The Pink Elephant Route

Cycling in Ghent, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 541064

Provided by: Plan Bier

5834 75
33.6 km
01:58 h
592 kcal
9 m
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Along the Scheldt near Ghent you can enjoy the beautiful natural beauty for miles. You also drive through the Damvallei nature reserve.

Gentbrugse Meersen
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.

Imperial Park
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.

Parking Nature reserve-OLD
Plan Bier

Take a trip through the beautiful nature reserves of East Flanders and then immediately plan a break at one of the many breweries that you will encounter here. Plan Bier takes you along the nicest breweries and regional beer cafes in the region of 's Waasland, Scheldeland and the Flemish Ardennes. That will be enjoyable!

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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
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

Place name directory

  • Ghent, Flanders
  • Destelbergen, Flanders
  • Melle, Flanders
  • Merelbeke, Flanders


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