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Bels Lijntje

Bels Lijntje

Road Cycling Highlight (Segment)

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Recommended by 89 out of 90 road cyclists

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  • PeeWee

    Railway line Tilburg - TurnhoutThe Bels Lijntje was a railway line between Tilburg and Turnhout and this route formed the Dutch part of Railway Line 29. Since 1990, the Bels Lijntje has been a cycle path.Until 1865 the entire area between Turnhout and Baarle-Nassau was dominated by vast heaths. In that year the construction of the railway line between Turnhout and Tilburg was started and the Weelde-Merksplas station (south of the Steenweg on Zondereigen) was built. The railway line was built and operated by the "Grand Central Belge", so that the railway line in the (North Brabant) popularly called "Bels lijntje".In 2009, a lookout tower was placed near the Kleine Klotteraard-Oost fen. This tower, 13 meters high, was built as part of the Turnhouts Vennengebied-West nature development project, in collaboration between the Agency for Nature and Forest and the Flemish Land Agency. In 2013 there were reports in the media that Dutch and Belgian municipalities were consulting to possibly broaden the Bels Lijntje because the cycle path would be too narrow for oncoming groups of cyclists.Wikipedia

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    • October 3, 2019

  • Hapee

    Beautiful road through nature from Tilburg to Turnhout. Old stations along the cycle path.

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    • April 26, 2021

  • peter liekens

    Pleasant part of the real bike path that goes a long way in the Netherlands.

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    • June 4, 2020

  • Mark

    Along the route you can still see various railway attributes and buildings.

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    • May 24, 2021

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    01:52
    24.1 mi
    13.0 mph
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    14.5 mph
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    13.7 mph
    375 ft
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    14.4 mph
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    13.6 mph
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    13.9 mph
    575 ft
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Location: Ravels, Turnhout, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Distance6.80 mi
  • Uphill25 ft
  • Downhill25 ft

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