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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

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    • All year round

    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