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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.

  • Parc de Woluwe

    Having a surface area of more than 71 hectares, the Parc de Woluwe is one of the biggest parks in the Brussels region. The park is provided with water by the Woluwe and its tributaries. The park's landscape was conceived in English style by the French landscape architect Laine. The animal life of the park consists of several kinds of birds, such as amongst others: ducks, swans, gulls, grey herons, Egyptian gulls…

  • House of European History

    This free museum in the beautifully renovated Eastman building presents an overview of European history and its possible future, thanks to hundreds of objects from all 28 EU member states. The museum recounts all of Europe’s history, in each of the EU’s 24 official languages, from the early European myths and discoveries, to the chaos followed by a growing feeling of unity and belonging of the 20th century. It also encourages visitors to think about, question and debate Europe’s future. The House of European History provides visits perfectly tailored for schools, families and groups.

  • 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.

  • Tram Museum

    A large collection of trams, buses, trolleybuses and taxis that have been criss-crossing the capital for 150 years. The members of the association, all volunteers, welcome you in a leafy-green setting where the museum buildings are tucked away: the Woluwe tram depot built in 1897. They will take you on historic trams through Forêt de Soignes (forest) or to the Cinquantenaire archways. "Estaminet": ancient tavern offering tastings of Brussels beers and bar food.

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

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