Startpoint: Mechelse Heide

Hiking routes

3.2 km 60 min
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5.6 km 85 min
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5.5 km 75 min
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8.5 km 135 min
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10 km 150 min
heide trappen
3.5 km 60 min
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5.3 km 75 min
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3.2 km 45 min
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5.3 km 75 min
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Hiking : Mechelse Heide

None of the Gateways to the National Park are so adapted to hiking as the ‘Mechelse Heide’. The north side of the road between ‘As’ and ‘Maasmechelen’ (‘J. Smeetslaan’) will take you through a nice forest area, while the south side mainly consists of heather and will take you to some of the highest points of the ‘Hoge Kempen’. You can even see as far as Germany. Due to the difference in height, some of the routes are considered moderate to heavy walking. But it is well worth the effort, since these hikes will take you to some of the most beautiful patches of heather in the region (‘Mechelse Heide’ or ‘Kikbeekbron’). All the hiking routes fall within the boundaries of the National Park

There are 9 well-marked hiking routes with the following starting points:

- Gateway ‘Mechelse Heide, J. Smeetslaan 280, B-3630 Maasmechelen’

- Starting point: Camping site ‘Kikmolen, Kikmolenstraat 3, B-3630 Maasmechelen’

- Starting point: Station ‘Eisden, Spoorwegstraat, B-3630 Maasmechelen’

- Starting point Swimming Pool ‘Prinsenpark, Ringlaan 2, B-3630 Maasmechelen’

The hiking routes throught the ‘Mechels Bos’ are currently closed due to a conflict. The connection between the Gateway ‘Mechelse Heide’ and the Station ‘Eisden’ still remains open.  For the time, we are trying to find a solution.


Tip:

Make sure you are wearing hiking shoes or boots
Make sure you check for ticks afterwards
During the summer period, use an insect repellent
Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a leash