Cycling in Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium
Cycling route 188248
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In Belgian Limburg you can enjoy all the beauty that the area has to offer: natural beauty, delicious regional products and monumental buildings. You drive through a rolling landscape in which open fields, hedgerows, forests, orchards and stream valleys alternate. It is almost unbelievable how unbelievably quiet it still is in this beautiful area.
Wine Castle Genoels-Elderen is the first sight on your route. The castle was first mentioned in 1265. The core of the current building dates from the early eighteenth century. This wine castle, the only one in Belgium, is located on the old Heerweg that connected Tongeren with Cologne. With 22 hectares of vineyards, this is the largest wine estate in the country. Guided tours of, among other things, the thirteenth-century wine cellars can be booked by appointment.
Landcommanderij Alden Biesen is also worth a visit. This complex was built from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century by the German knighthood. Now the impressive castle complex has been beautifully restored and transformed into a cultural center of the Flemish Government. A visit to the castle takes you far back in time. Almost the entire domain, including the English park, is free to visit.
Just like in Dutch Limburg, you will also experience the Burgundian way of life in Belgian Limburg. In Bilzen, for example, you can enjoy a beer from the local craft brewery Den Toetëlèr. Or you can try a regional dish, such as rabbit or farm chicken Bilzerse style. Via the nature-rich Demer Valley you leave Bilzen in a southerly direction and you drive through picturesque villages such as Werm and Riksingen. In the distance you can see Tongeren appearing on the horizon.
Tongeren once started as a Gallo-Roman civilian settlement in 15 BC. In the following centuries Tongeren played an increasingly important role in the history of the Low Countries. The town obtained market rights in the second century and a seat of the first bishopric in the third century. Today Tongeren is a tourist attraction where beautiful churches, a beguinage and Roman remains can be admired. There are plenty of nice restaurants to satisfy your hunger.
Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.
|Romana (Romana, 3700, Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium)||0.00 km|
|111 (3700, Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium)||0.98 km|
|112 (Oude Blaarstraat, 3700, Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium)||1.73 km|
|113 (3770, Riemst, Flanders, Belgium)||8.37 km|
|Wijnkasteel Genoelselderen (Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen, 3770, Riemst, Flanders, Belgium)||8.93 km|
|86 (3770, Riemst, Flanders, Belgium)||9.04 km|
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