The feeling of the Brabant Kempen

Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Cycling route: 232685

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Provided by: Brabantse Natuurpoorten

29.3 km
01:43 h
517 kcal
47 m


In South-East Brabant the landscape consists of a mix of forests, streams, hedgerows and arable and grasslands with here and there a Kempen long-fronted farm. During this short tour you will become acquainted with these different sides of North Brabant.

Kempen villages
Most of the route takes you through nature, but you also cycle through a number of typical Kempen villages and hamlets. The most special place on the route is Luykgestel. At the time of the Republic of the United Netherlands, this town formed an enclave. Luykgestel was then in the possession of the Prince-Bishopric of Liège. The border church of Luykgestel attracted many Catholics from the surrounding villages who were not allowed to practice their faith in the Republic. The place has been part of North Brabant since 1818.

Nature Gate The Ninth Zaeligheyt
Nature Gate De Negende Zaeligheyt is the start and end point of this route. This restaurant is located in the middle of nature and you can go there for a drink, lunch or dinner. In cold weather you can relax by the fireplace in the restaurant and when it is warmer you can go to the terrace. Overnight accommodation is also possible, you can stay in a log cabin, a family farm, a holiday home or at a camper place.

A Danish mill
In Luykgestel you cycle past the De Deen mill, a flour mill from 1839. This mill was built on behalf of a Danish miller. That immediately explains the name of the mill. Originally this was a ground sailor, but in 1914 the mill was converted into a mountain mill. In the past, this mill could not only grind flour, but also oil. The mill is still operational.
Bicycle cafe Windmill Nature gate

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Brabantse Natuurpoorten

Brabant Nature Gates are d? starting points for a cycling or walking tour through the Brabant countryside. Nature gates are located on beautiful nature reserves. There is always a catering point, nice cycling and walking routes, ample parking and information about nature and the routes.

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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.


# Description Distance
Natuurpoort De Negende Zaeligheyt (Witrijtseweg, 5571 XJ, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
18 (5571XH, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.04 km
22 (5571XB, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.56 km
23 (Kapelweg, 5571XD, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 5.38 km
24 (5575XZ, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 8.95 km
Molen De Deen (5575CD, Bergeijk, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 12.10 km

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