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When can I sign up for the Walk for Pink Ribbon?
From March 20, 2023 you can sign up for the first edition of the Walk for Pink Ribbon, which will take place on Whit Monday, May 29, 2023.
What is the closing date for registration?
It's possible to register until the day of the event itself. So register until Whit Monday, May 29, 2023. It's even possible to register on the spot at the start site.
How much is the participation fee?
To join the Walk for Pink Ribbon you pay €15 per participant and children under 12 walk for free. Members of Wandelsport Vlaanderen receive a 10% discount. It is still possible to register on the spot on May 29, 2023. This price includes participation in the walk event as well as a nice goodie bag.
What payment options are available?
Will I receive a tax certificate when I sign up?
How can I sign up for the Walk for Pink Ribbon?
Where is the start of the walks?
The start of the walks is at the Euroscoop, then towards the main gateway Terhills (former Connecterra, Maasmechelen). This is where the National Park Visitor Center is located. The main entrance gate to the National Park is part of the Terhills tourist-recreational destination.
Are all the routes signposted?
The 3.6 km green route takes you over the long terril to the panorama point in one hour.
The blue route of 5.4 km leads not only to the panorama point but also around the small pond of the Terhills Cable Park.
The purple route of 9.5 km goes all the way around the big pond and gives a beautiful panorama of both the long terril and the twin terril. During this hike you also pass the Terhills Resort.
The hike map is for sale at the National Park Visitor Center, also the starting point of your hike. Would you like a word of explanation? Our team will gladly help you on your way! You can recognize us by our Pink Ribbon fluorescent vests.
Can I download a plan of the 3 hikes?
All the routes are on Komoot, the most popular hiking app of the moment. Hikers can view them on their phones: https://www.komoot.com/nl-nl/collection/1845905/-toegangspoort-terhills-national-park-visitor-center. More info can also be found at https://www.nationaalparkhogekempen.be/nl/wandelen.
Is it possible to leave the walk during the trail?
Yes you can, you can return to the starting point at any time.
Are dogs allowed to walk with you in the park? Are they welcome in Maasmechelen Village?
Are the hikes tough?
Is there a time limit?
Can I choose from the 3 different walks?
Can I also run down the trail during the Walk for Pink Ribbon, or only walk?
Can I cycle the course during the Walk for Pink Ribbon?
Is it possible to do the walks with a (baby) stroller?
I have difficulty walking, can I join the walks?
How do I recognize volunteers (from Wandelsport Vlaanderen) along the way?
I lost my child during the hike, are there any landmarks provided along the way?
In the Park: main entrance National Park Visitor Center
Volunteers are also provided at various points during the walk, recognizable by a fluorescent vest with the Pink Ribbon logo on it. We also provide start/registration wristbands for children where parents can put their cell phone data. (Maasmechelen Village)
Can I have my sports bag and/or backpack taken into storage?
TBC (Maasmechelen Village)
Where is the start and finish area of the Walk for Pink Ribbon?
The start of the walks is at the Euroscoop, then towards the main gate (former Connecterra, Maasmechelen). This is where the National Park Visitor Center is located. The main entrance gate of the National Park is part of the Terhills tourist-recreational destination.
Where are the restrooms?
There will be plenty of sanitary facilities at both the Euroscoop starting point and at the National Park Visitor Center, follow the arrows 'toilets'.
Furthermore, there are also 3 facilities available in Maasmechelen Village.
For wheelchair patients: National Park Visitor Center has accessible sanitary facilities.
Is there a place to get something to drink or eat?
Thirsty or hungry? No problem, at the starting point (Euroscoop) we provide some food trucks in cooperation with the catering of Maasmechelen Village. Before or after the walk(s) you can come here and choose from a wide range of food and drinks.
May I provide my own supplies? May I picnic?
Note! If you would like to picnic on the terrace near the reception desk, we ask you to purchase drinks and not to bring your own.
Where can I park and is it free?
Each parking lot is equipped with electric charging stations. Take exit 32 off the E314, follow the signs to Leisure Valley. At the traffic circle, follow the signs to Leisure Valley and Maasmechelen Village.
If this parking lot is full, the parking attendants will direct you to the other free parking lots of Maasmechelen Village.
Is there bicycle parking? If so, where?
How do I get to the Walk for Pink Ribbon by public transportation?
There is a bus service between Maasmechelen Village and Hasselt or Genk. Bus line No. 45 leaves from the stations of Hasselt and Genk and takes you to the nearest stop "Eisden Maasmechelen Village" in 40 to 60 minutes. Consult www.delijn.be for more information on bus schedules. A day pass costs €6, which allows unlimited travel within the De Lijn network. For more information, contact De Lijn customer service +32 (0)70 220 200.
For more information about cab transportation to Maasmechelen Village please call CityTax Laoneke on +32 (0)89 44 00 55.
Is there a children's playground?
Can I spend the night?
For wheelchair-friendly places to stay, visit this site: people-with-disabilities