Make the Most of Your Summer Holiday - Summer Sports Edition

As the temperature rises and the sun casts its warm embrace, there's an undeniable energy in the air that beckons us outdoors. Summer is a time of boundless possibilities, and what better way to revel in the season than by engaging in exhilarating summer sports? Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a novice adventurer, the world of summer sports offers a kaleidoscope of activities that cater to every taste and passion.

From the splash of water in aquatic pursuits to the thrill of conquering new heights in aerial endeavors, summer sports open up a world of opportunities to challenge ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally.

So, dust off your equipment, don your favorite sports attire, and join us on this journey as we celebrate the spirit of summer and unlock the immense potential of an active summer holiday.

Water Sports in a Luxurious and Serene Holiday Park

When the heat of summer becomes too intense, there's no better way to cool off and have a blast than by engaging in invigorating water sports. Water sports provide a gateway to a world where excitement and tranquility coexist, from serene lakes to crashing ocean waves.

Sloop boats

Whether you're drawn to the art of sailing, seeking adventure on the open water, or simply desire a peaceful escape from the everyday hustle, stepping aboard a sloop boat offers an unparalleled experience. So, set sail, and let the allure of the water transport you to a world of freedom, beauty, and exploration.

At Parc Maasresidence Thorn, which is a luxury resort, you can easily rent a sloop from the front desk. You don’t even need a license, and the beautiful sloops are waiting for you in the marina, next to the park’s boulevard. These are fully equipped with a luxurious pillow set, sun deck, and spray hood while the boat is fitted with a petrol motor at the rear.

Pedal Boating

For those seeking a relaxed and leisurely water activity, pedal boating presents a delightful option that combines the joy of boating with the simplicity of cycling. Offering a unique blend of tranquility and gentle exercise, pedal boating allows you to immerse yourself in nature while gliding effortlessly across calm waters. It is also a social activity that encourages interaction and shared experiences. Whether you're enjoying a romantic ride with your partner, having a fun outing with friends, or creating cherished memories with your family, pedal boating provides an excellent opportunity to connect and bond with your loved ones.

You can do all of this in style at Parc Maasresidence Thorn, simply seek out the pedal boats in the marina and glide across the water to MRT Beach. You can rent the boats at the front desk, complete with life jackets.

SUP Boarding

Stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) has rapidly gained popularity as a versatile and engaging water sport that combines elements of surfing and kayaking. Whether you're navigating serene lakes, meandering rivers, or gentle ocean waves, SUP boarding offers a unique and tranquil experience that allows you to connect with the water and find your balance.

Standing on the paddleboard's stable surface, you gain an elevated perspective, allowing you to observe marine life, enjoy picturesque landscapes, and soak in the tranquility of the water. Whether you choose to paddle solo, practice yoga on your board, or embark on a peaceful sunset excursion, SUP boarding offers a mindful connection with the natural world.

Beyond its tranquil appeal, SUP boarding offers a full-body workout that engages various muscle groups. Balancing on the board requires core strength and stability, while paddling targets the muscles in your arms, shoulders, and back. As you propel yourself forward, you'll also activate your leg muscles, improving overall strength and endurance. Additionally, the low-impact nature of SUP boarding makes it accessible to people of different fitness levels, providing an enjoyable exercise option for all.

The Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) has quickly become a very popular activity on the Maasplassen and by extension in the luxurious Parc Maasresidence Thorn. From the marina, you can easily get on a SUP board to explore the area from the water.

SUP Bike, monster SUP, kayak

SUP biking merges two beloved activities – cycling and paddleboarding – into a harmonious and exhilarating adventure. The paddleboard is equipped with a sturdy bike-like frame that sits atop the board's surface, allowing you to pedal while standing. As you propel yourself forward, the board glides smoothly across the water, providing a unique and thrilling sensation that combines the freedom of biking with the serenity of paddleboarding.

Monster SUP is all about teamwork, coordination, and shared experiences. Riding these massive paddleboards requires multiple participants to paddle in unison, working together to navigate the waves and maintain balance. It's an activity that fosters camaraderie, communication, and mutual support, making it ideal for group outings, team-building exercises, or simply bonding with friends and family. The shared thrill of conquering the waves on a Monster SUP creates lasting memories and strengthens the sense of connection among participants.

Kayaking offers the freedom to explore a wide range of water environments. From serene lakes to rushing rivers and even open ocean waters, kayaks are designed to adapt to different conditions. Their maneuverability and stability enable you to navigate through narrow channels, meander around rocks and islands, and access secluded spots that are inaccessible by larger watercraft.

All of these are possible every day at the luxury resort Parc Maasresidence Thorn. Simply book your SUP Bike, monster SUP, or kayak easily online and cruise on the beautiful Maasplassen making a pit stop in nature or at one of the trendy beach clubs.

Kayaking is also an option at Vallée les Etoiles in Blaimont, Belgium. Paddle along castles, small beaches, overhanging rocks, and small waterfalls. On the Lesse there are several kayaking trips possible with a length of your choice.


Efoiling, also known as electric foiling or electric hydrofoiling, has taken the water sports world by storm, offering a thrilling and futuristic way to ride the waves. This innovative water activity combines the power of electric motors with hydrofoil technology to create an exhilarating and smooth surfing experience.

Efoiling takes traditional surfing to new heights, quite literally. The hydrofoil attached to the bottom of the surfboard lifts the rider above the water's surface as they gain speed, providing an incredibly smooth and gliding sensation. By utilizing electric motors, efoiling offers more control and stability, enabling riders to effortlessly carve through waves and soar above the water. It's a unique and awe-inspiring way to experience the thrill of surfing, taking wave riding to a whole new level.

eFoiling is easy to learn on MRT Beach! There is a special E-Flow team on hand, you can rent SUP boards from them in addition to getting eFoil lessons and going to workshops.

Outdoor summer sports in holiday parks

When the sun is shining and the days are longer, it's the perfect time to get outside and engage in thrilling outdoor summer sports. From adrenaline-pumping activities to leisurely pastimes, there's something for everyone to enjoy under the warm summer skies. Let's explore a range of outdoor summer sports that will help you make the most of your holiday while staying active and embracing the spirit of adventure.

Hiking and cycling in nature

There's something truly magical about stepping into nature's embrace and embarking on a hiking adventure. Hiking allows you to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and immerse yourself in the tranquility and grandeur of the great outdoors. As you traverse winding trails, conquer challenging terrains, and breathe in the crisp, fresh air, you'll discover a world of breathtaking beauty and endless opportunities for exploration. Let's dive into the captivating realm of hiking in nature and discover why it holds a special place in the hearts of outdoor enthusiasts.

There are so many safe and well-located holiday parks that offer hiking and cycling trails right from their “backyards”.

From holiday park Vallée les Etoiles (Belgium) you can explore trails leading through the magical Ardennes forest region. Steep slopes, impressive rocks, fast-flowing rivers, castles, and ruins. Cross the rugged landscape and relax with a pint at an abbey, or enjoy a well-deserved break in one of the typical towns you will encounter on your way.

Luxury Parc Maasresidence Thorn offers the chance to roam around in natural parks and reservations. The immediate area is known for its extensive heathland, beautiful forests and numerous ponds. The nature reserves vary enormously, from lovely strips between two village centers to no less than 6 large nature reserves, 2 of which are National Parks. De Groote Peel National Park and De Meinweg National Park have a varied and unique landscapes with a character all of their own. The Leudal nature reserve has truly earned its name of being called the Garden of Limburg. This nature reserve has a picturesque beauty and is a very popular walking and cycling area.

Domaine La Sapinièrehe holiday park lies in the northern part of Luxembourg, represented by the foothills of the Ardennes. Rolling green hills, thick forests, babbling brooks, and picturesque villages form the backdrop of the many hiking routes.

Extreme outdoor sports for an adrenaline rush

For the adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers among us, extreme outdoor sports offer an unparalleled rush and an opportunity to push the boundaries of what is possible. These heart-pounding activities combine physical prowess, mental fortitude, and an unwavering spirit of adventure. From soaring through the sky to plummeting down rugged terrain, extreme outdoor sports deliver an intense and exhilarating experience like no other.

While spending some time in the Ardennes region of Belgium this summer, staying in a comfortable cottage under the sparkling stars, you will also be able to get your regular dose of adrenaline.

With Dinant Evasion, you can partake in: kayaking on the Lesse river, rock climbing, exploring caves, try different pathways and overcome natural obstacles, jump from amazing heights and so much more.

Golfing in the heart of nature

Golfing, often described as a sport for a lifetime, is a captivating outdoor activity that combines skill, strategy, and a touch of finesse. Set against picturesque landscapes, golf courses offer an oasis of tranquility and a playground for golf enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. From the precise swing of the club to the subtle nuances of the course, golfing provides a unique experience that can be both relaxing and exhilarating.

If you are a golfing enthusiast, Bergvliet Villa’s in Brabant is the place to be. It has a golf course, located right next to the resort, which attracts people from far and wide. This great features all the luxury facilities and amenities one would expect. In addition to the 18-hole course, there is a practice range, a 9-hole par 3 course, a golf shop, and a delightful restaurant.

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