Flemish Ardennes

Conquering Flanders Classics (Belgium)

We leave for this challenging ride in the heart of Flemishcycling: Oudenaarde. On the south side of the city there is a free parking lotwhere we start the cycling tour. In the beginning we leave the mythicalKoppenberg aside for a moment and we ride between the Oude Kwaremont and thePaterberg to the first real hill of the day: the Hotond. Not much later comesthe Taaienberg.

After the Taaienberg comes the Muziekbos and theKanarieberg. We then dive into Wallonia for a while to climb to the village ofLa Houppe. After the Foreest it goes back to Oudenaarde but it will never bereally flat again. Each descent is followed by a steep climb. The route passesseveral picturesque villages and cafes in the Flemish Ardennes where the ridercan rest his legs and regain strength.

Practical Information:

Starting place and parking:

  • Tussenmuren 17,9700 Oudenaarde

How do you cycle the route? This route is not signposted, soit is best to download the gpx file for your GPS. You can also simply print outthe route.

Length: 73 km

Altimeters: 930 meters