Nature and culture go hand in hand around Turnhout

Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route: 753763

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Provided by: Tourist Info

52.1 km
03:03 h
918 kcal
36 m


Jump on your bike and ride this route through the surroundings of Turnhout, Oud-Turnhout and Merksplas. You cycle over the sandy soil of the Kempen with heaths, meadows and fens. In Merksplas and Wortel you will discover the beautiful floating structure of the colonies. A beautiful bike ride in which nature and culture go hand in hand.

The history of playing cards
In the very pleasant city of Turnhout, Tourism House't Steentje forms the starting point of this route. In 1826, Pieter Jozef Brepols put Turnhout on the map by having the first playing cards printed there. Soon the industry took off and'Playing Card City\\\' Turnhout became one of the most important producers of playing cards in the world. In Turnhout you can visit the National Museum of the Playing Card, but also the Begijnhof (UNESCO World Heritage Site), the castle of the Dukes of Brabant, St. Peter's Church and the Taxandria Museum are also worth a visit.

Through the Turnhout Vennengebied
From the center of Turnhout you cycle to De Liereman, the green lung of Oud-Turnhout. Via the Dessel-Schoten canal you cycle along the former railway of the Bels Lijntje, straight through the Turnhout Vennengebied. A detour along Zondereigen will take you to the colonies of Wortel and Merksplas. The visitor center of Merksplas colony is a gem that you should not miss.
Visitor center Castle

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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.

You do not want to miss this

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
46 (Oude Dijk, 2300, Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
62 (Draaiboom, 2360, Oud-Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 3.39 km
62 (Schuurhovenberg, 2360, Oud-Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 3.63 km
21 (2360, Oud-Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 5.98 km
63 (Leeuwerkstraat, 2360, Oud-Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 6.70 km
32 (Grote Baan, 2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 9.96 km

Place name directory

  • Turnhout, Flanders
  • Oud-Turnhout, Flanders
  • Ravels, Flanders
  • Baarle-Hertog, Flanders
  • Flanders
  • Merksplas, Flanders
  • Rijkevorsel, Flanders
  • Beerse, Flanders
  • Vosselaar, Flanders


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