Your Linesman

Nicolas Lamont


I have to admit, they are a real obsession to me…
From childhood I always had a love for the dirt, the mud, the unpaved…
The perfect symbiosis of enduro driving, mountain biking and long distance trail running (my 3 favorite hobbies) have led to a large collection of legal off-road lanes in Belgium and even abroad.

Unfortunately, as in many other countries, we also are victim of more restrictive legislation meaning that a lot of trails (and even roads) became a NO-GO zone for motorized vehicles.

As a result of that, it is impossible to offer a predominantly off-road tinted route whilst crossing our little country. But it would be a shame to use only our highways as a quick transit knowing that there are still so many beautiful, legal trails and lanes. Some of which can be very challenging in wet conditions, given our soil consisting out of slippery clay and sticky loam.


The trail has been put up by country based volunteers. The accuracy of the trail is not guaranteed, nor are the GPS co-ordinates. We do not represent or warrant that materials in the site or the services are accurate, complete, reliable, current or error-free. We cannot represent or warrant that the site or its servers are free of viruses or other harmful components. If you stray onto private land, apologise and get back onto the byway or trail. These trails can be shut or permanently closed at short notice under local law. Do not ride trails beyond your capability. If unsure, get off your bike and walk the trail first. Trail riding alone, especially on trails you do not know is really unwise. Wear the proper safety kit. Many country trails are rarely maintained. You will find ruts, holes, floods, treacherous surfaces and the occasional booby trap hazard deliberately placed by people who do not like motorcycles using trails. When you use the trails, you are on your own. You exercise your judgement in your own skills and your own navigation. All we can do is show you where some of the trails are, but this can change at a moment’s notice.

Practical tips for trails you do not know;

  1.  Ride in at least a pair. If you fall with a motorcycle pinning you down to cold and damp earth, in the Europe we do not have to worry about being eaten by exotic carnivores (usually!) but exposure, hypothermia and shock can do a very effective job of killing you. Do not rely on the trails having a regular through flow of users to come to your aid
  2. If your riding companion cannot pick your bike up off you then get a lighter bike, a stronger riding companion or ride in a bigger group
  3. Trails can vary immensely. A vehicular right of way can be a rocky or muddy scramble
  4. Adventure bikes – especially on adventure tyres – can struggle with some trails. Do not just bowl into trails because they are on a map – they can be horribly technical and totally unsuitable for even fairly competent riders on light machines or experienced riders on bigger machines
  5. Stop for horses and kill your engines to let equestrians pass. A horse spooking at a bike revving will be likely to result in criminal charges if the police get involved and a motorcycle is a lot easier to control than a horse
  6. On the trails there will be free running dogs. Do your best to be nice to them
  7. Mobile phone coverage can be patchy on the trails. Do not rely on calling an ambulance – if you’ve got stuck, the emergency services are going to get just as stuck trying to retrieve you. That is if you can raise them by telephone
  8. Finally, obey the golden rule, which is don’t be a dick by unnecessarily annoying other country side users or letting ego outstrip talent.


Spring to Autumn. Winter is also possible but the trail can be treacherous if wet.
Arendonk (Antwerp province)
Houtem (West Flanders province)
Flemish (Dutch) and French. German is widely spoken
Illegal but there are loads of official campsites around...
Please respect each sign indicating a restriction (private property, a sign with a red circle around a white centre, etc...)

Riding in the woods is NOT allowed Belgium, so that's an easy one: STAY OUT OF THE WOODS !!!

Show respect to all others making use of the track (hikers, mountain bikers, horse drivers). That's also why one should try to avoid riding the Belgian TET during the weekend.


I really hope you will all enjoy our small contribution to your future journey!

As Belgium is so densely populated, it has been quite a challenge to provide an entirely legal track which includes as much unpaved as possible and it’s been necessary to include some asphalted sections, but with the help of my contributors, we have managed to create a scenic route by making use of the most peaceful and picturesque roads and legal tracks.

The whole route has been ridden and checked on big flat-twin tractors and the like, so should hold no worries for all those with their smaller bikes!

Arriving from the Netherlands, you will hit the Belgian frontier near Arendonk where you will enjoy some stretches on sandy soil. As you leave the province of Antwerp, the ground gradually becomes more demanding - especially in wet weather - but isn't that where fun begins! From here right through to the end in West Flanders, you will encounter a mixture of sticky loam and slippery clay in the wet - or perhaps you'll be leaving a dust trail of many TETometers during summer!

Along the way you will pass the site of the Battle of Waterloo and some beautiful and scenic places on the North side of our capital before hitting the Flemish region. Heading west, the track becomes more on- and off-pavement and so we’ve included a section of the famous 'Tour of Flanders' into the Belgian TET. Some of the famous hills (on cobblestones) of this cycling race are included plus some alternative off-pavement sections.

In West Flanders and in remembrance of the great wars fought in its fields, the track passes some famous cemeteries and battlefields to finally leave Belgium for France at sea level in the totally flat 'De Moeren' region.



Belgian Beer
Belgian Chocolate
The battlefields and memorials of the Great War