Tag 9: Von St. Truiden nach Heverlee – Flandern-Radweg
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
VISITFLANDERS planned a bike ride.
August 17, 2020
Between Sint Truiden and Heverlee you cycle through the valleys of the Little and Big Gete. Wide fields give way to a mosaic of thicket, hay meadows and forest.The brew kettle reveals the true nature of Hoegaarden. Wheat beer has been brewed here for hundreds of years. The village's brewing industry peaked in the first half of the 18th century. Later, due to a changing market and increasing competition, it steadily lost its importance.Then 50 years ago a local milkman, Pierre Celis, had the dream of reconnecting his village with its glorious past. In 1966 he launched his first wheat beer. Today Hoegaarden wheat beer is sold in dozens of countries.After a drive through the picturesque valleys of the Gete you will reach the centuries-old forest properties south of Leuven.
August 21, 2020