With Twente having so much to offer, there’s good reason this most eastern part of Overijssel is often referred to as the country estate of the Netherlands. The beautiful trees, purple heathland, extensive estates, centuries-old farms... nature in Twente is enormously diverse, and there’s a lot to discover. How about a Solex ride or Beetle rally?
When it comes to cycling through Twente, you'll picture small country roads through woodland and sprawling estates. Your panniers packed with snacks to enjoy when resting at one of the many picnic tables. However, there are more ways to cycle through Twente. There are multiple beautiful MTB routes, or you can cycle alongside Twente’s waters on a tandem bike.
Go on a Sunday stroll through the forest? Or wear your hiking boots and book a walking holiday in nature? Regardless of your preference, you can walk as far and as long as you like in Twente. The route network in Twente consists of more than 3,000 kilometres of walking paths with walks ranging from five kilometres to 50 kilometres.
Twente’s natural treasures can also be admired from the water. The ideal outing on a nice day that will immediately get you in a holiday mood. In a canoe, you can pass by meadows, woodland, cultivated fields and old farms. You will regularly find yourself eye to eye with a curious cow. Canoes can be rented from several places in Twente.
In terms of adventurous horseback trips, our region has a lot to offer. This is because Twente has an exceptional junction system, linking more than 500 kilometres of marked horseback riding routes. Starting from roughly 50 starting points, you will gallop through the most beautiful parts of Twente, such as Sallandse Heuvelrug.
A walking tour with a donkey through Twente’s countryside is a fun activity for the entire family. As most of us know, donkeys are stubborn animals that demand a lot of patience and discipline to handle. It is an educational and challenging 7.5-kilometre trip through moors, coniferous and deciduous woodland and up the Herikenberg, offering a view of Herike.
Anybody who’s been on holiday in Thailand is undoubtedly familiar with the tuk-tuk, the scooter with seats for two in the back. In Thailand, they’re primarily intended to transport people to their destination. In Twente, a number of innovative entrepreneurs thought it would be a fun and original way for you to enjoy the landscapes in Twente.
A Solex ride is a fun, nostalgic way to traverse Twente’s natural splendour. Seated on one of the fifties’ oh-so-famous mopeds, wearing a long, leather Solex coat and a “Willempie” helmet, you will chug along the route set out for you through Twente’s beautiful bocage landscape.
Riding a kick scooter takes us back to our childhood. Discovering Twente’s landscape while riding a kick scooter is a fun and original way to go for a day out with the entire family. Kick scooters are a lot faster than bicycles, and upon returning, you really feel like you’ve had a good workout
How about blazing through Twente’s nature on an Italian scooter? The wind rushing through your hair (because you don’t have to wear a helmet), while you tour the most beautiful parts of Twente’s landscape. The scooter tours can be easily combined with other activities, such as a barbecue, painting in nature or a visit to a real castle.
Another way to discover Twente’s country roads is to take part in a real rally in a Volkswagen Beetle convertible. At Keverevents, you can take part in an afternoon rally with friends, family or colleagues, followed by an enjoyable barbecue together. Or spend the entire day racing against each other and having a delightful afternoon picnic in one of Twente’s many tranquil picnic areas.
Cycling on the Sallandse Heuvelrug
Heathland on the Sallandse Heuvelrug
Liberation Route. A continuously growing remembrance trail.
Five-day pilgrimage along the outstanding Twente Hilligenpad.