Visit Limburg is developing a new and unique cycling experience, Cycling through the Heathland. The bike path will travel through Hoge Kempen National Park in Flanders, Belgium and is due to be ready in spring (May) of this year. The new route will give visitors a special view of the Park, and joins Limburg’s other unique cycling experiences, Cycling through the Trees in Bosland and Cycling through Water in Bokrijk.
1. Cycling through the Heathland
Cycling through the Heathland will take cyclists and walkers alike along a wooden large bridge, offering incredible views across Hoge Kempen National Park. Watch horses grazing in the distance and see how many more of the animals that live in the Park you can spot. A combination of fresh air, exercise, animal watching and enjoying nature, visitors will gain a unique experience in an extraordinary nature reserve.
The elongated structure of the bicycle bridge will be 294 meters long and will become a landmark in the area. The iconic wooden bridge was deliberately chosen to work with sustainable woods, with the walls made out of preserved softwood and the supporting structure built from Azobé, a wood with a high strength.
Cycling through the Heathland will be part of the cycle node network, connecting nodes 551 and 550, and runs through the Mechelse Heide, one of the largest heathland areas in Flanders.