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.More information
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!More information
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)Would you rather prepare your route online?
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.More information about the Carriage Museum