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Bicycle route - Strabrechtse Heide 38.2 km

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At 3700 acres, the Strabrechtse Heide is the largest heathland in the Netherlands. The heath has immense ecological and cultural-historical value. Near the centre of the area, in the drift sand area of the Galgenberg, we find characteristic plant growth such as spurry, sheep’s fescue and grey hair grass. The Schaapskooi sheep fold is home to about 400 Kempic heath sheep, a breed that was almost extinct 70 years ago. During the day the flock will be out and about on the heath. And if you get their bright and early, you might just be able to join the shepherd in bringing them out. In spring the fens are brooding places for shovelers and garganeys. The melancholic call of the curlew can be heard very clearly while the European green woodpecker searches for ants and other treats on the ground. Another very impressieve species that frequenst the area is the common crane. This is a beautiful area rich in flora and fauna that is well worth a visit.

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Scottish Highlanders

The Scottish Highlander, also known as Highland Cow, is a mostly reddish brown breed originally from Scotland. They have long hair and long horns. This cattle breed is suitable for use in nature areas as a large grazer year round. They need little care and are rarely aggressive.

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Strabrechtse Heide

The Strabrechtse Heide is a vast land of landscapes with beautiful views. The Strabrechtse Heide is approximately 1500 hectares and lies in the towns of Heeze-Leende, Someren and Geldrop-Mierlo. During your visit you can meet the sheep shepherd with his herds.

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Herbertus bosses

This beautiful area lies west of Heeze in the municipality of Heeze-Leende. Remarkably here is that the kingfisher is breeding in tree cloves. Nice idea: Due to a historical cartographic error, the name Hubertus bosses is sometimes called.

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FiekensHeikant 53, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

011 66 36 65

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Castle Heeze

Castle Heeze is one of the most important national monuments of the Netherlands. Among other things, because of the unique location of the completely renovated castle, amidst a beautiful natural landscape near the Strabrechtse heath and the often 18th century castle design, which has remained intact throughout the centuries.

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Kapelstraat 25, 5590 AA Heeze, Netherlands

040 226 1431

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Leenderheide

Beautiful area surrounded by other nature areas on almost all sides. However, it is partially cut off by two motorways. To allow animals to take this barrier, an ecoduct is laid on the A2. Hikers and cyclists have access to three viaducts.

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Windmolenstraat 10, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

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Gemeente Heeze-Leende

Heeze-Leende is connected to the cycling and hiking trail that leads along the most beautiful, green and most surprising places in Heeze-Leende. Walking or cycling over the Strabrechtse Heide, through the Leenderbos, Herbertus bosses, the Pan and through the protected and rustic villagescape Leenderstrijp with its eye-catching long-walled farms. Skaters, riders and parasailers are also well-liked in this area. The municipality of Heeze-Leende consists of the towns of Heeze, Leende, Sterksel and Leenderstrijp and is located in the backyard of Eindhoven. The municipality has a unique environment with an overwhelming and varied nature that reaches the Belgian border.

Jan Deckersstraat 2, 5591 Heeze, Netherlands

040 224 1400

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Parking De Plaetse

The Plaetse is a parking place in Heeze. It is located on the street Rul near Heidecafé de Strabrechtse Heide.

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Heidecafé

Heidecafé de Strabrechtse Heide is one of the most beautiful places in Heeze and surroundings. Here you can go for a day in nature or just have a snack and a drink. The heath cafe is located in the Strabrechtse Heide and cycling and hiking are a nice activity in this area.

De Plaetse 71A, 5591 TX Heeze, Netherlands

040 227 9817

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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 Leende, Netherlands

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

040 285 6440

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Parking Huisvenseweg Heeze

In Heeze on Huisvenseweg 16 is a parking lot. From here you can enjoy De Groote Heide to enjoy the beautiful surroundings. From the parking lot you are almost immediately in the Leenderheide and Strabrechtse Heide.

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Manege de Molenberg

Manege The Molenberg is easily accessible and traditionally known for its beautiful location. Beautifully situated on the Leenderbossen, De Molenberg offers many hippies. From the equestrian center, 80 km of rider paths extend beyond the boundary with our southern neighbors. For horse riding and / or pony riding or participating in various activities you are welcome. Of course you can always have a cup of coffee in our restaurant.

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Valkenswaardseweg 29C, 5595 XB Leende, Netherlands

06 21871317

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RSC Manege Meulendijks

RSC Manege Meulendijks is located on the beautiful Strabrechtse Heide. Recreation and sports riders are all welcome at this riding school. For anyone who has something with horses, riding school Meulendijks is a nice place to go.

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Strabrechtseheideweg 6, 5591 TZ Heeze, Netherlands

06 12708022

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Golden Tulip Jagershorst

Golden Tulip Jagershorst is located south of Eindhoven in a wooded area. With 88 luxury 4-star rooms, indoor pool, health center, restaurant and bar, it's a wonderful place for a weekend away out of town. The hotel is located in Leende aan de Valkenwaardseweg 44.

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Valkenswaardseweg 44, 5595 XB Leende, Netherlands

040 206 1386

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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

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.

Kapelstraat 48, 5591 HE Heeze, Netherlands

040 226 3515

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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

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

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

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

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

040 226 2161

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Camping farm 't Uilenest

Camping farm 't Uilenest is located in Zesgehuchten in the Brabant village of Geldrop. It has been over 25 years since 2 brothers from Gastel's Family stopped the heads and dared to build an old barn to a camping farm. The name 't Uilenest' is due to the fact that there were former owls nestled in the barn and so on
This name is linked to the camping farm.

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Gijzenrooi 7, 5661 PA Geldrop, Netherlands

06 55858822

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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

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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Rustpunt Groote Heide

Bed and Breakfast Rustpunt Groote Heide is located in the pitoreske village of Heeze. The municipality of Heeze-Leende has a unique environment with an overwhelming and varied nature that reaches the Belgian border. There can be endless walking and cycling. Skaters and riders are also well-liked in their surroundings. Parasailers have a jealous view of Heeze Castle and its forests, landscapes and miles of nature around it.

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Heezerenbosch 24, 5591 TA Heeze, Netherlands

06 57002046

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Parking Huisvenseweg Heeze

Near Leenderbos and Leenderheide you have space for parking and your journey through nature.

(This photo of the Leenderheide is made by Jean van DIjck).

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