Geological cycling tour ‘Utrechtse Heuvelrug and Kromme Rijn’

This excursion is part of a series of geological walking and cycling routes of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands (GDN). Through these routes, GDN aims to introduce you to the Dutch subsurface and its influence on the present-day landscape in an accessible way.

The route description starts with a general introduction. This description will give you a quick explanation of the formation of the landscape as you encounter it while cycling. Then the route starts. You’ll pass 13 so-called ‘stopping points’ along the way. At these ‘stopping points’, you are invited to take a closer look at the landscape or sediment using the route’s explanatory notes. This cycling tour includes a detachable map. This map contains practical information, such as cycling nodes, places of interest, and a selection of catering establishments enroute.

Download the route (PDF, GPX, KML) and the map

Download PDF directions (This geological route is only available in Dutch.)
Download PDF roadmap
Download GPX version of the route
Download KML version of the route


The geological cycling tour is not sold by the Geological Survey of the Netherlands. Sale points are (among others):

Wijk bij Duurstede Tourist Office (VVV)
Markt 24
3961 BC Wijk bij Duurstede

Houten Tourist Office (VVV)
Onderdoor 80
3995 DX Houten (for opening hours, see



If you have any questions about the geological route or if you encounter any incorrect information along the way, please let us know. Please use the blue ‘mail directly’ button below.