Cycling node network

With more than 65 cycling nodes over 220km, you can cycle to your heart’s content!

Plan your journey using a map or app. You can create your own route or connect A to B by passing through the points of interest of your choice. Or, easier still, discover Brussels by following one of our 8 themed routes that cross the region's cycling node network. 

Make a note of the series of numbers, get on your bike and follow the signs!


Our 8 themed routes

The 8 proposed walks allow the inhabitants of Brussels as well as cycling tourists who are visiting for one day or longer to discover the whole of the Brussels region based on this network of nodes. From the must-sees in the city centre or the Atomium to the more unusual and lesser-known gems, these walks are suitable for families as well as for sports enthusiasts.

  • Route #1 > Best of Brussels

  • Route #2 > Industrial Brussels: south to north

  • Route #3 > The unusual and secret gems of Brussels  

  • Route #4 > Brussels, the green city 

  • Route #5 > Explore Maelbeek

  • Route #6 > The expo route: west to east

  • Route #7 >  Brussels up- and downhill

  • Route #8 >  Rural Brussels

Where to find these 8 routes?

Paper version

The "Brussels by Bike" map shows all the cycling nodes and the 8 routes that criss-cross them. Available in our information offices (EN, FR, NL).

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Digital version

The RouteYou route planner lets you visualise, print and export our 8 cycling node routes and much more.

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Create your own route

There are many websites and apps that allow you to discover routes that use the cycling node network or create your own route, export it for your GPS device or navigate using your smartphone. The cycling node concept comes from Flanders and these platforms are often in Dutch and can take you outside Brussels' borders.

We suggest two platforms:  the application 'Fietsknoop' (IOS & Android) and the responsive mobile site 'RouteYou'.

All our top tips

Discover routes outside of the cycling node network, as well as unmissable locations and events for cyclists and more on our cycling page.

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Report an incident

A missing or damaged signpost? Report it by email, add photos and as much information as possible.


Ride even further

Extend your journey by integrating the cycling node network of Flemish Brabant.

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Other signposted networks

In addition to the green signs, you'll come across the signposts and markers of other cycling networks in the Brussels region. These belong to the ICR - Itinéraires Cyclables Régionaux (Regional Cycle Routes) and EuroVelo.

ICR - Regional cycle routes

This network was set up by Brussels Mobility to encourage people to use bicycles for their daily or occasional trips. Unlike the nodes network, its primary purpose is not recreational. You can plot your route (and export the .gpx) using the Bike For Brussels tool.

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EuroVelo 5 - Via Romea (Francigena)

EuroVelo is a network of long-distance cycle routes that connects the entire European continent. Covering 3,200km, EuroVelo 5 links Canterbury in the United Kingdom to Brindisi in southern Italy, via Brussels.

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