THE HIGHEST HILL OF THE FLEMISH ARDENNES

THE HIGHEST HILL OF THE FLEMISH ARDENNES

There it is, on the border of Ronse and Zulzeke: the Hotondberg or Hoogberg. The Hotondberg or Hoogberg is a hill of witness, situated in the Flemish Ardennes, in the south of the Belgian province of East Flanders. With its 145 meters, it is the highest hill in the...
THE LONGEST CLIMB IN FLANDERS

THE LONGEST CLIMB IN FLANDERS

The Hotond is the longest climb in Flanders. You can approach it from various sides, but the most famous climb of the Hotond is, of course, coming from the north. Do not worry about the first two kilometres, which only rise slightly. In Zulzeke, follow the...
PURPLE-BLUE

PURPLE-BLUE

If you ride to the top of the Hotond, you might end up with a purple-blue complexion from all that pushing on the pedals. But you can see the real purple-blue in the spring. Then the wild hyacinth blooms and the woods colour spectacularly purple-blue. Also worth...