Hike from the town of Lozen to the Lozerheide nature reserve. The construction of the Zuid-Willems canal by order of King Willem I in 1826 made Lozen a hub of channels and locks.
This varied walk goes through the nature reserve Resterheide, a name that refers to the former heather landscape, of which you can still find traces of it. In this source area of the Bolissenbeek and Zwarte Beek you walk through forests and along wood edges that mark the boundary of fields and meadows. On the way you have a nice view of the Begijnenvijvers from the lookout tower and you can spot many water birds in the viewing hut at Zwartwater fen.
Where not so long ago the coal mine of Eisden was still running at full speed, you now walk through a beautiful piece of nature. You can enjoy a surprising landscape along the Grote Plas and you can climb the Lange Terril and Tweelingen Terril with spectacular panoramas!
This walk goes through the Bolderberg nature reserve with ponds, mixed forests, grasslands and heather. The route goes from the Galgenberg to the Weyerman and through the Vogelzang forest to the Bolderberg where you have a nice view of the ponds and the castle of Terlaemen. In domain Bovy you walk back over water to the starting point.
You walk through the village center and through the castle park of Vilain XIIII to the Maas. A little further you discover the beautiful nature in the Maesbempder Greend. Along the way you will encounter an extensive variety of landscape elements such as hedges, old dykes and orchards.
The Teut is worthwhile in all seasons, but certainly in late summer, when the heather flowers beautifully purple. You literally walk between the moors, encounter unique fens and enjoy an exceptional panoramic view of the region on the hills.
This walk goes through the Zavel and Gruitrode forests around the pearl of the Dune Belt, the Oudsberg. This is the highest and largest open drifting dune in Flanders. It rises 85 m above sea level. The Oudsberg is surrounded by beautiful heathlands, stately forests and heather-poor grasslands.
This route runs on the edge of the Kempisch Plateau through the Molenheide with beautiful views of Zonhoven. You pass the prehistoric Holsteen, which was used by the first people as a polishing stone.
This walk in the Stramproyerbroek passes wet marshes with alder and willow thickets, but also through oak forests. Along fields and meadows you reach the nature reserve De Zig, a vast swamp area between the Abeek and Lossing.
This varied walk takes you from Opoeteren through the Dorperheide and via the cultural landscape De Houw to the Vossenberg on the edge of the Kempisch Plateau. Then it goes to Bergerven nature reserve and along the Zuid-Willems canal. The last part you walk through the valley of the Bosbeek.
This very varied walk in the Hageven - De Plateaux nature reserve first goes along the banks of the meandering Dommel before going through an open landscape in the direction of the heath with beautiful fens. Through a beautiful pine forest it continues in the direction of the Pelterheggen, a unique area with flow meadows.
Unique to the downstream of the Zwarte Beek is the rapid transition from the wet marshes to very dry ridges. On the border of Kempen and Hageland you walk along snipe meadows and even large grazers are not missing on the route.
This beautiful walking route shows you the core of the Luysen nature reserve. Three viewing huts offer you a panoramic view of the ponds of the nature reserve. You follow the course of the Abeek, one of the most important streams for the GrensPark Kempen ~ Broek, and you go through the varied landscape of the Sint-Maartensheide.
This walk goes over the Lommel Sahara, a unique sand and dune landscape that belongs to the Bosland forest area. Along the way you can climb the 30 meter high lookout tower and walk across the footbridge of the Kempisch canal.
Between Genk and Hasselt lies the De Maten nature reserve that will play the leading role in this walk today. First you walk through the Diepenbeker forest and then via the Stiemerbeek to the Slag mill. From here it continues along a swampy nature trail that has beautiful views of the ponds of the nature reserve. Just past two bunkers that were part of the line of defense during the Second World War, we stop briefly at a bird watching wall that offers a beautiful panorama of the Augustinian ponds.