The Heritage Route in Hesbaye (Limbourg)
We are in the region of the Commandery of Alden Biesen, the powerful headquarters of the Teutonic Knights. The Open Churches Foundation proposes four itineraries around religious heritage. These itineraries will lead you to the most picturesque chapels and the most astonishing tales. If you like, the three cycle tours can be combined to make one long circuit. The tour for cars is ideal if there is bad weather or for the less sporty.
All these tours are in a free brochure. You can download it here
or obtain it in the churches of Hoeselt, Bilzen and Eigenbilzen as well as in the Tourist Offices.
Cycle tour : Counts and saints (22.3km)
This circuit takes you the length of the Grand Commandery of Alden Biesen and the abbey of Munsterbilzen. Discover the traces that the powerful rulers left in the country. Route You
Cycle tour : Houses devoted to cults, myths and legends (27km)
In following this circuit , you are creating a bond with the past and you will discover the miraculous stories of popular saints like Bertilia, venerated for protecting children from sickness and saint Roch , invoked against the plague for centuries. Route You.
Cycle tour : Hermits, lords and saints (23.4km)
This circuit will show you that religious heritage is not boring at all: spicy tales and legends, a superb hidden hermitage and some fine churches and historic castles. Route You
Car tour : In the footsteps of the priest : religious patrimony around d’Alden Biesen (48km)
Less sporty or wet weather ? We have selected the most interesting places to stop on a vehicle tour. Route You