Cycling through the trees

Cycling through the Trees

Cycling Through the Trees: An Unforgettable Gliding Flight Through the Forest

Experience the magic of the forest from a new perspective

Imagine: you are cycling through the trees, with the wind in your hair and the sun shining through the leaves. The fresh scent of pine needles fills your nose and you can only hear the birds singing. This is not a dream, but reality in Cycling through the trees, a unique experience in National Park Bosland.

A spectacular cycle bridge

Via a double circular cycle bridge, you gradually climb to a height of 10 meters, where you cycle between the treetops. The 700-meter-long route takes you through a wonderful world of green, where you can experience nature like never before.

An adventure for young and old

The experience is suitable for everyone, from families with children to experienced cyclists. The slope is gentle, so even less experienced riders can enjoy the ride without any problems.

A unique location

The cycling experience is located in Pijnven, a beautiful nature reserve in Hechtel-Eksel. From the center of Lommel, it is only a 12 km cycle ride to the iconic cycle bridge.

Combine with a cycling loop

Make a day of it and combine Cycling through the trees with one of the many cycling routes in the area. There are routes for all levels, from beginners to experienced cyclists.

Some tips:

  • A selfie at a height of 10 meters? Take an unforgettable photo with the beautiful wooded surroundings as a backdrop.
  • A unique experience for the whole family. Children will be amazed by the spectacular cycle bridge.
  • Discover the beauty of Bosland. It is the perfect way to experience nature.
  • There is the possibility to rent a bicycle at Center Parcs De Vossemeren. From there you can cycle to ‘Cycling through the trees’. A free bicycle map is waiting for you. Pick them up at the reception.

Did you know that…

The iron pole at node 272 is a geodetic survey point? There are three of them in Belgium: in Lommel-Kerkhoven, Ostend and Arlon. From these points, the altitude is measured and then topographic maps are drawn up. Belgium was the first country in the world to represent its territory with heights and depths.

Teaser video


Starting point: you can cycle to the attraction from anywhere you want, but you can also choose one of Bosland’s recommended loops.

Node: #272

Parking: this cycling experience is easy to reach from Pijnven car park, Kiefhoekstraat 16, 3940 Hechtel-Eksel. From there, you can take the bike path to node #272. It is strictly forbidden to park along the side of the road.



Cycling through the Trees is accessible to cyclists, hikers and wheelchair users from sunrise to sunset.