Cycling is a real pleasure and many of us want to take advantage of the summer to travel the roads of Belgium by bike. If you are looking for an original route that combines beautiful landscapes and heritage discoveries, we have found the perfect guide for you: “Beer routes in Belgium: 30 cycling tours along abbeys and breweries”.
Kristien Hansebout is a journalist specialized in cycling and passionate about tourism. She has already written several books about it and co-authored a new guidebook that takes you by bike to discover our brewing heritage. “I was born on the Flemish coast but my heart has been in Wallonia for years. When I was little I wanted to be a professional cyclist like Eddy Merckx. It was in the 1970s and then I was told that cycling was only for men. So I became a journalist, I specialized in cycling and that’s good too!“The journalist confides in us with a smile on her face. Kristien knows Wallonia like the back of his hand!”I cycle an average of 4000 km per year. Wallonia, I’ve done it long and wide. With this guide, I wanted to highlight the beauty of the landscapes, the discovery of picturesque villages and the gastronomic stops!“
I was born in Flanders but lost my heart in Wallonia.
This book is for all cycling enthusiasts, whether you are a seasoned or a novice! Each route offers you two routes: a long and a short one. To avoid getting lost, just follow the nodes, Kristien explains: “The network of nodes has existed in Flanders for years. It includes thousands of quiet and safe bike paths. In Wallonia, a lot of network development work has been carried out in recent years and is still ongoing. Nodes are intersections of one or more paths. Each node has its own number and these numbers are indicated on green signs along the route you are followingDon’t panic: the road books and route maps can all be downloaded from the Point-Noeud website via a personal code linked to Kristien’s guide. For each of the routes offered, Kristien has conscientiously told you what there is to discover on the road: photogenic landscapes, famous castles, authentic villages, good eateries. The journalist is also a great bon vivant: “It was by testing all the routes that I made some great discoveries that I wanted to share with you.” We met Kristien and followed her on one of her favorite routes, in the heart of the Pays de Herve: “I love coming here for the 360 degree landscapes and for the gastronomic discoveries!“