Tobacco Trail

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50.2 km • Wervik

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De Briekmolen, Koestraat 63, 8940 Wervik


The route is fully signposted with thematic signs (no nodes).

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© vlaanderen-fietsland.be - Eddy Theys (Auteur)


You will explore the tobacco region around Wervik and Zonnebeke. The area forms the dividing line between the Iron and Leie basins. Numerous ridges there are as many harbingers of the West Flemish Mountains. In this land of borders (national, linguistic and provincial) pipes and tobacco are the trump card. You also pass the provincial domain De Palingbeek, domain forest Den Doel and the Ypres OCMW forests.

With thanks to Westtoer.

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This route has 6 review(s).
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Saturday, October 24, 2020 by X.C.beautiful bike route, we did this bike ride on a rather dreary and windy day in the fall. Beautiful views, a lot of farming so the streets are not always clean, but you have to take that in the autumn, there was a detour which is very well indicated but with the result that you end up at 54 km instead of 45 km.
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Saturday, April 11, 2020 by K.D.A beautiful route! Really enjoyed nature as if we were on vacation. Worth repeating. The only downside is that the distance is more than 45 km !!!!!
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Saturday, October 12, 2019 by I.G.Beautiful route. Keep in mind a small bit of unpaved road in the first few kilometers
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Thursday, August 15, 2019 by J.D.The bicycle route is out of date in that it crosses the N58 at an intersection where bicycle passage is prohibited.
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Saturday, September 10, 2016 by F.J.again a very nice route cycled only unfortunate that you in the beginning of the route an unpaved job in where you have to be very careful where you bike but once past that is enjoying the sometimes at times of what spicy jobs but doable, I have also observed that this route is not 45km but 50km if you follow all the signposts but for those who that is not a problem, this route is really a must
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Thursday, August 4, 2016 by L.D.Unfortunately, there is very little tobacco left in the area. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful, at times tough, route through a landscape once known and famous for tobacco growing. A visit to the Tobacco Museum and local inn the Moriaen (before or after the ride is definitely recommended). In the summer, the Polygone and Gasthuis forests provide some cooling. And along the way, there are plenty of opportunities to lubricate the throat!
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