In spring Haspengouw comes into bloom as this is a region of orchard farms, which finds itself as its most beautiful from April – May with a wash of gorgeous cherry, apple, or pear blossom. Although we cannot predict exactly when they will flower, if you are lucky enough to see them it will be an experience not worth missing. However, fear not if you can’t make it in spring as Haspengouw is delightful all year round. This route serves low lying-hills, charming castles, luscious agricultural land, woodlands, historical towns, and of course the previously mentioned orchards. This is the largest centre of fruit production in Western Europe due to the moist and fertile soil. For part of the trip, you will see some strikingly different scenery in the Campine Region, an area of marshland and 1001 ponds! Discover the beautiful university town of Hasselt and other towns such as Diest, Sint Truiden and Tienen. If you fancy a taste of beer, you can also visit Hoegaarden brewery! Finally, once in Flanders don’t miss out on “Carbonnade”, a beef and onion stew braised with beer.