Author Topic: Crossing Brussels  (Read 1171 times)

quixoticgeek

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Crossing Brussels
« on: 05 October, 2021, 07:05:00 pm »

Am plotting a route for my festive 500. The shortest route is through Brussels. I'm wondering if anyone here has recommendations for a good route to get from the North of Brussels to the South without dying?

J
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Wowbagger

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Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #1 on: 05 October, 2021, 10:32:17 pm »
My only sojourn into Brussels was a 2km trip from Eurostar to our hotel, and a return the following week. We found the roads so daunting that we pushed our bikes the whole way.
Bach without a doubt.

robgul

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Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #2 on: 06 October, 2021, 08:06:54 am »
In total contrast we rode into the centre from Leuven on well-designated cycle lanes (pretty much as we'd found around the whole of Belgium)   IIRC there are some online cycling maps for Brussels which would probably answer your question

Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #3 on: 06 October, 2021, 10:17:12 am »
Google makes will display bike lanes, click layers then more. There seems to be an extensive network. 

Eddington  109miles

Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #4 on: 06 October, 2021, 10:23:27 am »
Ivo's your man for that.

quixoticgeek

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Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #5 on: 09 October, 2021, 10:31:52 am »

I've had a few positive suggestions from Twitter. My previous experience of cycling in Brussels was more near misses in 4km, than in a year of Dutch cycling, hence wanting some advice.

Thanks all

J
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Beer, bikes, and backpacking
http://b.42q.eu/

Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #6 on: 21 October, 2021, 09:25:49 pm »
Not a recommendation, but this might be a useful resource: https://www.fietsroute.org/cycle-node-planner

Kim

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Re: Crossing Brussels
« Reply #7 on: 21 October, 2021, 09:36:02 pm »
My previous experience of cycling in Brussels was more near misses in 4km, than in a year of Dutch cycling, hence wanting some advice.

Yes, I'm fairly sure the best way to cross Brussels is by train.  Not very helpful, I know.