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Hiking - Achel - Soerendonk - Achelse Kluis 20 km

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The Achelse Kluis is a great starting point for any route. This beautiful monument is situated right on the Belgian-Dutch border. Here you can try one of their famous trappist beers or learn more about the St. Benedict Abbey. This walk takes you across the Beverbeekse Heide to Hamont-Achel, with its beautiful historic buildings. You then cross the border to Soerendonk in the Netherlands. The last stretch of the hike leads over the gorgeous surroundings of the Soerendonk Goor, before ending up right where you started, at the Achelse Kluis.

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Fietsknooppunt: 56
Fietsknooppunt: 56; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 36
Fietsknooppunt: 36; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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Fietsknooppunt: 59
Fietsknooppunt: 59; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 06
Fietsknooppunt: 06; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 03
Fietsknooppunt: 03; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 39
Fietsknooppunt: 39; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Fietsknooppunt: 38
Fietsknooppunt: 38; Gebied: Cranendonck
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Wandelknooppunt: 216
Wandelknooppunt: 216; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 84
Wandelknooppunt: 84; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 60
Wandelknooppunt: 60; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 86; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 24; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 14; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 18; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 12; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 11
Wandelknooppunt: 11; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 19
Wandelknooppunt: 19; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 88
Wandelknooppunt: 88; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 87; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 10
Wandelknooppunt: 10; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 83
Wandelknooppunt: 83; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 81; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 89; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 82; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 62
Wandelknooppunt: 62; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 56
Wandelknooppunt: 56; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 70
Wandelknooppunt: 70; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 40
Wandelknooppunt: 40; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 05
Wandelknooppunt: 05; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 57
Wandelknooppunt: 57; Gebied: Heeze-Leende;
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Wandelknooppunt: 71
Wandelknooppunt: 71; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 69
Wandelknooppunt: 69; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Wandelknooppunt: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Sheep

And then you suddenly come across a flock of sheep with a shepherd. Great chance that the Kempian heath is sheep of the Strabrechtse Heide or the Great Heath herd.

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De Grevenbroekmolen - Hamont-Achel

In the municipality of Hamont-Achel is the Grevenbroekmolen, or 'Het Mulke', an underwater water mill on the Warmbeek, built in 1770. She served for grinding grain and buckwheat. In 1774 an oil mill was placed opposite this mill. In 1920 she had already been shut down, while the thrust was moved in 1973 and a bridge was built. The building is still present, although the watercourse has disappeared.

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Broekkant 83, 6021 CV Budel, Netherlands

0495 491 552

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Beverbeek Heath

Many places in Hamont-Achel refer to the heath that used to be everywhere. A beautiful example is the Beverbeek heath. Only in the second half of the last century were the heathlands here forested and planted with pines. Did the heath completely disappear? No, not entirely. Here and there we find some heath back in forest edges and open spaces. And those brave remnants have recently gained a lot more space through natural connections.

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Molenstraat 21, 5664 HV Geldrop, Netherlands

040 286 3574

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The Soerendonks Goor

The Soerendonks Goor, in the source area of ​​the Strijper Aa, was exploited despite fierce protests in 1957. That business was not successful. Twenty years later, the procedure was reversed. Since then, the wet nature has the necessary living space again. In winter there are many ducks and herons, including the great Egret. There is a birdhouse on the edge of the lake where you have a good view of the birds without disturbing them.

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The wire

The Wire, also called Dodendraad or Dodenhek, was a wire barrier created by German occupiers during Belgium during the First World War along the border between occupied Belgium and the neutral Netherlands. In German pieces, the barrier was officially referred to as Grenzhochspannungshindernis. The barrier was under deadly electric tension and had to prevent war volunteers from escaping Belgium. At the same time, the fence had to prevent spying messages from occupied territory from reaching Allied spy services through the Netherlands and served to stop the smuggling.

Tomperweg, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

0474 83 52 15

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Achelse Safe

The Saint Benedictine Abbey, also known as Achelse Kluis, is located on the border of Brabant (NL) and Limburg (BE). In the meadow setting full of forest, heath, and fields you can endlessly hike and cycle. In addition, the Achelse Kluis itself is worth a visit. In the monumental building you look out your eyes. At the Achelse Kluis it is also possible to drink and eat.

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De Kluis 1, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

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Domain de Bever

At Domain de Bever you are near several cycling and hiking routes in and around Hamont-Achel. It is close to the Beverbeek Heath. Address is Beverbekerdijk 50 in Hamont-Achel.

Beverbekerdijk 50, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

011 64 15 57

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The Tomp

The Tomp is a residue of a tower mill and is located in Achel. During a cycling trip around the Warmbeek (BE) / Tongelreep (NE) in Hamont-Achel, a trip to the Tomp is definitely worth a visit. The old tower mill is surrounded by beautiful green nature and water. There was long doubt about the purpose of the ruin previously. The remains of a tower mill or the castle tower of a castle. In 1968 the tower was even erroneously restored, namely a castle tower. However, in the 1990s, they realized that they had made a mistake.

Tomperweg, 3930 Hamont-Achel, Belgium

0474 83 52 15

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