Beautiful municipality of Ravels with a cross-border piece of “Landgoed de Utrecht”

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • 45.11 km (Approximately 02:39 u)
  • Cycling route 740790

Beautiful municipality of Ravels with a cross-border piece of “Landgoed de Utrecht”

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • 45.11 km (Approximately 02:39 u)
  • Cycling route 740790

Cycling through the Belgian-Dutch border area between Turnhout and Tilburg offers you a view of authentic Brabant. You will find extensive forests, tranquility and the proverbial Belgian and Brabant conviviality.

Regional forests
The route starts at the Tourist Office Ravels. Here you will find all the information you need to make your stay in this region a great memory. First you cycle through Ravels, a beautiful village where you can still see a few old farms. In Ravels you can see the Nachtegaal der Maatvennen, a flour mill from 1869. A little later you cycle into the Gewestbossen. You can enjoy the silence and the natural beauty here.

Estate de Utrecht
The Turnhouts Vennengebied is a beautiful wide and open nature reserve. You will see moors, small forests and meadows rich in birds. You just cross the border to cycle through the Brabant countryside. Just across the border in Belgium you pass through Poppel: a beautiful and cozy village. You cross the border into the Netherlands again, this time you drive through the forests of Landgoed de Utrecht. Back in Ravels you can grab a terrace.


# Description Distance
VVV Toerisme Ravels (2380, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
55 (2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 2.32 km
58 (2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 3.63 km
32 (Grote Baan, 2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 4.97 km
60 (2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 5.59 km
9 (2300, Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 6.93 km

Pause places

VVV Toerisme Ravels


The border municipality of Ravels consists of 3 sub-municipalities: Ravels, Weelde and Poppel. Every inhabitant of Ravels is proud of its forests, lanes, fens and country roads. The history of the forest and the educational activity exhibition can be found in the Boshuis. There is no lack of greenery, but also a number of remarkable sights such as the Arbeid Adelt mill, the town hall of Poppel and the Kiosk, the old center of Weelde on the H. Hartplein with the beautiful avenue and the old fortress moat.

Baalse Hei

Roodhuisstraat 10
2300 Turnhout

Baalse Hei is a campsite where you can really relax. Spending the night here is highly recommended, you can hear the silence - whether you opt for a luxury mobile home, safari tent or camping cabin. Trees and shrubs provide a beautiful natural appearance. This oasis of green can be found in the Antwerp Kempen near Turnhout, a beautiful cycling and walking area. Finish your walking or cycling route in style with a beer or dish from the region in the cozy tavern. Handy: bicycles can be rented at Baalse Hei!

Bistro De Nieuwe Burcht

Pastorijstraat 2
2382 Ravels

Bistro De Nieuwe Burcht is located in the middle of the beautiful Belgian town of Poppel. It is run by Carine who succeeded her Aunt Paula as manageress. Over the decades, De Nieuwe Burcht has grown into a cozy bistro. You can relax here during or after your bike ride or walk through the border region. The coffee is always ready for you here, you can also have an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner here. The menu has plenty of options for both the large and the small wallet. When the weather is nice, you can sit on the cozy terrace.


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