Province of Utrecht: an attractive cycling region
The province of Utrecht is an attractive cycling region with 1800 km of cycle paths and lots of vegetation! It is no coincidence that the province of Utrecht is number 1 in the list of the most kilometres on a bicycle per year per inhabitant. The province has been encouraging the use of bicycles for years and that is bearing fruit. This is not that strange, because cycling in this area is a true happening: it has more castles, estates and country estates than in the French Loire region!
In addition, this part of the Netherlands is known for its interesting cycling innovations. Through cooperation between companies, research institutes and governments, the region is increasingly becoming an international cycling knowledge and innovation hub.
The province is also known for its know-how economy, thanks to its central location and a high level of expertise. This central location - in the middle of the Netherlands - also makes it one of the provinces through which many Dutch people travel. The road network is the busiest and most used road network in the Netherlands and Utrecht Central Station handles as many passengers as Schiphol Airport: 57 million per year.
- 20.000 hectares of contiguous nature reserve
- 17 municipalities
- 11 museums
- 50 State protected country estates
- The region has 1800 kilometres of cycle paths
More information about the Province of Utrecht can be found here www.utrechtregion.com.