Discover the many (cycling) heritage sites of the Flemish Ardennes on your bike!

Heritage and cycling. We’ve combined the two assets of Flanders, more specifically of the Flemish Ardennes, into three exceptional bike tours. While biking through the beautiful landscape you discover the historical heritage of the region with numerous facts about the Tour of Flanders. The routes are available on our app: Live Ride Love (available on both android and ios). Based on geocaching the app knows your location and a narrator will tell you all about the many different sites you pass. So you do not have to activate audio fragments, which only which only improves your safety. We now would like to introduce three routes:

50km route

We take you to the villages of Wortegem and Kruisem. There you will discover many castles and their associated stories.

Link to route: https://www.routeyou.com/nl-be/route/view/6152308/fietsroute/pdpo-lus-40-km

65km route

This route takes you to the beautiful Zwalm valley and Velzeke. The stories of Jan De Lichte, the mijnwerkserspad and the protestant history of Korsele are all to be discovered on this route. And these are only a few examples of the many stories you will discover.

Link to route: https://www.routeyou.com/nl-be/route/view/6077394/fietsroute/pdpo-lus-60-km

90km route

Do you facy a physical challange? If so, this 90 kilometre route is something for you! A challenging track for well-trained cyclists, because the Paterberg, Oude Kwaremont and the Koppenberg are all on this route! For those who feel too tired to complete the full tour, can take a shortcut to complete a tour of 60 km. But take our word for it that the many interesting stories on this route will inspire you to complete the full tour!

Link to route: https://www.routeyou.com/nl-be/route/view/6089092/fietsroute/pdpo-lus-80-km

All routes start and end at the Centre Tour of Flanders. You however can start the tours on any point you want. You however do have to download the app beforehand.

Heritage hikes

Would you like a heritage hike? The ErfgoedApp allows you to discover a whole series of surprising heritage hikes! Discover the literary past of the region with the literary hike in the village of Maarkedal. Or take your digital guide to the village of Wortegem-Petegem to discover interesting facts about the landscape and the local buildings. Or discover an art-Deco house in Ronse through videos of the interior and interviews with residents. These are only a few examples of the many routes. Erfgoed Vlaamse Ardennen has designed a route for every municipality, all with a different theme.

Bus tours - for groups

Together with Gidsen Vlaamse Ardennen, we have developed a wide variety of bus tours for groups. With numerous stops so everyone can discover the beautiful region as they like.

You will start your day at the Centre Tour of Flanders. After welcoming you with coffee and cake you are ready to discover the beautiful scenery the Flemish Ardennes has to offer with its rich cycling history. In our exposition you get to know everything there is to know about the legendary cycling classic and its heroes.

After visiting the exposition you will be served a tasty lunch at the Peloton café giving you enough energy to discover the Flemish Ardennes. All arrangements combine heritage and cycling. The ‘In het wiel van de Flandrien’ tour focusses a little bit more on the scenery where the Tour of Flanders takes place. If you rather discover the gastronomy of the region, the ‘Onbekend wordt bemind’ tour is something for you! Or do you prefer discovering the beauty of the Zwalm valley? The ‘Touren langs en rond de slingerende Zwalm’ Tour really is something for you. And last but not least, we also offer the ‘In stijl naar de Mythische Muur’ tour. As you can see, we have something for everyone! We are already looking forward showing you around our beautiful region.

More info to be announced soon

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