The Pieterpad is the most famous long-distance walking route in the Netherlands. The route leads from Pieterburen on the Groningen Wadden coast to the Sint-Pietersberg near Maastricht and has a length of 492 kilometers, divided into 26 stages. The route runs through the most diverse landscapes and is maintained by the Nivon. The Pieterpad is marked in the field with the internationally known white-red marks of long-distance hiking trails (LAW).
From Bed and Breakfast Hotel Hoeve de Vredenhof you can walk five stages of the Pieterpad.
Stage 1: Pieterburen – Winsum
Good public transport connection, so you drive by car to Pieterburen; walk to Winsum and then return by public transport (bus) to your car in Pieterburen.
Stage 2: Winsum – Groningen
Good public transport connection, so you drive by car to Winsum; walk to Groningen and then return by public transport (train) to your car in Winsum.
Stage 3: Groningen – Zuidlaren
Good public transport connection, so you can take public transport (bus) from Zuidlaren (bus stop 150 meters away) to Groningen and then walk back to Zuidlaren.
Stage 4: Zuidlaren – Rolde
There is a good public transport connection between Zuidlaren and Rolde from Monday to Saturday, for more information see www.9292.nl. Use Bus stop Brink Zuidlaren and Bus stop Grote Brink Rolde as departure and arrival points. You can also look for booking the Hubtaxi in advance, for more information visit their website.
Stage 5: Rolled – Schoonloo
Good public transport connection, so you drive by car to Rolde; walk to Schoonloo and then return by public transport (bus) to your car in Rolde.