Big Bang Route
George Lemaître (1894-1966) gained worldwide fame as the founder of Big Bang theory. If you want to find out more about this superstar, you can take a bike ride from Leuven to Louvain-la-Neuve, the university towns where he once taught as a professor.
Scientists have developed 8 stages where you can learn more about Lemaître, the Big Bang, the evolution of the universe, the earth, and the future using QR codes. You can pick up a brochure with the route at the tourism counter. A beautiful, 34-km bike tour leads you through the Meerdaalwoud and the countryside of the province of Walloon Brabant.
You start and end at the statues of Lemaître, in Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve. Are you curious as to where you’ll find him in Leuven? You can find him on the courtyard of the College van Premonstreit in the Naamsestraat.
- Free available at Visit Leuven
Stay & Experience Deals
Staying overnight means you can experience a whole lot more. The full package. And that’s great because you can’t do Leuven in just one day.
To make sure your experience is unforgettable, stay in one of these cool places. They’ve been specially chosen for by locals who have the inside track. You can enjoy everything from a free ticket for an unforgettable museum, to an idyllic bike ride in the green outskirts of Leuven.