- 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.
Distance:75 km (loop)
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