The Witkap Route

Cycling in Erpe-Mere, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 541065

Provided by: Plan Bier

1966 26
45.3 km
02:39 h
798 kcal
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Description

This route takes you through the Dender valley south of Aalst. You will find beautiful quiet nature reserves here, such as the Wellemeersen. You will also pass through Ninove, a beautiful old town.

Aalst city park
Aalst's city park was built between 1911 and 1916 around two fishing ponds. More than a hundred tree species grow there. The card house and garden shed breathe the typical atmosphere of the period around 1900. The leafy towpath along the Dender is wonderful to make kilometers. You pass Gerstjens, a city park on the right bank. Here too you see monumental trees around a pond.

Ninove
The Wellemeersen nature reserve is one of the last flood areas in the Dender valley. You will see reed beds, marsh grasslands, alder forests and sedge fields. You also cycle through Ninove, a pleasant provincial town. The eye-catcher of this city is the leaning tower of the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw Hemelvaartkerk, which was built between 1635 and 1723. It is one of the largest baroque churches in Flanders and therefore definitely worth a visit. In the countryside you will see beautiful farms and characteristic roadside chapels. You will also pass the Ten Broeck water mill, a sixteenth-century water mill on the Molenbeek. The idyllic surroundings enjoy a protected village view and are beautiful to admire.

Parking Chapel or cross Park and garden Waterwheel mill
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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Directions

# Description Distance
9420, Erpe-Mere, Flanders, Belgium 0.00 km
20
20 (Dorpsstraat, 9420, Erpe-Mere, Vlaanderen, België) 2.20 km
23
23 (Maaiveld, 9320, Aalst, Vlaanderen, België) 4.05 km
Stadspark Aalst (Burgemeesterplein, 9300, Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen, België) 8.77 km
36
36 (Leo Gheraertslaan, 9300, Aalst, Vlaanderen, België) 9.27 km
38
38 (Beek van de lege Voshollen, 9320, Aalst, Vlaanderen, België) 10.53 km

Place name directory

  • Erpe-Mere, Flanders
  • Erpe-Mere, Vlaanderen
  • Aalst, Vlaanderen
  • Aalst, Oost-Vlaanderen
  • Affligem, Vlaanderen
  • Denderleeuw, Vlaanderen
  • Liedekerke, Vlaanderen
  • Roosdaal, Vlaanderen
  • Ninove, Vlaanderen
  • Haaltert, Vlaanderen
  • Erpe-Mere, Oost-Vlaanderen
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