The region of Sauerland, also know as the "Land of a Thousand Mountains", is a true holiday area with many opportunities for enjoying its natural beauty. The scenery offers hills and mountains, with forests, clear streams, pastures and old villages with timber-framed houses. Sauerland also has a great number of lakes and reservoirs, and you will find various stalactite and stalagmite caves here.
There is great scope for an active holiday. Cycling is a good way to actively explore this region. Sports enthusiasts can have a great time in the Bike Arena is Sauerland, with its 37 routes and a total of 1400 kilometres of cycle paths. The routes vary in length and difficulty.
Walkers have access to the walking area of the Rothaarsteig. This area offers ?a true walking experience? and has 154 kilometres of well-marked footpaths amidst scenery of outstanding natural beauty.
Winter sports are also a good option. Hochsauerland and the famous Winterberg are only a four-hour drive away from Utrecht. The skiing area of Winterberg has altitudes from 640 to 815 metres.
Would you rather explore the area by car? Then explore the 'Hochsauerland Hohenstrasse', a panoramic route of 102 kilometres.
For water sports you can go to a large reservoir such as that of Biggesee, Möhnesee or Sorpesee.