The EuroVelo 5 Via Romea (Francigena) has been fully marked out in Belgium.25 March 2022
On Wednesday the 23de of March the EuroVelo 5 – Via Romea (Francigena) cycle route was inaugurated in Brussels by Mobility Minister Elke Van den Brandt, Member of the European Parliament Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg and senior officials from the European Commission, Visit Brussels, Pro Velo and the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF).
EuroVelo 5 is a 3,200-km cycle route starting in London that goes to Brindisi in Italy. EuroVelo 5 goes through 7 different countries and links modern and old institutions to the many cathedrals, churches, monuments and museums dotted along this route and the main European institutions in Brussels, Luxembourg and Strasbourg. Whether you are looking for a short trip or a long adventure, EuroVelo 5 has something for everyone!
In Brussels, the section is 17 km long and it will not disappoint. Whether your thing is culture, shopping or even nature, Brussels will delight you with its multitude of shops, museums and cultural events. You can find many old industrial buildings along the canal, some of which have been transformed into museums or hotels. The pedestrianised centre, offering many activities, and Grand-Place square in Brussels, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, are waiting to be discovered too. But Brussels is also one of the greenest capitals in Europe with the tranquillity of its many parks and the majestic Forest of Soignes at the edge of the city. 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!
Why not make use of this new signage for an adventure weekend in Brussels on your bike? You can stay in certified bike-friendly accommodation, adapted to cyclists, in Brussels. In our excursion section, we suggest a 31-km cycle loop to discover the European capital. This route is suitable for everyone and will introduce you to a part of the Promenade Verte as well as the Brussels bike node network. For sportier types, you can opt for a longer route by heading to Wavre or Geraardsbergen
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