Top places to explore by bike in BRUSSELS

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Brussels is a comfortable place to explore by bike. Most of the country is relatively flat, and it makes it easy to move around on two wheels. But it does not mean that biking in Belgium is boring.

Together with We Love Brussels and our BZEN community, we managed to create a list of exciting places that maybe you haven’t visited yet on your bike.

1. Tervuren Park
It’s a home to the architecturally beautiful Royal Museum of Central-Africa. This park, also called Warande, is of the entrance gates to the Sonian forest and a nice place to relax after a busy week in Brussels.

2. Botanic Garden Meise
It is located in the grounds of Bouchout Caste in the town on Meise, just North of Brussels in the province of Flemish Brabant. It’s one of the largest botanical gardens in the world.

3. Tour Japonaise
Near Van Praet Avenue in Laeken, you will find the Japanese Tower and its’ garden. A wonderful escape within the borders of the city.

4. Hippodrime de Boitsfort
Just a few miles from the centre of Brussels, the site of the former Uccle-Boitsfort Hippodrome is located on the edge of the Foret de Soignes on the crossroads between Uccle, Watermael-Boitsfort, and the city of Brussels.

5. La Hulpe
From Brussels, plan for the 9-mile ride to take between 30-45 minutes on an electric bike (one-way). Biking is allowed on much of the grounds of the Parc du Domaine Solvay but note those paths that are pedestrian-only.

6. Gaasbeek Castle
From Brussels, plan for this 10-mile ride to take under an hour (one-way). You’ll start along the Brussels Charleroi Canal but diverge from the trail onto city streets. There is a short stretch of Brusselbaan that does not have a bike lane, but it is not a heavily trafficked area.