Cycling Europe by Bike
Introduction to Belgium / Luxembourg
There isn't a country on earth quite like Belgium. It's one of the smallest nations in Europe, yet it has three official languages and an intense regional rivalry between the Flemish-speaking north and the French-speaking south. Its historic cities – most famously Brussels, Bruges, Antwerp and Ghent – are the equal of any, as is its cuisine, with a host of regional specialities, alongside a marvellous range of beers and sumptuous chocolate. Many outsiders view Belgium as good weekend-break material – but not much else, which is a pity, as this is historically one of the most complex and intriguing parts of Europe.
Squeezed in between France, Germany and the Netherlands, Belgium occupies a spot that has often decided the European balance of power. It was here that the Romans shared an important border with the Germanic tribes to the north; here that the Spanish Habsburgs finally met their match in the Protestant rebels of the Netherlands; here that Napoleon was finally defeated at the Battle of Waterloo; and – most famously – here, too, that the British and Belgians slugged it out with the Germans in World War I. Indeed so many powers have had an interest in this region that it was only in 1830 that Belgium became a separate, independent state.
Amid plains and woods, strewn with lakes and rivers, Luxemburg's landscapes are enchanting as well as fascinating. Nature in Luxembourg also means to discover unexpectedly a picturesque village, a mysterious ruin or just a breathtaking landscape behind every curve. Rock formations, meandering streams or colourful flora - nature in Luxemburg still knows some spots untouched by mankind. Between family tours, hiking or romantic excursions, Luxembourg has plenty of natural space waiting to be discovered, the whole year through.
With its majestic landscapes that alternate between scenic highlands and winding valleys, the Luxembourg Ardennes offers an exceptional natural experience. Any number of hiking and cycling trails enable enthusiastic visitors to preamble through the forests and picturesque villages. Also known as Éisleck or Oesling, the North of Luxembourg is home to some of the best maintained medieval remains that alights this region.
Route through Belgium / Luxembourg
Our route through this area may change at any notice, and at this point is only shown as a rough guide to our direction, upon completion of this stage there will be a more comprehensive guide available to view.
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