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There are plenty of places to see and visit around Geel. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Geel is a region where 20 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited. Check the top places to visit in the region and plan your next adventure today.

The top 20 Attractions around Geel

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    Abdij van Averbode

    Hiking Highlight

    The Abbey of Averbode, a Norbertine abbey, is always a welcome stop for bicycle tours.
    One can briefly breathe in the grandeur and silence of the abbey, go to the public toilet and eat an ice cream in the Lekstraat.

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    Abdij van Averbode

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The friars of the Abbey of Averbode belong to the order founded by Saint Norbert. That is why they are called Norbertines. But they still have some names. For example, …

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    Uitkijktoren SAS4

    Road Cycling Highlight

    If the legs still allow it, a climb is definitely worth it, for a nice pancake you go to the pancake boat (across the bridge).

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    Abdij van Tongerlo

    Road Cycling Highlight

    The gates of the abbey are always open. So you can always walk and cycle in the central square to take a look at the abbey of the fathers of Tongerlo

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    Rob
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    Over Landduinen

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    These sand dunes are the remnants of the sandbanks of the Diestian Sea, which some 7 million years ago, when the Diestian Sea flooded the northern part of present-day Belgium. …

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    Averbode Heide

    Hiking Highlight

    Here the nature workers have done a fantastic job, the heathland that has arisen here is beautiful! The pools are also gems. Where 30 years ago everything was still sufficient …

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    JM
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    Sas-4 toren in Dessel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    When have you seen three channels crossing each other? Exactly, that is unique in Europe. This is where the Bocholt-Herentals, Dessel-Schoten and Dessel-Kwaadmechelen canals meet and you can see everything …

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    The Norbertine Abbey is a piece of lived spirituality and (church) culture. About 30 brothers live here, whose day is structured by three common times of prayer: the morning prayer, …

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    Kasteel de Merode

    Hiking Highlight

    For more than five centuries, the name de Merode has been linked to the history of the municipality of Westerlo.
    The Castle de Merode is more than 600 years old …

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    JM
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    Landduinen

    Hiking Highlight

    Dunes in the Kempen? Anyway. Land dunes are sandy hills that were created after the last ice age, by blowing sand from the rivers. This specific landscape of high, dry …

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    JM
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    Demerbroeken

    Hiking Highlight (Segment)

    The Demer trousers are a vast piece of nature in the wide valley of the Demer, between Testelt, Zichem, Averbode and Diest.
    The area was mainly used as hay land …

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    A beautiful route through the Hoge Mauw, a long sand dune between Kasterlee and Herentals. There are some single trails that sometimes overcome some height.

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    Het Laat Poeltje

    Hiking Highlight

    The drifting sand ridge around the late pool
    is a rare remnant of a
    land dune. Typical inhabitants of the
    dunes are digging wasps, sand bees and
    sandwalker beetles. From …

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    Warande vijver

    Hiking Highlight

    The Warandeplas is an extensive water feature that lies between the forests of Rollekensbergen and the Visbeek valley, an enormously valuable and extremely varied nature reserve. It is a beautiful …

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    The watermill at the Village in Testelt, sometimes also called Abbey Mill, was also built by the Abbey of Averbode. It is an underseat mill already mentioned in 1151 and …

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    Watermolen Zichem

    Hiking Highlight

    Watermill with metal undershot wheel on the Demer, 50 meters north of the church of Zichem, built in 1758. On March 2, 1994, the mill was protected as a monument …

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    17

    De Put

    Mountain Biking Highlight

    Also known as “the playground of Sven Nys”, it can be a tough challenge to drive back up through various departure points from the well

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    Jos
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    Kasteel 'De Borrekens' Vorselaar

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Our trip with 3 friends goes to Vorselaar to see the castle. The bicycle route mainly runs on roads in the middle of fields and fields and paved forest paths …

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    40 meters high, the 24-meter high observation tower rises above the Bosbergen. It was built on the occasion of the world exhibition in 1958 to put the city of Herentals …

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    Watermolen van Retie

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Retie watermill is a nameless watermill on the Witte Nete, a few kilometers southwest of the Retie village center. It is an under-hammer mill from 1765 housed in a …

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