EuroVelo 5

617 km

EuroVelo 5

EuroVelo 5 Via Romea Francigena links London to Brindisi in Italy over 3,200 km. It traces the route taken by pilgrims more than a thousand years ago, when they travelled to Rome via the cities of Lille, Brussels and Strasbourg, before continuing their journey to Jerusalem.

From Calais to Martelange

Along this 617 km stretch, discover a section of the EV5 full of nature and culture, from the French coast to the Belgian Ardennes. Follow the rivers and waterways of the Lys, the Scheldt, the Dender and the Meuse. Pedal along old railway lines converted into greenways. Enjoy the unspoiled and picturesque landscapes within the Natural Parks of the Pays des Collines, the Flemish Ardennes and the Belgian Ardennes. Discover towns and villages full of character and home to UNESCO listed heritage: Lille, Lessines, Geraardsbergen, Brussels, Dinant.

Calais - Roubaix (Route under construction )

220 km

This stage winds through the countryside, from Calais to Saint Omer, a pretty little town whose cathedral is considered the most beautiful religious structure in the region. The route then takes you to Lille, the one-time European capital of culture, that boasts a remarkable heritage.

To discover

  • Calais, its beaches and the Opal Coast
  • Saint-Omer and its cathedral
  • Lille, its historic centre, museums and exceptional heritage

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Roubaix – Brussels

121 km

Immerse yourself in nature on the doorstep of the European capital. Greenways along the water, hilly landscapes, wooded hilltops, picturesque heritage, fantastic folklore and unusual rest areas. Welcome to the Natural Parks of the Pays des Collines and the Flemish Ardennes.

To discover

  •  Roubaix and its Museum of Art and Industry, La Piscine
  • Scheldemeersen, a landscape of flowering meadows, reed beds and wooded borders along cut-off bends of the Scheldt
  • Pays des Collines Natural Park and its fantastic folklore
  • Renaix, the Saint-Hermès crypt and the panoramic tower of the ‘Hoge Mote’
  • Lessines and Notre-Dame à la Rose Hospital, Hospices de Beaune du nord
  • Grammont, and its ‘Wall’, a key part of the Tour of Flanders
  • Flemish Ardennes Natural Park
  • Brussels, capital of Europe, from the Grand Place to the European Parliament

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Brussels – Namur

101 km

Leaving Brussels from the south, you quickly enter the majestic Forêt de Soignes which takes you to Lake Genval and the little Brabant roads which lead you, in blissful tranquillity, to Wavre and then Namur, capital of Wallonia and gateway to the Ardennes.

To discover

  • Brussels, capital of Europe, from the Grand Place to the European Parliament
  • Forêt de Soignes, Domaine Solvay and the Folon Foundation
  • Lake Genval
  • Namur and its citadel, historic centre and museums

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Namur – Martelange

175 km

This Ardennes stage allows you to discover the natural, architectural and brewing heritage of Wallonia. From greenway to country road, the enchanting valleys, the charming Ardennes villages and the panoramic views will brighten up your route.

To discover

  • Namur and its citadel, historic centre and museums
  • Dinant and its quays, citadel and saxophone museum
  • Marche-en-Famenne and its museums, pedestrian area, and urban boulevard
  • La Roche-en-Ardenne and its fortified castle, terraces, and attractions on the Ourthe
  • Bastogne, the Mardasson Memorial and the Bastogne War Museum

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