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Cycling Through the Trees

CompanyBurolandschap - De Gregorio and Partners
Lead DesignersPieter Daenen
Design TeamPieter Daenen, Jasper Goffin, Heidi Nijs
Project LocationHechtel-Eksel
ClientVisit Limburg
CreditsVisit Limburg
Prize(s)Gold in Architecture Categories / Arches, bridges, viaducts and gateways
Entry Description

The cycle path adds a unique experience to the Limburg cycle route network. Cyclists ride 700 metres along a cycle bridge – a double circle 100 metres in diameter – that rises gradually (gradient of 3-4%) to a height of 10 metres before then descending again, giving cyclists a sensational 360° experience.
For the sake of safety, cycling is one-way and there is an unobtrusive wire net with a handrail. The new cycle bridge sits on a structure of 449 unique columns made of weathered steel to symbolise the trunks of the pine trees, so the entire structure blends beautifully into its environment.


Visit Limburg shares its knowledge with and builds bridges between all tourism partners and 42 cities and municipalities in Limburg. Through cooperation, we are constantly building Limburg as a professional and hospitable destination. A destination that is worth visiting all year round, by tourists and Limburgers. More and better tourism in Limburg and more welfare and prosperity for the Limburg population: that is the ambition that Tourism Limburg wants to realize together with its partners.