Treetop cycling in Belgium
Elevated pathway is 10 metres in the air a boon for tourists
We’ve all heard of treetop trekking at this point. But the fine bike-loving folks of Limburg, Belgium went one step further this summer by introducing a new cycling experience 10 meters high in the forest of Bosland. And it is very cool.
“This is the second in a series of new cycling experiences spread across the province, with which cyclists can experience the beautiful nature of Limburg in a unique way,” says Igor Philtjens, deputy and chairman of Tourism Limburg. “For example, we show that Limburg continues to innovate as a cycling paradise and we put our province on the map even more!”
The project is part of 'Cycling Synergy': the strategy with which Tourism Limburg lays an additional layer of experience over the existing cycle route network. They do this with a series of strong cycling experiences, such as the now world-famous 'Cycling through the Water' (#FDHW) in Bokrijk and next year 'Cycling through the Heide' (#FDDH) in the Hoge Kempen National Park.
The new cycle path through the trees also adds a unique experience to the Limburg cycle route network. Cyclists ride 700 metres long over a bicycle bridge — a double circle with a diameter of 100 metres — that rises gradually (3-4%) to a height of 10 metres, before falling again with the same slope. This gives cyclists and walkers a sensational 360 ° experience.
Cycling through the Trees is located at node 272 of the cycle node network in the Pijnven nature reserve, which is part of Bosland.
For more information go to Visit Limburg.