The Valley of the Kikbeekbron (Kikbeek source) is a nature reserve of 120 ha in and around a former sand and gravel pit at Maasmechelen, where seepage provides a pond with water. That pond then feeds the Kikbeekbron, which flows into the river Meuse. The valley is part of the hiking area Hoge Kempen National Park – Mechelse Heide.
Things worth seeing:
- Old sand pit
- Fjord horses
- Kikbeek (brook)
Green loop: 2.6 km
Blue loop: 4.6 km
Consult the hiking routes for free at www.wandeleninlimburg.be.
You can buy hiking maps at Visit Maasmechelen and Camping Kikmolen (€ 2.5).
Do you prefer a longer walk? Use the wandelwissels to combine the Valley of the Kikbeekbron hiking route and the Mechelse Heide hiking route.
Food and drinks in the neighbourhood
- Brasserie Aen 't Venne, Camping Kikmolen
Kikmolenstraat 33630 Maasmechelen (opening hours)
Close to Camping Kikmolens car park (50 m)
- Fietscafé de Pelikaan, Forellenvijver
Kikweg 33630 Maasmechelen (opening hours)
Close to car park road to Zutendaal (250 m)