case of a mishap – use a repair kit or a plaster. No purchase required.