Eddy Merckx Cycling route

Eddy Merckx monument

With 525 victories over the course of 12 years, Eddy Merckx is the most accomplished rider cycling has ever known. ​The Eddy Merckx Cycling Route in Flemish Brabant starts from Boerenhof cycling café near the church in Meensel, and takes you along the same roads where a young Eddy Merckx trained for the first time. ​This 70 km route is signposted.


The route step by step



Eddy Merckx Strook

"Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride"  Eddy Merckx

streetart Eddy Merckx (c) Vlaams-Brabant 1

A tribute to Eddy Merckx, the greatest cyclist of all time. This mural can be viewed on the facade of Café 't Klein Verlet in his native village of Kiezegem and is located on the Eddy Merckx Cycling Route and the Sven Nys Cycling Route.

Sven Nys Cycling route donjon - (c) Lander Loeckx

Horst Castle

Wijngaardberg-Houwaart - Sven Nys Cycling-route - (c) Lander Loeckx



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