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Long distance path GR12 from Bergen on Zoom to Brussel (166km)

Hiking map, Points of Interest, Elevation graph and GPS File

For planning walks on the GR12. With the different features on this page, parts of the GR12 can be selected and distances determined.

POIs GR12 from Bergen on Zoom to Brussel

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Start End Name Type Distance from Bergen on Zoom (km approximate) Shortest distance to GR12 (km)
Bergen on Zoom
Town 0.0 2.64
Village 13.2 0.57
Village 22.4 0.39
Village 32.1 0.53
Village 41.6 1.98
Station Heide
Station 41.1 1.52
Town 52.8 0.45
Station Antwerpen-Centraal
Station 62.1 3.31
Town 59.9 0.25
Town 72.4 0.02
Town 76.5 0.17
Village 80.9 0.00
Station Kessel
Station 89.5 0.05
Station Lier
Station 96.1 0.70
Town 96.9 0.03
Village 110 0.00
Town 119 0.86
Station Mechelen-Nekkerspoel
Station 124 0.02
Town 125 0.01
Station Mechelen
Station 127 0.77
Town 149 0.16
Station Brussel-Noord
Station 163 0.25
Station Bruxelles Central
Station 165 0.20
City 166 0.30
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1. Select a starting point in the table and enter the number of kms from the starting point: km and click on the button.
2. Select a starting point based on kms from Amsterdam and enter the number of kilometers from the starting point:
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With this last selection method, exactly any desired stage can be displayed. (Current view: starting point 251.42 km end point 414.24 km)

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Selected part GR12

Route from Bergen on Zoom (Town) to Brussel (City)
Shortest distance from Bergen on Zoom to the GR12: 2.64 km
Length of the displayed part of the GR12: 163 km
Shortest distance from GR12 to Brussel: 0.30 km
Total distance Bergen on Zoom - Brussel approximately 166 km

Total ascent 790 m
Total Descent 779 m
The elevation data contains minor measurement errors which can cause the total ascent and the total decent to be (far) too high.
The altitude differences on the routes from the starting point to the hiking route and from the walking route to the endpoint are not included in the totals!

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Speed on level terrain km/h
Ascent speed m/h
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The speeds to be used for the calculation can be adjusted.

The calculation is an approximation. The actual duration varies per person and also depends on the terrain and the weather conditions.
The formula used to calculate the walking time: Walkingtime = distance / horizontalspeed + ( totalascent / ascentspeed + totaldescent / descentspeed)/2

GPS file selected part GR12

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Info selected point (s)

Start point Bergen on Zoom
Distance on the GR12 from Amsterdam 251 km
Distance to GR12 2.64 km
Paris 747 km
Type Town
Elevation 11 m

End point Brussel
Distance on the GR12 from Amsterdam 414 km
Distance to GR12 0.30 km
Paris 584 km
Type City
Elevation 25 m

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Notes on the map and the table

The route of the GR12 is based on openstreetmap.org data. The route is obtained from waymarkedrails.org.
The most recent version of the route can be seen on Waymarkedtrails and Openstreetmap. The GR12 route was downloaded from Waymarkedtrails on January 3, 2022.
Heights have been added to Waymarkedtrails tracks using the website gpsvisualizer.com.

The exact locations of Cities, Towns, Villages and Hamlets are based on the locations that Openstreetmap gives. Usually this is somewhere in the center.

The distances in the table and on the map are an approximation!! This is because the actual routes from the GR12 to the POI are not included.
The distance from a Point Of Interest (POI) to the GR12 is the shortest distance to the GR12 in a direct line.

The distances between two POIs (point 1 and point 2) are calculated as follows
Total distance = Distance point 1 to nearest point on the GR12 + Distance point 2 to nearest point on the GR12 + Distance between the two nearest points on the GR12

If points 1 and 2 are close to the GR12, the calculated distance is usually a good approximation.
If one of the two points is situated further from GR12, the actual distance may differ (significantly) from the calculated distance.

It is recommended to check the route from a starting point to the GR12 and from the GR12 to the end of a stage! This may e.g. by zooming in on the map and checking for a path or road from the starting point to the GR12 and from the GR12 to the end point.

The track of the GR12 may include errors. Also, the recorded POIs may include errors! It is recommended to check the track and points before walking the path!
Other sources for the route

Data routes and POI by OpenStreetMap.org contributors under CC BY-SA 2.0 license.


- GR12 website (Dutch)


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Facebook group GR12 (Dutch).