Discovering the mining region: Houthalen-Helchteren

Cycling in Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 753255

Provided by: Tourist Info

733 18
47.9 km
02:48 h
843 kcal
77 m
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In the mining area around Houthalen-Helchteren you will find - of course - many remnants of the industrial past, such as a mine slag heap that you can climb and a café on the former mining site. But you will also discover an ancient castle, with a brewery!

Mijnterril Zolder
Your route starts at VVV-Toerisme Houthalen-Helchteren, where you will find all the information about this beautiful green region. You will soon cycle to the mine of Zolder (with café!), Where you can possibly climb the pit for a nice view. In the twenties and thirties of the last century, a number of village-like garden areas soon arose in this former agricultural region to provide housing for the influx of miners. Like Lindeman, which you drive through.

Castle brewery
The landscape in the vicinity of Helchteren is slightly sloping. Here you will pass Castle Ter Dolen from the thirteenth century. The castle was once the summer residence of the abbots of the Abbey of Sint-Truiden. Renovations in the eighteenth century gave the building the appearance of a country house. The castle brewery is located in the castle farm, be sure to have a drink here! A beautiful route through woods and heath leads you back to Houthalen past the Winterslag slag heap.

Visitor center Castle
Tourist Info

Are you going out in Belgium? and can you use some extra information before you get on your bike or start your hike? Then pay a visit to one of the many Tourist Information points that you can find throughout Belgium. away. Then you can be well prepared with great tips from locals.

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# Description Distance
Toerisme Houthalen-Helchteren (Pastorijstraat, 3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
316 (3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 1.58 km
311 (3550, Heusden-Zolder, Flanders, Belgium) 4.26 km
307 (3550, Heusden-Zolder, Flanders, Belgium) 5.25 km
308 (3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 9.86 km
309 (3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 10.32 km

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