Speulder-Sprielderbos

Speulder-Sprielderbos

Website: staatsbosbeheer.nl/uit-in-the-nature/wandelroute-cultural-history-speulderbos

The Speulder-Sprielderbos is one of the oldest forests in the Netherlands which is about 3,300 hectares in size. The forest has been declared the most beautiful forest of the Netherlands by the Dutch Forestry Commission and is popularly known as the forest of "dancing trees. This is because especially near the hamlet of Drie, their whimsical shape makes them seem to dance. Keep your eyes open, towards the end of the route you will cycle through this beautiful piece of forest!  

In the Speulder-Sprielderbos you see many crooked trees, these were spared because they were less suitable for building boats. The high-altitude forest has the highest point at Drie, which is over 55 meters above sea level! The forest is quite nutrient-rich for red deer and wild boar. Other animal species in this area are the badger, the pine marten and the smooth snake. There are burial mounds in several places in the area. Deceased people were buried in a simple pit. Men were buried with their legs raised on their left side, while women lay on their right side facing south. For nearly two thousand years, this remained the most common method of burial. The pit was covered with a mound of sod and sand. 

Bike route along Speulder-Sprielder forest?

See below which bike routes you can take and from which location you can depart!

Heath Trail

Departure from: Garderen

Cycling across vast heathlands is wonderfully relaxing and here you can enjoy nature to the fullest. You cycle with your hair in the wind...

Royal route

Departure from: Garderen

The royal route is a bicycle tour that can be started from all branches of the Veluwe Specialist . With this fun cycling route across the Veluwe bez...

Veluwe in Vogelvlucht (Garderen)

Departure from: Garderen

This beautiful route takes you through the old Speulder forest and lets you discover the vast moors of Speuld. At node 02 you can take a ...

Direction of Wells

Departure from: Garderen

Would you like to admire the Veluwe from above? Then cycle through the woods to Schovenhorst Estate, where you can admire the 40-meter-high forest tower....

Forest and Heath route (Garderen)

Departure from: Garderen

The woods and heaths, that's what the Veluwe is known for. This route takes you to all the beauty nature has to offer, and more. Be...

Veluws Genieten (Garderen)

Departure from: Garderen

This beautiful route takes you through the woods and across the moors! Between junction 79 and 96 you cycle over the Ermelose heath and can ...