Design The circular bike path immersed in the forests of Belgium

The circular bike path immersed in the forests of Belgium

Emanuele D'Angelo

The Belgian firm BuroLandschap, in collaboration with De Gregorio & Partners, has created a beautiful spiral bike path surrounded by greenery.

“Cycling Through The Trees” is the name of the elevated path that takes cyclists up to a height of 10 meters.
Built specifically for the association Visit Limburg in the Pijnven nature reserve, the structure is a double circle with a diameter of 100 meters.

A unique track like few others, where you can immerse yourself in the greenery and tall trees of the Belgian province. The bridge stands on a network of hardened steel columns, with fir trunks that surround it and camouflage the track with the surrounding environment.

A project as always innovative but difficult to implement, both studies were aware that the track had to have the least possible impact on the forests.

“The most important thing for us was to build a structure with the least possible impact on the environment and the sensitive nature present,” explained BuroLandschap founder Pieter Daenen.

In order to minimize the impact, the architects first and foremost did not use concrete to avoid damaging the ecosystem. Secondly, only one crane mounted in the center of the circle was used for the construction.

An easy track to cross, with a maximum gradient of 4% suitable, let’s say, even for the laziest, but we are sure that it will be a bike ride difficult to forget.

Written by Emanuele D'Angelo
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