The large sandy plain of the Lommel Sahara resembles a desert in miniature. But the region also has clear blue lakes, areas of heather and fragrant pine and deciduous forests. Here you can hike through cool play areas, the land-artworks by Will Beckers, the pedestrian bridge and the famous watchtower!

Tip: want to see the Sahara from a height of 30 metres? Then be sure to climb the watchtower! The ‘Giant of Woods’ is included on all three hiking loops. The pedestrian bridge, which connects the Sahara with the Blekerheide nature reserve, is part of the orange and red routes.


Hiking loops

  • Blue: 3 km (children’s walk)
  • Orange: 6 km
  • Red: 12 km
  • Brown (connecting path): 1 km

Starting point and parking

De Soeverein, Sportveldenstraat 10, Lommel



Some of the hikes are difficult to reach by wheelchair or pushchair due to the loose sand.


Public transport

Bus line 58 Beringen Lommel, bus stop Speeltuin. This line also departs from Lommel train station.


Hiking map

€2.5 from our tourist information office, De Soeverein or here digitally.