Eddy Merckx learned to cycle on his grandparents’ farm in Meensel. Even as a child, Sven Nys cycled up and down the Balenberg in Tremelo. These two legendary cycling heroes take you to Flemish-Brabant, their favourite cycling destination.
There is a statue of Eddy Merckx at his birthplace in Meensel: it shows Merckx racing and being cheered on by his supporters. Follow him through his native region on Hageland’s Eddy Merckxroute. Choose the sporty, waymarked route (70 km) or the recreational route (30 km) which follows the cycle junctions.More info
Sven designed his own favourite training route through Hageland. A challenging 93 km circuit across Hageland’s hills, along the river Demer, through orchards and past vineyards. From the Moedermeule in Aarschot to Horst Castle, from the Chartreuzenberg in Linden to Troostemberg woods in Sint-Joris-Winge. All nicely waymarked.More info