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In the second stage you will cycle from Brussels to Strasbourg. Brussels as the Capital of Europe is a unique destination. The Grand-Place is described by UNESCO as being 'an outstanding example of the eclectic and highly successful blending of architectural and artistic styles that characterizes the culture and society of this region'. The famous architect Victor Horta and his contemporaries left Brussels some beautiful houses. Brussels had a lot of parks, museums, cultural and gastronomic activities to offer.

The first section in Luxembourg starts at the Luxembourgian/Belgian border in the town of Rombach-Martelange and has a length of 63 km, ending in Luxembourg City, the captial city of the country, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from the last 2 km inside Luxembourg City, this section continuously follows the network of national cycling paths through mostly rural areas of the country. The landscape consists of a mix of fields, forests and small towns. Although the topography presents no drastic climbs, cyclists should be prepared for an uneven terrain here in the foothills of the Ardennes mountain range.

The end-point of the section being located in the capital city insures that visitors can find all types of comfort and a wide range of attractions and activities during their stay.
The second section starts where the first left off and leads over a distance of 44 kilometers to the town of Schengen, which is famous for the Schengen agreement that was signed here in the tri-country area in 1985 and has ever since been important for the existence of a borderless Europe.
The landscape on this second stretch is largely similar to the one before, although the last 8 km before reaching Schengen change things up a bit as the cycle path follows the Moselle river through the vineyards on the Luxembourgish side of the river.

  • The Petite France quarter

    The Petite France quarter is the most picturesque district of old Strasbourg. Fishermen, millers and tanners once lived and worked in this part of town where the streets have been built level with the waterways. The magnificent half-timbered houses date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Their sloping roofs open out onto lofts where hides were once dried.

  • Luxembourg City, UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Although nowadays full of charming monuments and wonderful buildings, the quiet city of Luxembourg was for many centuries the location of one of the largest fortresses in Europe. Due to its strategic location it was highly valued by western European armies. It is still possible to visit some of the old fortifications all around the city, which allow cyclists a bird’s eye view on the great houses and churches of the low town.

  • Stoclet Palace

    The Viennese architect Joseph Hoffmann, built this luxurious house between 1905 and 1911. It was built for the banker and art lover Adolphe Stoclet. The outside of the building is entirely covered with white marble framed by gilded mouldings and is the only one of its kind in Brussels. The Stoclet Palace is one of the most refined and luxurious private houses of the twentieth century and is considered to be Hoffmann's masterpiece. Unfortunately, the Stoclet Palace cannot be visited.

  • European Quarter

    The European Quarter in Brussels is made up of lively squares, original shops, exceptional green spaces, world-renowned museums and, on top of all that, the incredibly interesting and attractive offer from all the European institutions. Brussels hosts the seats of the European Council, the European Commission, Council of the European Union and the European Parliament. It’s a must to visit this part of Brussels!

  • Certified EuroVelo Route
  • Developed route with EuroVelo signs
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  • Route under development
  • Route at the planning stage

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