King Albert's forest mountain bike trail | Cycling routes in Wallonia
- Departing from
Place de l'Abbaye
- MAPS: Google Maps
Province : Luxembourg
This superb mountain bike trail lets you discover Saint Hubert forest, one of Belgium's most beautiful forests, in the province of Luxembourg.
Saint-Hubert, our starting place, is famous as the European capital of hunting, and celebrated also for its glorious natural setting. The immense forest is an inexhaustible source of walks and trails, among the most beautiful in the country. This circuit will allow us to enter the very soul of the forest – with a chance that, on turning a corner, we’ll come upon a deer.
Shortly after the Parc à Gibier, the track climbs to reach the monument to King Albert, which commemorates his visits to these forests. A bend, and then a magnificent descent takes us into the little valley formed by the River Masblette.
As we ride towards the fenland called the Fagne du Rôlis, what a joy it is to hear nothing but the noise of our tyres gliding over the stony surface: road traffic seems a distant thought… Around us are the large trunks of the beech trees that rise high above us. Here the forest puts on its greatest show. The final kilometres of the itinerary lead us bit by bit towards the start before plunging us back into the town of Saint-Hubert, dominated by its Basilica.
Good to know!
The Grande Forêt de Saint-Hubert covers an area of over 1000 square km, of which more than half is forest. Its network of some 1500 km of trails (for walkers, mountain bikes or horse-riding), under the Promenades à la carte module, is also available for your smartphone.
Forest paths and tracks
14 km. A forest circuit with a long ascent beside a stream called La Dôneuse.
From 12 years old.
From the Basilique de Saint-Hubert (church), head down the main street towards the roundabout. Take the N849 (direction Fourneau-St-Michel) for about 2 km before forking right at the Ferme de Chermont.
Follow the VTT signs for circuit No.2 (green triangles and round discs).
There’s a big car park at the roundabout where the N803 and N808 meet, in the lower town.
Tourist information on the town SAINT-HUBERT