• Sport and relaxation
  • Sport
  • Cycling and Mountain Biking
  • Trekking & hiking
  • Hikes
  • Walking or hiking
  • Cycle ride

Explore the Hainaut region without a car. This fantastic adventure through towns and countryside, is the perfect way to slow down and make the most of your holiday in Wallonia.

The idea

This itinerary starts and finishes at a railway station. Between the two, stage-stations which you can walk or cycle to. The pace is up to you – add a few cultural visits along the way, make it a few days adventure…

The itinerary

The adventure starts in Mons. European capital of culture in 2015, the town offers a wealth of pretty streets, historical gems and museums. Make sure to have a look at the belfry along your stroll and enjoy a drink on the ever so cheerful Grand Place!

The nearby Borinage region then reveals majestic castles (like the Château de Beloeil) as well as wonderfully preserved nature sites. Follow the Escaut river, which will be your guide all along the trip.

You are now in Tournai, famous for its 5 spires. Its belfry (the oldest in Belgium) and Notre Dame cathedral (built in medieval times) both are protected by UNESCO.

The map

The map below presents each segment of the itinerary to be covered by bike or foot. Click on the location flag you are interested in to get more information: an interactive, detailed map, a GPX file as well as information on the activities and lodgings along the way.

 

To Visit

Accommodation

 

Gare de Mons,Mons
Covid-19: in accordance with the latest Covid-19 restrictions, most museums, tourist attractions and information centres are now closed in Wallonia, and events cancelled. We do our best to keep our information up to date but it's always best to check with the site you wish to visit before heading there - by phone, email, social media or simply a look at their website - to see their latest opening hours and entry conditions. Some will prefer you to book your ticket in advance. Infos
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.
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