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. To reach the start of stage 3 in La Hulpe, you have to leave Brussels from the South-East, cross Uccle and the forest of Soignes by its greenways. Enter Wallonia on the Drève Josephine, then the Drève de la Ramée, and you will arrive at the Clos des Campanules, the starting point of stage 3.

Practical Info

Bike rental and maintenance along the route

Fietspunt NMBS-station Halle
Bike rental     Maintenance
Vandenpeereboomstraat 5, 1500 Halle
+32 (0)2 360 25 55
Pajotse fietsverhuur De Spaak
Bike rental     Maintenance
Fietsverhuurcentrum Provinciaal Domein De Gavers
Bike rental     Maintenance
Onkerzelestraat 280, 9500 Geraardsbergen
+32 (0)54 41 63 24

Train station

Gare de Grammont
Stationsplein 9500 Geraardsbergen
Station Geraardsbergen
Stationsplein 9500 Geraardsbergen
Station Schendelbeke
Moenebroekstraat 9506 Idegem
Station Halle
Van den peereboomstraat 1500 Halle

Tourism office

Toerisme Vlaamse Ardennen - Wim Haesebeyt
Veemarkt 27, 9600 Ronse
+32 (0)55 38 86 35
Hageland - Toerisme Vlaams-Brabant - Isabelle Hollevoet
Provincieplein 1, 3010 Leuven
+32 (0)16 26 76 73