Rolling landscapes • Blossoms • Fruit

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Millen is a village in the borough of Rimest, in the Flemish province of Limburg. It is situated in the beautiful, quiet region of Hesbaye, and has 153 inhabitants. Various farmsteads round the centre are characteristic of the area. The landscape has a great deal in common with Tuscany in Italy, certainly the Dry Hesbaye and the nearby Hageland.

Apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, even vineyards… You may find it hard to believe, but Hesbaye is Europe’s second largest fruit region after Southern Tirol. A landscape full of spring blossoms, harvest-fresh delicacies and many activities on the fruit front do credit to Hesbaye.

In April, Hesbaye turns into a colourful sea of blossoms. The region celebrates the blossoming period to the full – whit fruit terraces, fruit treks, fruity picnics and fruit farms that open their doors for delectable tours.

In June and July, the fruit growers pick cherries, berries, raspberries and strawberries. Apples, pears and grapes follow from August to October. Harvest festivals put you in the right mood.

Pure nature, where the lark still sings.

Hesbaye is teeming with many cycling and hiking routes through the lavish, rolling nature – a region that is worth discovering.  Your enjoyment will be optimally enhanced by poppies and cornflower fields, cows and horses in the meadow, beautiful rural roads and not too many tourists.

Hike or cycle to your heart’s content

The stunning farmsteads throughout the landscape are worth a visit. Part of the restored farms have been turned into residential areas. You can also visit historical cities nearby such as Borgloon, Sint-Truiden, Zoutleeuw, Tongeren, Liège and Maastricht.

A multifaceted setting with countless possibilities

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