Active experiences

Being active while enjoying nature: Valkenswaard has it going on!

There are plenty of hiking and cycling opportunities in Valkenswaard and its beautiful surroundings, with varied marked routes to choose from. Or you can pick your own path using the ‘node network’. There are also special routes and a complete bridle path network for equestrians and horse-drawn wagons and carriages. And let us not forget the beautiful canoe trips on the Dommel river. Valkenswaard's outdoor organisations can supply you with everything you need for an unforgettable day out. What about geocaching, farmyard golfing, paint balling or a GPS tour? And even when the weather is less than ideal, there is still plenty to discover and experience in Valkenswaard!


Discover the beautiful countryside of Valkenswaard by bicycle. Valkenswaard has something for everyone. A relaxing bike ride through beautiful nature areas such as De Groote Heide, De Malpie and the Strabrechtse Heide, for example. Or an adrenaline-filled MTB ride. Valkenswaard has it, and with over 80 kilometres of bike routes, there is always something new to explore.

Cycling in Valkenswaard
Fietsen Valkenswaard


Valkenswaard is a true hiker's paradise. Take the whole family hunting for De Malpie's illustrious insect hotel, take your dog on a wander past the many little fens, secure extra Instagram likes by walking with alpacas or embark on an active adventure of your own using the many route nodes. Or simply pick one of our routes.

Hiking in Valkenswaard
Wandelen Valkenswaard

Horseback riding and driving

Horses, riders and Valkenswaard: an age-old match made in heaven. Take to the saddle on the many bridle paths of the equestrian network or journey through woods and heathland in a prairie schooner or horse-drawn carriage with coachman while enjoying nature and culture. Visit Valkenswaard on horseback.

Horseback riding in Valkenswaard
Paardrijden Valkenswaard

Fun for kids

A children's day out in Valkenswaard: plenty of fun, both indoors and outside.

Active: playground, indoor play paradise, swimming pool and Malpiehoeve. Fun and educational: petting zoo, Brabant pig farm with piglets or cow farm with milking robot.

Children's activities in Valkenswaard


Actively enjoy Brabant's beautiful nature during a canoe trip in the basin of the Dommel river: on your own, with the whole family or as a group. Rent a canoe or kayak and actively explore the waterways between Belgium and Valkenswaard.

Water fun in Valkenswaard
Kanotocht Dommel Venbergse Watermolen Valkenswaard

And there is more

Valkenswaard offers a range of sports activities for fun activities on holiday or a day off with family, a stag or hen do, a children's party or a team building exercise, such as bowling, snowboarding, fire breathing, laser gaming, paint balling or an escape room.

Ready for even more action