Horebeke, Brakel and Schorisse

Cycling in Horebeke, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 125571

Provided by: Groots Genieten

1490 19
37.3 km
02:11 h
658 kcal
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Description

This region in the heart of the Flemish Ardennes is known for its panoramic views, vast meadows and beautiful villages. Sint-Kornelis-Horebeke, the starting point of your route, and Sint-Maria-Horebeke, which you will cycle through soon afterwards, are among the most beautiful villages in Flanders. Further on you drive through the Zwalm region, another area to write home about. From hill to valley, between fields and forests, gurgling streams or old Scheldt arms, you will find a fascinating past in the water and windmills, old farms, sculptures and picturesque churches. The small villages with their cozy authentic places and squares are to fall in love with and you can enjoy unique regional products in cozy restaurants. The nearby town of Brakel is an attraction in itself. The village took its name from those of Nederbrakel and Opbrakel, now part of the municipality, which in turn are named after the Carolingian villa Braglo, which was mentioned as early as 866. The villa must have been on the site of the current village center of Opbrakel. This special place can no longer be seen, but the monumental buildings, protected churches, mills and farms are all worth a visit. Dismount and immediately enjoy one of the renowned regional specialties with bizarre names such as geutelingen and matte cakes. And that is not all. Between Brakel and Schorisse you cycle through the Burreken, one of the most picturesque spots in the Flemish Ardennes. The nature reserve is home to a special fauna and flora. The fire salamander - the symbol of the Flemish Ardennes - deposits its larvae here in the spring streams. The rare source dragonfly can also still be seen here. You may still be tempted to step off for a while, it's worth it!

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Directions

# Description Distance
9667, Horebeke, Flanders, Belgium 0.00 km
76
76 (9667, Horebeke, Flanders, Belgium) 0.14 km
77
77 (Dorpsstraat, 9667, Horebeke, Vlaanderen, België) 1.42 km
76
76 (Koekoekstraat, 9667, Horebeke, Vlaanderen, België) 2.69 km
64
64 (Broekestraat, 9667, Horebeke, Vlaanderen, België) 5.03 km
66
66 (Franskouter, 9630, Zwalm, Vlaanderen, België) 5.66 km

Place name directory

  • Horebeke, Flanders
  • Zwalm, Flanders
  • Brakel, Flanders
  • Maarkedal, Flanders
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