TTT 2011 06 Linge Betuwe
Published: 11/05/2019
rp 36 - Van Heemstraweg in Heerewaarden (Gelderland)
This TTT starts in Gorinchem at the McDonalds and goes over mostly beautiful roads along the Linge * through the Betuwe ** and along the Waal to Zaltbommel and along the Maas to the end point, the McDonalds in Waalwijk.

* De Linge is a river that flows from Doornenburg to Gorinchem in the Betuwe. Large parts of the Linge are not navigable by motorized ships. The municipalities of Lingewaard and Lingewaal derive their name from the Linge.
** The Betuwe is a region in the Dutch province of Gelderland, located between the rivers Waal in the south and the Lower Rhine and Lek in the north. The Betuwe region consists of three parts: the Over-Betuwe; the Lower Betuwe and the Tielerwaard. (Source: Wikipedia).

Immediately after departure you look up the Linge and continue to follow it via the south side to Geldermalsen. In Geldermalsen you cross the Linge to drive via Buren, Kerk Avezaath, Zoelen and Echteld to Beneden-Leeuwen where you have the opportunity to have lunch.
After lunch, head for the Waal and continue to follow it until you reach Zaltbommel and then head down to Ammerzoden, where you cross the Maas and arrive almost immediately in the fortress of Heusden ***.

*** The fortified city arose around one of the oldest moated castles in north-west Europe and was one of the first Dutch cities to be surrounded by a wall. After 1968 the city was thoroughly restored. The starting point was the map of Blaeu from 1649. The fortifications and the muted city harbor have been restored to their former glory. With the restoration, Heusden won the highest European restoration prize 'Europa Nostrae' in 1980. On top of the ramparts of the fortified city of Heusden you have a beautiful view over the Brabant and Gelderland landscape, the Bergsche Maas and the restored city.

After Heusden you continue to follow the Bergsche Maas **** and then arrive at the end point, McDonalds Waalwijk.
**** The Bergsche Maas is a dug river in North Brabant that forms the continuation of the Maas, and changes its name further into the Amer. The Bergsche Maas originated when in 1904 the Maas was continued from Well in a westerly direction to the west. (Source: Wikipedia).

Because I have driven large parts of this route myself, this route gets 4 stars.

Route details:
rp 29 - Lunch stop at De Bever in Beneden-Leeuwen
At route point 51 (Purple), ferry crossing Bern - Heusden, I used the "Skip route point" option to avoid unnecessary detours on the Here map.
Start in Gorinchem
Eindpunt in Waalwijk
Useful links:
Lunchen in Beneden-Leeuwen
Vesting Heusden

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