Cycling through the woods, on dikes with views of the river IJssel and interrupted by old architecture in Hattem and Vorchten: the Molecaten route is a cycling route of some 40 kilometres which leads you through a varied landscape.
It is a magnificent and varied route with surprisingly many types of water: the river IJssel, the Apeldoorn canal, barge canals, ditches, swirls and a city moat. The Molecaten route is named after the Molecaten Estate. On this Hattem estate of some 150 hectares (approx. 370 acres) a manor house, various farmhouses, a watermill and a restaurant are to be found.
This cycling route can be obtained at the Tourist Information Point, Kerkhofstraat 2, Hattem.
Guided historic cycling route
Another nice way to explore Hattem and its surroundings is a cycling tour with a guide. This two-hour-long cycling trip leads you, among others, through the wooded environment of Hattem and the floodplains of the river IJssel. From your guide you will hear all about the origin of Hattem and you will discover special places in the immediate surroundings of the inner town. The stories and anecdotes about the history of Hattem make it a varied cycling trip.
For more information and bookings go to www.visithattem.nl.