Get on your bike and explore Walloon Brabant and its tourist sites on two wheels!
Whether with family, friends or as a couple, enjoy some relaxing times in the great outdoors in a remarkable setting.
Walloon Brabant by bike - In the land of the comic book
Did you know that the center of Walloon Brabant has been the breeding ground for many comics and the place of residence of famous cartoonists? Tintin, Le Chat, Cubitus and Yoko Tsuno are some of these characters who grew up on these lands.
Meet the great comic book authors of Walloon Brabant and their well-known heroes. First compulsory passage: Céroux-Mousty. This beautiful Brabant village welcomed Hergé for several decades. You will then go to Limal where Dupa, father of Cubitus lived and to Wavre, the city of Roger Leloup, the author of Yoko Tsuno, whose fresco adorns one of the walls of the city center. Louvain-la-Neuve will be the last big stage of this route. Stop there to visit the Hergé Museum and admire the many frescoes dedicated to comics, spread throughout the city. You may be lucky enough to meet Gaston, Violette, Largo Winch and others.
The Turning Stone in Court-Saint-Etienne
Explore Court-Saint-Etienne and its secrets, including the famous Turning Stone on this 13km cycle!
Big Bang Route
The 75 km long round trip cycle route between the twin cities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve is dedicated to the Big Bang and its founder, Georges Lemaître. The tour starts at the Lemaître statue in one of the two cities, brings you to the statue of Lemaître in the other city and returns via another way. Returning can also be done by train. The route will take you through the Meerdaal forest, meandering its way past the myriad lovely spots punctuating the rural Walloon Brabant landscape. The terrain is full of rolling hills, so get ready to tackle a few steep slopes. At a number of places, the possibility exists to choose a more gentle, family-type of route or a MTB route.
The round trip is mapped out through cycle nodes.
When starting in Leuven the sequence is:
10 (Leuven) - 74 - 75 - 13 - 2 - 1 - 79 - 80 - 40 - 41 - 42 - 43 - 44 - 45 - 50 - 49 - 56 - 57 - 75 - 76 - 89 - 95 - 67 (Louvain-La-Neuve) - 95 - 89 - 76 - 75 - 57 - 56 - 49 - 50 - 45 - 44 - 43 - 42 - 41 - 40 - 80 - 79 - 78 - 82 - 76 - 70 - 75 - 74 - 10 (Leuven)
There are two MBTEr alternatives:
Between node 40 and 49: 40 - 39 - 37 - 47 - 49
Between node 76 and 44: 76 - 77 - 78 - 55 - 54 - 51 - 52 - 44
Along the family-type route, there are eight places to stop for a rest. Each of these has been marked with a QR code. Scan the code to discover facts about Georges Lemaître, the Big Bang, how our Universe has evolved and what the future will bring.
More information : www.bigbangroute.be/
La véloroute de la bière - étape 2 : Sur les petites routes de Hesbaye
WaWa (Wavre-Waterloo) food lovers’ trip
In 1956, the municipalities of Wavre and Waterloo were linked by byway number 917. It is currently not in service but can still be accessed on foot or by bike. Not far from this wooded route are places where you can stop off to try some regional products. A great trip for food lovers.
- This route is not a loop! The starting point is therefore not linked to the end point.
- Take note of the producers’ opening times or make an appointment.
In the tracks of Napoleon in Wavre
The town of Wavre proposes a 20km cycling route that will show you the town’s culture such as the Maca, Cubitus and Crapaute statues as well as the 1815 commemorative plaque, the General Gérard monument and the ‘Corneille Stevens’ funeral plaque!
So get ready for 20km of discovery in the town of Wavre!