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Mountain bike route

The Genappe mountain bike trail | Cycling routes in Wallonia

The Genappe mountain bike trail | Cycling routes in Wallonia
© Michel Clinckemaille
Difficulty: Medium
27 km
3 h
Locality: Genappe
Province : Walloon Brabant

This route for experienced mountain bikers, allows you to discover, close to Brussels, a beautiful countryside flanked by large woods and split by the Dyle river.
From the start, at Baisy-Thy, nature takes over as we cross the mixed woodland of the Bois de la Tassenière. Three 100-year-old beech trees and an oak dominate the path.
Further along we come to the pretty chapel of Try-au-Chêne. The route now tackles some typical Brabançon countryside near Bousval – wonderfully varied. We descend to reach the village, washed by the River Dyle.
We then climb to the entrance to the Bois de Thy. These paths are well established and involve descents and climbs, punctuated with little valleys. Further on, a steep slope leads to the ponds of Glabais. Across a ford, and there’s the village: Brussels may be close, but here is deep countryside, authentic and full of charm. A final climb leads us back to Hattain, to conclude this demanding circuit.

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In practice

Type of route
Woodland paths and country lanes.

Type of bicycle

Mountain bike.


A 27 km circuit that alternates between gently undulating hills and more demanding sections. Take care when crossing the routes nationales (N roads).


Around 15 years old.


From place d'Hattain, in Baisy-Thy, take rue Saint Roch.
Follow the mountain bike trails signs (blue triangles and circles).
By place d'Hattain, in Baisy-Thy.

Difficulty: Medium
Length of the trail: 27 km.
Duration: 3 heures.


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