If you’re still suffering from the greyness of March, I suggest you get yourself over to the south of Limburg province in Belgium. In April, the entire area turns a shade of soft pinks and whites as millions of apple, pear and cherry trees blossom simultaneously.
What to do
How to get there
if you’re road tripping through Europe and you happen to find yourself in Belgium, the car is an easy option to explore the fruity surroundings of Haspengouw. There are four different marked routes that take you through the rolling landscape, fruit plantations, picturesque villages and castles.
Belgium has a dense train network which means Sint-Truiden is easily accessible from multiple cities. From Brussels, trains to Sint-Truiden leave every hour and take about one hour. They have bike rentals right outside the train station. You will be provided with a bike and a map (with 5 different routes or you can use the Limburg cycling network and tailor your own route by cycling from node to node according to your own fitness and interests), and can then cruise through the orchards on two wheels!
When to go