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7 Culinary routes for you to enjoy the best Twente has to offer

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The best of two worlds is how you can refer to Twente’s culinary routes. You cycle, drive or walk past the most beautiful areas Twente has to offer, while in the meantime, you can enjoy real country life at one of the best restaurants in Twente. Whether you want to explore the most charming garden village in Twente, want to run or have a bite to eat during a marathon, cycle past Sallandse Heuvelrug or comfortably chug through north-eastern Twente in your car. Everything is possible. We have listed the nicest culinary routes for you.

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    Enjoy the best regional products during the marathon

    Are you an epicurean in addition to being a runner? If so, the Landgoed Twente Marathon (Twente Estate Marathon) is the perfect culinary route for you. Along a 42-kilometre route through north-eastern Twente, you run past country estates and lands that have opened their gates especially for this day.

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    The tasting cycling route Sallandse Heuvelrug

    The tasting cycling route is a culinary route for the seasoned cyclist. This is because the route is 62 kilometres long, taking you past hills, beautiful nature, historical farms and quaint villages. Additionally, you cycle past fascinating places, such as horse-milking farm ‘t Schanebroek, where you can see how the ponies and horses are milked.

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    Taste Twente!

    In Twente’s gorgeous cycling area, in the area surrounding Ootmarsum and Denekamp, you cycle the special Smaakfietsroute (tasting cycling route). Taste Twente! You set off in the amiable artists town of Ootmarsum, Twente’s oldest city. From there, you follow the river Dinkel through the hilly Dinkeldal.

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    Circular trip culinary walk through Ootmarsum

    Ootmarsum is an authentic artists town near the German border. A visit of the old town with its cobbled streets, fun shops and many galleries is an outing in itself. But it can be even more fun. That’s because it’s possible to take a culinary walk through Ootmarsum.

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    Ett’n haal’n op de pedaal’n (“eating while peddling” in Twente’s

    You can cycle four different routes here. The longer the trip, the more culinary stops you will make: Circular route Oldenzaal (33 km): through the nature reserve Boerskotte
    Circular route Oldenzaal, Rossum, Ootmarsum, Denekamp and De Lutte (53 km)
    Circular route Oldenzaal, Deurningen, Saasveld and Weerselo (54 km)
    Circular route Oldenzaal, De Lutte and Losser (55 km)

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    The Smikkel Route is a 35-kilometre cycling tour through the beautiful nature of Den Ham. You cycle along the river Regge and straight through the nature reserve Archemermaten, where nature has been left to run its natural course. En route, you pass various worthwhile attractions and places to dismount.

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    Culinary car route through beautiful Twente

    Rain or shine, the culinary car route is always possible. Happen & Tuffen is a car route through north-eastern Twente. In the beautiful, characteristic landscape, you drive past woodland, meadows, historical farms and watermills. During this culinary trip, you are taken past the most beautiful places in this part of Twente.

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Written by Nicoline