Hold back the river

Cycling through water

Lens°ass architecten

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In April 2016, Visit Limburg opened a cycle path through the ponds of the beautiful De Wijers area near cycling junction 91 in Bokrijk near Gent. The cycle path, designed by Lens°ass architecten from Hasselt (Belgium), is three meters wide and more than 200 meters long with water at eye level on both sides, straight through the water as it were.

There are views across the water level on both sides of the cycle path. A fantastic experience close to nature.

Beautiful views

This also offers some beautiful views to bystanders, as they see the cyclists’ heads moving right above the water level.

The visual tour de force is undoubtedly enjoyed by many visitors taking a walk through the area. So get those smartphones out and take a picture!

Visit Limburg

This bike path is the first one in a series of innovative cycling projects, in harmony with nature, realized by Visit Limburg to enable cyclists to better see, feel and experience the landscapes along the Limburg cycle node network. Igor Philtjens, chairman of Visit Limburg and driving force behind the projects: “These new cycling experiences enable cyclists to get in touch with the splendid natural beauty of Limburg in a unique way. We are demonstrating that Limburg continues to innovate, putting our province well and truly on the map!”

More to come

A second cycling experience has been opened mid-June 2019: ‘Cycling through the Trees’ in Bosland. Another one is planned in the summer of 2020: ‘Cycling through the Heathland’ in the Hoge Kempen National Park.

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Toerisme Limburg

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Lens°ass architecten
Dokter Willemsstraat 19
BEL – 3500 Hasselt

Address

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BEL – 3600 Genk

 

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2016

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