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Hiking - Hamont-Achel trappist trail 7.1 km

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A trappist trail is a beer route that takes you from pub to pub past beautiful nature and interesting sights in Belgian Limburg. The starting point is at the Church of St. Monulphus and St. Gongulphus, being the parish church of Achel in the Belgian province of Limburg. The church is located at the Michielsplein. The trail leads past various different buildings such as Simonshuis, which is completely surrounded by parkland. It was built by Willem Simons, a descendant of a “teuten” family (a teut was a traveling trader or craftsman), of whom several served in the capacity of mayor. The open farmlands, peaceful and vast nature areas, scented coniferous forests and surprising historic buildings in the village centre make Hamont-Achel an ideal destination for hikers and cyclists.

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Municipality of Hamont-Achel

The spacious farmlands, wide open spaces, auromatic pine forests and surprising historic landmarks of Hamont-Achel make it an ideal destination for hikers and cyclists. Hamont-Achel is located centrally in the cycling route network of the Kempen area of Brabant and Limburg. The 450 kilometres of cycling trails will lead you to the most astonishing monuments and nature of the region. There are also a great many marked and connected hiking trails. Discover the cross-border charm of De Groote Heide by foot, bike, car or bus, on your own or with a tourist guide.

Rul 31, 5591 TV Heeze, Netherlands

06 53236704

visit website

Restaurant Koeckhofs

Next to the hotel there is also a Koeckhofs restaurant. Eating and sleeping is therefore possible at the same location in Hamont-Achel. Here you can go to 14:00 in the afternoon and in the evening again from 18:00. Before, during or after your trip you can go here to enjoy the most delicious meals.

Brasserie De Kapetulie

Brasserie De Kapetulie is a place for almost a day for a snack and a drink. Start your route here in Hamont-Achel and come back in the day to pamper yourself. At The Capetule there is something for everyone.

Dorpsstraat 5, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium


011 64 34 58

Bezoek website

Hotel-Restaurant Koeckhofs

The Koeckhofs is a 4-star hotel restaurant located in the beautiful Achel. Nearby are various hiking and cycling routes that are definitely worth the effort to follow. These routes take you along the most beautiful nature and various beautiful monuments. Koeckhof's hotel restaurant is located at Michielsplein 2 in Achel.

4 Michielsplein, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium


011 64 31 81

Bezoek website


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