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!
Walloon Brabant by bike - Adventure and sensations !
Sensations lovers and explorers of the air or the water, this course is made for you!
Departing from Lac de Genval and passing through Wavre, discover the hotspots for outdoor sports and thrills in the region.
Secrets of Mont-Saint-Guibert
Discover the secrets of the municipality of Mont-Saint-Guibert on this short bike ride!
The Four Saints bike ride in Walhain
You will fall in love with this bike ride in Walhain with the farmhouse, churches and castle!
Free Spririts - On a bike ride from one to another
A BEAUTIFUL ESCAPE!
Through the Flemish and Walloon Brabant provinces, an enchanting bicycle route joins Felix and Folon.
“Free spirits” offers a unique route between two monographic museums, located a dozen kilometers from each other, on the outskirts of Brussels, one in Drogenbos dedicated to the painter-farmer Felix De Boeck and the other in La Hulpe designed by Jean-Michel Folon. Both artists were free spirits of their time. Belonging to different generations, they crossed the 20th century and left their mark on it. Beyond their age, their culture and their background, they share a lot in common: a taste for freedom, an attachment to nature and a profound humanism.
In their lives and in their art, they have stood for values that are still relevant today, in particular a profound respect for nature and human rights. The FeliXart Museum and the Fondation Folon bring these artistic and humanistic legacies to life.
The project also encourages soft mobility and offers a new bicycle route to discover these two museums. The visitor’s guide, enriched with stories by the two artists, offers you the keys to the reading and invites you to discover more…
Walloon Brabant by bike - The country roller coaster
This ride, whose particularity is to form an eight, allows you to divide your effort into two, with the first virtue of offering yourself a good breath of fresh air that costs nothing other than the energy to pedal!
There are small roads and bucolic greenways winding between the villages. Several original heritage elements will allow you to discover local history during your stops. Let us quote for example the cross of Saint-Géry, the cemetery military of Chastre or the Drève Chévequeue in Walhain which borrowed the name of the ri whose route it follows.
Rural Chastre and Walhain
This ride, which forms a figure of 8, allows you to divide your effort into two parts with the main benefit being getting a breath of fresh air which costs you nothing other than the energy of pedalling!
You will find small roads and green country lanes meandering between the villages. You can make some stops at some original cultural sites to learn about the local history. For example, there is the Cross of Saint-Géry, Chastre military cemetery or Rue Chévequeue in Walhain which takes its name from the stream that runs beside it.
From wheat to bread in Chastre
A 15km bike ride taking you to several pleasant places in the municipality of Chastre! These include the Dussart watermill, St Peter’s church, Cortil watermill, the pink farmhouse and Perbais farmhouse.
Cycle to the centre of Belgium
Starting in Chastre, this route takes us via Mont-Saint-Guibert to Walhain (geographical centre of Belgium & old castle). We then very briefly enter the province of Namur (Ernage). We then return to Chastre before heading to Gentinnes. Next quickly to Court-Saint-Etienne (Sartage Farm & Tree of Justice) before returning to the centre of Chastre via Villeroux.
Walloon Brabant by bike - Around Villers Abbey
This approximately 2-hour ride will take you through the countryside around Villers-la-Ville Abbey.
A majority of small country roads with little traffic and quiet regrouping roads: this is an ideal setting for a family outing by bike ... a difficulty that we would qualify as medium all the same!
Mountain biking in the Villers region
Discover a 37km mountain bike route through the Villers region!
Cycle to the Bois des Rêves from Villers-la-Ville
This route is on roads with a series of great slopes, crossing into the municipalities of Villers-la-Ville, Court-Saint-Etienne, Ottignies and Genappe. Just before the halfway point, you can take a well-deserved break at the Bois des Rêves.
The lands of Villers-la-Ville Abbey
This route, starting from Villers-la-Ville Abbey, takes you into the surrounding countryside and to some rather interesting cultural sites: the Kongolo Memorial, Dussart watermill, several small chapels, ...