From blossom to harvest through the Borgloonse castle landscape

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • Borgloon
  • 39.16 km (Approximately 02:18 u)
  • Cycling route 752599
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From blossom to harvest through the Borgloonse castle landscape

  • Belgium
  • Flanders
  • Borgloon
  • 39.16 km (Approximately 02:18 u)
  • Cycling route 752599
This route takes you past the most beautiful spots of the Haspengouw fruit region around Borgloon. The decor fascinates all year round: from the sea of blossoms in spring to the ripe fruits at harvest time - and the unspoilt silence of winter.

Borgloon?
Haspengouw is a fertile region with a rich past. The Romans expelled the Celts and from the third century onwards the monastic orders left their mark on the region. In the Middle Ages, the nobility built grand fortresses and castles. Borgloon became the capital of the County of Loon. In the east, the wealth is underground: marl. The exploitation of this stone today results in a gigantic network of underground passages, 300 km long.

Castles?
Haspengouw is a picturesque, sloping region where you will find unparalleled peace and tranquility. With no fewer than ten castles, extensive wine estates, a hundred thousand fruit trees full of fresh fruits, a syrup factory, an abbey, cozy streets and an absolutely beautiful nature, this is pure enjoyment of history in a beautiful landscape.

Directions

# Description Distance
Toerisme Borgloon (Markt, 3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
154
154 (3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 0.30 km
152
152 (3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 0.79 km
153
153 (3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 1.98 km
162
162 (3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 2.63 km
170
170 (3840, Borgloon, Flanders, Belgium) 6.94 km

Pause places

Toerisme Borgloon

Markt
3840 Borgloon
http://www.borgloon.be

The meeting with Borgloon would not be complete if one would not tour the old land of Loon, cycling from node to node. In April, the thousands of fruit trees - with the promise of a rich harvest - become gigantic blossom bouquets. You can also rent a bicycle here after reservation. Peace, space and oxygen, three assets that make Haspengouw the ideal hiking region. Both the nature and city walks lead you along beautiful and unique places.

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