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Cycling

Revered as a cycling haven, Belgium’s passion for this sport transcends mere recreation – it’s deeply ingrained in the national culture. The country’s undulating landscapes and cobbled roads serve as the backdrop for prestigious races like the Tour of Flanders and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, where cyclists tackle challenging routes amid scenic vistas. Belgium’s cycling history is studded with legendary figures like Eddy Merckx, the “Cannibal,” whose dominance has left an indelible mark on the sport. The fervor for cycling extends beyond professionals, with cycling infrastructure, events, and a fervent fan base making Belgium a haven for both enthusiasts and elite athletes alike. Here are some articles on Belgian cycling, with some of my own cycling routes.

Biking around Brussels

A cycle tour through south Brussels

Pump up your tyres, pack a lunch, strap on your helmet: it’s time to explore the south of Brussels by bike!

cycling around Hainaut

Cycling around Hainaut Province

Take the train to Mons, hire a bike, and spend the day cycling around Hainaut province. Here’s a route, including visits to a brewery and a museum.

Park Abbey Leuven

Cycle to Leuven’s four abbeys

A 14 km cycle ride that passes Leuven’s four abbeys – with a couple of delightful taverns on the way for a lunch stop!

Cycling around Leuven

Cycling the outskirts of Leuven

Join me as I cycle around the outskirts of Leuven on this 27 km route that takes in Heverlee Woods and the Leuven-Mechelen Canal.

Walking in Flemish Brabant

Walking and Cycling in Flemish Brabant

It’s easy to explore the province of Flemish Brabant on foot or by bike thanks to a range of excellent English-language material

Dofix signalling vest for bikes

Cycle safer in the dark with DOFIX

The DOFIX LED signalling vest improves visibility for cyclists at night or in poor visibility. It’s easy to use via a battery-powered controller fixed to the handlebars.