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Hiking - Achlese Kluis - Mulk - Achelse Kluis 16.2 km

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A beautiful hiking trail that takes you along the Belgian-Dutch border. The starting point is at the St. Benedict's Abbey, also known as the Achelse Kluis. From the Kluis you walk through beautiful Hamont-Achel with its historic buildings. The route then crosses the border several times surrounded by nature and with beautiful views all around. The Achelse Kluis, Grevenbroek Mill, the Tomp and Beverbeekse Heide are just a few of the gems you will encounter along the way. And for a nice cup of coffee or well-deserved beer you can always drop by Domein de Bever.

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Fietsknooppunt: 36
Fietsknooppunt: 36; Gebied: Heeze-Leende
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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: 19
Wandelknooppunt: 19; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 88
Wandelknooppunt: 88; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 80
Wandelknooppunt: 80; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 87
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
Wandelknooppunt: 81; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 89
Wandelknooppunt: 89; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 82
Wandelknooppunt: 82; Gebied: Cranendonck;
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Wandelknooppunt: 70
Wandelknooppunt: 70; 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: 68
Wandelknooppunt: 68; Gebied: Valkenswaard;
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Grafheuvels Hamont-Achel

In the Haarterheide nature reserve between Achel and Hamont, the eight tombs of Hamont-Achel lie. The grave hills originate from the Iron Age (about 700 BC). They are partly restored in their original state.

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Orange Nassaustraat 8C, 5554 AG Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 204 9841

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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 place names in Hamont-Achel still refer to the heath that used to be commonplace. A beautiful example is the Beverbeekse Heide. It wasn't until the second half of the last century that the heathlands here were converted to pine forest. Did the heath completely disappear? No, not entirely. Here and there, at the edges of the forest and in clearings, it survives. 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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Haarterheide

Between Neerpelt and Hamont-Achel lies the Haarterheide, a nature area with some beautiful cycling and hiking routes. There's also some additional sights, such as the old Torenburcht de Tomp and eight Iron Age burial mounds.

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Molenstraat 211, 5556 TA Valkenswaard, Netherlands

040 201 2220

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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 Kluis

The Saint Benedict Abbey, also known as the Achelse Kluis, is located on the border between Brabant (NL) and Limburg (BE). It is surrounded by vast forests, heath and farmland with endless options to go hiking or cycling. And the historical Achelse Kluis itself is also well-worth a visit. The monumental building is of exceptional beauty and truly a feast for the eyes.  The restaurant and café at the Achelse Kluis also make it is a popular place to rest up.

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Domein de Bever

At Domein de Bever you will find yourself near several cycling and hiking routes in and around Hamont-Achel. The Beverbeekse Heide is just around the corner. The address is Beverbekerdijk 50 in Hamont-Achel.

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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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