4. Nijmegen Marches Tour Details

  1. Hotel and Travel Information
  2. Itinerary
  1. Hotel and Travel Information

    Hotel and Travel Information

    This year the Team will be offering a new package deal and accommodation through Center Parcs Het Heijderbos, situated in Heijen, which is approx. 30 - 40 minutes from the start of the Marches. The hotel lies within the beautiful Center Parcs complex, in close proximity to restaurants on site and a large both indoor and outdoor swimming pool! It is the perfect place to recoup your energy, take a swim, stretch out tired muscles and prepare yourself for the next day!

    Getting There...

    We suggest that you book a flight to Amsterdam where you will be able to take a train to Nijmegen, from here you can either pick up a taxi to the hotel around 40 mins away or you may choose to change and hop on a train to Boxmeer from where you can grab a taxi to the hotel around 15 mins away.

    The team will meet officially for the first time at the hotel on Monday morning! The exact time will be confirmed by the Events Team closer to the time...

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included at the VIP Tent in the Wedren, from Tuesday 16th - Friday 19th July, to cover you for each day of your challenge. Although you may not feel like eating a big breakfast at the early hour that we will be getting up, it is really important to eat to ensure your energy levels are kept up! 

    For lunch and snacks, the Team tends to take a packed lunch made from the breakfast buffet, however out on the marches each day, there are stalls along the route, with farmers selling juicy watermelons and delicious nibbles to keep you going. Children and locals also hand out cucumber, cheese, biscuits, crisps, and liquorice sweets, which are a local delicacy, you won't go hungry! You can also get some chips once you have finished back at De Wedren.

    Dinner is also included in the package from Monday 15th - Thursday 18th and will be available at the Evergreenz buffet restaurant in Center Parcs. Plus for a 2-hour period drinks are also included*! 

    A special Celebration Dinner is also included on Friday 19th July, as we come together to celebrate this incredible achievement! 

    All other meals, snacks and drinks you will need to cover yourself, so be sure to bring some euro's along for any souvenirs, sweets and anything else you may want to purchase along the way.

    *Exact times and what drinks that are included within the package are still to be confirmed. 


    We organise a team of professional masseuses at the Hotel each evening after the Marches (additional cost). We highly recommend you take up these massages; they are extremely valuable... you may hobble into seeing them; however, you will come out dancing! They really do work wonders!

  2. Itinerary

    Your Nijmegen Marches adventure starts here!

    Day 1: Monday 15 July 2024

    Make your way to the Netherlands and the hotel located at Center Parcs Het Hiejderbos - please arrive no later than midday. 

    Once checked in and settled, a Team meeting will be held, with a short Tactics Talk. Your Walk the Walk Support Team will go through everything you can expect over the next 4 days. 

    You will then have some free time, whilst our Walk the Walk representative head to Nijmegen to register our team and collect your Nijmegen Passes.

    You are free to enjoy your afternoon any way you would like, perhaps exploring all that the Center Parcs complex has to offer, including an indoor and open-air swimming pool!

    The team will then meet for dinner this evening at the Evergreenz restaurant for a Pre-Challenge meal, where we can relax and talk about the Challenge ahead!

    Days 2, 3 and 4...

    We are taking on the 40KM challenge each day and will depart the Hotel by coach early each morning. Please note:

    • Our start time is between 04.30 - 05.00* - we aim to get the majority of the distance completed before it gets too hot!
    • Our finishing time will be between 12 midday and 13.30* based on an approx. 7 - 8 hour team target time.
    • The Team will be collected by coach each day, returning to our Hotel. 

    *Exact timings will be confirmed once the Nijmegen Marches Rules and Regulations are released in January 2024. 

    Day 5: Friday 19 July 2024 - The Final Day of the Nijmegen Marches

    Well, this is it, your final day, the Nijmegen Cross is nearly yours!

    The arrangements for the day will be the same as for the previous days with just a few differences...

    Today you will see lots of people taking part in the event with armfuls of Gladioli... spectators give them to people as they pass... thousands of people come out onto the street to cheer you on... it is quite an amazing spectacle.

    As a Civilian Marching Team, we all then head to collect our Royally acclaimed Nijmegen Cross Medal, before heading to the Finish Line.

    Enjoy every minute of these wonderful 4 days, it is glorious and has moments to be cherished! You have accomplished the Challenge of all Challenges!

    Our coach will be picking us up slightly later today so we can all enjoy the finish area, music and atmosphere, and have a celebratory drink... YOU DID IT!!

    Day 6: Saturday 20 July 2024 - Home Time!

    Today you will head home with some wonderful memories of your time in the city of Nijmegen and its people, the countryside and most importantly, your teammates! The experience and team camaraderie are out of this world, it is the ultimate team challenge!

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