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

Prairie schooner rental

Take a ride in a cozy prairie schooner through the gorgeous surroundings near the Belgium-Dutch border! The motto for this prairie schooner tour in the border region is: 'There is time'. Your prairie schooner takes you through a very quiet, unspoiled region with numerous possibilities and characteristic villages, farms and abbeys.

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Carriage ride-along

A ride with an Achelse coachman is not just any horse-and-carriage ride. He or she is a born storyteller who takes you along on cross-border ride through nature and culture. There is no better way to explore the woods!

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Would you rather plot your own route?

The equestrian node network lets you ride from node to node without ever getting lost  A map with the complete equestrian network of De Groote Heide is available from the VVV Tourist Information Office Valkenswaard (€ 5.95)

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Carriage Museum

On the edge of the De Malpie nature reserve, you'll find the Valkenswaard Carriage Museum. Merely a stone's throw away from vast heathlands, woods and fens the museum has an extraordinary collection of carriages on display. Take a nostalgic carriage tour with coachman and complete it with picnic, champagne, dinner or BBQ. The unique location offers numerous opportunities to combine it with a beautiful cycling trip or hike.

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