Stairs with the Trappists and Trappistines

Cycling in Malle, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 181887

Provided by: De Kempen

6589 79
41.4 km
02:26 h
730 kcal
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The monks of the abbeys in Westmalle and Brecht are busy bees. In the Abbey of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart of Westmalle, the monks pray, study and work surrounded by more than a hundred dairy cows, a cheese factory and a brewery. You can't visit the abbey, but don't worry, the doorman will sell you the tasty cheese with a smile on working days.

Across the road, café Trappisten serves you the world famous Westmalse double and triple. A good start - or perhaps a better end - to your tour! In Brecht, the sisters in the neo-Romanesque Abbey of Our Lady of Nazareth have been making soap products using traditional methods for several decades. In the small abbey shop you can buy natural soaps, bath foam and floor soap with the appropriate name Trapp.

Another historic spot where you can browse around is Domein de Renesse in Oostmalle, with its English garden and remarkable exotic trees. The beautiful 16th century castle once hosted Emperor Charles and William of Orange - here you will follow in famous footsteps. Smaller, but no less attractive, is the lime pavilion in Zoersel. A multimedia show and a work of art, made from the old 'village lime', tell the story of the importance of this tree for the local village fabric.

This is a signposted cycle route that you can recognize on location by the hexagonal signs. Would you like to know more about the background of this region before you explore this route yourself? Then take a look at the inspiration page about De Kempen.

Copyright photos: Mie De Backer

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Just across the border from North Brabant you will find the Antwerpse Kempen. Enjoy forests, heaths, beautiful old sights such as beguinages and abbeys and charming towns and villages such as Turnhout, Lier and Malle. You can also let yourself be pampered culinary with the most delicious regional dishes

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# Description Distance
Abdij van Onze Lieve Vrouw van het Heilig Hart van Westmalle (Abdij van Westmalle, B-2390, Malle, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
51 (2390, Malle, Flanders, Belgium) 1.89 km
50 (2390, Malle, Flanders, Belgium) 2.47 km
49 (Sint Jobbaan, 2390, Malle, Flanders, Belgium) 4.15 km
48 (2960, Brecht, Flanders, Belgium) 5.96 km
Abdij van Onze Lieve Vrouw van Nazareth (Abdij Onze-Lieve-Vrouw van Nazareth, B-2960, Brecht, Flanders, Belgium) 8.15 km

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  • Malle, Flanders
  • Brecht, Flanders
  • Zoersel, Flanders
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