Discover the chapels of Hechtel-Eksel

Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route: 540190

Provided by: Tourist Info

24.6 km
01:27 h
434 kcal
64 m


This route takes you through one of the greenest municipalities in Flanders: Hechtel-Eksel. Together with the municipality of Overpelt and the city of Lommel, this municipality forms the'Bosland\\\', the largest and most child-friendly forest in Flanders.

On the road

Unwind during a relaxing bike ride through the vast nature or discover the rich history of this cozy municipality, with some hidden chapels and other heritage gems as icing on the cake. Along the way you regularly see a terrace where you can enjoy a coffee with pie or a delicious meal.

The center of Hechtel was almost completely wiped off the map during World War II. Almost unthinkable when you cycle through it now. The Korhaan liqueur distillery, the oldest in Belgium, is also located in the center. Since 1833, people have been making traditional liqueur, jenever and lawyer here. You will also discover the Village Chapel and the chapel of the Lost End.

Eksel is known as a Teutendorp. A Teut was a traveling trader who was away from home for an average of 9 months a year to sell his goods. They went to the Netherlands, Germany or even further to trade. Along the route you will find a few stately Teuten homes that testify to the prosperity that the Teuten brought to the village. The history of some chapels in Eksel can also be linked to these Teut families.

Chapel or cross

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Tourist Info

Are you going out in Belgium? and can you use some extra information before you get on your bike or start your hike? Then pay a visit to one of the many Tourist Information points that you can find throughout Belgium. away. Then you can be well prepared with great tips from locals.

You do not want to miss this

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
515 (3940, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
De Dorpskapel (Onze Lieve Vrouw van Bijstand, 3940, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 0.85 km
Kapel van het Verloren Eind (Kapel van de H. Maagd, 3940, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 2.24 km
Kapel van de Hoenrik (Eksel Banneux kapel, 3941, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 5.31 km
De kapel van de Musschennest (Kapel van het Mussennest, 3941, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 7.06 km
248 (Hoksentstraat, 3940, Hechtel-Eksel, Flanders, Belgium) 8.07 km

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