Walking holidays

Walking Holiday packages

A walking holiday just across the Dutch- German border. You can take your dog with you. You can choose between a weekend € 149 p.p., midweek € 229 or the "Podagristenpad" package € 295.

The "nose of Germany" in the "Grafschaft Bentheim" offers a lot of different walking options and a lot of tourist attractions. B&B Hofstede de Rieke Smit is situated at a view of these walking routes. But there are lot more walking options in the area. Three sites of the "nose of Germany" adjacent to the Netherlands. The Dutch border is approximately 10 miles from the B&B. Its is possible to go to the various walking routes by car or by bus. If you book a package you receive the applicable walking route (Wilsumerwanderweg, Wanderkarte Uelsen or the Podagristenpad) at arrival.

Weekend walking package

The Wilsumerwanderweg is a route of 15 kilometers through a beautiful and varied landscape. The route can also be walked in half. A part of 7 km and a part of 10 kilometers. The route begins and ends in all cases at the Hofstede. The package includes accommodation on Friday and Saturday with breakfast, a three course dinner on Saturday and packed lunch on Saturday and Sunday. This package is offered for € 149 p.p. based on two persons in a double room.

Midweek walking holiday

The midweek package allows you to walk various routes in the area. The package includes accomodation for four night with breakfast, 4 days packed lunch and the Wanderkarte Uelsen. This package is offered for € 229 p.p. based on two persons in a double room.

Podagristenpad Package

The Podagristenpad is a route undertaken by three Dutch in the summer of 1843  to Bad Bentheim to get acquainted with the country and the German people. They jokingly called themselves "Podagristen" (sufferers from gout). The current Podagristenpad is approximately 75 km long and can be walked in either direction. We offer you the possibility to walk the path at your own pace and we will bring you to and pick you up from the points where you start and end. Our package consists of a 5 night stay including breakfast in the Hofstede and daily packed lunch is offered for € 295 p.p. based on two persons in a double room. Arrival on Sunday and departure on Friday.