Cycling in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium
Cycling route 541064
Provided by: Plan Bier
Along the Scheldt near Ghent you can enjoy the beautiful natural beauty for miles. You also drive through the Damvallei nature reserve.
The Scheldt used to be a wide meandering river. It regularly overflowed its banks and in this way ensured a natural fertilization of the surrounding land. This land was used as pasture, hay meadow and field. After the straightening of a Scheldt meander in 1870, this landscape largely disappeared. Except in the Gentbrugse Meersen and Merelbeekse Meersen, where you cycle through a characteristic open Meersen landscape.
The Dam valley is a low-lying, moist nature reserve formed by a few landed meanders of the Scheldt. You will see flowery meadows, peat pits, willow and alder thickets and two lakes. A little further on you drive over the Scheldt dike along the Kalverbos, a closed nature reserve. The Keizerpark on the outskirts of Ghent is the start and end point of this route. This cozy city park is located on a peninsula in the Scheldt and is a green hotspot.
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.
|9050, Ghent, Flanders, Belgium||0.00 km|
|De Damvallei (Damvallei, 9070, Destelbergen, Flanders, Belgium)||5.57 km|
|8 (9070, Destelbergen, Flanders, Belgium)||7.84 km|
|8 (9070, Destelbergen, Flanders, Belgium)||7.88 km|
|11 (9070, Destelbergen, Flanders, Belgium)||11.71 km|
|12 (9070, Destelbergen, Flanders, Belgium)||16.34 km|
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