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.
…….A LONG RIDE IS THE ANSWER TO A QUESTION YOU WILL SOON FORGET......