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Hiking in Limburg — the green heart of Flanders

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Hiking in Limburg — the green heart of Flanders

Hiking Collection by VISITFLANDERS

5

Tours

15:39 h

37.4 mi

1,350 ft

Limburg is the greenest province of Belgium’s Flanders region, with incredibly diverse nature. There is not just one green here but at least ‘Fifty Shades of Green’ and that’s what makes walking here so beautiful.

From the orchards in the south to the sandy soils in the north; along the Meuse River through the RivierPark Maasvallei in the east to the foothills of the Ardennes in the west, wherever you look, magnificent nature and cultural landscapes greet you.

One of the highlights we’re particularly proud of is Hoge Kempen, Belgium's only national park so far. Here, you’ll find more than 12,000 hectares (29,652 ac) of forest, more than 80 circular walks with over 220 kilometres (137 mi) of hiking trails and nine starting points. We introduce you to five of them in this Collection.

You can learn even more about Hoge Kempen National Park on nationaalparkhogekempen.be/en. Terhills, by the way, is the main entrance to the National Park. If you want to explore our green heart from there, we recommend the Terhills Hotel directly across from the visitor center.

Countless relics of an eventful industrial history, rare animals and even rarer plants await you. No matter what time of year, Limburg is inspiring!

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    Thorpark Route

    Intermediate
    04:16
    10.2 mi
    2.4 mph
    375 ft
    375 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Thorpark is a 10 square kilometre (3.8 sq mi) area behind the former Waterschei mine and is part of the phenomenal Hoge Kempen National Park.

    

    On a hike through the area you can enjoy plenty of natural sights, but the long mining tradition of the region blends seamlessly into the landscape here too. Spoil

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  • Intermediate
    02:42
    6.27 mi
    2.3 mph
    400 ft
    400 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Where, in the mid-1990s, the Eisden coal mine was still revving at full speed, the rarest butterflies now flutter. Silence reigns; only nature makes itself heard here in the Hoge Kempen National Park, in the rustling of leaves, the chirping of crickets and the singing of birds.

    

    On your Tour through the

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  • Intermediate
    02:57
    7.04 mi
    2.4 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    This Tour is simply fantastic! Not only do you get to explore the beautiful and impressive landscape of Asbeek and its unforgettable panoramas, but this is an award-winning hike. The renowned German Hiking Institute awarded this Tour their ‘Premium’ hiking seal.

    

    Immerse yourself in the past of the former

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  • Intermediate
    02:48
    6.75 mi
    2.4 mph
    175 ft
    175 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    ‘Life is a beach’ is certainly true on this adventure. For this Tour, you’re far away from the city and its pavements and also far from the sea but still, it feels like the beach is right under your feet. Prepare yourself for 3,000 hectares (7,410 ac) of unusual dune landscape, the likes of which you

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  • Intermediate
    02:56
    7.10 mi
    2.4 mph
    150 ft
    150 ft
    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Premium is not just good; this label of the German Hiking Institute (Deutsches Wanderinstitut e.V.) is a fantastic distinction that few hiking trails receive. Premium hiking trails are routes and circular trails that are excellently marked and offer you a beautiful hiking experience.

    

    This trail takes

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    5
  • Distance
    37.4 mi
  • Duration
    15:39 h
  • Elevation
    1,350 ft

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