Admire the natural beauty around Essen

Essen, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route: 623472

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Provided by: Noordertuin van Antwerpen

40.7 km
02:23 h
716 kcal
21 m


You can take a varied bike ride through the Dutch-Belgian border area around Essen in Belgium. As you can expect from the Kempen, you will pass through some beautiful green nature reserves where you will be amazed.

The Mates
From the edge of Essen you drive to the Wildertse Duintjes, a relief-rich and varied forest with open spaces, shrubs, shifting dunes and heath remnants. Further on you pass De Maatjes, a unique cross-border nature reserve with reed beds, marshes and wet meadows. It is incredibly quiet here. Enjoy the tranquility here and relax completely while cycling. The next nature reserve is not long in coming. In the Horendonkse Bossen you drive between the fragrant coniferous trees. It will not surprise you that many smuggling roads once ran here.

The Kiekenhoeve
Immediately after you cross the border, you drive into the vast Rucphense Bossen. Driving on the cycle path you will experience a refreshing tranquility for miles. You then cycle back to Essen. On the outskirts of Essen you can relax after your trip at De Kiekenhoeve. Order something delicious from the extensive menu and let yourself be pampered culinary. You deserved that after your bike ride. From here you can also follow route 181883.

Take a look at Essen
Still not enough of the Kempen after your trip? Then take a look at Essen. You will find here, for example, the Karrenmuseum with numerous ancient carts, wagons and carriages, but also the steam museum in the Bakkersmolen in the city. In short, there is plenty to see in this city and of course you can always settle down on a terrace for a nice Belgian beer.
Tourist office Bicycle cafe Museum Watchtower Tourist landmark

Height Profile

Noordertuin van Antwerpen

The Noordertuin of Antwerp is a beautiful green area to the north of Antwerp. Get on your bike or put on your walking shoes and hit the road in this area to completely unwind a stone's throw from the busy city. Hidden among the greenery are special forts from the First World War and you will find many more beautiful things here.


# Description Distance
De Kiekenhoeve (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
22 (Schelpheuvelstraat, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 1.59 km
59 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 3.07 km
58 (2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 5.37 km
57 (Holleweg, 2910, Essen, Flanders, Belgium) 6.18 km
Uitkijktoren "De Klot" (de klot, 2990, Wuustwezel, Flanders, Belgium) 10.64 km


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