Lange wandeling maken op Texel VVV Texel fotograaf Kaz Paul van The Hike

Long-distance walks

Do you like long walks through untouched nature? Long-distance hikers can indulge themselves on Texel with several routes. Enjoy the dunes, the forest and the beach or discover the Wadden side of Texel. You can literally go in any direction here! We are happy to list the options for long-distance walks on Texel for you.

Mud-flat walks on Texel

Lange wandeling maken op Texel VVV Texel fotograaf Kaz Paul van The Hike
Fotograaf: Kaz Paul / The Hike

A number of walks named Waddenwandelen or “mud-flat walks” have been set out around the Waddenzee World Heritage Site. The paths run for a total of 1,200 kilometres along the wadden coast of Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen, including the Wadden Islands (also known as the West Frisian Islands). The walks on Texel are two day-long hikes of approximately 20 kilometres:

  • From Den Hoorn along the Wadden Sea dyke at Oudeschild
  • From De Waal via Oosterend

The Texel Waddenwandel paths are described in detail in the booklet: Wandelroutes over zes Waddeneilanden.

The Noord-Holland path on Texel

The Noord-Holland path is a long-distance walk through the “inlands” of Texel to Het Gooi. Its well signposted and extremely varied route runs for 270 km along winding dykes and straight stretches of canal, through farmland, down rough tracks and over wooden stiles. The Texel leg consists of a southern path and a northern path, both about 17 km.

A 3-Day hike

An unusual way of exploring Texel’s countryside is this 3-day hike, with overnight stops in De Koog and De Cocksdorp. The walk takes you through charming wildlife areas, dunes, beaches, woods and meadows, with plenty of things to do, including a visit to Ecomare and climbing the lighthouse. Book now.

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