Brussels by bike

A taste of freedom!

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Welcome to Brussels, a city of cyclists! There are more and more cyclists on the roads and their numbers are only going to increase. On this page you'll find the best routes, countless facilities, hotspots and major events for cyclists. Whether you're a seasoned rider or an occasional user, you'll love visiting Brussels on two wheels. It's time to hop on a bike and get pedalling!

To find out about the various possibilities for renting and parking a bike, hit the button below.

With more than 65 cycling nodes over 220km, you can cycle to your heart’s content! Discover the cycling nodes network and the 8 themed routes based on them, to explore Brussels at your own pace!  

 

 

Brussels' bike hotspots

  

Pro Velo

No-one does urban cycling better then Pro Velo. The organisation plays a key role in the promotion of cycling and is keen to get everyone in the saddle. Besides organising numerous projects, training courses, cycle tours and events, they also run a shop on rue de Dublin in Ixelles. It's the ideal place for repairs, bike rental, buying all kinds of bike accessories, a visit of their bike library or even a moment of relaxation with coffee and biscuits in their cosy corner.

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CyCLO Bike Points

Are you looking for a workshop that can help you with any bike repairs or servicing you may require? If so, don’t hesitate to call on one of the seven bike workshops dotted around Brussels. Spread across multiple strategic locations, with four out of seven situated inside railway stations, these repair shops offer quick service, sometimes even allowing you the opportunity to take part in the repair process under their professional guidance!

With a fun atmosphere and competitive prices, these workshops are run by CyCLO, a non-profit organisation aiming to promote the use of bicycles throughout Brussels.

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Hors Catégorie

Hors Catégorie is a Brussels-based non-profit organisation dedicated to promoting cycling in all its forms. They call themselves a base camp for the cycling community and have two addresses. You can visit them at the Volta building in Ixelles from Tuesday to Saturday (some Sundays too) for workshops, bike repairs, exhibitions and a drink. Their shop at DROHME in Uccle is open on weekends, and is an excellent meeting place for cycling enthusiasts.

Bike cafés

After a few hours of cycling, you'll definitely fancy some rest and relaxation. The latest trend in Brussels is the bike café, a combination of bike repair, bike shop, snacks, drinks and entertainment. Two great examples in the capital are Tandem and Cyclovia.

Bike-Packer

Bike-Packer is a Brussels cycling travel agency, based in the Grand Hospice in the capital's city centre. The enthusiastic staff help cycling tourists prepare for their bike tour of Belgium. After all, big trips require a lot of knowledge and material (you need to make a road book with GPX data, transport all kinds of equipment as compactly as possible, repair a puncture yourself...). Moreover, you can hire a first-class bike and equipment from them.

 

The best cycling routes

Our themed routes

Discover Brussels through 8 walks following the cycling nodes.

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Routes through Brussels

Discover 9 routes based on the Regional Cycle Routes (ICRs).

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Routes through the suburbs

These bike routes will help you discover Brussels and its suburbs.

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Where to sleep?

Throughout the year, you can stay in one of Brussels' hotels where cyclists are welcome. They offer their residents services to make it easier for them to explore the surrounding area. They offer the possibility of renting bicycles directly on the spot, but also all the equipment necessary for their maintenance if you travel with your own two wheels!