Walking, ambling, taking a stroll or cycling? Everything’s possible in and around the Region of Surprises. Take a beautiful bike ride through the dunes, or stroll through history in the footsteps of Jan Wolkers or Rembrandt van Rijn. Be inspired by the many routes.
Explore the Region by bike
Travel back to Roman times in Park Matilo on the Limes route, where the high earth ramparts, watchtowers and unique ‘line images’ set out the history of the area. Or discover the Leidse Ommelanden. From Leiden's Singelpark you can cycle to the Katwijk dunes, or, via the Oostvlietpolder to the farm landscape of Zoeterwoude, or enjoy the many windmills around the Kagerplassen lakes.More cycling routes
Walking, wandering or taking a stroll
Wander through wonderful natural surroundings or be surprised by the region’s rich history. The Landgoedwandeling route in Wassenaar takes you through a lovely series of country estates, including De Paauw and Backershagen. The Jan Wolkers route in Oegstgeest is now also available in a to-go version: the walk takes you past various catering facilities where you can purchase a cup of coffee, soup or a sandwich to go.More walking routes