The national cycle route network in Belgium is managed by the regions. Although the signposting systems are different, they are very similar. In Flanders, follow the long distance cycle routes called 'LF'. In Wallonia, follow the RAVeL and the international and regional long distance itineraries. The region Brussels-Capital has its own network of regional cycle routes and signposting as well.
Cycle friendly services
In Flanders, the certifications 'Fietsvriendelijk Logies' has been given to 300 hotels, hostels and campsites that are cycle-friendly. In Wallonia, the label 'Bienvenue Vélo' has been given to touristic operators from the accomodation sector, the catering sector, touristic attraction, museums and touristic organisations that offer services and equipment adapted to the needs of cycling tourists.
Maps and guides are available on the cycle networks in both Flanders and Wallonia, although not always in English. More information is available from the relevant links below.
Flanders' tourist board website provides general information about visiting the region by bike. Cycle friendly accomodation, bike hire schemes, cycling events and touring circuits in and around the EuroVelo routes.
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RAVeL & Cycle Route in Wallonia
On the website you can access a complete description of the international and regional long distance itineraries in Wallonia, as well as the local RAVeL itineraries, the Réseau Autonome des Voies Lentes. Stages are offered for every itinerary as well as a detailed interactive map, .GPX files, picture albums and touristic information, accommodation et bike rental services.
Grote Routepaden is a non-profit organization that develops, signposts and maintains the LF cycle routes and long distance walking paths (GR-routes) in Flanders. The management of the LF network is a shared responsibility with Tourism Flanders. Grote Routepaden also publishes topo guides and other cycling and walking products. EuroVelo 4 follows the route 'LF1' through Ostend and De Haan; EuroVelo 5 follows the route 'LF6' through Ronse, Geraardsbergen and Brussels.
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