Gravel Along the Castle


About this route.

There is something mystical about castles, manors and farmlands. Combine this with beautiful gravel roads you have all the ingredients a good ride should have. A perfect ride if you don’t want to spend the whole day in the saddle.

The recommended tire for this ride

Tire type: Road/CX

Tirewidth: 25 – 32mm

This route is do-able on a road bike equipped with beefy tires, but in dry seasons I would recommend riding it with with 32+ mm tires. Otherwise the loose sand could be too gnarly.


The route starts from a parking spot in Ruurlo, parking is free but on sunny days it can be busy! From the parking spot you can already see the first castle, that is just across the road.

Route type
Single Day

Route Location
The Netherlands, Ruurlo


228m / 748ft


66.54km / 41mi

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Time for a quick stop and get caffeinated.
This is where you can find some fine coffee along the route

De Witte Wieven

Zwiepseweg 157, Lochem

This former barkery has a small theme park named after the 'Witte Wieven' (White Wives). As the saga tells the pit where the restaurant is situated is known for the appearance of these witch like creatures.


Paved / 38%
Gravel / 62%
Offroad / 0%