A visit to Alden Biesen isn’t complete until you’ve explored the natural beauty on and around the castle estate. So strap on those hiking boots or mount your (rented) bicycle and off you go, with or without a guide. Thanks to the cycle route network, cycling in and around Alden Biesen is enjoyable and safe. The routes run along mostly car-free cycle paths via a unique bicycle junction network.

Would you prefer to take your car or one of our electric carts? That’s also a possibility. Make your choice below and you’ll find all the information you need.

Cycling and walking

 

16 km: Alden Biesen – wine castle Genoelselderen and back

The Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren (Regional Landscape Haspeng

 

4 km walk around the Alden Biesen estate on an unpaved surface.

The Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren (Regional Landscape Haspeng

 

4km walk around Alden Biesen on unpaved roads (suitable for strollers and wheelchairs).

The Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren (Regional Landscape Haspeng

 

8.5km walk from Alden Biesen to cultural centre de Kimpel in Bilzen and back

The Regionaal Landschap Haspengouw en Voeren (Regional Landscape Haspeng

 

Alden Biesen, Sunday tour with aperitif (90 minutes)

A unique opportunity for individual visitors to discover Alden Biesen’s

 

Archeological cycle routes

These fascinating cycle routes thread their way through Bilzen, Riemst,

 

Bike rentals

Limburg is Belgium’s cycling province par excellence and the fact that t

 

Blossom walks (4.5 km, 2 hrs)

Visit Alden Biesen in April to admire the spring blossoms during a guide

 

Cycling through the rich past of the Haspengouw region

Cycling map with 7 bicycle junction routes.

 

English Park

There’s no need to cross the English Channel to admire gorgeous gardens.

 

Guided bike rides

Would you prefer the convenience of a guide to show you the way?

 

Haspengouw car tours

Feel like discovering as many cosy spots as possible?

 

Haspengouw landscape

The Grand Commandery Alden Biesen takes up a privileged position in betw

 

Map cycle route network Limburg

This cycling map on a 1:65.000 scale gives a full overview of the Limbur

 

Order your picnic basket in Alden Biesen

What could be more relaxing than picnicking in Alden Biesen on a sunny d

 

Rent an electric cart

Discover Alden Biesen in an environmentally friendly way!

 

Standard orchards

Alden Biesen is the standard orchard of Flanders.

 

Visit Bilzen + walk

Full day (2 hrs – lunch break – 3 hrs)

Culture and Nature Castle

Culture and Nature

Alden Biesen caters to both culture and nature lovers. Discover the historic building and gardens and visit an exhibition in the moated castle. Or make the Grand Commandery your point of departure for a hearty walk or a brisk bike ride through the Haspengouw region and the Demer valley. Afterwards you can enjoy one of the many events for which the Grand Commandery sets the stage.

Exhibitions

Delve into the eventful history of the Alden Biesen site at the visitor centre in Bilzen thanks to the permanent exhibition on the past and present of the Grand Commandery.

Culture lovers will also enjoy the temporary exhibitions in the moated castle. At the castle, the beautifully restored apartment of the Grand Commander is also open to visitors or you can stroll through the French Garden.

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