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Our Favourite Cycling Routes in the Flemish Ardennes

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Our Favourite Cycling Routes in the Flemish Ardennes

Discover Flanders’ most beautiful landscape, an extraordinarily rural region with its typical undulating character. The Flemish Ardennes stand for endless walking and cycling pleasure. Whether you like a quiet trip along streams and through villages or you are looking for a sporty challenge, it is the cycling paradise in our country. We have selected our top cycling routes especially for you.

Tour of Flanders cycling route

Experience your own Ronde in the setting of Flanders’ most beautiful area, a route for sports enthusiasts! According to the very greatest, the Tour of Flanders is the world’s most beautiful classic of all time. Follow a shorter version that includes all the slopes of the Tour of Flanders during this 140km.

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Watermill cycling route

Discover the most beautiful spots of the hilly municipality of Zwalm during this 40 km route. Cycle past 6 watermills, through rural villages and past historic farms and enjoy the regional beers and local specialties along the way!

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The true Flandrien feeling route

This is a 42 km trip where the real flandrien in you comes out! You cycle through a region that is permeated with cycling heroism, where the cyclist’s sweat sticks to asphalt and cobblestones, so to speak. After a gentle run you will brave the slopes of the Flemish Ardennes. Once you have conquered that, you will be rewarded with beautiful panoramas.

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In the wheel of Adriaen Brouwer cycling route

Cycling route of 29 km from Oudenaarde, the city of Adriaen Brouwer. This cycling tour takes you from Oudenaarde to the picturesque village center of Ename and back to the start via the ancient Roman Brewery.

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The Gavers cycling route

During this 13.1km route, the mighty Dender will keep you company for 5.5 kilometers. Drive along the Dender and Idegem Sas towards the Dender-Mark Silent Area and taste a Geraardsbergse mattentaart in between.

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Kouter cycling route

Cycle along the coulters (agricultural fields) in and around Wortegem-Petegem. During this 48 km route you will discover a less known but no less beautiful part of the Flemish Ardennes. Eye-catchers: the castle park at Domein De Ghellinck, the beautiful village square of Elsegem and the abbey of Beaulieu.

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Oudenaarde brown route

A cycling route in the beer city of the Flemish Ardennes. With Flemish cobblestones, steep slopes and beautiful views. Stop by one of the 11 charming cafes or 4 breweries.

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Scheldt valley cycling route

32km through the Scheldt valley, from Gavere to Oudenaarde in the green valley to the spring village of Dikkelvenne. Cycle past the Kaaihoeve and the medieval site of Ename to Oudenaarde. Discover numerous old Scheldt arms that have grown into valuable nature reserves.

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Sarah Corcorcan

With a keen interest in travelling and writing, our blog writer Sarah explores as often as possible, finding new and exciting places to write about. From popular tourist spots to hidden gems, Sarah aims to find the best of beautiful places so you can get the best out of your visit. Having visited Belgium numerous times, she has a special affection for its heritage, coastline and friendly locals.

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