Leuven for cycling fans
After the Road World Championships passed through in 2021, everyone now knows that Leuven is a real cycling city. Recreational cyclists who like to explore the lush green region will love Leuven and so will amateur cyclists. A number of challenging routes leave from or near the city centre, combined with excellent bicycle-friendly accommodation and many terraces, making Leuven the perfect base for your next cycling holiday.
Tips for a mini cycling break in Leuven
The people of Leuven love to ride their bikes. And it’s easy to see why because Leuven is fun to explore by bike, thanks to its historic city centre, which is a low-traffic area, its layout making it easy to navigate, and the many green areas in and around the city. Below we share our tips for a fun, two-day cycling trip to the capital of Flemish Brabant.
7x cycling in Leuven
Visitors often say that Leuven is a true cycling city. They are amazed by the crowds of students taking to the streets of the city centre and the locals pedalling to school or work by bike. Dirk, Leuven’s first bicycle courier, will be happy to give you his tips. He cycles 17,500 kilometres a year to deliver orders around the city.
Cycling is a fast and ideal way to explore Leuven and its surroundings. Join a scheduled tour or go out on your own with one of the many cycle routes. Didn't you bring your own bike? Rent a bike and start your discovery tour.
The cosiest terraces in Leuven
Summer’s here. In a lively city like Leuven this can mean only one thing: time to head outside and explore the city’s many terraces! Because of the particularly large selection of cafés, finding the perfect terrace can be a bit of a search. That is why we are happy to share some of our personal faves.
This blog post was written by Eva. Eva studies communication sciences at KU Leuven.