Geocaching and a glow-in-the-dark bike ride!

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Somewhere for the weekend…

Geocaching near Vincent Van Gogh’s glow-in-the-dark bike trail…

Ever wanted to just cycle off into a Van Gogh painting and get totally immersed in his work…well, now you can…almost.

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“walk on art, ride on art” © 2010 Seth Vidal.

You might remember a recent project called ‘glowing lines‘ (see picture below) which brought together inventor Daan Roosegarde, and Dutch civil engineering firm Heijmans. The project was envisaged after new government initiatives to cut carbon emissions meant that streetlights were being switched off throughout the country.

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“The world’s first glow-in-the-dark highway has been installed in The Netherlands…” © 2014 Design Milk

With concerns for drivers and cyclists on these darker roads the team used “photo-luminising” powder to create glow-in-the-dark road markings which have helped make the roads much safer again at night. 

It’s this same technology that has helped Roosegaarde create something very magical near Eindhoven in The Netherlands…

Roosegaarde unveiled his new work last night. Based on Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night painting, glow-in-the-dark, painted, mosaic tiles have been speckled across a kilometre long bike trail near Neuen, close to where Van Gogh lived. During the day the special paint absorbs the suns energy and at night the tiles light up like the milky-way!

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“VanGoghRoosegaardePath1” © 2014 Studio Roosegaarde.

It’s very dreamy.

Check out some more photo’s from the trail here!

So, if you’re planning on heading off to bike or walk along this new pathway what you really want to know is…are there any Geocaches nearby?!

Of course there are, in fact there are plenty but the one I’ve highlighted isn’t too far away from the bike trail and has quite a few favourite points too. Although I wouldn’t recommend it as a night cache as it’s a multi and might be tricky, but after you’ve found it during the day why not cycle down the new Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path at night to celebrate?!

GeoWolf 1: Van Gogh Revisited – GC3665 – by GeoWolf

Difficulty 1.5 – Terrain 1

Cache Type: Multicache

Location: Neuen, The Netherlands

It’s the perfect cache to get you immersed in the way Van Gogh’s lived, there’s plenty to learn along the way and the cache even takes you to places where Van Gogh was inspired to paint. What could be a nicer, more logical, cache to find than this one if you’re in the area?! 🙂

For more information on Daan Roosegaarde’s amazing work have a look at his website Studio Roosegaarde

Happy caching! 🙂

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