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Section 03

Grammont / Geraardsbergen to Brussels

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In this section you will follow the LF 6 route until Hal and then continue along the canal until you reach Brussels. This route will take you through picturesque villages and provides you with magnificent panoramic views. Bicycle-friendly paths wind through the sloping landscapes, without challenging your fitness level too much.

Specifically this part of the LF 6 is pretty impressive. Geraardsbergen is situated in de Flemish Ardennes, the scene of action for numerous Flemish bike race classics, of which the Tour of Flanders is the most famous. Don’t worry, though: the LF 6 Flemish Cycle Route takes it a bit easier, giving you plenty of time to take in the hilly landscapes. After crossing the Dender River, you enter Pajottenland, famous for its local beers, such as Kriek and Geuze.

After that it’s onwards to and through the Sonian Forest, the green lung just South of Brussels.

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From Grammont/Geraardsbergen, continue along the Dender river following waymarks 80 and 73 and the Flanders motorway LF38 - Dender-Waaslandroute until Schendelbeke. Here (waymark 73) you will turn onto the LF6 - Vlaanderen Fietsroute, and proceed to Onkerzele, Vollezele, Leerbeek, Gaasbeek, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw and Halle/Hal. You then have to follow the Charleroi-Brussels Canal and the cycle routes of the Brussels Region to reach the centre of the Capital of Europe.

Practical info

Bike rental and maintenance along the route

  • Fietspunt NMBS-station Halle
    Vandenpeereboomstraat 5, 1500 Halle
    +32 (0)2 360 25 55
    www.groepintro.be
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  • Pajotse fietsverhuur De Spaak
    Eeckelstraat 30, 1755 Gooik
    +32 (0)2 532 02 21
    www.fietsendespaak.be
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  • Fietsverhuurcentrum Provinciaal Domein De Gavers
    Onkerzelestraat 280, 9500 Geraardsbergen
    +32 (0)54 41 63 24
    www.degavers.be
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Train station

  • Station Geraardsbergen
    Stationsplein 9500 Geraardsbergen
  • Station Schendelbeke
    Moenebroekstraat 9506 Idegem
  • Station Halle
    Van den peereboomstraat 1500 Halle

Tourism office

Specific information regarding long term maintenance work