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Bicycle route - Strabrechtse and Lieropse Heide 36.4 km

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This cycling tour starts in the Brabant village of Leende. Just to the northeast of this village lies a nature reserve so vast that you can wander there for miles and miles with seemingly no end in sight: the Strabrechtse and Lieropse Heide. There is a good chance to run into a flock of Kempic heath sheep while cycling through these vast heathlands. The Dutch Forestry Commission uses these sheep to maintain the heath. De Strabrechtse Heide never ceases to amaze, whether early in the morning or late in the evening, regardless of season. The dynamics of the area are truly a marvel to behold. The landscape offers wide and beautiful panoramas, especially in combination with groups of clouds and sunlight. In the morning, before visitors start arriving, the Strabrechtse Heide radiates peace and quiet. And when people arrive, you can see them absorbing this peacefulness and enjoying the vast heathland landscape. The route goes back to Leende via heathland and past the largest fen of the Netherlands. One of the main attractions of Leende in the municipality of Heeze-Leende is Heeze Castle (located along the route), with its full moat and beautiful location near de Strabrechtse Heide. The castle is open for visitors.

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Strabrechtse Heide

The Strabrechtse Heide is a vast heath landscape with beautiful panoramas. The area of approximately 3700 acres covers parts of the municipalities of Heeze-Leende, Someren and Geldrop-Mierlo. During your visit you might just run into the shepherd with his flock.

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Herbertusbossen

This beautiful area is situated to the west of Heeze in the municipality of Heeze-Leende. A remarkable feature are the kingfishers that brood in tree stumps. Fun fact: due to a cartographic error in the past this area is also commonly called the Hubertusbossen.

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FiekensHeikant 53, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

011 66 36 65

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Castle Heeze

Heeze Castle is one of the most important state monuments in the Netherlands. Not in the least because of the unique location of the castle, with a full moat, amidst a beautiful natural landscape in the vicinity of the Strabrechtse Heide and the mostly 18th century interior of the castle that has remained intact over the course of many centuries.

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Municipality of Heeze-Leende

Heeze-Leende is connected to a cycling and hiking network that takes hikers and cyclists past the most beautiful, greenest and most surprising places of Heeze-Leende.  The Strabrechtse Heide, for example, or the Leenderbos, the Herbertusbossen, the Pan or the protected rural area of Leenderstrijp with its delightful longhouse farms. The area also attracts many a skater, equestrian or parasailer. The municipality of Heeze-Leende consists of the villages of Heeze, Leende, Sterksel and Leenderstrijp, and is situated in the backyard of Eindhoven.  The unique surroundings have a overwhelmingly varied natural richness that stretches right up to the Belgian border.

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Weaving Museum Geldrop

The emphasis in the museum lies (surprisingly) on weaving. Weverijmuseu Geldrop is unique, because it still weaves with weaves from 20 to 100 years old. There is a possibility to get a tour, but to walk around the museum yourself. If you choose to walk alone, you will get a guide for explanation. The address is Molenstraat 21 Geldrop.

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Molenstraat 21, 5664 HV Geldrop, Netherlands

040 286 3574

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De Plaetse parking area

The Plaetse is a parking place in Heeze. It is located on the Rul street near heathside café ‘De Strabrechtse Heide’.

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Geldrop Castle

The oldest documents that mention the castle date back to 1350, which means it is many centuries old. The castle was renovated in 1770 and has been the home of the Horne family.  Nowadays it is mainly used for weddings and classical concerts. 

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Heathside café

The 'De Strabrechtse Heide' heathside café is one of the most beautiful spots in Heeze and surroundings. From here you can spend a day in nature or just have a drink and a bite to eat. The heath cafe is located on the Strabrechtse Heide, an area that guarantees beautiful cycling and hiking trips.

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'T Brouwershuis

When you are cycling or walking around Leende, a stop at 't Brouwershuis is a good option. Here you can have a tasty lunch or dinner. The terrace offers places in the sun where you can relax. The address is Oostrikkerdijk 1 in Leende.

Oostrikkerdijk 1, 5595 XC Leende, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 295 4520

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Parking place Boschlaan, Heeze

This parking is conveniently located next to Heeze Castle. From here you have the opportunity to visit Kasteel Heeze or different (part) nature areas. The address is Boschlaan 24 in Heeze.

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Staal van Meijl Café the farmhouse

Cozy terrace cafe on the edge of De Groote Heide, right in the woods. Located at cycling junction 76 between Heeze and Geldrop. Next to the stable there is a welcoming brown cafe with a conservatory and fireplace and a small farm "museum".

Kreijl 40, 5591 TR Heeze, Netherlands

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040 285 6440

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Manege de Keelven

Not only is the horse sportsman with a tailor-made training welcome but also anyone who wants to enjoy a carriage ride, tractor tour, enjoy a cup of coffee, or a team building arrangement. For young and old, many or no experience, extra guidance or just on your way. In Someren, just outside De Groote Heide it is possible at Manege Het Keelven.

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Kuilvenweg 4, 5712 GX Someren, Netherlands

0493 491 537

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RSC Manege Meulendijks

RSC Manege Meulendijks is located on the beautiful Strabrechtse Heide. Both recreational and competitive riders are welcome at this riding school. If you like horses, the Meulendijks stables make for a nice visit.

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Bistro de Molen

In Heeze is Bistro de Molen. Here you can have a nice snack or a drink after a nice trip through the Leenderbos or Strabrechtse Heide. You can enjoy the restaurant in the restaurant and on the terrace. The address is Leenderweg 12 in Heeze.

Leenderweg 12, 5591 JE Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 226 1987

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Hostellerie Vangaelen

Hostellerie Vangaelen is a place in Heeze where you forget all the stress and enjoy good food and drink. In addition to the good food and drinks you can also enjoy the beautiful nature. In Heeze you have three areas at a distance. The Strabrechtse Heide, the Leenderheide and the Leenderbos are three large vast areas within the nature park. There are numerous hiking and cycling routes that show you the surroundings. The hostellerie is located on the Kapelstraat 48 in Heeze.

Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 123 4567

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Euvelwegen Bed & Breakfast

Euvelwegen Bed & Breakfast is located in the beautiful outskirts of Heeze. Here you will find several hiking and cycling routes. The Strabrechtse Heide, Castle Heeze and The Leenderbos are places where you can enjoy peace, nature and beautiful buildings for hours. It is located on Euvelwegen 21 in Heeze.

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Euvelwegen 21, 5591 TJ Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

06 51434600

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Camping De Kluis

Camping De Kluis is located in the natural surroundings of Heeze. Here you can enjoy the most beautiful scenery and beautiful sights. What about Castle Heeze, or the Achelse Safe? There are also numerous cycling and hiking routes nearby.

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De Kluis 20, 5591 KC Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

06 21912031

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Leprechaun road Strabrechtse Heide

On the Strabrechtse Heide lies a gulf path that you can walk. You get a handsome bag filled with sweets on the go. On the way you listen to a story from the ghost book and do your gnome assignments.

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Tapperij De Zwaan

Tapperij de Zwaan is a vibrant and versatile café for young and old, located on the main road next to the entrance to Castle Heeze. Due to this fantastic location in the center of Heeze on the outskirts of the De Strabrechtse- and Groote Heide and Herbertus forests, De Zwaan is a unique starting and resting point for your hiking or cycling tours.

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Kapelstraat 23, 5591 HC Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 226 4357

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Kapellerput estate

Kapellerput is located in Heeze. The restful estate is an inspiring place. The creative interiors in the atmospheric hotel stimulate, are contemporary. Inside and outside, there is plenty of room for work and relaxation. Together we prepare everything. So it is taken care of. That hospitality feels self-evident. You are at ease. You feel at home. Because it's right!

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Somerenseweg 100, 5591 TN Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 224 1922

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The Forester

The characteristic, atmospheric, long-haired farm hides a very atmospheric café-restaurant. A perfect base or base for a wonderful hike or bike ride in the Leenderbos. In sunny weather the terrace creates a delicious, sunny and laid back atmosphere for a refreshing beer or wine. Or warm up in winter at the cozy fireplace.

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Heezerenbosch 6, 5591 TA Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

040 226 2161

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Rulse Hoeve

The Rulse Hoeve is a unique accommodation in a unique location on the edge of the Strabrechtse Heide nature reserve, under the smoke of Eindhoven. The complex consists of 10 luxury holiday apartments, each with its own kitchen and private bathroom. There are 2, 4 and 6 person apartments and a 2 person apartment suitable for the disabled.

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Rul 31, 5591 TV Heeze, Netherlands

Beoordeling:

06 53236704

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Fish pond Heeze

The fish pond of Heeze. Near the Heidecafe and in the middle of Strabrechtse Heide, what else do you want? Take your fishing tackle and hit the hook.

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Parking Heezerweg

A parking place is located on the Heezerweg in Mierlo. Get out of the car and enjoy all the natural beauty of Strabrechtse Heide.

(The picture was taken by Margriet Linders)

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De Groote Heide mapped