The Netherlands, a bicycle nation
When you cycle or walk you see and enjoy so much more. Dutch people cycle a lot, in the city as well as in nature. The Region has an excellent network of bicycle paths and routes.
Our villages and cities are well adjusted to cyclists and pedestrians. They have extensive auto-free zones for pedestrians; wide, well-lit pavements; pedestrian refuge islands; clearly-marked zebra crossings; and pedestrian-activated crossing signals. There are many separate cycle lanes, both in urban areas and outside the cities. The Arnhem Nijmegen region also has the first cycle highway in the Netherlands.
You may bring your bicycle with you in the train outside rush hours for six euros. You can rent a bicycle at the major train stations in Arnhem and Nijmegen. Please ensure your bicycle is well-locked when you leave it unattended. Lock it or lose it is a saying that applies to all major cities in the Netherlands.
Interesting journeys through the historical cities and the Region's beautiful landscape can be downloaded from the regional office for tourism (www.lekkerfietsen.nl).
Regional Cycling Network
A great way to explore the rivers and polders, forests and towns of the Arnhem Nijmegen region is by bike. Maps and cycle routes are available on lekkerfietsen.nl as well as from the tourist information offcices (VVV's). On the website you can download and print the maps for free.