From our hotel in the heart of Almelo, the Gravenallee leads walkers and cyclists straight into the Twente countryside. There, after about one and a half kilometres, the typical Twente countryside unfolds. The Twente countryside has many faces. After every bend, a new panorama of heathland, woods, meadows and hills unfolds. In this charming landscape, there are old villages and towns where cyclists and hikers are warmly welcomed and can enjoy Twente's hospitality and delicious regional dishes.

With a cycle route network of more than 1,000 kilometres, you can mark out endless cycle routes. Using the many junction routes, you will always get back to your starting point. Some of the beautiful cycling routes below from our partner are ready for you at the reception of our hotel. Did you know you can scan the QR codes of these routes with your smartphone? That way, you take a personal guide with you in your pocket!

Our Cycling app named Backyard?

What could be more fun than discovering our backyard by bike? Van der Valk likes to make it easy for you, so we came up with Backyard, the cycling app that links your hotel stay to tailor-made, beautiful cycling routes in the immediate vicinity of your Van der Valk hotel.

Download on the Apple Store       Get it on Google Play

Backyard is your ultimate cycling buddy app that turns your hotel stay into a local adventure. Backyard lets you explore a series of carefully curated cycling routes around your hotel and discover unique hotspots that tourists usually miss.

Each route is enriched with unmissable hotspots such as hidden viewpoints, popular cafes, historical landmarks and local meeting places.

Backyard is more than a cycling app; it is a unique way to experience your travel destinations. Whether you stay one night or a week, let Backyard guide you to the local experiences that will make your trip unforgettable.

Check out our cycling routes

Not able to bring your own bike? No problem. You can easily hire an E-bike or E-Chopper from Van der Valk Theaterhotel Almelo. An E-chopper is an electric scooter with which you can perfectly explore Twente. We have a collaboration with Aktief Twente for this.You order the chopper here.

E-Bike € 29.50
Price per day


2 hours - 28,50

3 hours - 33,50

4 hours - 38,50

Full day - 50,00

Our booking staff will also be happy to go through the options with you. Call 0546-803000 or email