Texel is a walkers’ paradise. With such a varied landscape, there are all kinds of walks to choose from. We’ve lined up five trail tips for you.
De Hors is a nature reserve at the southernmost tip of Texel. In this vast stretch of coastal plain, nature still runs wild. You can see how new dunes develop here and enjoy breathtaking views along the sweeping coastline! Start this walk on Mokweg (path between the two small Horsmeertjes lakes) or pick it up on the beach at post 9. Read more about nature in the south of Texel.
Did you know Texel also has Highlanders grazing in the wild? Highland cattle, that is! They roam in De Geul and De Bollekamer outside Den Hoorn and around De Koog along Ploeglanderweg. Walkers are welcome in these areas. Though the animals are used to people, please keep a safe distance.
A lovely starting point for a walk through De Dennen recreational forest is the Fonteinsnol lookout tower. From the top, you have a splendid view over the sea and much of the island. The forest also offers a 1.5 km kids’ trail, the Sommeltjespad, which starts on Pelikaanweg near De Koog.
De Hoge Berg – Dutch for ‘the high mountain’ – is a nature reserve between Den Burg and Oudeschild known for its traditional sod banks and sheep sheds. We’ve created a 6.5 km walking trail that takes you through the best this landscape has to offer. Download the free route description here.
De Muy and De Slufter nature reserves are two absolute must-sees! De Muy is a young dune area with beautiful sand formations and steep slopes. De Slufter is a unique area directly connected to the North Sea. Want to find out about the best spots in these reserves? Download the free walking route (10 km) here.
Keen to explore the outdoors in Texel? Check out all of our walking routes here!
Walking is a great way to really get to know Texel. Walk from polder to dune, from heathland to woodland or through more than 300 hectares of wet dune
Dogs are welcome on Texel. Do you want to walk through the dunes or relax on the beach? Experience the ideal environment for you and your four-legged