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Cycling through water

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If you’re looking for a unique and unforgettable cycling experience, look no further than ‘Cycling through water.’ This incredible attraction has been recommended as one of the 100 World’s Greatest Places by Time Magazine, and for good reason. Situated in the largest lake area in Belgium, this 212-meter path crosses over the water, providing a truly immersive and breathtaking experience.

Cycling Through Water

As you cycle along the path, you’ll gradually dip deeper into the lake until you’re cycling at eye level with the water. The feeling of being surrounded by water on all sides is truly awe-inspiring and allows you to connect with nature in a way that is unlike any other.

‘Cycling through water’ is just one part of a vast network of cycling trails in Limburg, covering over 2,000km. Whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or just looking for a leisurely ride, there’s something for everyone in this beautiful region of Belgium. So, bring your bikes and get ready to explore the stunning natural beauty of Limburg in a way that you’ll never forget.

In conclusion, ‘Cycling through water’ is a must-visit attraction for anyone who loves cycling, nature, and adventure. It’s a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, pack your bags, bring your bikes, and get ready to explore the beauty of Limburg in a way that you never thought possible.

When we went, the lake was frozen!

Practical Stuff

You can park at Parking 1, next to the huge playground, then walk (the whole walk back and forth is about 3km).

Alternatively park at Parking 2, which is in the middle between the Cycling in water path and the playground (but then you’re far from the playground when it’s time to leave)

Cycling Routes

Cycling through water is part of several cycling routes. See the official website for routes here. You will also find maps like these below in the domain.

You will also find a map in the domain with the knooppunten, the nodes system used in Flanders. You can find the knooppunten map for cycling on the website here.


Cycling through water is part of the provincial domain Bokrijk. Read our full guide on the huge playground, the Open Air Museum and the arboretum


About one hour drive from Schuman, Brussels – the cycling path and the playground are well worth the trip.

Bokrijk Parking 1
Craenevenne 121, 3600 Genk

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