Every once in a while, you see things that are so awesome, yet so simple, that you have to wonder how they never happened before. How come I never thought of cycling through water before today? Although admittedly, I haven’t ridden in a few months, I’ve become more and more interested in cycling over the past few years thanks to my brother’s encouragement. I consider myself lucky to live in California, and just a handful of miles away from the beach, at that. With mild weather for basically 10 months out of the year, it makes it easy to get outside and get active. Though, I do need to put some effort into bettering my diet.
Riding my bike along the ocean is as good as it gets, or at least I thought it was until now. The ‘Cycling Through Water’ is officially on my bucket list. How freaking cool is this? It’s actually surprising that I haven’t seen this before. It’s really a simple concept and would be great for so many wetland areas, like the causeway outside of my hometown of Sacramento!
According to Designboom…
In Belgium‘s largest lake district, De Wijers, a unique path for cyclists has been carved by lens°ass architecten, with a nature conservation project of the surrounding ponds undertaken by design firm, BUROlandschap. The trail, which can be found in Bokrijk, in between cycle junctions 91 and 243, first opened in 2016 and has since welcomed hundreds of thousands of tourists and was even named in TIME’s 2018 list of the world’s 100 greatest places.
It reminds me of one of those walk-through aquariums that you can experience all the sea life as you walk through a clear glass tunnel. Sign me up, please.