You can walk straight into open countryside from Nijmegen. Meandering dikes, abandoned islands and quiet sections of reclaimed land: nature is at its best here. You could even find yourself face to face with Konik horses. Choose the famous N70 hiking route for a unique five-star hike across rolling hills with glimpses of the river and water meadows. Wine lovers can walk from one tasting to another on a route that takes in vast vineyards. Perhaps history is more your thing, in which case take the centuries-old Roman route. If you have always been curious about the annual Four Days Marches (Nijmeegse Vierdaagse) and the spots hikers wax lyrical about, why not try walking parts of the route? Read our tips below!
Are you planning your own walking route in the 'Rijk van Nijmegen' region online? You can with our walking route planner! Whether you take short detours or prefer long routes, you can easily determine your own route and distance using the node and selection point networks. Check out the route planner below on the big screen or read more about how planning with node and choice points works. Online orienteering not quite your thing? Then buy a walking map at a Tourist Information Point in the 'Rijk van Nijmegen' region.
The Nijmeegse Vierdaagse – the Four Days Marches in Nijmegen which is also known as ‘The Walk of the World’ – is the world’s biggest multi-day walking event. Each year, around 42,000 walkers take part from all across the globe, descending on Nijmegen for four days of walking in the splendid countryside around the city. The event is not a race; it’s all about the sense of accomplishment. The participants walk for four consecutive days over a distance of 30, 40 or 50 kilometres, depending on their age and gender. Everyone who completes the event is awarded the coveted Four Days Marches Cross, which has the Dutch royal seal of approval. The finish along the ‘Via Gladiola’ is an unforgettable experience for the participants and spectators alike!