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Betuwe, footpaths in Holland

Holland is a country that offers many options for the lovers of the cycling and trekking. From its hills to beaches with sand dunes, and also the same cities of charming architecture and distant history: everything in Holland invites to on foot discover the wonders compose that it.

For it, an important network of footpaths signalized especially designed for the tourists exists who are interested in this type of activities, and that want to send themselves to the adventure without fear to become lost. A good example of these regions is Betuwe.

Betuwe is the name of a region located in the province of Gelderland, that has origins in the denomination that had given Tacitus him: Island of the Batavios. And it is that this zone indeed is resembled an island, to be catched between the channels of the Rhine river and one of his arms, the Waal river.

In addition, Betuwe is crossed by the Linge river, famous by the plantations of fruit trees that unfold to both sides of their channel. With more than 100 kilometers in length, he is one of most extensive of Holland, and offers a magnificent opportunity to realize strolls following his course.

The area is divided in eleven municipalities, of which most important it is Tiel. One is the south of the Linge river, between this one and the Waal. To the east, it is delimited by Amsterdam Rijnkanaal, or Channel of Amsterdam-Rhine.

Due to the variety and extension of the fruit plantations, it is common that this region is well-known like “the kitchen garden?. For the tourist lovers of the long walk, the Lingelusthof route is imperdible. One is a footpath of 43 kilometers, totally signalized.

One of its ends is Asperen, one of the cities of the region, where bicycles in the train station can be rented. The best time of the year to realize this route is of half-full of April in the middle of May, when the fruits are in their maximum of colorful.

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