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An overview of the best cobblestone roads and climbs in Flanders, arranged geographically.
EastFlanders

Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat
In the Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat in Kwaremont you can greet Karel Van Wijnendaele, founder of the Tour of Flanders. But…
 Distance 1.28km
 Altimeters 23m

Vleesstraat
A short stretch of cobbles to warm you up before you hit the real stuff.
 Distance 0.46km
 Altimeters 3m

Steenbeekberg
The Steenbeekberg is a hidden gem. Not very long, but very nice. The narrow asphalted road is pretty steep in…
 Distance 0.86km
 Altimeters 43m

Leberg
This asphalted climb is regulary featured in the Flemish spring classics. It's positioned immediately after the legendary cobbles of the…
 Distance 0.86km
 Altimeters 33m

Ganzenberg
In the Ronde van Vlaanderen the Ganzenberg is known as 'the dangerous descent after the Foreest climb'. It peaks to…
 Distance 0.86km
 Altimeters 49m

Kouterberg
The Bovenstraat/Kouterberg was an official climb in the 1991 edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. It is also called "Kouterberg",…
 Distance 1.44km
 Altimeters 45m

Kapelleberg
In 2002 the Tour of Flanders officially mentioned the climb in the race book. However, the helling has been climbed…
 Distance 0.77km
 Altimeters 31m

Pottenberg
With an average of 3.7% this is not not the steepest of all climbs nor the most famous. On the…
 Distance 1.44km
 Altimeters 48m

Kaperij
Also known as 'Bosgat', this climb will definitely hurt. You start on cobbles but when the climb kicks in the…
 Distance 0.73km
 Altimeters 26m

Berg Ten Houte
Berg ten Houte is our newest cobbled climb in Flanders. This formerly paved naughty climb included 9 times in the…
 Distance 1.04km
 Altimeters 67m

Fayte
A paved climb in between typical Belgian houses.
 Distance 0.99km
 Altimeters 48m

ElverenbergVossenhol
This 1.400m long, paved climb is part of Omloop het Nieuwsblad. 3.6% average and 9% max.
 Distance 1.38km
 Altimeters 50m

Steenberg
Not that wellknown, but this climb will certainly make you sweat. The climb is about 800m long, 7,5% average and…
 Distance 0.77km
 Altimeters 56m

Onderbossenare
Only featured once in the 1993 edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen as an unofficial climb. Nowadays the riders descend…
 Distance 1.43km
 Altimeters 70m

Hostellerie
Also known as 'Langendries', this steep climb (max 16%) has a surface that holds the middle in between cobbles and…
 Distance 1.3km
 Altimeters 56m

De Vlamme
Not well known, but a beauty!
 Distance 0.6km
 Altimeters 21m

Kluisberg  Bergstraat
The Kluisberg can be climbed from different directions but this one, via the Bergstraat, would be the most classic route.…
 Distance 0.73km
 Altimeters 61m

Volkegemberg
The Volkegemberg was included 17 times (19741984, 19911996) in the Tour of Flanders. Until 1982 the slope consisted entirely of…
 Distance 0.47km
 Altimeters 68m

Haaghoek reverse
This is one of the signature cobblestone roads in Flanders. The cobbles in this two kilometre stretch are rough but…
 Distance 1.8km
 Altimeters 23m

MariaborrestraatSteenbeekdries
The sequence of Mariaborrestraat  Steenbeekdries cobbled section is 1250m in total and includes the climb of Steenbeekdries. After this…
 Distance 123km
 Altimeters 28m

Koningsdonk
A very rough stretch of cobblestones just outside of Ghent. We love it.
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 6m

Hoogberg  Hotond
The HotondHoogberg ascent is 2.7 km long. Over this distance, you climb 107 heightmeters. One of the longer climbs in…
 Distance 2.7km
 Altimeters 109m

Kluisberg  Poletsestraat
Starting from the roundabout in Kluisbergen, you climb about 1.4 km, gaining 82 heightmeters. The average percentage is 5.8 %.
 Distance 1.4km
 Altimeters 68m

Berchemsteenweg
The Berchemsteenweg is usually used as a descent in pro races, being the main road over the hill range where…
 Distance 1.5km
 Altimeters 83m

Varentberg
The Varentberg climbs up towards the N8, a backbone of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen, from Maarke. It's not too brutal,…
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 59m

Watermolenstraat  Rampe
The Watermolenstraat cobbles are situated right between the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg, so rarely get a look in at…
 Distance 0.5km
 Altimeters 24m

Ruiterstraat
800 meters of moderate cobbles. Not the worst, but you'll feel it.
 Distance 8km
 Altimeters 6m

Foreest
“Unknown is unloved and sadly, that is the case for this magnificent hill, Foreest in Schorisse. The fact that Foreest…
 Distance 0.9km
 Altimeters 58m

Kluisberg (South)
This is a nice paved climb of about 1 km . Over this distance, you climb 67 altimeters. The…
 Distance 1.1km
 Altimeters 67m

Muziekbos
It's not the hardest, but the Muziekbos is a lovely climb. Snaking up from the main westerly road into Brakel…
 Distance 0.8km
 Altimeters 53m

Rampe (downhill)
A hidden 'gem'. The Rampe is a short 'unexpected' cobbled climb, tucked away between the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. The…
 Distance 0.5km
 Altimeters 23m

Lippenhovestraat
The cobblestone section of the Lippenhovestraat is 'only' 1300 m long, following just after the cobbles of the…
 Distance 1.3km
 Altimeters 10m

Den Ast
A short cobblestone road runs straight through the adorable village of Mullem and leads you to foot of Den Ast.…
 Distance 0.51km
 Altimeters 18m

Kanarieberg
Kanarieberg or 'canary hill' situated in Ronse is a tough one. The steepest section of this long climb peaks at…
 Distance 0.92km
 Altimeters 85m

Doorn
A 1.620 m long, narrow and oldschool stretch of cobblestones. Doorn actually means 'thorn' and it will hurt.
 Distance 1.62km
 Altimeters 8m

Nokereberg
The last climb of Dwars Door Vlaanderen and the finale of Nokere koerse: the only option here is to put…
 Distance 0.34km
 Altimeters 17m

Valkenberg
The Valkenberg is legendary amongst the cycling fraternity. This 900m hill has a bit of a sting in its tail.…
 Distance 0.86km
 Altimeters 46m

Ladeuze
The Ladeuze is a steep climb in the Flemish Ardennes. The maximum slope is 15 %. Used for the first…
 Distance 1.16km
 Altimeters 65m

Achterberg
Situated close to the Tour of Flanders Centre, this is a great steep climb to start your ride. The climb…
 Distance 0.98km
 Altimeters 53m

Kortendries
The Kortendries may not have featured in the Tour of Flanders very often, but in 1990 it played a very…
 Distance 2.5km
 Altimeters 63m

Kortekeer
The Kortekeer, a hill in Maarkedal, first featured in the Tour in 1988 when the Koppenberg was removed from the…
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 63m

Schapenberg  Scherpenberg
This hill may be one of the lesser known of the Tour of Flanders, but it is one of the…
 Distance 1.5km
 Altimeters 109m

Edelare
The Edelare may now be covered in asphalt, but this hill used to be a wide cobblestone road and was…
 Distance 1.5km
 Altimeters 62m

Wolvenberg
The Wolvenberg in Oudenaarde is 660 m long and features an average incline of 7.9 %, with a stretch at…
 Distance 0.66km
 Altimeters 43m

Kerkgate
2.550 meters of gently rising cobbles. The cobbles are not that nasty las their neighboring sections but the grade of…
 Distance 2.55km
 Altimeters 56m

Jagerij
The Jagerij is a 730m long cobble section known from the Tour of Flanders.
 Distance 0.69km
 Altimeters 12m

Molenberg
The Molenberg was for a long time the first pivot point in the Ronde. Indeed, much hinged on the poor…
 Distance 0.42km
 Altimeters 28m

Eikenberg
With a maximum gradient of 'only' 10%, the Eikenberg looks fairly simple on paper, but the cobbles seem to go…
 Distance 1.23km
 Altimeters 63m

Huisepontweg
A long 1450m cobble section located in WannegemLede and recognized by its windmill, dating to 1783. It was banned…
 Distance 1.45km
 Altimeters 9m

Paddestraat
The 2.260 meter long cobblestone road ‘Paddestraat’ is Flanders’ most wellknown cyclist’s ‘scourge’. This present day bone rattler was once…
 Distance 2.2km
 Altimeters 19m

Haaghoek
This is one of the signature cobblestone roads in Flanders. The cobbles in this two kilometre stretch are rough but…
 Distance 1.8km
 Altimeters 21m

Holleweg
The Holleweg is a patch of very rough cobbles. The road takes you along the crest of a hill, The…
 Distance 1.52km
 Altimeters 19m

Bosberg
This legendary hill has become known as the ‘Edwig Van Hooydonck Hill’ since the famous Flemish cyclist made his decisive…
 Distance 1.05km
 Altimeters 62m

De Vesten & De Muur
The legendary 'Muur van Geraardsbergen' (Grammont Wall) takes you to the 110 meter high summit of the Oudenberg. The 910m…
 Distance 0.91km
 Altimeters 63m

Oude Kruisberg
The 750m climb starts going gently uphill from the center of Ronse. The upper – and steepest – part of…
 Distance 0.75km
 Altimeters 54m

Taaienberg
This hill lives up to its name. Taaienberg literally means ‘tough hill’ and the reason for this name will become…
 Distance 0.53km
 Altimeters 33m

Paterberg
It’s only a relatively recent addition to the Tour of Flanders, but the Paterberg has already achieved legendary status. With…
 Distance 0.35km
 Altimeters 41m

Oude Kwaremont
Three: that’s how many times riders must climb the famous Oude Kwaremont during the Ronde. The Oude Kwaremont is the…
 Distance 2.11km
 Altimeters 92m

Koppenberg
The ‘bump’ of Melden, as the Koppenberg is locally known, is guaranteed to add suspense to the Ronde, every year.…
 Distance 0.55km
 Altimeters 62m

Berendries
This is Greg Van Avermaet's absolute favourite climb. Cyclists label this slope as ‘diabolical’. So be prepared if you…
 Distance 0.95km
 Altimeters 65m
WestFlanders

Lettenberg
The 'Lettenberg' hill is a spur of the much larger Kemmel Hill.
 Distance 0.94km
 Altimeters 44m

Zwarteberg (West)
Ok, so the Zwarteberg is technically in France, and as such is also known as Mont Noir (Black Mountain) but…
 Distance 2.9km
 Altimeters 116m

Rodeberg
The Rodeberg can be tackled from both directions, but make sure you take a sidetrip to the south at the…
 Distance 0.8km
 Altimeters 45m

Zandberg
The Zandberg leads up to 'Café in de Zon'. Owner Dirk Ghyselinck is a retired professional cyclist himself and still…
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 33m

Scherpenberg
Scherp means 'sharp' in Dutch, and so it comes as no surprise that the Scherpenberg has ramps of up to…
 Distance 1.5km
 Altimeters 65m

Schomminkelstraat
Schomminkelberg is a narrow and steep climb, gaining more than 65m over the last 1.1km  an average gradient of…
 Distance 0.7km
 Altimeters 49m

Baneberg
A very short and venomous climb or should we say 'wall' . Only 270 m long, with an average incline…
 Distance 27km
 Altimeters 23m

Kemmelberg (from the southeast)
At 156 meters the Kemmelberg is the highest point in West Flanders. Named after the village of Kemmel on its…
 Distance 1.4km
 Altimeters 90m
Flemish Brabant

Hagaard
Narrow paved climb through the woods with a peak at 16%.
 Distance 0.3km
 Altimeters 34m

Schavei
This paved climb must be climbed four times in the Brabantse Pijl race and is also the final climb right…
 Distance 0.5km
 Altimeters 35m

IJskelderlaan
Partially cobbled climb that plays an important role in the Brabantse Pijl race.
 Distance 0.3km
 Altimeters 25m

Holstheide
Paved climb with a maximum incline of 12%
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 54m

Hertstraat
Partially cobbled climb where the final of Brabantse Pijl really begins.
 Distance 0.5km
 Altimeters 24m

Bruineput
Steep paved climb with a peak at 14%.
 Distance 0.8km
 Altimeters 66m

Walebroekstraat
Steepest part of this climb in TieltWinge
 Distance 0.3km
 Altimeters 28m

Schoonhovendreef
Paved climb in Aarschot
 Distance 0.4km
 Altimeters 38m

Muur van Wezemaal (West)
Steep paved climb.
 Distance 0.2km
 Altimeters 28m
Limburg

Printhagendreef (downhill)
In the Printhagendreef you can choose between a concrete bike path or the 400m long cobblestone road. But of course,…
 Distance 1km
 Altimeters 10m

Kolmontberg
From the village of Piringen you can see the Kolmontberg already emerging. This climb is 700m long and has an…
 Distance 0.7km
 Altimeters 31m

Op de Kriezel
From the village of Hopmaal you take 'Op de Kriezel'. This 1400m long cobblestone road is one of Limburg's toughest…
 Distance 1.4km
 Altimeters 42m

Manshoven
Treeyards, neatly landscaped with hawthorn gardens, an impressive farmstead and extensive meadows. The Manshoven cobble section is located in one…
 Distance 1.3km
 Altimeters 26m

Keiberg
Paved climb with a maximum gradient of 12%.
 Distance 0.8km
 Altimeters 35m

Voortberg
Make your choice: go for the paved climb or ride like a Flandrien on the cobbles
 Distance 0.3km
 Altimeters 19m

Slingerberg
Cool paved climb, even with some hairpins!
 Distance 0.6km
 Altimeters 50m