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Alsberg Route

  • Author: TrailExplorer


The walk goes to the Vlooyberg watchtower, which already provides a stunning view of the Hageland. Then you walk over the ridge of the Alsberg with even more beautiful views in the direction of the Walen forest.

Distance: 11 km.

Time: 3h00.

Grade: Easy.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: 98 meters.

Trail: Paved and unpaved.

Marking: Walking nodes.

Hiking shoes recommended.

Vlooyberg tower.

The walk goes slightly uphill to the Vlooyberg, with its eighty meters one of the highest witness hills in the Hageland. The Vlooyberg Tower immediately stands out. The floating staircase of the watchtower is made of stainless Corten steel, with a color that refers to the iron sandstone heritage. In clear weather you can see the Electrabel cooling towers in Vilvoorde from the tower in the west and the shafts of the Limburg coal mines in the east. After you have enjoyed the beautiful view, you continue walking over the ridge of the Alsberg. Along the way you have beautiful views over the wide valley of the Motte and over Tielt. You pass the Sint-Donatus chapel and a little further you walk into the Walen forest. This nature reserve covers 500 hectares and houses the largest alder forest in Flanders. The name of the forest is said to refer to the area's soggy, wet subsoil. Beautiful forest paths lead you through the forest. Once out of the forest you walk on unpaved and traffic-calmed paved roads back to Huize Hageland.


Download PDf for nodes to follow.

Paths in the Walen forest can be quite soggy.

Map & Poi's.