About the Cartierheide

Hiking in Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route 545869

Provided by: Brabantse Natuurpoorten

7820 522
11.1 km
02:46 h
629 kcal
25 m
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Border Park De Kempen is a true hiking paradise, with wild heathland and extensive forests. This route takes you to the beautiful Cartierheide.

The Cartierheide is a wild heath landscape with many moist areas. The white water ranunculus blooms beautifully in spring and on the moors you may encounter the slow worm or the smooth snake - don't worry, they are not poisonous. Napoleon left his mark on the Cartierheide and the woods were for centuries the territory of smugglers, who brought butter and cigarettes across the border in the dark.

Eight Beatitudes
You can also walk along the edge of Eersel, one of the Eight Salvations. Life was not always good in the Brabant country around Eersel. Dutch soldiers who were stationed here in 1830 thought it was a poor place. They mockingly called the villages that ended in -sel the selligs, or Blissfulness. Nowadays it is certainly'blissful\\\' here: as you will notice back at your starting point, De Keizer food & drink!

Bicycle cafe Nature gate
Brabantse Natuurpoorten

Brabant Nature Gates are d? starting points for a cycling or walking tour through the Brabant countryside. Nature gates are located on beautiful nature reserves. There is always a catering point, nice cycling and walking routes, ample parking and information about nature and the routes.

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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
Natuurpoort Terspegelt (Postelseweg, 5521RD, Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
De Keizer eten & drinken (Postelseweg, 5521 RD, Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.00 km
32 (5521RD, Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 0.05 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.66 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.79 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.93 km

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  • Eersel, North Brabant
  • Bladel, North Brabant
  • Bergeijk, North Brabant


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