Experience route: Expedition Delta

214.7 km fietsen - Schouwen-Duiveland

VVV Zeeland

The Delta Works are an impressive background for this long-distance cycle as well as a beautiful connection between the isles of the south-western Dutch delta region. You cycle in a beautiful landscape where water and land continuously alternate - you often cycle outside the dykes.

Flood
After the North Sea flood of 1953, it was decided to construct the Delta Works. Thanks to these impressive constructions, the southwestern part of the Netherlands is much safer. The Delta Works consist of 13 dams and surge barriers. The construction lasted from right after the flood until 1997. During the building process, safety was not the only thing that was of importance. Nature and quality of life were also important factors. The Delta Works ensure in every way that life is good in the southwest of the Netherlands.

The route
Follow (the nodes of) the route and learn more about the Delta Works and their surroundings. The node numbers shown in the App are also to be found along the route on cycling network signs. You can start the route anywhere you like and decide for yourself to cycle it clockwise or counterclockwise. The total journey is 214 km. 

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Would you rather cycle part of this route? View the route loop on Schouwen-Duiveland or Noord-Beveland

How does it work?
Download the route by clicking on the arrow in the upper right corner. Turn on your phone’s GPS signal so you can see where you are on the route. Then click on the block 'Start route'. Go to the route’s start location (the red dot). If you want to start at a different point, just check which information number you encounter first and start from there. 

Information along the route
During your cycling tour you will get a notification every time you encounter a point of interest. The information on the Delta Works may come in the form of a text, video or audio fragment. Tip: safety first - get off your bike to take in the information, and enjoy your surroundings. 

  • 1. OosterscheldekeringShow

  • 1. Neeltje JansShow

  • 2. De SchotsmanShow

  • 2. Veerse GatdamShow

  • 3. VeereShow

  • 4. Veerse MeerShow

  • 4. De PietShow

  • 5. ZandkreekdamShow

  • 6. WemeldingeShow

  • 7. Yerseke: mussel and oyster hotspotShow

  • 7. YersekeShow

  • 8. Drowned villages KrabbendijkeShow

  • 9. Bathse SpuisluisShow

  • 10. OesterdamShow

  • 11. TholenShow

  • 12. RammegorsShow

  • 13. Zuid-Holland’s MasterpiecesShow

  • 13. Johan van Veen: creator of the Delta PlanShow

  • 14. Philipsdam and VolkerakksluizenShow

  • 15. GrevelingendamShow

  • 15. BruinisseShow

  • 16. Watersnoodmuseum: The Flood of 1953Show

  • 17. ZeelandbrugShow

  • 17. ZierikzeeShow

  • 18. Interactive Porpoise Audio StationShow

  • 19. Observation Tower PrunjeShow

  • 20. BrouwersdamShow

  • 21. Plompe TorenShow

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