#1 'Along heritage and castles'

This 59-kilometre cycle route starts at the Landcommanderij Alden Biesen (Bilzen). The route takes you past numerous castles and historical sights. Along the way, you can enjoy a beautiful landscape with vast fields and orchards. There are also some interesting attractions along the route, such as the Gallo-Roman Museum and the Antique Market in Tongeren. A highlight of the route is the visit to the Wine Castle Genoelselderen, where you can learn more about viticulture in Haspengouw.

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#2 'From Fruit to Syrup'

The 'from Fruit to Syrup' cycle route begins in Borgloon and runs for 38 kilometres. During this route, you cycle through picturesque villages and past beautiful castles and country houses. The route takes you past the artisanal syrup distillery in Vrolingen and the Borgloon Steam Syrup Factory, where you can learn all about syrup production.

Along the way, you can also enjoy the natural surroundings and the region's many orchards. The route is suitable for cyclists of any level, but there are some inclines. The route is also known as one of the most beautiful blossom routes in Limburg to cycle and is therefore ideal in spring, mainly in the month of April.

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#3 'Fruity Landscapes with PIT'

This slightly longer blossom route starts in Borgloon and has a length of 62 kilometres. During this route, you will cycle through beautiful fruit landscapes and enjoy the cute villages and historical attractions in the area. Along the way, you can visit the Fruit Belevingscentrum Stroopfabriek, Reading between the Lines, and the Twijfelgrens. The latter two are two of the seven artworks of the art project PIT, a unique phenomenon in Flanders that presents art in open space. It allows visitors to experience the area in a completely new way; highly recommended!

There are also several wineries and vineyards along the route where you can taste delicious wines. The route is suitable for cyclists of any level, but there are some inclines. If you want to cycle among the (fruit) trees, you can take a side route to the Woodland Cycle Route.

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#4 'Cycling through the most beautiful village and magical Maastricht'

This 66-kilometre cycle route starts at the Vroenhoeven bridge in Riemst. In our opinion, it is one of the most beautiful cycling tours in Limburg, taking you through the beautiful landscape of Haspengouw and the Burgundian city of Maastricht. The route is moderate in difficulty and perfect for cyclists of all levels.

A highlight of this route is the Pietersheim Water Castle, a beautiful castle surrounded by water. Another interesting stop is the Kanne Caves, a network of underground caves dating back to the Middle Ages. It is also possible to explore these caves underground by bike! You can also visit the Neanderthal site, where you can learn more about our prehistoric ancestors.

If you continue cycling, you will arrive at the bike and foot ferry that will take you to Maastricht. The city is known for its historic centre and cultural attractions. After a day of cycling and sightseeing, unwind in one of the cosy brasseries, caf├ęs, or restaurants in the area.

The complete route with all cycle junctions can be found by clicking here.

#5 'Cycling in and around our country's oldest city'

The 52-kilometre route starts in Herstappe and takes you through the beautiful landscape of Haspengouw. It is a route suitable for cyclists of all levels interested in the historical side of Haspengouw and offers plenty of sights along the way.

Tongeren is the focal point of this tour. One of the highlights of this route is the Gallo-Roman Museum in Tongeren, where you can learn more about the rich history of the region. The Tongeren Antique Market and the Teseum Archaeological Site are also worth a visit. Along the way, you can also visit several wineries and enjoy local wine tastings.

The route is quite hilly, with some tough climbs.

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#6 'Cycling through the Haspengouw terroir'

This 53-km cycle route starts in Borgloon and takes you along the Haspengouw terroir, full of vineyards and works of art in nature. It is similar to cycle route #3, only slightly shorter and more focused on natural areas. You pass the beautiful vineyard Clos d'Opleeuw and the Kitsberg wine estate. The Tjenneboom is another special place you don't want to miss. In addition, Greenspot Zammelen, also known as "the green treasure chamber," is highly recommended. a beautiful nature reserve full of special plants and animals. From here, four different walking routes take you through the green treasure chamber

This cycle route is perfect for those who want to cycle among the (fruit) trees in Haspengouw and discover the cycling nodes in Borgloon.

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When is the best time to cycle the blossom routes in Haspengouw in 2023?

The blossom period in Haspengouw depends on weather conditions and can vary every year. Generally, the blossom period in Haspengouw is between the end of March and mid-April. If you want to cycle the blossom routes, it is advisable to keep an eye on this period and check the weather forecast. In fact, the period may fall a few weeks later or earlier than expected, depending on the weather in the previous months. It is also important to bear in mind that during the blossom period, routes may be busier than usual.

Feel free to contact us to get an update on the blossom period in 2023.

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