• Sport and relaxation
  • Hikes
  • Cycle ride

This 75 km cycling itinerary links Louvain-la-Neuve and Leuven, 2 university towns. This route is dedicated to Georges Lemaître, who came up with the Big Bang Theory.

Departure and end point: from the Georges Lemaître statues, the first at Place des Sciences à Louvain-la-Neuve, the other at the Collège des Prémontrés in Leuven.
Duration: 5h
Distance:75 km (loop)
Level: easy
Signs: nodes

The itinerary

This path goes through the Walloon and Flemish Brabant via the Merdaal forest. There are 8 iconic stops along the way, each with QR codes giving you information on Georges Lemaître's life and discoveries. The landscapes along the way simply are ravishing.

Departure: Place des Sciences - Louvain-la-Neuve

  • On the way to Leuven:
    Follow the following nodes: 67-95-89-76-75-57-56-49-50-45-44-43-42-41-40-80-79-78-82-76-70-75-74–10
  • On the way back from Leuven:
    Follow the following nodes:

Good to know

  • the itinerary can be adapted for those wishing a more challengingroute or for families
  • You can download the road map here. A paper version is available at the  Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve Tourist Office



Place des Sciences,1348Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve
The information provided is an indication only. We advise you to inquire directly with the organisers of the event that interests you before you leave.


Minimum distance : 75 Km

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