These are the routes for the central event!09 August 2022 22:33
Are you walking along with the central route in Antwerp? Then you take off at the Zomerfabriek in Antwerp. This old gasworks was completely revamped by the City of Antwerp and has since become a veritable hotchpotch of art, culture and relaxation.
On Sunday, September 25, we will have the opportunity to transform the site into a place where our walkers can take a breath. You will be able to enjoy a dash of music, taste worldly cuisine and relax with a nice drink. Together with our partners we will do our utmost to provide some atmospheric fringe activities at departure and arrival.
GR (Grote Routepaden Antwerpen) knows the region like the back of its hand and went out to set up the most pleasant hikes for us. These challenging hikes of 10, 20 or 40 km take you through the sloping landscape of Antwerp and its surroundings. Thanks to the extensive signposting, there is no need to bring your map and compass, but you can fully enjoy the surroundings.
Independent of the distance you have chosen, you can take a breath every 10 km at a maximum organized resting point. Besides sanitary facilities, you will be surprised with a snack and a drink, to regain strength.
Route 10 KM
This route takes off at 12:30 pm in the 'Zomerfabriek' and takes you along Borgerhout and surroundings. Expect to breathe in the magically beautiful nature of Rivierenhof, a stone's throw from Antwerp. It's great to relax in the greenery!
Route 20 km
This route kicks off at 12:30 pm in the 'Zomerfabriek'. This route starts along Borgerhout and Rivierenhof, with a richly varied path full of gardens, parks and green landscapes. The route then continues along varied paths in Deurne and Wommelgem.
You can catch your breath, fill up with water and eat your packed lunch at our well-organised resting point in the parish center 'Familia VZW'. You can also use the sanitary facilities and first aid post here.
Route 40 km
The start of this route is at 8:30 am in the 'Zomerfabriek'. This route starts along Borgerhout and Rivierenhof, with a richly varied path full of gardens, parks and green landscapes. The route then continues along varied paths in Deurne and Wommelgem.
The first time you can catch your breath, fill up with water and make use of the sanitary facilities and/or first aid is at the first rest point in parish center 'Familia VZW' after 10 km.
Our second resting point is organized after 20 km in the 'Antverpia Royal Canoe Club VZW'. There you can sit down for a drink of water, hot drinks and some snacks. Those who ordered a packed lunch can pick it up here. In addition, everyone can use the sanitary facilities and first aid.
The last rest point you will encounter after walking 30 km and is located in the 'Vordensteyn' sports hall. Here too, you can expect a real boost for the last few kilometers!
EXTRA: visit at SAAMO Borgerbaan
All walkers have the opportunity on their route to make an extra stop at SAAMO Borgerbaan. SAAMO Borgerbaan is a community work in Borgerhout. It helps to build a Borgerhout in which there is room for everyone and no one is excluded. During opening hours you can come to a community center for a chat, a drink or to read the newspaper. Water, coffee and tea are free. Everyone is welcome!