Cycle Tour - The Lost Ports of the Zwin

The Lost Ports of the Zwin Cycle Tour lets you discover the historic Zwin landscape between Knokke Heist, Sluis, Damme and Bruges (60 km, or opt for a loop of 44 km or 31 km ). During the Middle Ages the wide Zwin tidal channel connected Bruges and Flanders directly to the sea, resulting in the region's heydays. Some of the most prominent ports in Europe emerged along it, but over time the channel silted up and the ports disappeared. 

Along the cycle route you will find four outdoor virtual reality viewers. When looking through a viewer, you will, from the current landscape, virtually enter the vibrant medieval port towns. The 360° view will make you feel like you are part of that world. We also have installed a virtual reality viewer in the Zwin Nature Park. Be sure to scan the QR-code on the cycle map to receive alerts and information on your smartphone when you pass places of archaeological interest. Everything you will see is historically accurate and based on the research conducted by the University of Ghent.

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  • Sat 3 July 2021 08:00 tot Tue 31 October 2023 23:59


Graaf Leon Lippensdreef 8 , Knokke-Heist

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