The Landscape

Along the Western Scheldt and the North Sea, West Zeeland Flanders, with its beautiful coastal strip, is a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts. The narrow coastal strip, featuring beaches, dunes, dykes, and salt marshes, constitutes the most renowned part of the Land van Cadzand, as West Zeeland Flanders is also known. However, beyond the coastal areas lies a stunning green landscape with a mosaic of dykes, polders, and ancient creeks. An expansive environment where long rows of trees gracefully sway in the wind, and the rugged remnants of the Staats-Spaanse defense lines from the 16th and 17th centuries are still visible. These military defense structures were constructed during the Eighty Years' War (1568-1648) until the French period (1794). Although the buildings no longer exist, over time, the earthworks and canals have evolved into unique natural spaces, providing a perfect habitat for many plants and animals today.

Estates and Heritage

Coastal and Tidal Zone

Polders and Farmlands

Lakes and Ponds

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Virtual cycling in West Zeeland Flanders

Route map

You will bike in the vicinity of the towns of Breskens, Cadzand, Sluis, Oostburg, and Groede.

Start and finish at bike node 20 on the Duinovergang in Breskens. However, this bike route is a circular tour, so it offers the possibility to start from any of the following bike nodes.

20 - 14 - 83 - 10 - 37 - 32 - 29 - 30 - 31 - 96 - 98 - 94 - 99 - 97 - 95 - 40 - 84 - 42 - 17 - 15 - 85 - 16 - 20

Elevation meters