What can one experience here?

  • Cycling


  • The Green Belt Route is one of the nine iconic cycle routes in Flanders.
  • The former LF routes have been converted into iconic routes, each with its own theme and route colour.
  • The Green Belt Route lies entirely in Flemish Brabant and has a hilly character with a few steeper inclines.
  • The signage of the iconic routes is indicated in two directions.
  • Follow the colour of the route.
  • You can take the name Green Belt quite literally here: cycling in the green belt that encircles Brussels.
  • It is a mix of panoramic views, undulating landscapes, green valleys, elegant castle estates, fertile agricultural areas and imposing forests.
  • Although the inclines are sometimes challenging, your efforts will be rewarded many times over with Bruegelian landscapes and views of bustling Brussels.
  • The traditional breweries and cosy beer cafés are also characteristic. So don’t forget to enjoy yourself and give yourself a reward - a fresh Geuze or Kriek beer from the region.
  • Along the way you will come across numerous cafés and accommodation that bear the label “Fietsers Welkom”, which means Cyclists Welcome. Great for a break, for lunch or for a good night’s sleep on your bicycle excursion.
  • The Green Belt Route is divided into 2 routes you can cycle in a day, or for those who want more time to enjoy the many sights along the way, into 3 routes you can cycle in a day. Of course, you can also plan your own route and determine the distances yourself. Here are some suggestions:
    • Grimbergen - Dilbeek – Sint-Pieters-Leeuw – Halle – Sint-Genesius-Rode: 65 km
    • Grimbergen –Steenokkerzeel – Tervuren – Hoeilaart – Sint-Genesius-Rode: 60,8 km
    • Grimbergen – Sint-Pieters-Leeuw:  41,7 km
    • Sint-Pieters-Leeuw  – Tervuren: 44,1 km
    • Tervuren – Grimbergen: 38 km.
  • More information on the iconic routes can be found at www.vlaanderenmetdefiets.be