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Fietsen door de bomen
Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium
Fietsen door de bomen

The new cycling experience ‘Fietsen door de Bomen’ (‘Cycling through the trees’) is officially launched. Toerisme Limburg vzw recently announced that Smulders will be the general contractor of this project.


‘Fietsen door de Bomen’ will be an iconic cycling bridge: you can cycle amongst the crests of the pines at the ‘Pijnven’ (Bosland) in Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.


Preparational works at Bosland started in June. The steel construction will be built at our facilities and assembled on site afterwards. The cycling bridge, a double circle with a diameter of 100 meters, ascends gradually (3-4%) to a height of 10 meters. The bridge will be approx. 700 meters long.  The construction – vertical columns (diameter of 20 cm) in weather-resistant steel, placed at one, two or three meters of each other – symbolizes the tree trunks of the pines.