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Pilgrim Walk

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11.8 km • Scherpenheuvel-Zichem

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Parking achter Mariahal, Spordel, 3270 Scherpenheuvel-Zichem

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You start with a visit to the Basilica of Our Lady whose dome is encrusted with lead and decorated with 298 seven-pointed golden stars. Then you walk along the railroad bed of "the boemelke," the train that used to run between Scherpenheuvel and Zichem, towards Zichem. Along the way you will come across the Wittemonument, in honor of 100 years of Ernest Claes. On your trip, be sure to climb the Virgo Tower. This structure in typical brown ironstone has been converted into a beautiful watchtower.

This walk is offered by Tourism Flemish Brabant.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023 by Werner LaeversA very nice varied walk. Highly recommended !!!
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Saturday, January 23, 2021 by werner knopStart and arrival is very beautiful, at the basilica of Scherpenheuvel. The outward route to Zichem was a bit disappointing ... Nice trails but you frown at the sight of houses in the middle of a forest. Would that be legal ? Well, we're in the region of Vandenbroucke, aren't we ? Once Zichem and the return is rather beautiful and inspiring.
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Monday, September 14, 2020 by Gerard GeijsbregtsWalk done on September 13 lots of nature and forest with possibility to drink something at node 283 at fishpond. Beautiful through Zichem with possibility to drink and eat something. At the end of the hike there is now a parking lot and you have to go until just before the canteen of a soccer club to get back to the Basilica.
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