Welcome to Brussels, capital of Belgium and Europe! Along your way, you will enjoy various kind of urban landscapes, ultimately reaching the heart of the city from its quiet outskirts. Here you will find trendy shops and restaurants along the Dansaert street, and be able to discover lots of city’s major attractions. We continue to the majestic Cinquantenaire Park, before reaching the Soignes Forest. After the forest, you will go to the Hulpe Castle and Rixensart village. If you are traveling with children, be sure to consider a break at Walibi amusement park before arriving in Wavre.

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This section begins at the boundary between the Flemish and the Brussels Capital Regions, right after leaving Halle, and heads to Tervuren, making its way past the most important places of Brussels. Along the Canal, you will find many old industrial remnants, some of which have been transformed into museums or hotels. Crossing the city centre and the UNECSO classified Grand Place, this section continues to the Royal Square and many green areas, such as the Cinquentaire park and Parc Royal, before reaching the Soignes Forest.

Brussels is an ideal place to cycle, offering various types of environments: the intense activity of the city centre, full of fashion shops, museums and regularly hosting cultural events in its pedestrian area, contrasts with the calm of its parks and the quiet majesty of the Soignes Forest. As the capital of Europe, Brussels has a rich history which you will be able to discover at the BELvue and La Fonderie museums. Brussels is also famous for its chocolate, beer and French fries. You will easily find places to savour these, but also to learn more about their fabrication process. The Chocolate museum welcomes you in the city centre, the Stock Exchange building will soon be reconverted in a Beer Temple, and some ancient breweries still produce beer to this day!

Of course, Brussels is also famous for pictorial art: don't miss the Royal Museum with its wide range of Flemish masters, nor the Magritte Museum!

From the Soignes forest to Wavre, you can follow the panels of the regional itinerary W2 "Beer route".

More info from La Hulpe to Wavre PDF

Practical info

Bike rental and maintenance along the route

Point vélo Voot VUB
Bike rental     Maintenance
91 rue Voot, 1200 Bruxelles
+32 2 762 48 93
www.voot.be
velotech@voot.be
Cyclo
Bike rental     Maintenance
Gare Centrale
+ 32 (0)2 513 95 16
http://www.cyclo.org
cyclo@cyclo.org
Cyclo
Bike rental     Maintenance
Gare du Luxembourg
+ 32 (0)2 513 95 16
http://www.cyclo.org/fr
cyclo@cyclo.org
Cyclo
Bike rental     Maintenance
Gare du Nord
+ 32 (0)2 513 95 16
http://www.cyclo.org/fr
cyclo@cyclo.org
Urban Tri Sports
Bike rental     Maintenance
14 rue Blockman, 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
+ 32 (0)2 770 10 02
www.urbantrisports.be
Pro Velo
Bike rental     Maintenance
15 rue de Londres 1050 Ixelles
+ 32 (0)2 502 73 55
www.provelo.org
info@provelo.org
MFI Bike
Bike rental     Maintenance
232 avenue Brugmann 1180 Uccle
+ 32 (0)2 343 35 93
https://mfibike.be
KM 10 bicyclestore
Bike rental     Maintenance
10 avenue de la Foresterie, 1170 Watermael-Boitsfort
+ 32 (0)2 672 66 10
www.km10.be
IMP Bike
Bike rental     Maintenance
767 ch. De Louvain 1140 Evere
+ 32 (0)2 705 38 63
http://www.impbike.be/
hello@impbike.be
Eddy Sport
Bike rental     Maintenance
476 avenue Georges Henri 1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
+ 32 (0)2 734 24 58
http://www.eddysports.be/
eddysport@live.be
Cyclo
Bike rental     Maintenance
85 Rue de Flandre 1000 Brussels
+ 32 (0)2 513 95 15
http://www.cyclo.org/
cyclo@cyclo.org

Train station

Gare de Bruxelles-Midi
Avenue Fonsny 47B, 1060 Bruxelles
Gare de Bruxelles-Luxembourg
Rue du Trève, 1050 Bruxelles
Gare de Bruxelles-Nord
Rue du Progrès 76, 1030 Schaerbeek
Gare de Waterloo
Place de la gare, 1410 Waterloo

Tourism office

visit.brussels
Town Hall of Brussels - Grand-Place, 1000 Brussels
+ 32 (0)2 513 89 40
visit.brussels/fr/
tourist@visit.brussels
Information Point Palais Royal
Rue Royale 2-4, 1000 Bruxelles
+32 (0)2 563 63 99
bip.brussels/fr
info@bip.irisnet.be
Station Europe
USE-IT info desk
Galerie Ravenstein 25, 1000 Brussels
brussels.use-it.travel
infodesk@use-it.be
Maison du Tourisme de Waterloo
Chaussée de Bruxelles 218, 1410 Waterloo
+32 (0)2 352 09 10
www.waterloo-tourisme.com
: info@waterloo-tourisme.be
Maison du Tourisme des Ardennes Brabançonnes
Rue de Nivelles 1 - 1300 Wavre
+32 (0)10 23 03 52
www.mtab.be
Fédération du Tourisme de la Province du Brabant wallon
Avenue Einstein 2, 1300 Wavre
+32 10 23 61 08
www.destinationbw.be
info@destinationbw.be

Attractions

Nature
Woluwe Park

Le Parc de Woluwe est l’un des plus grands parcs de l’agglomération bruxelloise. Cet élément majeur du maillage vert bruxellois fait aussi partie de la chaîne d’espace verts qui longe la vallée de la Woluwe.

1200 Woluwe-Saint-Lambert
Culture
Palais Stoclet

This luxurious house was built in 1911 by the Viennese architect Joseph Hoffmann. The outside of the building is entirely covered with white marble framed by gilded mouldings and is the only one of its kind in Brussels (cannot be visited).

Avenue de Tervueren 281 1150 Woluwe-Saint-Pierre
Culture
Royal Museum of Army and Military History

The museum houses around one hundred thousand items (weapons, uniforms, scale-models, documents), making it one of the world's largest military museums.

Parc du Cinquantenaire 3 1000 Brussels
+ 32 (0)2 737 78 33
http://www.klm-mra.be/D7t/en
infocom@klm-mra.be
Nature
Cinquantenaire Park

The Cinquantenaire (50th anniversary) site is comprised of a vast set of gardens dotted with monuments and museums. It is dominated by a triumphal arch with three arches.

Parc du Cinquantenaire 1000 Brussels
http://www.brussels-gardens.be/
Culture
The European Parliament

Experience the exciting atmosphere of the world’s largest transnational parliament with a visit to the European Parliament hemicycle. You can even follow a live plenary session.

Rue Wiertz- Wiertzstraat 1047 Parlement Européen
hemicycle-visits@europarl.europa.eu
Culture
House of European History

This free museum in the beautifully renovated Eastman building takes visitors on a journey along the path of Europe’s history and challenges them to contemplate its future.

Belliardstraat Rue Belliard 135 1040 Etterbeek
https://historia-europa.ep.eu/home
historia-learning@europarl.europa.eu
Nature
Leopold Park

A small island of tranquillity on the edge of the big sites of the European district.

Rue Belliard 137A 1000 Bruxelles
Culture
Saint-Cyr House

The most extravagant and astonishing example of Brussels Art Nouveau with its breathtaking steelwork the most eye-catching feature.

Square Ambiorix 11 1000 Brussels
Culture
Squares Ambiorix, Marie-Louise and Marguerite

In the 18th century, this set of gardens was a very rustic spot, which was then transformed into a middle-class residential area. This explains why these small public gardens are set with numerous Art Nouveau mansions.

Square Ambiorix 1000 Bruxelles
Culture
Royal Palace

The Royal Palace was built on the site of the former Palace of the Dukes of Brabant which was destroyed by fire in 1731. Started in 1820 under the reign of King William, it was modified in 1904 under Leopold II, who had it rebuilt in Louis XVI style.

Place des Palais 1000 Brussels
https://visit.brussels/en/place/Palais-Royal
Nature
Royal Park

Known as the “Parc Royal” for many years, it was the first public park in Brussels.

Place des Palais 1000 Brussels
Culture
MIM - Musical Instruments Museum

As soon as it opened at the end of the 19th century, the luxurious Old England department store earned an excellent reputation for its highly distinctive building.

Rue Montagne de la Cour 2 1000 Brussels
+ 32(0) 2 545 01 30
http://www.mim.be/
info@mim.be
Nature
Mont des Arts

Mont des Arts
1000 Brussels

Situated on the North-South axis that connects the lower, working-class part of the city with the upper, aristocratic part, the Mont des Arts has had quite an eventful history. A fine view of plane trees and the spire of Brussels' City Hall.
Culture
Manneken-Pis

This bronze statuette, created in the 17th century by J. Duquesnoy the elder, embodies the irreverent spirit of Brussels.

Rue de l'Etuve 1000 Brussels
https://visit.brussels/en/place/Manneken-Pis
Culture
Bourse de Bruxelles

Built in 1873, on the former site of the convent des Recollets, it was designed by the architect Léon Suys. Of neoclassical inspiration, its simplicity is broken by very ornate decorations that have been described by some people as baroque excesses.

Place de la Bourse 1 1000 Brussels
Culture
Brussels Grand Place

The Grand-Place is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Construction on it began in the 15th century; first of all, some market halls, trade guild houses, and a town hall to establish the authority of this trading centre.

Grand-Place de Bruxelles 1000 Bruxelles
https://visit.brussels/en/place/Grand-Place
Culture
Brewery Cantillon

An introduction to the art of making Gueuze-Lambic, the mysterious local beer that is the fruit of spontaneous fermentation. A visit to this working museum offers you the chance to sample some of the most unique beers in the world.

Rue Gheude 56 1070 Anderlecht
+32(0)2 521 49 28
https://www.cantillon.be/
info@cantillon.be
Culture
MIMA

The MIMA is situated on the remarkable site of the former brewery Belle-Vue beside the canal in the center of Brussels. The MIMA is a new museum with an international vocation that advances contemporary, accessible and viral creations such as Street Art.

Quai du Hainaut 41 1080 Molenbeek-Saint-Jean
+32(0) 472 61 03 51
http://www.mimamuseum.eu/
info@mimamuseum.eu
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Cité Jardins de la Roue

What began life in the middle ages as a collegiate church on top of a hillock, grew during the 19th century into a dynamic industrial town. Today Anderlecht is a captivating Brussels municipality with a lot to offer.

La Roue 1070 Anderlecht
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