Hikes: Aasee and Stadtwald
Hiking at Lake Bocholt-Aasee
The signposted cycle path "Bocholter Aa" is also ideal for hikers who want to enjoy the idyllic nature on quiet paths along the river - far away from road traffic.
The ideal starting point for walks, Nordic walking tours and extensive hikes is the Bocholter Aasee - a local recreation area in the middle of the city.
The approx. 3 km long, varied walk around the Aasee leads past playgrounds, a small bird island, jetties and a bathing and surfing bay. Some people would certainly like to linger longer at the beach café, and many Bocholt residents think: the sunset is most beautiful here!
From the Aasee you can walk on quiet, signposted Nordic walking routes to the neighbouring Hohenhorster Berge (with a walking dune) or to the Konstantinforst. The starting point for these tours is the Kneipp clubhouse at Surfer Bay.
Here you can find more information about the Bocholt Aasee.
Hiking in the city forest
An information board at the "Unter den Eichen" car park at the southern end of the Stadtwald and at the "Wiener Allee" car park indicate three signposted routes of different lengths.
The 2.6 km route is popular with joggers; the exercise machines along the route provide variety, loosen up or increase fitness. The 3.9 km and the 10 km routes lead into the neighbouring forests and guarantee tranquillity and optimal conditions for relaxation and fun in sports. In addition to pure forest soil on the smallest course, athletes can expect different profiles on the 10 km distance - from soft forest ground to sand and asphalt.
The city forest is the green oasis of the city: several attractions make it a forest with recreational value. Ponds, walking paths, animal enclosures with wild boars, fallow deer, red deer, goats and sheep, a large playground, a Wild West-style steak restaurant and the toboggan hill invite you to visit.