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Hiking - De Malpie 12 km

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This 12 kilometre route on De Malpie has been proclaimed the most beautiful walk of 2016! The wet heathlands of this area are a must-see for every hiker. The hike starts just outside Valkenswaard and from here you will cross the De Malpie nature reserve. It leads you through deciduous forests full of birds and by heathlands whose residents include the 'small five': sundew, peat moss, common cottongrass, bog asphodel and marsh gentian. There is almost too much to feast your eyes upon on this hike through nature border park De Groote Heide. Close to the start and end point of the route you'll find the ancient Venberg Water Mill, of which the documentation dates back to 1227.

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Fietsknooppunt: 96
Fietsknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Fietsknooppunt: 02
Fietsknooppunt: 02; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Fietsknooppunt: 32; Gebied: Valkenswaard
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Wandelknooppunt: 05
Wandelknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 07; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 08; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 06; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 97
Wandelknooppunt: 97; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 91; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 37; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 63; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 67; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 64; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 65; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 98; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 96
Wandelknooppunt: 96; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 90; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 69; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 74; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 84; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 02
Wandelknooppunt: 02; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 66; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 04; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Venbergen Water Mill

The Venbergen Water Mill is beautifully located on the banks of the Dommel. It is a grain mill that has been mentioned as far back as 1275, but has probably been in production before the year 900. The mill is no longer in use. Nowadays it's a stopping place with a bar and outdoor terrace. It’s an ideal starting point for cycling and hiking trips across De Malpie, or canoe trips on the Dommel in summer.

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De Malpie

Enjoy the feeling of spaciousness while walking or cycling the many paths of the Malpiebergse Heide and forested areas near Eindhoven and Valkenswaard. The Malpie nature reserve is part of a much larger heathland area near the town of Valkenswaard.

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Tussenstraat 10, 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium

011 80 26 77

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Canoeing on the Dommel

At Kanovaren Valkenswaard you can go for a fun day with the family. Young and old can enjoy a canoe trip on the Dommel. Here you have the choice of two trips, for the recreational skills (8km, 2 hours) and the more advanced / sporting skills (15km, 4.5 hours sailing). The address is Molenstraat 203a Valkenswaard.

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Molenstraat 203A, 5554 TS Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 293 9078

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GPS Walking Valkenswaard

The ability to find the route without a map, no signs and far away from the inhabited world can be very difficult. With these hiking routes you will be equipped with a map, compass, gps and other necessities to walk the beautiful route. You are actively trying to find the right way, but at the same time there is the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful nature. The address is Molenstraat 203a Valkenswaard.

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Cafe & restaurant De Venbergse Molen

The former mill house is a great place to sit back and relax, both inside or on the outdoor terrace. And from here you can immediately set out onto De Malpie. The mill house itself has a very interesting history too. The address is Molenstraat 211 in Valkenswaard.

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Bike rental Valkenswaard

Bicycle rental Valkenswaard offers the possibility to rent bicycles, tandems, stairs and mountain bikes. From Valkenswaard there is the possibility to visit De Malpie, Plateaux Hageven or the Leenderbos. The address is Molenstraat 203A in Valkenswaard.

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Molenstraat 203, 5554 TS Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 204 2593

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