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Crossing the Hageland gravel trail

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76.8 km • Tremelo

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Balenbergstraatje 11, 3128 Baal

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Your version of Dwars door het Hageland starts at the Sven Nys Cycling Center with a gentle run through the Meetshovenbos towards Aarschot, but when the Demer comes into view, the technical work begins. The pebbles of the gravel paths on the bank jump into the water under pressure from your tires. The muddy paths of the Demerbroeken and the forest roads of Averbode bring you to the medieval Maagdentoren in Zichem. Pick up some speed, because further on the slopes of the Grasbos await you. It is also called the Poggio of Diest and you will know it. Then it is the turn of the citadel of Diest and the Vlooyberg with the famous Vlooyberg tower at the top. When the vineyards of Houwaart come into your sights, you dream of Italian landscapes. Crossing the Hageland is not for nothing the Strade Bianche of the North. The gravel paths are really challenging for a while. Fortunately, there is a shower for you and your bike at your arrival point.

This route is offered by Tourism Vlaams-Brabant vzw.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021 by W.R.Nice bike ride, some tough bits to climb here and there. Focused on all terrain cycling though - seems less suitable for a course bike. I will definitely come back
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