From the windswept plains of Flanders, training ground of generations of Belgian cycling legends, to the punchy climbs of Brabantse Pijl country and the iconic cobbles of Kapelmuur and the Bosberg, at Brussels Big Brackets we are privileged to ride some of the most famous roads in world cycling…


Brussels is a hidden gem for road cycling.  
The countryside outside the city varies hugely depending on the direction you head in, meaning there’s something to suit you, no matter what you’re hoping to get out of your ride. 

BBB has prepared a library of GPX routes from Brussels.  These are free to browse and use for anyone based in or visiting Brussels, and have been carefully reviewed – and ridden – by experienced riders.
We also use them during our rides and training sessions.


Built up through BBBs history, and reflecting our foundations as a touring group exploring small lanes and cycle paths often with short cobbled or gravel sections

Muur - Bosberg - Congoberg (99km, 700D+)

The season highlight for many members is our visit to the hallowed cobbles of Kapelmuur. The tension builds as we approach Geraardsbergen from the South via the winding lanes of the Pajot. Spurred on by the memories of Cancellara, Boonen and co, it’s a race to the Chapel before regrouping and the traditional Flanders follow-up on the Bosberg. Keep some energy in your legs though, or else with the Congoberg climb still to come, it will be a long ride home.

Eddy Merckx Route (103km, 750D+)

Our ride out to Eddy Mercx’s birthplace is about much more than just a selfie with the statue of the sporting legend. The morning starts with the steep climb of the Smeysberg before a number of shorter tests on the winding lanes of the Hageland to the East of Leuvan. After a quick stop to pay hommage to ‘the cannibal’ the roads level out as we return home, so there should be no shortage of volunteers to ride ‘la course en tete’.


Smooth tarmac isn’t your thing?  Fancy getting muddy and off the beaten track?
BBB is also building a collection of gravel routes.  These rides start from the same meeting point at the Kiosque, which is just a few minutes ride from the vast Foret des Soignes / Zoniënwoud.
New routes are added regularly, so keep an eye out for new tracks to explore!


Those routes are suggestions by BBB. You can ride it whenever you want, on an individual basis or in a group. Those routes are not suitable for road-bikes.
BBB cannot be held responsible for any problems occurring during the ride. 

Coffee Time in Genval (46km, 575D+)

The route heads out towards Overijsebefore heading South on the magnificent Leemveld gravel road. Enjoy your coffee in Genval as its an easy ride back across the Bois des Dames and the Drève de Lorraine forest track.

To Lasne (56km, 770D+)

The pretty villages around Lasne may be full of tennis courts, swimming pools and stables, but its the fantastic off-road riding that we think is the real highlight. This is a challenging ride , both long and with some short technical sections. But the views across the Brabant Wallon countryside, with the Lion of Waterloo appearing in the distance are ample reward.


All our routes (except “Early Birds” routes) start from the “Bois de la Cambre”
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