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Hybrid bicycle route

From Nivelles to Seneffe | Cycling routes in Wallonia

From Nivelles to Seneffe | Cycling routes in Wallonia
© Yves-Henri Feltz
  • Departing from
    Suivez le RAVeL (ligne 141) le long de la Gare
    Rue de Namur 185
    1400 NIVELLESBelgium

  • MAPS: Google Maps
Difficulty: easy
20 km
2 h
Locality: Nivelles
Province : Walloon Brabant

This 20 km circuit, adapted for all bike types, is perfect for a family ride in the heart of the Roman Païs in the province of Walloon Brabant.

This RAVeL route is ideally located, starting some 100m from the Grand’Place of Nivelles, which is overlooked by the magnifi cent Collegiate Church of St Gertrude. We quickly leave the urban atmosphere of Nivelles behind us!

We head out on the RAVeL greenway into a very different landscape of fields and woods – with countryside all around, this Brabant town has strong green credentials. After 7 km we reach Arquennes.

Leaving the village, we follow the old Charleroi–Brussels canal, which retains a distinct charm. Built at the start of the 19th century, this was a key navigable thoroughfare when both these two cities were undergoing rapid industrial development and population growth.


It was a titanic task, involving the construction of 50 locks between the two cities. Today the towpath – formerly used by horses towing barges – has become the tranquil RAVeL route that we can follow to reach Seneffe.

The return route rejoins the path of the former 141 railway line as its makes its way through the surrounding woodland.

Good to know!


There are 12 rural bike routes (11–50 km) to follow in this area, detailed in leafl ets or downloadable on the website.


In practice


Route surface

Asphalted RAVeL route.

Bicycle type
Hybrid bike.

Difficulty

20 km there and back. No diffi culties. Take care when crossing the N27 road between Seneffe and Arquennes.

Children
Around 10 years old.

Start
Follow the RAVeL (Line 141), which runs beside the station car park.

Signposting
Follow the RAVeL 141 signs to Arquennes. From there, follow RAVel 2 along the Charleroi–Brussels canal to Seneffe. The “pré-RAVeL 141”, which takes you back to Arquennes, starts at the Centre de l’Eau at Seneffe (Rue Croix Rouge).

Parking

Beside the Gare de Nivelles (railway station), Rue de Namur 185 (Quartier Saint-Roch).

Difficulty: easy
Length of the trail: 20 km.
Duration: 2 heures.

Information

The Roman Paîs Tourist Office (NIVELLES)

Only 25 km from Brussels, the Roman Païs region contains the towns of Braine-le-Château, Ittre, Nivelles, Rebecq and Tubize and is known for its diversity and charm....
Find out more
Address:
Rue de Saintes 48
1400 NIVELLES
Tel.+32 (0) 67 22 04 44



PLUSTourist information on the town NIVELLES