Aalter, Deinze and Tielt

Cycling in Aalter, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 146583

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2036 35
55.7 km
03:16 h
982 kcal
16 m
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Description

This tour leads you through the towns of Deinze and Tielt in the beautiful region of Meetjesland. Meetjesland is located in the northwest of the province of East Flanders. The area has been designated a Flemish Regional Landscape. In addition to forests and extensive agricultural land, you will also find polders, creeks and canals. It is a wonderful area to explore by bike. The imposing Poeke Castle was first mentioned in 1139. It was destroyed in the 15th century and rebuilt and expanded several times over the centuries. In the 18th century it passed into the hands of owners who were passionate hunters. They had a large dog kennel built. The dog house was heated by a baking oven. The stately castle is completely surrounded by water and can be reached by means of two bridges. Deinze originated as Donsa or Dunsa, which probably refers to a moss-rich area. This earliest mention dates back to 840. The city has seen many acts of violence over the centuries, but also had great heydays. The cloth industry flourished in the 12th century and the linen and carpet industry in the 16th century. Leather processing was also important. The beautiful Church of Our Lady in Deinze is a wonderful example of Scheldt Gothic. In Deinze you will find the Museum Van Deinze and the Lys Region. The museum has a collection of sculptures by artists from the Lys region. There is also a folklore department with pieces from local folklore, industry and history. You can view archaeological finds from the area and objects from the industrial past of the region. In the city center of Tielt is the Hallentoren, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. You can also admire the town hall with its striking facade. The city is seen as the center of the'Molenland\\\': in the rural area around Tielt there are many windmills. Some of them are still in operation and some can be visited.
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Directions

# Description Distance
4
4 (9880, Aalter, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
8
8 (9880, Aalter, Flanders, Belgium) 3.19 km
Poeke (Kasteel van Poeke, 9880, Aalter, Flanders, Belgium) 3.76 km
8
8 (9880, Aalter, Flanders, Belgium) 4.33 km
10
10 (Artemeersstraat, 9880, Aalter, Flanders, Belgium) 7.78 km
16
16 (9800, Deinze, Flanders, Belgium) 11.17 km

Place name directory

  • Aalter, Flanders
  • Deinze, Flanders
  • Zulte, Flanders
  • Dentergem, Flanders
  • Tielt, Flanders
  • Ruiselede, Flanders

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