Through the green border region of the Kempen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Reusel-De Mierden
  • 54.99 km (Approximately 03:14 u)
  • Cycling route 534917
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Through the green border region of the Kempen

  • The Netherlands
  • North Brabant
  • Reusel-De Mierden
  • 54.99 km (Approximately 03:14 u)
  • Cycling route 534917
The border area of the Netherlands and Belgium near Hilvarenbeek consists of a vast forest area. Green estates, extensive forests and meadows connect seamlessly here. This route takes you through this natural area in North Brabant and across the Belgian border.

Estate Wellenseind
At the start of this route you will cycle over the Wellenseind estate. On this estate you will find two streams that meander through the landscape, green stream valleys, cover sand ridges and wooded drifting sands. From 1915, the old agricultural landscape of this estate has been transformed into a beautiful nature reserve. Through this area you set course to Lage Mierde and then to Hilvarenbeek. You then cycle further across the Belgian border to the Belgian Weelde and Ravels. Around these pictures you will find the regional forests. Until the beginning of the 20th century, this was a gently sloping heathland area with shifting sands and fens. Since then, beautiful deciduous and coniferous forests have been planted.

The Spartel pond
From Ravels you continue cycling in the direction of Lage Mierde. A bit outside Lage Mierde you will find De Spartelvijver, the start and end point of this route. Here you can settle down for a cup of coffee, a drink or a nice lunch. You are probably ready for that after your trip. From here you can also follow route 534916.

The Wellenseindse Heide
Another nature reserve near Lage Mierde is the Wellenseindse Heide. This area of 159 hectares consists partly of a coniferous forest and agricultural areas, but you will also find heather remnants and two fens. This area connects to Landgoed De Utrecht. This route takes you right through this beautiful area.

Directions

# Description Distance
Natuurpoort De Spartelvijver (Weeldsedijk, 5095 EC, Reusel-De Mierden, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
96
96 (Twisseltsebaan, 5095EA, Reusel-De Mierden, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.16 km
94
94 (5094GJ, Lage Mierde, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 2.48 km
93
93 (5094BB, Lage Mierde, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 3.35 km
98
98 (5085NE, Hilvarenbeek, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.07 km
99
99 (5085ND, Hilvarenbeek, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 6.91 km

Pause places

Natuurpoort De Spartelvijver

Weeldsedijk 1
5095 EC Reusel-De Mierden
http://www.spartelvijver.nl

De Spartelvijver is a swimming pond in the middle of the woods near Lage Mierde and Hooge Mierde, but you can also go here for a tasty snack or drink. Settle down here before setting out in the green surroundings, take a short break here between cycling or walking or rest here at the end of your tour with a cup of coffee, a delicious specialty beer or an extensive lunch. The menu includes richly filled sandwiches, toasted sandwiches and salads. In short, enough choice to fill your belly again after an active trip. The terrace of the De Spartelvijver pavilion is located on the south, so you can fully enjoy the sun here when the weather is nice. When the weather is not so good, you can take a seat in the cozy cafe to let yourself be pampered.

Sights

Watertoren

Ravels Broekstraat
2380 Ravels

Tower-like building with a water reservoir or water tank at the top

Provided by:

Brabantse Natuurpoorten