A feast for the eye and the sensesIts woods, hills, pastures and vineyards make Berg en Dal a feast for the eye and the senses. Via Romana, the old Roman road, has been walked on by many since days of yore. Even today this ancient track attracts quite a few shank’s ponies.
Outdoor pursuitsGroesbeek can be explored and experienced in many different ways - running, taking part in the famous International Four-Day Marches or cycling along the excellent cycle paths. There are many ways to cross the border, for example by draisine on the old railway to the German town of Kleve. Food, drinks and accommodation are provided in one of the many eating houses, hotels, holiday lets, apartments, farm campsites and group accommodation. For a good night’s rest in the hills in the Nijmegen area go to Resort de Zeven Heuvelen.
Heart of De Gelderse PoortUnder the lee of the Limes, where the Rhine and Waal split up, lies Millingen aan de Rijn. Its central location in a unique scenic area makes Millingen aan de Rijn the heart of De Gelderse Poort. Here the impact of the river is obvious everywhere, with the highest river dunes in the Netherlands, swamp forests, marshes rich in birds and fragrant meadows.
ExplorationDuring an exploration you may suddenly come face to face with free-ranging Galloway cattle and Konik horses. De Millingerwaard is free for walkers and cyclists. Nature in the forelands is ever-changing and everyone is allowed to roam through this area! Millingen borders on the Limes, the northern border of the Roman empire. Informatiecentrum de Gelderse Poort displays archaeological finds excavated in Millingen.
Looking for gnomes along the Gnome RouteThe gnome woods in Beek-Ubbergen have the biggest tree in the Netherlands, the gnome tree. These woods are also home to gnome Toadstool and all of his friends. By following the Kabouterroute (Gnome Route) children and their red pointed hats can get acquainted with all of these gnomes. The gnome route does not just tell the story of the gnomes but children will also learn something about these trees.
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The wine village of Groesbeek ensures prize-winning wines pleasing to the palate, its absolute highlight the Nationale Wijnfeesten (National Wine Festival) in September. History, art and culture buffs can indulge themselves in museums such as the Afrika Museum and the Nationaal Bevrijdingsmuseum 1944. Berg en Dal and Heilig Landstichting are home to parts of the Groesbeek aqueduct. You can experience this part of Roman ingenuity in the landscape yourself.
This cycle route leads you past various vineyards and winegrowing farms around Groesbeek, which is proud to be called thé wine village in the Netherlands. In 2001 the first vines were planted on Wijnhoeve De Colonjes, a successful enterprise as Groesbeek wine frequently comes out on top during wine testings. By now five other farmers have followed suit and the area of vines has grown substantially. You can admire the vineyards from your saddle but you can also get off and visit a vineyard or winegrowing farm. Some vineyards are free, others have fixed opening hours.
Green theatre on the WaalBeautiful woodlands, hills with splendid views, the vast Ooijpolder and a lovely river landscape, that’s what Ubbergen, also called 'Green theatre on the Waal' because of its spectacular panoramas, has to offer. In 2007 the outskirts were acclaimed as National Landscape and its villages Beek and Ubbergen were voted greenest villages in the Netherlands.
Moraine and waterThere is plenty to see and do in Ubbergen. Discover the moraine by following the N70 Nature Walk Route which takes you across eight 'mountains'. In Beek en Ubbergen you can get acquainted with the monumental villas on the Rijksstraatweg. In Beek you will see the 'Water Works' project everywhere, bringing the natural spring water from the ridge to the surface by means of a network of brooks, a water wheel, wells etc. Discover the polder and its villages Ooij, Leuth, Persingen, Kekerdom and Erlecom on foot or by bike. Every village has its own character and is surrounded by stunning scenery.