Cobblestones

This route is connecting the small villages and towns, in between the European capital Brussels and the iconic Muur of Geraardsbergen. It is both a test of your ability as a cyclist and an homage to the routes that have made Belgian early season classics so memorable. The route is built by Karl-Heinz, better known as Kardama, a Finnish cyclist, once a semi-pro trained in the Soviet Union, who now considers Belgium to be his home - and whose first ride in Belgium was from the capital to the Muur. His original route to the Muur has been adjusted, adapted, tweaked, refined as he has tested roadways to cowpaths until today where it has become, in our opinion, one of the more original routes to ride out of Brussels to the Flemish Ardennes.

Pre-ride

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2km

out of Brussels

The aim is clear on this part: as little traffic and red lights possible. The canal and Itterbeekslaan are the keys to get a smooth exit out of our beloved and congested European Capital.

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36km

roadbike singletrack

Foot roads, field roads, church roads ... are all names for the beautiful “slow roads” in the countryside and the small villages, which, for centuries, provided the connections from village to village, from farm to farm, from church to church. Many of these roads disappeared in recent decades due to the construction of major infrastructure and new housing estates or industrial sites. Other roads were paved and then slowly turned into the road network, thus losing their original function of slow road. They are perfect road bike single track.

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40km

river cruising

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62km

KASSEIDE

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84km

The new merckx

Café 'In de Rustberg' is the home of the supportersclub of Remco Evenepoel. This young phenom is said to be the next Eddy Merckx. He has won his first pro race, the tour of Belgium, at the age of 19!

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97km

BACK IN BRUSSELS

98km Finish