Whether you've always been a fanatical hiker or whether the pandemic of the past two years has made you put on your walking boots more often, you know as well as we do that hiking is wonderful.
To celebrate this fantastic pursuit, outdoor brand deuter has put together this Collection of 12 easy entry-level hikes between 5 and 10.5 km (3–6 mi), each starting from a city train station. If you really want to turn it into an adventure, then you can stay overnight and hike back the next day. No time to stay the night? No problem. As each Tour finishes near a station, you can simply take the train back. If you’re feeling super keen, you can also walk the entire route and back in the same day.
Besides good shoes, a backpack is an indispensable part of your outdoor equipment. Whether you’re going for a short walk locally or a longer hike at the weekend with friends, a good rucksack contributes to your comfort and enjoyment. deuter is always happy to help you find the right (hiking) gear!
We have a suitable backpack for every route and every hiker, from the nature lover and sociable hiker to the sporty and long-distance walker. The deuter Futura and the new Speed Lite are ideal for your next hike and with these backpacks, deuter shows that a hiking backpack does not have to be a stiff, bulky and inflexible bag. The Futura is the classic among our hiking backpacks, with a modern, fresh look and a perfect fit. The Speed Lite is a lightweight backpack, ideal for weekend hikes and short day trips.
Up for an adventure? In the deuter Tours below, you’ll find ideal length hikes with plenty to see and even the option for an overnight adventure.
You start your walk from Amsterdam Central and first set course for the famous Haarlemmerdijk. You cross the track and you come to the picturesque islands of Bickerseiland, Prinseneiland and Realeneiland.
Via the equally photogenic Brouwersgracht you quickly dive into the green Westerpark. Enjoying the…
You start this walk from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station. From the modern high-rise building you walk past the picturesque village of Sloterdijk, recognizable by the spire and the row of old houses that still stand here.
You walk via the Brettenpad towards the Westerpark, but the gates of the Volkstuinen…
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Do you like the city and the outdoors? Then this walk from Utrecht Central is really something for you. In just under 10 kilometers you walk to Buitengoed de Boomgaard, where you can spend the night.
From the station, you immediately follow the course of the (recently restored) canal and marvel at the…
This Tour starts at Bunnik station, or close by if you have spent the night at Buitengoed de Boomgaard. Today you walk back to Utrecht Central Station, but of course via a different route than the way there.
After Bunnik, turn left towards Amelisweerd and walk for miles through the greenery. Once back…
Off to Groningen! Whether you live or visit, this city in the north has a lot to offer. You take a walk in the direction of Haren, which is just below Groningen. And if you're looking for something really special: the end point of this Tour is at the Hortus Botanicus, where you can stay overnight.
Start your walk today at Haren station, or at the Hortus Botanicus if you spent the night there.
You continue your route to Park Groenestein, a small but special urban forest with the monumental villa Huis Groenestein. A little further on is the Helperdiepje, a small canal in the Helpman district.
Rotterdam and water are inextricably linked. That is why you not only walk a lot along the water during this walk, but you also sail across it. And to top it all off, an overnight stay on a boat is, of course, absolutely wonderful.
You start this walk from Rotterdam Central Station and follow the Westersingel…
Where your walk starts today depends on where you spent the night. Was that on the SS Rotterdam or elsewhere in the city? If you just slept at home, you start this walk again at Rotterdam Central Station. For the sake of clarity, this Tour starts in the Wijnhaven and first runs along CS, so that walkers…
Off to Zwolle! Because this cozy Hanseatic city has a lot to offer. This short walk mainly shows you a lot of the center of the city, but has a special and green end point: the Tea Dome. You can stay overnight in this cute little dome. Have a look at theekoepelzwolle.nl/index.html.
If it is not possible…
Today you walk back to Zwolle station from the Tea Dome. First you walk along the Willemsvaart, the former waterway connection between the IJssel and the city. A little further on you will see the characteristic railway bridge.
Next, explore the English Work, a park that was created around 1828 on the…
's-Hertogenbosch is surrounded by greenery, and then the city itself is just as wonderful. So one day to explore Den Bosch is actually not enough. Great, because you can spend the night in a super special place and turn it into a night away. But before you get there, put on your hiking boots.
The Bossche Broek is of course a well-known nature reserve near 's-Hertogenbosch, but the Vughtse Heide is also worth a visit. And that's exactly where this Tour takes you.
The walk starts at the Bossche Kraan and the Tramkade, but if you have stayed somewhere else or have come by train, you can just…
Hiking Collection by Pauline van der Waal
Hiking Collection by Pauline van der Waal
Bike Touring Collection by VISITFLANDERS
Mountain Biking Collection by European Divide Trail