Wallonia is one of biking’s best kept secrets. Explore this hidden treasure on 1300km of great routes.
Wallonia is home to the Spa-Francorchamps race circuit, classic racing at Gedinne, famous World War II landmarks like Bastogne, and the Belgian Ardennes. Expect to eat delicious food, Trappist beers, and copious amounts of chips and mayonnaise – the Belgian fast food of choice. Find chips at any local friterie – the equivalent of a British fish’n’chip shop.
Visit between June and September for fantastic weather. October is for risk-takers: the whole area turns into a leafy golden spectacle, but there’s a higher chance of rain. Good weather for the weekend? The region’s only a short hop across the Channel with Eurotunnel. From there it’s only a 90-minute ride to Tournai at Wallonia’s western edge. With this fast crossing you could be cruising along Ardennes river valleys within four hours.