Bikepacking Belgium part 3: Bikes & Beers

What could be better than a delicious cold beer after a long intensive day of riding? Simply a match made in heaven. Certainly if you have a locally brewed Belgian beer in your glass. And especially if you know that the water from which the beer is brewed has been filtered through the same country from and around the High Fens (Hautes Fagnes) that you have cycled through all day. The water that we fell sixty hair before is now in your glass. We thought a nice thought.

With a light beer at the Abbey de Val Dieu at the (relative) beginning of our three days and an ending with well-known but no less tasty L’Achouffe beer at the end, with a view of the brewery, it was all very nice. And then there are various larger and smaller breweries (such as the Bellevaux Brewery) that we, unfortunately, could not visit, but are more than worth it!

All in all, these beers fit well in our journey, which was also an experiment in sustainability. Watch the entire travel documentary below.

Bikepacking Belgium: an Experiment in Sustainability

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Mark Stokmans
Since I can remember I have been very active in many different sports: started with baseball, tennis and riding later hockey, football, running and aikido. In addition, since twelve years old I've been into actionports: at first windsurfing, later climbing, inline skating, snowboarding, mountain biking. With the first action cams coming onto the market I've been making action sports videos. Furthermore, I've worked in the sports industry since 1990, sports marketing, media and live TV and until the end of 2016 at the Dutch Olympic Committee. Besides being partner in GearLimits I work as a digital freelancer. Based in the Netherlands, Married with Children (11 and 13 years old)

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