11 april 2016. Today the new bike route "sample the 5 Trappists” is launched. This route is signposted via the ‘fietsknooppunten’system, and takes cyclists about 330 kilometres over roads of North-Brabant and Belgian. The anchor points are the 5 Trappist abbeys, and the name of the route refers to these abbeys.
Along 5 Trappist Abbeys
Cyclists who follow the route will discover the beautiful surroundings of the Trappist abbeys of Westmalle (Belgium) and Brecht (Belgium), Koningshoeven (La Trappe), the Achel Hermitage and Zundert. Not only the monasteries are interesting. Also the region between the monasteries offers much to enjoy, taste and experience. Many entrepreneurs from the region have something extra to offer the cyclists on the theme of Trappists.
Route on internet
The route (with nodes) is presented on the website of Visit Brabant, where you can download the PDF-file of the booklet with the cycling route. The gpx files and various packages can be found on this website. The route is divided into 6 seperate parts, suitable for 6 daytrips. See for more information the overview of Sample the 5 Trappists on this website. The routes passes 5 trappists abbeys and on the webpages of Koningshoeven, Brecht, Westmalle, Zundert and Achel you can find 2 sections of the route on the map. Also the restaurants, hotels, bike rent and points of interest are indicated on the map. Looking for extra things to do? Take a look at the vacation packages to make your trip more fun!
At local tourist offices offert beautifully designed booklets for sale, with nice background information and tips at the route. Or you can download the booklet with the route. The route is made in collaboration by Regio Hart of Brabant Region, Visit Brabant and Tourism province Antwerp.
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