An additional section of the EuroVelo 5 now signposted in Wallonia!

30 June 2020

The section of the EuroVelo 5 (also known as the Via Romea Francigena) from Marche-en-Famenne to Roche-en-Ardenne has been signposted with the EuroVelo 5 logo since June 2020. By the end of 2020, the entire Wallonia section will be fully signposted. In fact, the signs marking the section between Hulpe, Wavre and Walhain will be put in place over the next few months.

What about the other sections of the cycle route in Belgium?

The EuroVelo 5 crosses 3 regions in Belgium: Flanders, Brussels and Wallonia.

Flanders and Brussels are not yet signposted with the EuroVelo 5 logo, but the GPX data for the different sections of the route can be downloaded from the website eurovelobelgium.

At first sight, it may seem fairly simple to plan your own route. However, the Via Romea Francigena crosses several times from one region to another. You might take a RAVeL signposted route in Wallonia and after a few turns of the pedals you're in Flanders where you follow your GPS, returning to Wallonia and then ending up in Brussels.

From there, you cross the capital bit by bit before making a foray into Flanders before landing back in Wallonia and the south of the country.

Diverse landscapes, languages and cultures are guaranteed!

GPX and signposting

From a purely practical point of view, it is therefore necessary to download all of the GPX data in advance if you intend to cross the whole country by taking the EuroVelo 5. This will ensure that you’ll always be able to find your way as you pedal from region to region.

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