The Utrechtse Heuvelrug

The Utrechtse Heuvelrug is the highlight in the heart of the Netherlands! The flat province of Utrecht is divided in two by a long chain of hills. It stretches from the Gooimeer near Huizen to the Grebbeberg near Rhenen. The area has many different sub-areas such as the Amerongse Berg, the Austerlitz Heide, Landgoed Broekhuizen, Boswachterij Leersum and the Baarnse Bos. Escape the daily rush and explore this enchanting part of the Netherlands, where peace and serenity go hand in hand with adventure.

Hiking on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug.
There are several activities to experience in this beautiful nature reserve. In addition, the Utrechtse Heuvelrug is rich in hiking trails that are fun for young and old. Discover for example the Beukenwoud, a majestic beech forest with nice hiking trails. Or walk the Groeneveld Theme Route, where there is an exhibition in the castle and where you can have a nice cup of coffee at Grand Café Groeneveld. See below a small selection of walking routes on the Utrecht Hill Ridge:

  • Walking route Broekhuizen (2.4 km) (suitable for disabled)
  • Theme route Groeneveld (2.5 km) (dog loose) (suitable for disabled)
  • Walking route Beukenwoud (2.8 km) (dog on a leash)
  • Schapendriftwandeling (3,9 km) (dog on a leash)
  • Leemkuil walk (6,7 km) (dog on leash)

Look here for more information about the walking routes.

Cycling on the Utrechtse Heuvelrug
Looking for a cycling route in the Utrechtse Heuvelrug? The Utrechtse Heuvelrug offers an adventurous experience for cycling enthusiasts of all levels. Whether you want a quiet bike ride through the scenic forests or are looking for a challenging mountain bike route, the possibilities are endless!

  • Cycle route Veenendaal - Amerongse berg (22.3 km)
  • Cycle route Veenendaal - Scherpenzeel (30 km)
  • Mountain bike route Austerlitz (15.3 km)
  • Mountain bike route Amerongse Berg (18 km)
  • Mountain bike route Hoge Vuursche (18 km)

Look here for more information about the bike routes.
Look here for more information about the mountain bike routes.

Stay overnight at the Utrechtse Heuvelrug?
Do you want to enjoy the beautiful nature carefree? Then choose a wonderful overnight stay near the Utrecht Ridge in Van der Valk Hotel Veenendaal! Stay in one of our comfortable hotel rooms. Get out and about during the day and in the evening enjoy a delicious dinner in our modern restaurant. Did you know that you can also use our bicycle rental service at our hotel? Rent an E-bike for €23.50 per day and explore the beautiful surroundings of the Utrechtse Heuvelrug!