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.
Stop off in a “Bikes welcome” establishment: you will not be disappointed by the welcome!
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WB by bike: In the land of comics
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.
Beer cycling route - leg 2: On the small roads of Hesbaye
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/
Free spirits, by bike from one to the next
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…
Trip - Heritage secrets
Travel back to the Middle Ages on this 2-day cycling route! From Villers-la-Ville to Braine-le-Château, get on your bike for 72km of discovery, relaxation and culinary delights!
The circuit begins in Villers-la-Ville, but thanks to the network of points-nodes, leave from where you wish.
Find the complete description of this trip on our site, and discover the secrets of the heritage of Walloon Brabant...
WB by bike - In the time of the monks at the abbey
Through the villages of Chaumont-Gistoux by bike
1815 Waterloo "points-noeuds" cycling route
From the Wellington Museum to Napoleon’ Last Headquarters, passing through the Sonian Forest and the Argenteuil Estate!
!! Watch out!!
This route contains sections that can be dangerous and is not suitable for children under the age of 15. A mountain bike or electric bike are strongly recommended. The starting point is in the centre of Waterloo, between points 92 and 93 behind the “Waterloo Tourism” office.
The guidebook for this trip, as well as two other loops, one cycling and one walking, can be purchased for €2.50 from Waterloo Tourism (Chaussée de Bruxelles 218, 1410 Waterloo)
WB by bike - In the footsteps of lords
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.
WB by bike - The Roman Païs knights
From Nivelles to Braine-le-Château, get on your bike for a 38 km ride in the footsteps of the knights ... Go back in time during this ride in the heart of the Middle Ages!
A weekend by bike in Brabant Hesbaye
This 117km circuit takes you around the Hesbaye countryside where you will see many relics from the Middle Ages: square farms and castle farms, Roman churches and the land of former abbeys… Brabant Hesbaye takes you on a journey back in time for your cycling weekend!
The idea of this route is to show you what Brabant Hesbaye has to offer: its landscapes, heritage, museums... and also its hospitality!
This loop has been designed to take 2 or 3 days so you can make the most of the many sites to discover.
Prepare well for your trip:
CHOOSE YOUR STARTING POINT and begin your ride in the municipality of your choice. Below you will find a list of long-stay car parks.
Although this route is relatively easy, be prepared for some cobblestones. The cobblestones are particularly found in the municipality of Beauvechain, which is why an ALTERNATIVE ROUTE is offered. However, we recommend that you follow the main route to visit the Notre-Dame de Bon Secours chapel. There you can admire the work of Max van der Linden, a famous ceramic artist from the region.
Some sections of the route are a bit narrow for a BICYCLE TRAILER. This is true in Orp-le-Petit and Jandrain-Jandrenouille where two ALTERNATIVE ROUTES are suggested. Thanks to the ‘points of interest’ network (see box) and the two RAVeL lines that cross Brabant Hesbaye, it is POSSIBLE TO SHORTEN this trip in different places.
P1 JODOIGNE: Pré Pastur car park
Avenue des Déportés, 1370 Jodoigne
P2 HÉLÉCINE: Car park of the Provincial Estate
Rue Armand Dewolf, 1357 Hélécine
Place Communale, 1350 Orp-Jauche
Place de la Gare, 1367 Ramillies
P5 PERWEZ: Sports complex car park
Rue des Marronniers 17, 1360 Perwez
P6 INCOURT: Espace Corlier car park
Chemin de la Carrière aux Pavés, 1315 Opprebais
P7 BEAUVECHAIN :
Place communale, 1320 Beauvechain
Beer cycling route - leg 3: On the small roads of Hesbaye and RAVeL lines 142 and 147
WB by bike - Hidden treasures in Hesbaye
An enchanting point of view, mysterious stones, a chapel and its magnificent ceramics, a majestic farm, a "white" village and a giant tomb will punctuate your journey to discover the unusual towns of Incourt, Beauvechain and Jodoigne!
Depart from the Opprebais quarry, a vast turquoise body of water, and follow the Transincourtoise which links the various villages of Incourt in complete safety. Then pass by Nodebais, the exceptional farm of Wahenges and the village of Mélin, illuminated by the whiteness of the stone of Gobertange.