Nationale Bloesem Wandeltocht (National Spring hike) 2013 by Red Cross

please be in time at the gathering point .

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It is so nice to see all these flowers, to fill yourself up with colours and these lovely smell and share this springtime-feelings with others ”

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Every spring Red Cross organizes a hike in the area "De BETUWE" and Geldermalsen near Den Bosch

You can choose one of the following tracks: 8, 15, 25 or 40KM. Most of us did the 25KM track in about 6 hours. And therefore you would need:

Startbewijs Parcours West 25 km but ofcourse you can choose the other options. Feel free to choose what fits you the most.

we shall meet members of The Brabant Adventurers Meetup and walk together if possible  which means ; we form small groups with those who walk in a simular tempo and at the finish we All drink something together and enjoy our medals

3 important things to know:

1) How to get there?

You can go there by car -->  The adres is Deilseweg 7 , 4191 NX Geldermalsen. please look for yourself at google maps;  A2 than exit 15 Geldermalsen, to the right to Provincialeweg Oost/N327. Go straight on at one roundabout 4,0 km , than at roundabout third to the left toWatermolenwegat this point you will see where you should parc your car. Once you parked your car follow other people to the starting point.

You can go there by train --> easely by train as the station of Geldermalsen is nearby the starting point. When you leave the station ;follow other people to the starting point.

2) Where to find us?

After getting off the train or parking, go to the START. It's a big warehouse. If you've never been there before, ask somebody where to get your ticket scanned. The scanning point is near an exit of the warehouse.

After scanning you leave the warehouse . THAN DO NOT TURN RIGHT TO START THE HIKE but GO STRAIGHT AND THERE IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND US WAITING FOR YOU

3) BE IN TIME !!!!!!

Not any problem to wait a bit untill everyone is there. But you should know that we start walking -> between 9.15 and 9.30 o'clock. If you think you need more time to get there , than please anticipate on it.

Specially for the members that do 40 or 25 km it is important to get off in time.


zaterdag Saturday
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Do you want more info about the weather??  look at this link

 

  • Take care that you have your ticket via internet and printed out "startbewijs" so we win much time at the start !!!
  • I would like to advise to bring your own lunchpacket. although you can buy food and drinks along the way at certain points

if you have any remarks or questions please contact me by phone[masked]  Marie-José or Venkat [masked]

note our numbers for that day in case it might be necessary.

 


 

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  • Venkat

    btw, next organised public hiking event: http://www.meetup.com/NL-Adventurers/events/112540922/

    April 22, 2013

  • Chetan P.

    great event! always enjoyed walking here... thanks!

    April 22, 2013

  • Andrii S.

    Unfortunately I haven't met you guys there, but thanks a lot for pointing to this event.
    The route was just beautiful, though 40km were a bit exhaustive :)

    April 22, 2013

  • Kasia

    As usual thanks to all for a lovely day and special thanks to the organisers ;-)!

    April 22, 2013

  • Iris

    Great

    April 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was awesome. Thank for the organizers! The weather, the people and the landscape were equivalently beautiful.:)

    April 21, 2013

  • Ellen

    Nice company, sunny weather. Not sure where the blossoms were but the SUN was such a welcome treat! Thanks everyone for a fun day!

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Sandy

    Always a great event and good company and i have to admit large group ;0)

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • wangyu

    We are at the starting point.

    April 20, 2013

  • wangyu

    We are at the starting spot

    April 20, 2013

  • Takashi

    Is anybody already there?

    April 20, 2013

  • wangyu

    I'll take the train at 8:05 at ArenA, I guess it's the same train.

    April 20, 2013

  • Gaurav K.

    got a sprain in hand n leg while playing tennis

    April 19, 2013

  • Zoe W.

    It's such a pity that I can't join even with my ticket. My wisdom tooth is in severe pain and is pending for an extraction. Enjoy the walking&health

    April 19, 2013

  • Alan G.

    Just signed up for 25KM, anybody leaving from Amsterdam?

    April 14, 2013

    • Pei

      Alan, Caroline, will join you @8am at Erica at CS Amsterdam!

      April 18, 2013

    • rhiannon

      Carina and I are also coming with the 8:08 train so I guess we will either see you at the train or the meeting point

      April 19, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    Hi everyone, I will take the train from rotterdam at 7h50 and arrive at Utrecht at 8h31...anyone to travel together? I will wear a wit jacket. See you tomorow!!!

    April 19, 2013

    • rhiannon

      The 8:08 from Amsterdam Centraal gets to Utrecht at 8:36 so we who are coming on that will probably catch the 8:41 train from Utrecht with you that gets to Geldersmalen at 9:05...

      April 19, 2013

  • Elena K.

    Can't come now, see you next time!!

    April 19, 2013

    • Kasia

      dislike :( see ya!

      April 19, 2013

  • Priya

    I have a 25km start ticket, please contact me if anyone wants one

    1 · April 18, 2013

    • wangyu

      I'm Wangyu, I want 25K but I can't buy a ticket online, Venkat suggest me to check you. Could I take over your ticket? If I can, how do you send me the ticket? Is it ok online? If I take over your ticket, how do I pay you?

      April 19, 2013

    • Priya

      Hi Wangyu, I emailed you. Can you please check and respond?

      April 19, 2013

  • Sylvie

    anybody going by car from Ams?

    April 19, 2013

  • wangyu

    I can't buy the ticket online,Can I buy the ticket on the site?
    I'll leave from Zui station,Amsterdam, anybody leaving from here?

    April 18, 2013

    • Venkat

      See Priya's comment. Check if you can take over her ticket.

      April 19, 2013

  • jeevan

    Have to work this weekend :(

    April 18, 2013

  • Vassila

    Wangyu, you can buy a ticket on the site, as well, but it is slightly more expensive (8 euros).

    April 18, 2013

  • Vassila

    We (me and husband) will be doing 15 km. but we would like to start a bit later. So we'll see you at the end, I suppose. Anyone else who doesn't like to get up early on a Saturday? We will be coming from the Hague.

    April 18, 2013

  • wangyu

    I come from Shanghai and Guangzhou ,China,and I have been in Amsterdam for only one month. I like hike and other outdoor sports.The Dutch spring is coming though late, compared with Shanghai. I think National Spring hike must be a nice experience.

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Kasia

    Anyone up for doing 40km veeeery slowly? I would do, but I do not want to walk on my own.. Rhiannon, Claire, Elena, what do you say? Anyone else?

    April 6, 2013

    • Kasia

      Rhiannon: I got the ticket for 25km as well ;) So you cannot avoid my company ;-)

      April 12, 2013

    • Elena H.

      Haha wat?? 40km?? I'm still recovering from the 30km last month! :o I'm walking 15/20km with some family members, so I won't join the whole group this time. But I'll see Venkat passing me by anyway :p Have fun!

      2 · April 16, 2013

  • Bidisha

    15km as well but will confirm only after tomorrow's run.

    April 6, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      @ Aurore , you are definitely not the only one that does the 15 km and we are going to have fun!

      April 16, 2013

    • Bidisha

      Am joining...Marie-José...s­o you Will surely get to see me. Might have to limp after few KMS though :/

      April 16, 2013

  • Venkat

    Folks,
    MJ has added details about parking/train/how to locate us on that morning. Read carefully above. One more detail: The tracks are well marked and normally you should not have any problem in following them of your own. In some cases, you might see arrows pointing at two different directions for the SAME route. That is because you'll be crossing that junction twice. Look out for the signs "1e doorkomst" & "2e doorkomst". They indicate which direction to follow the first time & the second time. Again, if you are confused, ask somebody. They'll be more than happy to guide you :)

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • Andrii S.

    Anyone knows when is the deadline for buying tickets?

    April 8, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      No worrie and If they make any problem of that, call me and venkat ;-)

      1 · April 16, 2013

    • Venkat

      they don't check the names; not practical with 1000s of participants :)

      April 16, 2013

  • Marie-José D.

    Hi guys, I am looking forward to meet you all again!
    Normally I do 25km bought a ticket for it, but I think this year I'll do the 15 km and have fun with Zoe, Dunia, Aurore, and all others that join us ;-)

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • SteRo

    Perhaps we will go out by ourselves. Maybe we will tag along with the meetup group!

    April 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately can't join this year, just had surgery so it will take a couple months before I am back.

    1 · April 14, 2013

    • Sandy

      hope this gets better soon.

      April 16, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      Pity Helle, I wish you a speedy recovery and we will not forget you!!!

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kind of bank card you need to buy the tickets? I am asking this because I don't have any account in Dutch bank. I have debit card from Spanish bank.

    April 15, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      I would suggest: if you cannot arrange it with your own card, give a friend or colleague € 6,50 and let him/her buy it for you. An email is sent directly after the ticket is bought and you can print it out.

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone doing the 8km walk? I'm coming 2 hours each way by train (so 4 hours travel) and I have dogs at home (that I also have to spend time walking with!) so I can't be gone all day but I'd still like to come see it. Don't want to walk alone, though :)

    April 16, 2013

  • Sandy

    Hello, is it easier to come by car or very busy ? cheers

    April 16, 2013

    • Venkat

      should be fine to come by car. They've parking space for 10,000 cars :)

      April 16, 2013

    • Sandy

      great thank you

      April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    wishing I could

    April 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time doing this, unfotunately due to limitations with my back I am unable to join. However, I encourage everyone who can to do so!

    April 16, 2013

  • Sandy

    register for 25km !

    1 · April 16, 2013

  • harsha v.

    yes..

    April 15, 2013

  • Zoe W.

    I registered the 15km. Will go from Amsterdam:)

    March 29, 2013

    • Dunia

      Hi girls, Great you are going:-)) 15 km as well:-)

      2 · April 15, 2013

    • harsha v.

      I am also leaving from amsterdam. are you planning as a group to go there..??..then i can join you ppl

      April 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i am coming from den haag by car ,, pls feel free to join .. i have 3 places !!

    April 15, 2013

  • Ellen

    I *think* I bought my ticket last night, but had some trouble with the payment system. I have not received a copy of my ticket. Does anyone know how long it takes to receive the email with the ticket??

    April 10, 2013

    • Venkat

      Almost immediately. Check your junk mails folder. If you don't find there also, call/mail PayLogic.

      April 11, 2013

    • Ellen

      I can't figure out how to make this system work! My whole order has been cancelled!

      April 14, 2013

  • Sandy

    not making it...have fun

    April 14, 2013

  • Moonia

    I would like to join for the 25 km :)

    April 13, 2013

  • Marjolein de R.

    Just bought my ticket for the 25k. I will be traveling from the Hague, let me know if anyone is interested in meeting up at central station and traveling to Geldermalsen together.

    1 · April 7, 2013

    • Lorna

      Me!

      April 12, 2013

    • Aurore D.

      Hi Marjolein and Lorna, I m travelling from Rotterdam. Which trein are you taking? I could join you at some point. Let me know your schedule. thx

      April 13, 2013

  • Kasia

    I just bought Startbewijs Parcours West 25 km ;)

    April 9, 2013

  • Claire

    I have a question, I'd like to make sure I'm buying the right entrance ticket, is it the "Startbewijs Parcours West 25km" ticket, that we should buy? Also, is it necessary to order a startkaart?

    March 23, 2013

    • Marie-José D.

      @ Claire -->Startbewijs Parcours West 25 km
      € 6,50 Its for a good cause , charity ! You also are free to pay more than € 6,50 =-)

      March 24, 2013

    • Sylvie

      25 km, see you there Claire :)

      April 6, 2013

  • Marie-José D.

    I bought a ticket for 25km ( like other years) With this ticket I also can do less than 25km if I want.
    This year I might choose to do 25 or only 20km to profit a bit more of the surroundings and take it easy ;-)
    I'll decide at the last moment

    April 6, 2013

  • Gaurav K.

    planning to join for 25km !!

    April 5, 2013

  • Elena H.

    +5 so we'll be probably walking on our own. See you at the finish ;)

    April 5, 2013

  • Aurore D.

    I will join for firts time, I'm going for the 15 kms...

    April 1, 2013

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