The surrounding area of Cimbarsaca
Its strategic position made Semmerzake an important Roman settlement. The famous Battle of Gavere, a landmark in Flanders’ history, was fought on the vast slopes and marshlands near the River Scheldt in Semmerzake on 23rd July 1453.
B&B Cimbarsaca is the perfect starting point to discover the Flemish Ardennes through various hiking and biking routes and to enjoy and relax. You can hire a bike or tandem at the tourist info point De Poort, i.e. ‘the gate to the Flemish Ardennes’.
You can make it an unforgettable day by touring around on a trendy Vespa of La Bella Vespa.
The Flemish Ardennes also offer an exceptional range of top quality restaurants.
The Hof van Cleve in Kruishoutem is still an absolute number one. Benoit en Bernard Dewitte in Zingem, de Margaretha’s in Oudenaarde and De Verborgen Tuin in Geraardsbergen are all Michelin-star restaurants.
Leaving Semmerzake via the Grenadiers’ Bridge across the river Scheldt, you will find the cosy restaurant Mac Pudding, which as its name suggests, has a Scottish touch. There is a nice terrace nearby the bank overlooking the river. About four-hundred yards on to Eke village you may be attracted by the California inspired kitchen of Jan Verhelst.
Within walking distance of Cimbarsaca there is restaurant Het Molenhof in an old windmill. Its speciality is grilled food on charcoal.
Within biking distance restaurant Den Gulzigen Bok offers you a menu of seasonal and local dishes in an kid and family friendly atmosphere.
In the centre of Gavere you will be charmed by the former post office De Post turned into a restaurant and brasserie. Between the old post and the church there is ‘bistrant’ ’t Gavrije, a totally renovated vintage building, which used to be the home pub ‘In the halve maan’ of the late former professional cyclist Omer Dhaenens and his wife Madeleine.
Further on to the slopes of Dikkelvenne you will find the picturesque pub De Rotse with an idyllic view. It serves excellent pub food.
An other village community, Asper, puts three lovely food venues on its map: the kid friendly bistro ’t Kwiezientje, the very authentic and cosy spare ribs restaurant Uilenspiegel and Haspra on the mayor Carlos Dierickx square.
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