Cycling through Water is located at node 91 of the cycle node network in Bokrijk, which is part of the extensive De Wijers pond landscape. The exact GPS coordinates of this cycling node are 50.963069, 5.392711. If you come by car, you can leave it at one of Bokrijk's two spacious parking lots.
Opened in 2016, Cycling Through Water is part of a larger initiative to attract tourists to the region with outdoor art and world-class cycling infrastructure.
An Extraordinary Cycling Trail. The bike trail through water leads cyclists through a more than 200-meter-long and three-meter-wide concrete path with water at eye level on both sides. Swans and other waterfowl float on the edge and watch the cyclists curiously. Since its opening, the interest in this special bike trail has been huge.
The 212-m track, dubbed “Cycling Through Water,” slices through a large pond in the De Wijers nature reserve; in the middle, it dips low enough to put riders at eye level with the water.
Cycling through Water: An unconventional dip into Belgium’s ponds. Imagine riding a bicycle through the pond, under the water level, bringing you eye to eye with the calm water, and the curious ducks and swans. The innovative team of the “Cycling through Water’” trail, have created exactly that. Located in the Limburg, Belgium, the trail takes visitors on an exceptional journey, through the serene and beautiful De Wijers reserve, where they get closer to nature.
Through a large pond in the De Wijers nature reserve in Limburg, Belgium, runs a cycling lane that goes right through the waters instead of going over it. The 212-meter concrete path was built below the water level and dips low enough to put riders at eye level with the water. Two five-feet high embankments on either side of the bike path keeps the water of the pond away, while underground tunnels under the bike path ensures that amphibians and other aquatic life in the pond could freely ...
Cycle through Water was created in order to add an extra element to Limburg’s cycling appeal and to boost the area’s cycling tourism. It’s safe to say that bicycle tourism has definitely been boosted as a result of the unique cycling path; according to Time ’s Greatest Places of 2018, the path has received over 500,000 bikers since its opening in 2016.
in belgium ‘s largest lake district, de wijers, a unique path for cyclists has been carved by lens°ass architecten, with a nature conservation project of the surrounding ponds undertaken by ...