Flanders, Wallonia and the Brussels-Capital Region joined forces to make progress on the EuroVelo network and cycling and cycling tourism in Belgium in general, through the creation of one National EuroVelo Coordination Centre (NECC), led by ProVelo. Since the 1st January 2021 Flanders joined the Brussels-Capital and Walloon regions under the same NECC to develop a unified strategy for promoting the country as a cycling destination. Belgium, featuring 5 EuroVelo routes, is an ideal destination for cycle tourists coming from abroad and for those living in Belgium wanting to discover their country on two wheels.
Plenty of information to plan your trip on the Belgian EuroVelo routes
Whether you come from Holland, France, Germany or Luxembourg, the EuroVelo routes in Belgium lead you to the country’s most beautiful scenery. With great infrastructure as well as signed safe trails, EuroVelo routes in Belgium are accessible for every cyclist. On the updated website of EuroVelo Belgium, cycle tourists can find information to easily prepare a cycling trip, such as public transport connections, tourist attractions and options for bike rentals along the way. Each route is divided into daily sections with detailed information on that part of the route. Downloadable GPS tracks and information on the route’s difficulty allow visitors to find the route best fit to their needs. Additionally, the website also provides bike tour offers.
The EuroVelo routes in Belgium are well connected to other national routes in the country. In Wallonia, the EuroVelo routes 3, 5 and 19 follow the RAVeL networks. In Brussels, EuroVelo 5 crosses the / regional cycle routes and in Flanders, the EuroVelo routes 4, 12 and 19 follow the iconic cycle rides.
Five routes to explore the cultural and natural diversity of Belgium
Cycling along the five trails in Belgium gives you the opportunity to dive into the country’s diverse culture and nature: UNESCO sites, not-to-be-missed local products and iconic cities. You can travel along the EuroVelo 3 - Pilgrims Route, to discover an overview of the vast historical heritage and the post-industrial era along the two valleys of the rivers Meuse and Sambre, as well as Wallonia’s cultural diversity in cities such as Liège, Namur and Charleroi. In this region, you can also find the UNESCO sites in Belgium that are not to be missed! The EuroVelo 5 - Via Romea Francigena will delight you with the country’s rich natural, architectural, cultural and brewing heritage. You will be able to conquer the Sonian Forest and discover Brussels curiosities. The North Sea wind will push you along the Belgian coastline along 2 routes sharing the same itinerary in Belgium: EuroVelo 4- Central Europe Route and EuroVelo 12 – North Cycle Route. Along EuroVelo 19 – Meuse Cycle Route you can discover incredible castles perched on spectacular rock faces and visit Limburg on the charming west shore of the Meuse.
Planning a cycling daytrip or holiday to enjoy Belgium, or just for your daily journeys, is very easy with this tool!
Author: Antonia Tornow