Hop Land cycle route
In the undulating landscape of the Poperinge region, also known as Hoppeland (Hop Country), the hop bines stretch skywards. Hop adds flavour to beer and extends its shelf life. We cycle past passionate brewers who expertly produce the most delectable artisan beers before diving into the greenery of the Helleketelbos and Sixtusbossen (woods) before making our way to Watou to check out the art. Along the way we drink in the stunning vistas, whizz down the impressive descents, enjoy the peace and quiet in the Westhoek and sample the regional delicacies in the local establishments. Even though this corner of Flanders was not occupied by the Germans, the First World War did leave its scars on the landscape.