Water cycle path in Bokrijk features in TIME Magazine's top 100

03/09/2018

The influential American weekly magazine TIME Magazine has recently published its first list of 100 places in the world not to be missed. Although there is much variety, they do have one thing in common: they are all remarkable locations providing a unique and memorable experience. Architectural gems, works of art, country mansions, hotels, lodges, restaurants, natural wonders …

attraction to feature on the list of 100 sensational and innovative destinations. Ever since April 2016 in De Wijers, a nature reserve covering 700 hectares with a variety of ponds, lowland pastures and woods, it has been possible to cycle along a 212 m path straight through the water and, in doing so, be at eye level with the water line. Meanwhile over 500,000 cyclists have come for a visit. The aim of the project was to add extra appeal to the already popular cycling network. This is a combination of cycling nodes that make it really easy to map out your own cycle route.

Besides Cycling through Water, the organiser Toerisme Limburg has other ambitions. By the end of 2018, this tourist office aims to realise three additional cycling projects: the cycle bridge Cycling through the Heath through the Hoge Kempen National Park, Cycling through the Trees between the treetops of Hechtel-Eksel and Cycling Underground in the marl caves in Riemst.

Who knows? Perhaps there will be even more prizes in store for Limburg next year …