Walking Association Event: Nijmegen Four Days’
The Netherlands, Nijmegen
Date: 3rd week of July
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routes and distances, starting en finishing times our website www.4daagse.nl
Consult our website www.4daagse.nl
30, 40 or 50 km per day.
and weather conditions
Description of the tracks (road, landscape)
The routes, 30, 40 or 50 km (daily) lead through the beautiful
environment of Nijmegen and surrounding communities.
The first day goes through the Betuwe. The start is in the centre
of Nijmegen and the route goes via the Waalbrug to Lent. Then
via the little town Doornik towards Bemmel here the 30 km route
goes rather straight towards Elst, the first city of the day.
The 40 km route for civilians and the 50 km route goes towards
Huissen. These routes will also go to Elst, passing through
After Elst the route will take go through the beautiful area
of the Betuwe towards Valburg. Then all distances go further
via Slijk-Ewijk to Oosterhout, from where the dike along the
Waal is taken towards Nijmegen. For the second time the Waal
is crossed via the Waalbrug and then to the finish on the Wedren
for the first day.
The second day is by many participants experienced as heavy
and dull. It starts with a walk through the city on the way
to the beautiful fen of Hatert. Then the route goes via Alverna
to Wijchen. From there, the 50 km route goes first to Balgoij
and via the dike to Niftrik, before they reach Wijchen for the
second and last time.
From Wijchen the walkers go through Beuningen, and from there
to Weurt. From Weurt again a walk through the city, before they
reach the finish of the second day.
The third day is famous for the Zevenheuvelenweg ("Road
of the seven hills") and is described by many participants
as the most beautiful day of the Marches. This day also starts
with a walk through the city via the cornfield in the direction
of Malden. From Malden the route goes to Mook, where the 30
km route crosses the Wolfsberg to Groesbeek.
The other distances go via Plasmolen to Milsbeek. Here the 50
km route and the 40 km militairy route take a round towards
Aaldonk, to join to 40 km civilian route again. From this point
the real climbing of the Marches starts. The first hills appear
at Grafwegen and Bredeweg. In Groesbeek, the central city of
the day, the real Zevenheuvelenweg starts for all distances
and goes in the direction of the town Berg en Dal.
Now it''s just a little walk through Nijmegen towards the finish
of the third day.
The last day of the Four Days'' Marches is famous for his Via
Gladiola. But before you get there you have to walk your last
day. From Nijmegen it goes to St. Walrick. From there the routes
go to Overasselt, where the 30 km route already goes to Malden,
the 40 km route for civilians prepares for the walk to Beers.
The 50 km route and the 40 km military route go via Grave and
Gassel to Beers. Right after Beers the 50 km route makes a little
round to reach Cuijk, the central city of the fourth day, together
with the 40 km military route and the 40 km civilian route.
From Cuijk you cross the Maas via the pontoon bridge towards
Mook and Malden. In Malden all participants prepare for the
final of the Four Days'' Marches, the glorious entry in Nijmegen
via St. Annastraat, renamed for this occasion as "Via Gladiola".
Good care along the road
Medical aid will be available for all civilian and military
walkers of any nationality at the halting places along the tracks.
Treatment of blisters is also provided during the march days
at all the main resting points along the routes.
The Nijmegen Four-Days' March are widely known and every year
may thousands of people visit Nijmegen to support the long stream
Where the route leads through the city or one of the surrounding
villages, the visitors support the hikers with a lot of enthusiasm
and musical showpieces.
There are four types of rewards:
The Group medal
The Medal for Orderlies
Sanctioned by IML.
Due to the increasing parking problem near
the starting points, one is urgently requested to use public
transport or a bicycle.
- by flight
- by boat
- by train
- by car
During the Four Days'' Marches there are public transport
services in and around Nijmegen night and day. Just before the
Four Days Marches special time schedules will be issued. During
the Marches special fees apply to all extra bus and train services.
City transport: NOVIO in Nijmegen provides several extra
early services from all over Nijmegen to the starting point
de Wedren. www.novio.nl.
District transport: The Dutch Railways (NS) will employ
extra trains from several towns around Nijmegen every night.
Via the site of the Dutch Railways you can plan your trip to
and from Nijmegen. http://www.ns.nl (In English).
Parking places (cars and bikes)
On Monday 18 July you can purchase special parking tickets on
the Wedren with which you can park your car during the whole
Nearby the Wedren are several bike sheds.
Application for accommodation is possible
on-line registration form.
- hotel: information: 0031 (0)481-366270
- camping: Campings/Bungalows : 0031 (0)900-1122344
(€ 0,45 pm) / www.vvvnijmegen.nl
- group accommodation: 0031- (0)481-366270
- others – private houses by the Regional
Tourist Board Arnhem-Nijmegen. The Regional Tourist Board
Arnhem-Nijmegen (RBT-KAN) offers walkers from outside the
area the possibility of a hospitable stay with host families
in Nijmegen and the surrounding district. Please note that
you can only make use of this mediation service if you book
to stay at least the 4 nights of the Four Day Marches and
If you want to be lodged on one address together with friends
and/or family, please register through one form. Information
and reservation - Lodging mediationRegional Tourist Board Arnhem-Nijmegen
Lodging Mediation Four Day Marches
6660 AD Elst
Tel: 0031 (0)481-366280 Fax: 0031 (0)481-366251
Tourist information about the
Nijmegen Tourist Information Office
Keizer Karelplein 32H
6500 AD Nijmegen
Tel. 0031- (0)900-1122344
- the language: Dutch, English, German
- the money (currency): Euro
Stichting Internationale Vierdaagse Afstandsmarsen
P.O. Box 1296
6501 BG Nijmegen
tel. +0900-4322473 (from The Netherlands, 15ct per minute)
tel. +0800-36873297 (from abroad)
fax: +31(0)24 365 55 05