In this blog post, I describe three hikes in one. In other words Under the spell of the blossom part 1, 2 and 3. This is because I have done the same hike three times on the Great rivers trail: from Beesd to Tricht, from Tricht to Beesd and again from Beesd to Tricht and then on to Buren. This is in the Betuwe region of the Netherlands. All sorts of things went wrong with my blossom mania, hence three times the same hike.
Great rivers trail
All blog posts of hiking on the Great rivers trail in the Netherlands in one place.
It is April 12 (2021) and it is my birthday. What could be more fun than going for a hike on your birthday! This time, I am going to continue my way along the Great rivers trail in the Netherlands. I have now arrived in Leerdam and today, I will mostly walk along the Linge river until the town of Beesd. I will pass through several picturesque villages in the Betuwe region. And will I finally have the chance to see blossoms in the fruit trees?
The Great rivers trail is calling me. I do another checkup to see if the blossoms are already starting to bloom. This time, I am hiking from Vianen to Leerdam and, on the way, I pass through the Bolgerijse grienden woodlands nature reserve and along a number of high-rise tree orchards.
After three times hiking on the Migration birds trail in a row, it is now the turn of the Great rivers trail again. The last time, I ended in Ameide. That is therefore my starting point for today. I walk along the river Lek, through the Zouweboezem nature reserve and via Lexmond through the polder to a suburb of Vianen. I pass several fruit orchards and am curious to see whether there is already some blossoms on the trees.
This is the last hike of 2020 on the Great rivers trail. This part goes from Nieuwpoort to Ameide, with a short extra walk from Schoonhoven due to public transport.
This time, the hike of the Great rivers trails starts in Ammerstol and continues along the Lek to Schoonhoven. I make an extra detour through the historic city centre of Schoonhoven and then take the ferry to the other side of the Lek. Finally, I walk along the still intact city ramparts of Nieuwpoort.
A report on the section of the long-distance hiking trail the Grote Rivierenpad between Loetbos and Ammerstol via Bergambacht.
Today, I reach the Rottemeren via the Great rivers trail in the Netherlands. I start my hike in Zevenhuizen and walk towards the Rottemeren and the Rotte, then I go through the Hoge and Lage Bergse woods. At my destination in Hillegersberg Rotterdam, I have completed Variants A and B of the Great rivers trail in two circles.
A report of my hike on the Great rivers trail from Gouderak to Zevenhuizen in the Netherlands.
A report of a great hike on the Grote Rivierenpad. This time from the Loetbos to Gouderak in the Netherlands. The morning mist gave this hike a fairytale atmosphere. Highly recommended!