Crossing the woods on a sturdy mountain bike, beavering away through the mud pools or literally raising dust... thanks to the Midden-Limburg Mountain Bike network it is possible.
The network is an ensemble of different mountain bike circuits and entrance routes in Genk, Heusden-Zolder, Zonhoven and Houthalen-Helchteren (starting point De Bosberg or the Tenhaagdoorn nature reserve).
It is also connected to the Euregion Mountain Biking network and the West Limburg Mountain Biking network.
Download the routes that run through Houthalen-Helchteren here.
The map can be obtained from the Tourist Office and costs 4 euro.