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Villages of the Swallow Valley hiking trail

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11.1 km • Zwalm

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Oude Scheldestraat 16, 9630 Zwalm

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The Flemish Ardennes has invested heavily in its hiking infrastructure and now has more than 850 kilometers of interconnected hiking trails. This hike introduces you to Flanders' Most Beautiful Landscape via our hiking nodes. You can choose to walk the full route or explore one of the shorter loops. Have fun!

The Dorpjes van de Zwalmvallei hiking trail is brought to you byRouten, an initiative of Tourism East Flanders.

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Image node 96
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Image node 97
0.4 km
Image node 95
1.1 km
Image node 93
2.1 km
Image node 94
2.8 km
Image node 83
4.3 km
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4.4 km
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5 km
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5.3 km
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5.8 km
Image node 85
7.3 km
Image node 89
8 km
Image node 93
8.8 km
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10 km
Image node 99
10.7 km
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11.1 km
Image node 96
11.2 km
This route has 7 review(s).
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Monday, May 29, 2023 by D.R.Didn't see much of the charming villages. Most of this route along concrete roads between fields. Very monotonous.
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Sunday, May 28, 2023 by M.D.Hiked with bright sunshine which also made the unpaved roads easily walkable. Nice variation between paved roads and rural areas. Best to park at De Kaaihoeve to start from there. Known walking route so you meet quite a few people. Nice to have a chat!
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Monday, January 17, 2022 by Marc VervaetThe hike itself was beautiful in terms of scenery and very quiet on Sunday morning. We left with rain until almost halfway.... This resulted in very muddy passages (between 89 and 93 along the castle, also for MTBers and between 92 and 99). On drier and sunnier days this is highly recommended.
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Friday, July 23, 2021 by K.B.Starting point 96 difficult to find. Not located along the road, but in the forest. Started from point 95, due to large parking lot at Provincial Educational Center "De Kaaihoeve". Many unpaved paths are overgrown with nettles and difficult to traverse.
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Saturday, January 2, 2021 by Willy De Regge-HeyseVery nice hiking trail, with alternating forest trails and paved road. definitely recommended. good walking shoes required in rainy weather. some trails were quite boggy, but still doable.
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Friday, July 10, 2020 by Christian LamontNice hike, first half better than the last. In places the trails are a bit overgrown, but still passable.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 by G.V.Beautiful route along, for me, familiar roads.
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