I had initially planned to only film the connecting route between the two canals. The existing two videos and this new third video could then show you the entire route. But I had filmed the two cycle routes alongside the canals in opposite directions. Combining the three videos in a playlist would therefore not be possible or at least make little sense. That is why I now cycled the full 21-kilometre route anew from north to south.
Starting where the Máxima Canal ends in the river Maas (Meuse), north of ʼs-Hertogenbosch, I cycle the full length of that 9-kilometre bypass for the part of Zuid-Willemsvaart that goes through the city centre of ʼs-Hertogenbosch to where the Máxima Canal starts. From there I follow the original Zuid-Willemsvaart to the town of Veghel where you can cross that canal on a cycle bridge, to get to the town centre of Veghel.
Most of the route is on dedicated cycling infrastructure. Sometimes cars are guest (alongside the Máxima Canal). There is also a longer stretch of the route (about 4 kilometres) that uses regional roads (often dead-ends) with a low volume of car traffic and speed limits up to 60-kilometres per hour. The low traffic volume is reflected in the number of cars I encountered these 4 kilometres. Just 9 cars approached me from the opposite direction and only 2 drivers overtook me.
Even though it is not a dedicated cycle route for the entire length, the route is very fast. There are only two traffic signals in the entire 21-kilometres and they are very close together. I only had to stop briefly at the first. The second signal anticipated my arrival and that light, to control the alternating travel direction on the very narrow bridge at Den Dungen, was green when I approached. I cycled the 21 kilometres in 1 hour and 4 minutes. That is an average speed of almost 20 km per hour. (Cycling single-handed with a camera in my other hand.)
In the captions I explain some more of this route. There are two videos, one of the entire ride in real-time and one showing it in just 5 minutes.