Market Garden cycling routes
Leopoldsburg - Arnhem
Cycling Operation Market Garden
The 135 to 220 km (83 - 137 miles) Market Garden bicycle routes are designed as one day rides at moderate pace. The estimated time for a cyclist with average stamina (incl. short stops at sites and a lunch break) is between 9 and 14 hours.
GPX and historical markers
The Eastern route to Arnhem
The 195 km (121 miles) route is carefully designed to pass along some of the main points of interest of Operation Market Garden, but also crosses the border into Germany in the latter third of the route; effectively cycling through three countries in one day! From the city centre of Leopoldsburg, it takes the rider to the border crossing at Lommel, and then on to Valkenswaard, Eindhoven, Son, Sint-Oedenrode, Veghel, Zeeland. From there it deviates Eastwards towards Cuijk, and across the border into Germany (Reichswald). After about 13 km -and two points of interest- the route rolls back into Holland were it crosses the Waal river at Nijmegen, and continues on an Easterly approach to Arnhem.
Where Market Garden meets Operation Aintree
The 220 km (137 miles) route is more than double the distance operation Garden had planned. It sets off differently to HH 180, HH 195, and HH 210 right from the start as it takes the rider to a unique cycling experience on an iconic landmark that has nothing to do with Operation Market Garden, 'Fietsen door de Bomen'; a cycle path that safely takes you into the tree tops at a height of 10 metres.
On this route, Joe's Bridge is skipped in favour of the more westerly crossing of the Bocholt-Herentals Canal via the Old Bailey bridge at Mol.