Walking

'Metamorphosis of the city' walk

This city walk doesn't just take you on a stroll through the historical city centre but also highlights the metamorphosis that Kortrijk is currently experiencing. There is a handy map with a brief description of all the points of interest along the way. You can also download an audio version of the walk to your smartphone from this website.  It provides some interesting facts and amusing anecdotes. The city walk starts from Tourism Kortrijk in the Béguinage Park and is indicated by metal rivets in the ground.

 

 

Kortrijk Creative City Tour

Kortrijk boasts a long tradition of international trade. As early as in the Middle Ages, Kortrijk flax was one of Flanders’ key export products. Thanks to this flax, the city developed a reputation for craftsmanship, top-quality design and entrepreneurship. Wars and economic setbacks forced the textile industry to reinvent itself. Thanks to this inevitable transformation, the Kortrijk region became what it is today: creative and resilient. That is why, Kortrijk was awarded membership of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network on 31 October 2017 for design.

Discover Kortrijk UNESCO design region with this walk along unique landmarks, shops, restaurants and events in 6 creative neighbourhoods! A warm welcome!

A map is available at the Tourist office.

 

 

The Argendaal walk

In rural Bellegem, south of Kortrijk, you can walk on the ridge between the rivers Leie and Scheldt. It is a rural and undulating area that offers one panoramic view after the other. The walk starts at the Argendaal and Bellegem woods, two exceptional stretches of woodland in a predominantly wooded area. We invite you to walk along quiet country roads peppered with chapels and typical old courtyard farms.  

Tweebeken walking route

The walking route extends over the boroughs of Bissegem and Marke. The route is named after the brooks crossed during the trip: the Neerbeek and the Markebeek. In Bissegem, the trail covers parts of the former Neerbeek walking route, while in Marke, it overlaps with sections of the Prikkelpad. Along the trail, there are various child-friendly play features or places of interest, such as the Van Clé petting zoo, the Kleuterbos or 't Schrijverke nature reserve and, of course, the river Leie.

Hugo Claus walk

During this audio walk, we follow in the footsteps of Louis Seynaeve and visit the places where some key scenes of Het Verdriet van België (The Sorrow of Belgium) were shot. The real Kortrijk and the Walle from Het Verdriet van België often coincide, but never completely. In his novel, Claus adds details, distorts the facts, adds colour, ... It comes as no surprise, therefore, that the tension between fiction and reality is the leitmotif of this walk.

 

This walking route is only available in Dutch from the Tourism office.

 

10,000-steps walk

This walking route takes care of your daily goal of 10,000 steps. The walk starts at Toerisme Kortrijk in the Beguinage Park and takes you along the new Leie river banks and bridges, the Buda Island and the historic city centre.

 

This walking route is only available in Dutch from the Tourism office.

 

 

Land of Mortagne walking network

In the Land of Mortagne walking network, numerous church trails meander through the hilly landscape. Small groves and nature areas alternate with impressive courtyard farms and centuries-old chapels. The towpaths along the Scheldt and the Bossuit-Kortrijk canal tell the story of a rich past. Plot your own route using numbered junctions. Pick a starting point and walk for as long as you feel like. The junction signposts consist of white signs with red lettering, and show you the way in both directions. 

World War I walk in Kortrijk

The war walk is about 4.5 kilometres long and takes you along these and many other memorable buildings and locations. On the signs along the route (marked by poppies), you will find photos and stories of the same places in wartime. The route starts at the City Hall on the Grote Markt. En route, you can take a break in one of today's catering establishments that tell a tale from back then. Be sure to pick up a copy of the special edition of the Oorlogskrant (War Newspaper), which is full of compelling stories and facts from the occupied city!

Kortrijk in sight

If you want to actively relive the World War II bombings, the 'Kortrijk in sight' walk takes you past the places that bore the brunt of these. Photos and stories from back then can be found in the accompanying booklet and on the pedestals on the spot.

ZieMie

A beautiful route jazzed up with a touch of art in the centre of Kortrijk. The ZieMie Tour takes you on a 7K discovery trip through the city of Kortrijk. Can be undertaken by bike or on foot.

 

You will find statues of artist Mie Bogaerts en route. Can you spot them all?

 

Each statue comes with a text by writer Joris Denoo. You can read the texts on the map or listen to them by scanning the QR code that you will find near the statues.

 

So if you like art combined with walking or cycling, then this route is right up your street!

 

Have fun walking, cycling and hunting!

 

Download de ZieMietour

 

KORTRIJK INSTAGRAM-ROUTE

Wil je graag eens wandelen langs de kleurrijkste en meest fotogenieke plekjes van Kortrijk?

Dan is de Instagram-route beslist iets voor jou!

 

Voor wie er nooit eerder kwam, maar ook voor wie de trekpleisters van de stad al kent, is er nu een Instagram-route ontwikkeld die je meeneemt langs de origineelste en fotogeniekste plaatsen in Kortrijk. Met onbekende pleintjes, prachtige gevels en andere geheimen die je kan ontdekken door de lens van je smartphone. Trek eropuit met je familie of vrienden en vul onderweg je account aan met innemende plaatjes.

 

Je kan de route hier terugvinden.

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