Campsite De Lente van Drenthe is the perfect starting point for an active holiday.

On this page you will find our tips.

Next to the campsite you can find the mountainbike route that is crowned the most beautiful one of the Netherlands. The route is 29,5 km long (18.3 miles) and leads you through the forest, over the heath, along a lake and through the fields. The route takes you through the magnificent hills and declivity of UNESCO Geopark the Hondsrug.

In the forests of Gasselte you’ll never have to take the same route twice. The paths lead you to the lakes, through the forest, where you will see beautiful viewing points. Our favorite route takes you  around the waterside of lake Gasselterveld in 1,5 hours.

SUP and canoeing
Explore the surroundings from the water. Sups and canoes are available for rent at DX Adventurepark (500m from the campsite). These are great for exploring the crystal clear water of lake Gasselterveld. Reservations can be made at the reception of the campsite.

Horse riding
With multiple bridleways the campsite is a perfect home base for every horse fanatic. With the horse stables of Manege Gasselte at about a 2,5 km distance, where there are forest rides organized daily. The stables also offer to bring your own horse on your holiday, the costs for this start at €10,- a night.

Just outside the village Gasselte is a golf course called Semslanden. You can independently golf here or you can take part in lessons or clinics. Semslanden has a course of 18 holes which is almost always playable because of the high location of the Hondsrug.


The surroundings of Gasselte create kilometres of cycling fun. Cycle through the national park the Drentsche Aa, The Andersche Diep, The Baloërveld and drouwenerzand. Cycle through the heaths, through the forest and the cozy villages surrounding Gasselte.

We have cycling maps at the reception and we would love to help you plan your route.

Bike rental
It is possible to rent a bike at the campsite. We have bikes available for men, woman and children. During high season, the bike rental is open daily from 9.30 till 10.30. During low season, the bike rental is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 9.30 till 10.30. 



Beautiful hiking trails can be found in the immediate vicinity of the campsite. The environment offers short walking routes of one hour to multi-day walks. Discover the area on foot and enjoy nature.

The ladies at the reception can advise you on the different routes in the area, they know the area well and you are always welcome for advice.

One of our favorite routes is ‘Beek en Bos’ (14km). This route takes you past all elements of the typical landscape here in Drenthe. You walk along cobblestone roads, heaths, fens, burial mounds and dolmens. Follow the orange route posts for a brisk, varied walk. Ask for the map of this route at the reception.

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