L'expérience transfrontalière en vélotourisme
Cycle tourism offers
Whether you choose the EuroVelo, Véloroute or junction network, it’s up to you! Between long or medium-distance tours, and family hiking, you are spoiled for choice when it comes to discovering France – Wallonia – Flanders cross-border products.
Network of junctions
Saddle up on your trusty bike and explore the junction network made up of a dense web of bike-friendly routes that regularly intersect at crossroads. In the field, you’ll find each junction intersection numbered, with an indication of the possible directions to the following numbers. Thanks to this system, you can construct your route “à la carte” as you go.
Take the EuroVelo, long-distance cross-border European routes. Each one offers travellers a superb range of landscape, heritage or cultural sights to discover along the way and is suitable for cyclists of all levels, often on roads with no car traffic. Explore Europe, relying on fully certified partners!
For the less adventurous, there are marked cycling routes of medium or long distance that are suitable for bike touring. They are made up of shared lanes and green lanes, and take advantage of low-traffic secondary roads for safe travel. Keeping fairly level, free from steep hills, they can be enjoyed by one and all!
The Eurocyclo project
The EUROCYCLO project capitalizes on the rise of bicycle tourism in Europe to create a high-quality tourist offer based on EuroVelo 3, 4 and 5, which are three major European cross-border routes, the Somme (V30) and the Lys. While Flanders is fully networked with cycle routes, junction networks have been in full development in Wallonia for three years. France, too, is continuing to invest in developing its cycle routes, cycle loops and junction networks.
EUROCYCLO will make it possible to create a loop for exploring the Euroregion by opening up missing sections of routes or through the cross-border extension of cycling junction networks. This global project will create a tourist experience on bicycle routes that give riders an up-close experience of diverse environments: sea, countryside, city, lakes and canals.
The “Ardenne Cyclo” project aims to create two cross-border tourist cycle routes through the Ardennes massif.
The project is capitalizing on the growth of European cycling consumers to create high-quality bicycle tourism opportunities based on two major European routes: EuroVelo 5 and EuroVelo 19 (the River Meuse by bicycle). The project is concentrating the investment resources on the development of sections, gaps and crossings which currently disrupt the routes well as on the installation of information, service and metering fixtures.
A set of marketing tools and promotional actions will be carried out, on the one hand in cooperation with the Eurocyclo project, and on the other hand together with the Ardenne Marketing project.
In practice, 28 tourism players – in Belgium and France – have joined forces to develop this project. A programme that contributes to the creation of a new tourist experience on high-quality bicycle routes through the countryside and the forests of the Ardennes. The total project budget is € 4,340,000, and is being financed for 55% by European Interreg V funds and 45% by regional and local funds.