Nature and culture go hand in hand around Turnhout

Cycling in Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 753763

Provided by: Tourist Info

3679 37
52.2 km
03:04 h
920 kcal
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Hop 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 lane structure of the colonies. A beautiful bike ride in which nature and culture go hand in hand.

The history of playing cards
Tourism house't Steentje is the starting point of this route in the very cozy city of Turnhout. In 1826 Pieter Jozef Brepols put Turnhout on the map by having the first playing cards printed there. The industry soon took off and'Playing Cards City\\\' Turnhout became one of the most important producers of playing cards in the world. In Turnhout you can visit the National Playing Card Museum, but the Beguinage (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 Turnhouts Vennengebied
From the center of Turnhout you cycle to De Liereman, the green lung of Oud-Turnhout. Via the canal Dessel-Schoten you cycle along the former railway of the Bels Lijntje, right through the Turnhouts Vennen area. A detour along Zondereigen takes you to the colonies of Wortel and Merksplas. The Merksplas colony visitor center is a gem that you should not miss.
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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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) 5.99 km
63 (Leeuwerkstraat, 2360, Oud-Turnhout, Flanders, Belgium) 6.70 km
32 (Grote Baan, 2380, Ravels, Flanders, Belgium) 9.97 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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