The Endless Hills Hike
Wandering off the beaten path in the Sallandse Heuvelrug National Park probably sounds fantastic for those of you who love to hike! In August, you can join the loveliest multi-day hikes over mountains and gorgeous purple heaths during the Endless Hills Hike. Just don’t wait too long to sign up because this year there is only room for 12 participants.
Under the guidance of an experienced nature guide you can walk on the remains of the penultimate ice age when the heather blooms. More than 150,000 years ago, shifting ice, melting water and drifting sand pushed up the soil, forming the basis of today's landscape. The tour will take you from the Lemelerberg to the Eelerberg, then to the Hellendoornseberg and finally to the foot of the Holterberg. On the way, rangers and a shepherd will join to tell you more about the area you are currently walking in. All of this makes for a special experience in the Sallandse Heuvelrug that you‘ll not soon forget.
You’ll walk approximately 20 kilometres a day (duration: 3 days) so it’s important to be fit, especially if you want to enjoy all of the sights around you. When night falls, the tents are set up on the simple camping pitches, and you will spend the night right in the middle of nature. Fortunately, you do not have to carry the tent yourself, only your own daily gear. Along the way you can fully enjoy the peace, the variety in the landscape, the many birds and the stories of this special area with a rich past.
28 August 2020