Backyard, evolving from Valk.bike, is a captivating website for cycling enthusiasts at Van der Valk hotels. Explore hidden gems in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France with just a tap on your device.

Valk.bike is now Backyard!

Welcome to Backyard, the evolution of what was once known as Valk.bike.
Our journey has taken a new turn, and we're excited to guide you through this adventure.

Backyard is more than just an app; it's your personal guide through our 'backyard', unlocking new horizons and unveiling the world around you in a way you've never experienced before. We carry the legacy of Valk.bike, a name synonymous with unparalleled cycling experiences, and now, as Backyard, we're taking this to the next level. With Backyard, the finest cycling trails begin right at your hotel doorstep. Our interactive map doesn't just show you the way; it immerses you in the journey. As you cycle, you'll encounter 'fietsknooppunten', numbered signs that effortlessly guide you along the route, ensuring a seamless experience.

But that's not all. Backyard also highlights the hidden gems along your path - those exciting hotspots perfect for a pause, exploration, and discovery. Our platform enriches your ride, offering insights and stories about these fascinating locations through our website.

Why wait? Let's embark on a cycling adventure with Backyard! Choose your hotel and set off on your exploration.

From point to point

Savor the journey and the landscape around you

Backyard simplifies your navigation using the fietsknooppunten network or by tracing the line on the interactive map on the website. With the fietsknooppunten system, you'll move from one numbered waypoint to the next, guaranteeing you stay on the correct path. Opt for the method that suits you best and indulge in a carefree cycling journey.

Waypoint types:



Cycle Waypoint

example route
example route

It's all about Hotspots

Unveiling Hidden Wonders

The essence of Backyard lies in the intriguing hotspots scattered along the route. These must-visit locales will automatically pop up on the website, encouraging you to explore and absorb more about the local culture, history, and natural allure. Immerse yourself in the journey and create unforgettable memories on your cycling venture.

A route for everyone

Customized to Your Preferences

Backyard provides a spectrum of routes tailored to everyone's liking, whether you're seeking a short, relaxed ride or a challenging journey for seasoned cyclists. Families can find routes that are kid-friendly, while dedicated bikers can take on lengthier and more rigorous trails. Regardless of your style, there's an ideal route waiting for you.

example route

Available on iOS and Android

Ready to embark on a memorable cycling adventure?

Download now from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and explore scenic routes, captivating hotspots, and tailored experiences for all. Begin and end your journey in the comfort of a Van der Valk hotel. Don't wait – download Backyard today and pedal towards amazing memories!

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