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  • Author: TrailExplorer


This walk goes through the beautiful Muziekbos to the Geuzentoren on the Muziekberg. Then you walk through an open landscape with beautiful views to the hamlet of Louise-Marie. From the hamlet it goes in the direction of the Sint-Pietersbos, a relief rich mixed forest with numerous springs.

Distance: 14 km.

Time: 4h00.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 373 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.


From the parking lot you walk in the direction of the Lorette chapel. From the chapel you walk to the Muziekbos. The name Muziek forest originally has nothing to do with music. "Muz" is Celtic for "swamp", a swampy piece of land that lies between ponds. You climb in the forest from the Fortuinberg to the Muziekberg where you go back and forth to the Geuzentoren. Right next to the Geuzen tower you can discover a Gallo-Roman burial mound. You leave the forest and go under a railway. The route now goes through an open landscape with beautiful views along the way, such as the view of Ronse. You will go on local traffic-calmed roads and unpaved paths in the direction of the hamlet of Louise-Marie. In the hamlet, the beautiful linden alley is striking, which takes you to the Onze-Lieve-Vrouw La Salette church. You now climb from the hamlet to the Sint-Pietersbos. You go through this very varied mixed forest with numerous sources and spring streams. You return to the starting point through the valley of the Trosbeek.


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Paths can be soggy.

Map & Poi's.

POI 1 - Lorette chapel.

In 1676, Christophe De le Tenre, pastor of the Saint Martin parish, had this chapel built to ease the Sunday duty for the faithful who lived far away.

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POI 2 & 3 - Geuzentoren and burial mound.

On one of the highest peaks of the Muziekbos is a medieval-looking round stone tower, the Geuzentoren. The tower was built with iron sandstone by M. Scribe in 1864. The owner of the forest may have been carried away by the fashion of the time to construct often bizarre or romantic outbuildings called "Follies", a fashion that drifted over from England. However, this building did have a function. It was regularly climbed by the owner to enjoy the surrounding landscape. Omer Wattez came here for a walk with his Antwerp literary friend Pol De Mont. It is on one of their trips that they climbed the tower. Poet Pol de Mont looked out over the surroundings from the tower and shouted "But here are the" Flemish Ardennes ", and that's how the region got its name ... A few steps from the tower you can discover a Gallo-Roman burial mound.

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