Category Archives: Belgium

Sentiers des passeurs (Troisvierges)

https://www.strava.com/activities/2357012749

GPS track also available for download on GPSies.

Description in English or French.

Cycling directions in Troisvierges
Cycling directions in Troisvierges (May 10, 2019)

Inner tube vending machine
Inner tube vending machine (May 10, 2019)

Vennbahn information board in Troisvierges
Vennbahn information board in Troisvierges (May 10, 2019)

Vennbahn and sentier des passeurs
Vennbahn and sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Insect hotel
Insect hotel (May 10, 2019)

Short climb
Short climb (May 10, 2019)

Hiking routes
Hiking routes (May 10, 2019)

Sentier des passeurs information board
Sentier des passeurs information board (May 10, 2019)

Sentier des passeurs logo
Sentier des passeurs logo (May 10, 2019)

Spring
Spring (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Bondieuserie
Bondieuserie (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Sentier des passeurs information board
Sentier des passeurs information board (May 10, 2019)

Sentier des passeurs information board
Sentier des passeurs information board (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019): Moss on the branches

Sentier des passeurs information board
Sentier des passeurs information board (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs (bathroom?)
Hike sentier des passeurs (bathroom?) (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Sentier des passeurs information board
Sentier des passeurs information board (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

At the border
At the border (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Hike sentier des passeurs
Hike sentier des passeurs (May 10, 2019)

Sheep
Sheep (May 10, 2019)

Tour de Gaume on gravel bike (☀️)

https://www.strava.com/activities/2311220829

First (miles) century ride of the year. First 80 km were very easy; the remaining 100 km were against the wind (🌬️). Discovered some gems on the way through 2 Luxembourg Cantons, 2 Belgium Arrondissements and 3 French départements. Empty roads (more 🚲 than 🚗, even on the E44). An extended version of leaving home via Mamer and coming back via Holzem 🤣. Arrived back home at dusk.
VeloViewer Explorer stats: 73 new tiles, growing max cluster to 1538 tiles (+7)

Habay lake
Habay lake (April 22, 2019)

Sur les traces des Romains
Sur les traces des Romains (April 22, 2019)

Cimetière Franco-Allemand 1914-1918
Cimetière Franco-Allemand 1914-1918 (April 22, 2019)

Route dégradée
Route dégradée (April 22, 2019)

On the way to Orval
On the way to Orval (April 22, 2019)

Lake at Orval
Lake at Orval (April 22, 2019)

Orval Abbey
Orval Abbey (April 22, 2019)

Gen Goulf beer brewery
Gen Goulf beer brewery (April 22, 2019)

Small road in French Ardennes
Small road in French Ardennes (April 22, 2019)

Former customs checkpoint
Former customs checkpoint (April 22, 2019)

Avioth
Avioth (April 22, 2019)

Montmédy
Montmédy (April 22, 2019)

Montmédy
Montmédy (April 22, 2019)

Montmédy
Montmédy (April 22, 2019)

Montmédy information board
Montmédy information board (April 22, 2019)

Directions on E44 in Montmédy
Directions on E44 in Montmédy (April 22, 2019): Didn’t realise it was a E road; it was so empty of cars!

French departments border
French departments border (April 22, 2019)

Quiet road near Charency-Vezin
Quiet road near Charency-Vezin (April 22, 2019)

The Chiers river
The Chiers river (April 22, 2019)

Blooming tree in Viviers-sur-Chiers
Blooming tree in Viviers-sur-Chiers (April 22, 2019)

Château de Cons-la-Grandville
Château de Cons-la-Grandville (April 22, 2019)

Military memorial in Cons-la-Grandville
Military memorial in Cons-la-Grandville (April 22, 2019)

Cycling infrastructure near Lexy
Cycling infrastructure near Lexy (April 22, 2019)

France/Belgium border near Mont-Saint-Martin
France/Belgium border near Mont-Saint-Martin (April 22, 2019)

Forest near Aubange
Forest near Aubange (April 22, 2019)

Cows
Cows (April 22, 2019)

Sunset in Clemency
Sunset in Clemency (April 22, 2019)

 

Saturday bike tour to Attert (☀️💨)

https://www.strava.com/activities/2305637804

A bike tour via Attert (Belgium) and the West of Luxembourg

Enchanted forest between Eisch and Attert valleys
Enchanted forest between Eisch and Attert valleys (April 20, 2019)

Enchanted forest between Eisch and Attert valleys
Enchanted forest between Eisch and Attert valleys (April 20, 2019)

A bike in two countries
A bike in two countries (April 20, 2019)

Switching country
Switching country (April 20, 2019): Change of road surface on the border between Luxembourg and Belgium (Oberpallen to Tontelange)

Nothomb sign
Nothomb sign (April 20, 2019)

The Attert river near Attert
The Attert river near Attert (April 20, 2019)

20190420 170129
20190420 170129 (April 20, 2019)

Geeseknäppchen
Geeseknäppchen (April 20, 2019)

Where next?
Where next? (April 20, 2019)

Probably a silo tower in Holtz
Probably a silo tower in Holtz (April 20, 2019)

A curvy field
A curvy field (April 20, 2019)

PC 17 to the North
PC 17 to the North (April 20, 2019)

Circuit du Lac de la Haute-Sûre information board
Circuit du Lac de la Haute-Sûre information board (April 20, 2019)

Wisen West Tour on track
Wisen West Tour on track (April 20, 2019)

Wisen West Tour on track
Wisen West Tour on track (April 20, 2019)

Wisen West Tour on track
Wisen West Tour on track (April 20, 2019)

Happy Easter, well!
Happy Easter, well! (April 20, 2019)

Rindschleiden
Rindschleiden (April 20, 2019)

Rindschleiden church
Rindschleiden church (April 20, 2019)

Cycling directions in Wahl
Cycling directions in Wahl (April 20, 2019)

PC 12 near Useldange during golden hour
PC 12 near Useldange during golden hour (April 20, 2019)

Just some track before sunset
Just some track before sunset (April 20, 2019)

Empty motorway
Empty motorway (April 20, 2019)

Bike ride to wiltz

Simplified itinerary from Luxembourg City:
– follow PC 1 and PC 13 to Garnich,
– follow PC 12 to Hagen and Steinfort, stay and follow PC 12 (EuroVelo 5) to PC 17 in Noerdange,
– follow PC 17 to Koetchette (EuroVelo 5), and jump on PC 18 to Martelange,
– continue following EuroVelo 5 signs until cycling directions are provided to Bastogne; note that many parts are unpaved between Martelange and Bastogne,
– continue on the cycleways to Wiltz

Note that my map doesn’t follow this way to Steinfort as I stopped in my office.

 

Traditional photo point on PC 12 near Eischen
Traditional photo point on PC 12 near Eischen (February 27, 2019)

Hovelange tunnel
Hovelange tunnel (February 27, 2019)

Niederpallen train
Niederpallen train (February 27, 2019)

Cranes migration
Cranes migration (February 27, 2019)

Cranes are flying North
Cranes are flying North (February 27, 2019)

Difficult part (500m altitude?)
Difficult part (500m altitude?) (February 27, 2019)

Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières
Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières (February 27, 2019)

Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières
Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières (February 27, 2019)

Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières
Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières (February 27, 2019)

Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières
Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières (February 27, 2019)

Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières
Piste cyclacle des Ardoisières (February 27, 2019)

All roads lead to Rome
All roads lead to Rome (February 27, 2019)

Welcome to Belgium sign
Welcome to Belgium sign (February 27, 2019)

Slow please!
Slow please! (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v
Eurovelo 5 between Martelange and Bastogne following the Sûre v (February 27, 2019)

Bastogne-Sud station
Bastogne-Sud station (February 27, 2019)

Watch for motorised traffic!
Watch for motorised traffic! (February 27, 2019)

One of the tunnels on PC 20
One of the tunnels on PC 20 (February 27, 2019)

Another tunnel on PC 20
Another tunnel on PC 20 (February 27, 2019)

The end of the tunnel
The end of the tunnel (February 27, 2019)

Ride at your own risk
Ride at your own risk (February 27, 2019)

Visit to Flanders

Caught the train to Bruges, with a stop in Brussels and Ostend.

Panoramic train
Panoramic train

Bruges (Brugge)

Horseman of the Apocalypse
Horseman of the Apocalypse – From the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Death – War – Revolution – Hunger. Pik Poot

Brugge city centre
Brugge city centre

Brugge city centre
Brugge city centre

A waffle Chez Albert
A waffle Chez Albert

Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja
Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja

Chien Assis
Chien Assis

(Not) a courtyard
(Not) a courtyard

Canal

Canal
Canal

Ten Wijngaerde
Ten Wijngaerde

Ten Wijngaerde
Ten Wijngaerde

Flowers at Ten Wijngaerde
Flowers at Ten Wijngaerde

Flowers at Ten Wijngaerde
Flowers at Ten Wijngaerde

Cycling
Cycling. Node-related signaling is very popular in Flanders

Canal
Canal

Mill
Mill

Mill
Mill

Kabouter
Kabouter

Ostend (Oostende)

Bike parking at Ostend station
Bike parking at Ostend station

Bike paniers in Oostende
Bike paniers in Oostende, Belgium style.

Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk
Sint-Petrus-en-Pauluskerk

Rock strangers
Rock strangers – Nationaal Monument voor de Zeelieden in the background

Ostend shoreline
Ostend shoreline

Sandy beach
Sandy beach

Beach huts
Beach huts

Brussels

A brief stopover in Brussels

Grand-Place
Grand-Place

Manneken Pis
Crowds at Manneken Pis

Grand-Place panorama
Grand-Place panorama