About the Cartierheide

Eersel, North Brabant, The Netherlands

Hiking route: 545869

based on 32 reviews

Provided by: Brabantse Natuurpoorten

11.2 km
02:47 h
634 kcal
46 m


Border park De Kempen is a true hiking paradise, with wild heathland and vast forests. This route takes you to the beautiful Cartierheide.

The Cartier Heath is a wild heathland landscape with many damp areas. The white water crowfoot blooms beautifully in the spring and on the heath you may come across the slow worm or the smooth snake - don't worry, they are not poisonous. Napoleon left his mark on the Cartier Heath and the forests were for centuries the terrain of smugglers, who brought buns with butter and cigarettes across the border in the dark.

Eight Beatitudes
You also walk along the edge of Eersel, one of the Eight Beatitudes. 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 ending in -sel the selligheden, or Beatitudes. Nowadays it is certainly'wonderful\\\' here: as you will notice back at your starting point, De Keizer food & drinks!

Bicycle cafe Nature gate

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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.

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
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) 0.09 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.70 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.83 km
31 (De Pan, 5527JC, Bladel, North Brabant, The Netherlands) 1.95 km


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