Paul lives in the beautiful region of Arnhem, finishing city of the 2015 Giro d’Italia and where great nature is really all around. From the Dutch hilly climbs like the Posbank to the great national park De Hoge Veluwe, the options are many.
What Paul says about his hometown; “There are really lots of directions we can go and whichever we choose, they are all great. The Posbank is famous in the area and offers quite some impressive climbing, especially compared to the otherwise mostly flat Dutch roads. I always like to take people into the lesser known roads too, they are really fun and full of nice discoveries. There are plenty of them. Heading south I like to take people towards Nijmegen. There are some serious climbs and also the hilly countryside is beautiful. Via the ‘waterweg’ (water way) we then return by crossing the national park ‘de Hooghe Veluwe’. This is absolutely stunning and a great surprise for those who think The Netherlands is all about green fields and windmills. Here you can truly imagine yourself to be in the middle of nowhere. Whether by road or gravel, you might think you are in African surroundings and I often see wild animals here. My favorite stopovers are also here and I know great places that totally fit the landscape and make you hold on to that same feeling you have on the bike.”