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Zwartenberg Tour


Hiking tour through a landscape with plots of coniferous forest interspersed with meadows, cropland and the stream valley of the Kleine Beerze.

Distance: 14 km.

Time: 3h30.

Grade: Moderate.

Type: Circular.

Gps Track: Yes.

Route description: Yes.

Wheelchair: Not suitable.

Dog: Allowed.

Height gain: Flat.

Trail: 85% unpaved.

Marking: See PDF route description.

Hiking shoes recommended.


Kleine Beerze.

The coniferous forest plots are typical for Brabant planted forests on drifting sand with here and there small fens and pieces of heath. On the edge of a of the forest plots is De Zwarten Berg, a burial mound dating back about 1500 years before Chr. Together with a similar hill in Alphen, De Zwarten Berg the largest burial mound in the Netherlands from the early Bronze Age. Bee In the town of Vessem you can choose from the stream Kleine Beerze to follow further in the stream valley or a visit to the quiet town Vessem where the walking tour also goes past catering establishments. Through Vessem, the walking tour is 15.3 kilometers. Beyond the town of Vessem the walking tour continues through the scenically beautiful brook valley of the meandering Kleine Beerze with the Koebos on the edge at Hoogeloon with a real gnome mountain. Legend has it that this mountain is gnome king Kyria's home and burial place. The mound is newly raised on the place where a burial mound from Roman times must have been, and now serves as a home for bats. Furthermore, one comes as sights along the dairy factory Sint-Pancratius a industrial monument from 1916, windmill Jacobus and a single person church tower dating from around 1400. One passes the Jacobus mill when visiting the town of Vessem. The original mill Jacobus, dates from 1837 and was an octagonal grain and oil mill and is built by Jacobus Peeters. The mill burned down in 1893 and the The current round stone belt corn mill dates from that year.


Download PDf for route description.

Map & Poi's.