Avelgem along the river Scheldt

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Avelgem wandelroute hiking along the sheldt


Walk along the river Scheldt (flemish:Schelde) in Avelgem, following a part of a hikingtrail. Nice for dog and man in quiet nature.

It is the ideal region for walking, all year round and it’s known for the beautiful nature of the Scheldt marshes in Avelgem. We made this walk on a Sunday afternoon, in spring. A part of the walk leads through the fields and in a trail in the grass, another part is on the path next to the river.

Start of the hiking path in Avelgem

address: Ruggestraat, 77, Avelgem

Click on this link for the startingpoint in google maps.

On the way you’ll find the country hotel restaurant “De gouden klokke” in Waarmaarde.

More information about this hotel on the website of Booking.com

Centrale van Ruien

Further along the walk, on the other side of the river, you can see the remains of the former power station of Ruien.

More information and photos: Centrale van Ruien

Demolition of the chimneys of the power station on 03/06/2017

The Mira Bridge

A famous bridge in Avelgem

More about this historical location “De brug van de Waterhoek” Avelgem

Ideas for other excursions in the area are nicely presented in the online brochure enjoyment between the lys and scheldt


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