Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

This 360-Degree Pathway In Belgium Lets You Cycle Through The Trees 32 Ft Above The Ground
179points
User submission
1.4K
12.8K
Architecture, Art1 year ago

This 360-Degree Pathway In Belgium Lets You Cycle Through The Trees 32 Ft Above The Ground

In order to promote sustainable tourism and encourage people to get out into nature, a Belgian tourism organization called Visit Limburg has been working on cool cycling trails for quite a while now. Their first project called “Cycling through Water” appeared back in 2016 and it’s a path allowing visitors to cycle more than 200 yards through a pond. Their second project “Cycling through the Trees”—the one that this article is about—appeared last year and recently has been gaining a lot of attention from nature and active leisure lovers all around the world.

More info: visitlimburg.be

For a few years now, Belgian tourism organization Visit Limburg has been working on a few exciting cycling trails

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

“Cycling through the Trees” is a cycling path designed by landscape architects BuroLandschap and De Gregorio & Partners. This unique trail is a 360-degree raised circular cycling path that takes visitors up to 32 feet above the ground.

Their newest project is called “Cycling through the Trees” and it appeared back in 2019

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

“In Pijnven you can cycle through the trees. Cycling through a forest environment is a special experience for the senses. This cycle path safely takes you into higher realms. Quite literally—because you cycle around a double circle up to a height of 10 metres between the trees. You can see, feel and smell nature’s splendour,” Visit Limburg describes the project on their webpage.

“Cycling through the Trees” is a 360-degree raised circular cycling path

Image credits: Visit Limburg

“It is no coincidence that ‘Cycling through the Trees’ is located in Bosland. The largest uninterrupted forest area in Flanders unites man and nature,” Visit Limburg continues. “Just like ‘Cycling through Water,’ this cycle path offers a unique cycling experience in harmony with the natural environment. By unlocking the fabulous Bosland with such spectacular results, visitors can experience this natural world in a very special way. You become one with the forest.”

The 765-yard-long path allows cyclists to ride along a 109-yard-diameter double circle

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

On average, a person can finish the path in around 2 minutes

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

“The path gradually rises to a height of 10 metres (32 feet) and is 700 metres (765 yards) long with a diameter of 100 metres (109 yards). The Corten steel pillars are situated at varying intervals of 1, 2 and 3 metres (3, 6, and 9 feet) apart and symbolise the straight trunks of the fir trees, ensuring that the structure fits beautifully into the environment,” the tourism organization explains.

In addition, it takes cyclists up to 32 feet above the ground

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

Image credits: Visit Limburg

Image credits: Visit Limburg

Their third project—”Cycling through the Heathland”—is scheduled to open in Hoge Kempen National Park at the beginning of 2021. It’s a 321-yard cycling bridge. “The iconic wooden bridge will be no less than 294 meters (321 yards) long and will become a landmark in the area,” Visit Limburg describes the project.

The path is located in Hechtel-Eksel at Pijnven in the Bosland forest

Image credits: Visit Limburg

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

Image credits: Toerisme Limburg / Visit Limburg

What do you think about this Belgian project? Would you like to visit something like this? Tell us down in the comments!

13Kviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Leave a comment
Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

This is fabulous. No worry about cars. Or bears. ;)

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

amazing

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
1 year ago

This is amazing

Load More Comments
Tabitha L
Community Member
1 year ago

This is fabulous. No worry about cars. Or bears. ;)

BoredPanda is awesome
Community Member
1 year ago

amazing

MRS FLASHMAN
Community Member
1 year ago

This is amazing

Load More Comments
Popular on Bored Panda
Popular on Bored Panda
User Submissions
Also on Bored Panda
Also on Bored Panda