Enjoying with soft G in the Kempen

Cycling in Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 753256

Provided by: Tourist Info

704 31
59.9 km
03:31 h
1056 kcal
60 m
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A beautiful varied cycling route, through the water (yes, you read that right!), past Open Air Museum Bokrijk and via the lovely city of Genk through the beautiful nature reserves of the Limburg Kempen.

Bokrijk Open Air Museum
After having informed yourself well at the Houthalen-Helchteren Tourist Information Office, you drive through forests and meadows to Bokrijk, which is known as an open-air museum. Through the ponds behind the domain you cycle between the ponds on a sunken cycle path. This project is called'Cycling through the water\\\', a fun experience! You can see the water level at eye level. From the ponds you can now look nicely through to the old buildings of the open-air museum. The museum is well worth a visit.

City of Genk
Genk offers you a combination of cultural history and vast nature reserves. Thanks to the coal mines, the Limburg city grew into one of the most important industrial cities in Flanders. Now you can shop extensively and have a nice dinner. Genk is surrounded by a quiet, almost untouched landscape. As early as the nineteenth century, wealthy people from Brussels and Ghent, as well as artists and writers, settled here to be vitalized and inspired by the landscape. Today, cyclists have taken their place!

Visitor center Waterwheel mill
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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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
Toerisme Houthalen-Helchteren (Pastorijstraat, 3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
316 (3530, Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders, Belgium) 1.58 km
300 (Kolverenstraat, 3520, Zonhoven, Flanders, Belgium) 4.69 km
305 (3520, Zonhoven, Flanders, Belgium) 5.73 km
92 (Bokrijklaan, 3600, Genk, Flanders, Belgium) 10.57 km
91 (3600, Genk, Flanders, Belgium) 11.36 km

Place name directory

  • Houthalen-Helchteren, Flanders
  • Zonhoven, Flanders
  • Genk, Flanders
  • Hasselt, Flanders
  • Diepenbeek, Flanders


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