Valley of the Kikbeekbron

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
  • Heathland
  • Forest
  • Kikbeek (brook)

Hiking routes

Green loop: 2.6 km

Blue loop: 4.6 km

Consult the hiking routes for free at

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 Kikmolen’s car park (50 m)

  • Fietscafé de Pelikaan, Forellenvijver

 Kikweg 33630 Maasmechelen (opening hours)

 Close to car park road to Zutendaal (250 m)