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In the second stage you will cycle from Brussels to Strasbourg. Brussels as the Capital of Europe is a unique destination. The Grand-Place is described by UNESCO as being 'an outstanding example of the eclectic and highly successful blending of architectural and artistic styles that characterizes the culture and society of this region'. The famous architect Victor Horta and his contemporaries left Brussels some beautiful houses. Brussels had a lot of parks, museums, cultural and gastronomic activities to offer.

The first section in Luxembourg starts at the Luxembourgian/Belgian border in the town of Rombach-Martelange and has a length of 63 km, ending in Luxembourg City, the captial city of the country, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Apart from the last 2 km inside Luxembourg City, this section continuously follows the network of national cycling paths through mostly rural areas of the country. The landscape consists of a mix of fields, forests and small towns. Although the topography presents no drastic climbs, cyclists should be prepared for an uneven terrain here in the foothills of the Ardennes mountain range.

The end-point of the section being located in the capital city insures that visitors can find all types of comfort and a wide range of attractions and activities during their stay.
The second section starts where the first left off and leads over a distance of 44 kilometers to the town of Schengen, which is famous for the Schengen agreement that was signed here in the tri-country area in 1985 and has ever since been important for the existence of a borderless Europe.
The landscape on this second stretch is largely similar to the one before, although the last 8 km before reaching Schengen change things up a bit as the cycle path follows the Moselle river through the vineyards on the Luxembourgish side of the river.

  • Tram Museum

    A large collection of trams, buses, trolleybuses and taxis that have been criss-crossing the capital for 150 years. The members of the association, all volunteers, welcome you in a leafy-green setting where the museum buildings are tucked away: the Woluwe tram depot built in 1897. They will take you on historic trams through Forêt de Soignes (forest) or to the Cinquantenaire archways. "Estaminet": ancient tavern offering tastings of Brussels beers and bar food.

  • Erasmus House Museum

    The beautiful Erasmus House was built at the turn of the 16th century and is one of Brussels' oldest Gohic houses. For several years, this house, which looks like a cloister, was home to the brilliant 16th-century humanist, Erasmus von Rotterdam. Works of art, engravings, books, rare editions of Erasmus's writings,15th and 16th century paintings and archives can be found in the Erasmus House Museum and bear witness to life in that era. End your visit in the philosophical and medicinal garden.

  • Notre-Dame Cathedral

    "A prodigy of the gigantesque and the delicate," as Victor Hugo claimed. Strasbourg Cathedral (1015-1439) is an absolute masterpiece of Gothic art. The 142 m high spire looks incredibly lightweight and made the Cathedral the highest edifice in all Christianity until the 19th century. Three high-spots make the visit unforgettable. Outside, the facade is the greatest "book" of images the Middle Ages has to offer. Hundreds of sculptures stand out from the wall accentuating the effects of shadow and light. The colour of the red sandstone changes throughout the day depending on the colour of the sky. In the summer evenings, the illuminated scenography is an enchantment. Inside, the long aisle inspires peace and reflection. The 12th- to 14th-century stained-glass windows and the rose window are not to be missed. The monumental organ has a remarkable cabinet decorated with automated figures.

  • The Cinquantenaire Park

    The Cinquantenaire Park was created in 1880 to host the exhibition organized to celebrate Belgian's fifty years of independence. Eight statues of women, symbolizing the provinces surround it, the two Flanders being represented by a single statue. This regal expanse of greenery surrounds the Arcade, the Royal Museums of Art and History, the Royal Museum of the Army and Military History and Autoworld, the Horta Pavilion.

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