Cycling & Walking

Would you like to go on a cycling holiday in the Netherlands? If so, Drenthe is the perfect destination for you! You’ll find yourself cycling through seas of purple heather and ancient forests in rapid succession, followed by a cup of coffee on a cosy Drenthe village green. Cycle from one junction to the next, pick a beautiful, established route, or leave things up to chance!

If you would prefer to explore Drenthe on foot, rest assured; you are more than welcome! Thanks to the many well-maintained walking paths in Drenthe, you’ll have plenty of options.

Drenthe, the leading cycling province of the Netherlands

Drenthe is perfect for cycling! This is why the Dutch National Cycling Platform has awarded Drenthe the maximum status of five stars. More than 2100 kilometres of separate cycling paths connect the most beautiful spots along the road with picturesque villages and the best events and outings. So, grab your bike and cycle from one junction to the next, pick a beautiful, established route, or leave things up to chance! With the wind in your hair and the pedals under your feet, nothing will stop you from enjoying as many days of wonderful relaxation as you’d like.

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Wander through a rich and varied landscape

Drenthe is an excellent province for walking, mostly thanks to the incredibly varied landscape and the comprehensive network of perfectly maintained walking paths. As you’re walking you’ll note that the scenery constantly changes; the paths will lead you through heather, and forests, along sand drifts and through cosy traditional villages. We would like to invite you to enjoy a healthy, relaxing walk; so put on your walking shoes and discover Drenthe on foot.

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