The Transbelgian

520km allroad across Belgium

The TransBelgian: A 520km allroad route across Belgium, created in Collaboration with 666Gravel, Gravelride13 & Gertjan Tanghe.

This route spans from Belgium’s coastal low point (0m) to its summit at Signal de Botrange (694m), traversing a diverse array of terrain, including asphalt, gravel, cobbles, and dirt. Ideal for gravel and adventure bike enthusiasts.

Beginning at Oostende’s train station and concluding at Eupen’s train station, a direct train connection between these two stations makes returning to the starting point hassle-free. The route also often passes by cities with train stations, allowing you the flexibility to begin your journey later or finish it sooner.

FUN 100%
Offroad 55%

varying riding conditions

what to

Mostly flat, riding between farm lands, grass fields and trees.


Exploring the Tour of Flanders region with added elevation changes and occasional cobblestone sections, including the ascent of the iconic ‘Muur van Geraardsbergen‘.


The forests of Brussels and Leuven with mostly smooth gravel roads.


Across picturesque farmlands, encountering numerous cobbled sections and some gentle rolling terrain along the way.


Entering the Ardennes region, where you’ll encounter additional climbs (including the “Mur de Huy“) and challenging, rugged roads in certain areas


Exploring the Hautes Fagnes, featuring expansive gravel roads, significant elevation gains, and a profound sense of solitude.



The TransBelgian - part 1

Oostende - Halle
Created in collaboration with Gertjan Tange and with some feedback from Christ Depestel.

The TransBelgian - part 2

Halle - Eupen
Created together with the colleagues of 666Gravel & Gravelride13.

video & ride reports


Travel to Oostende station and plan your journey at

The route takes you all the way to the Eupen NMBS station, where you have the option to catch a train for your return.

Attempt to find an alternative path if available. Avoid trespassing. In case of any structural issues with the route, please get in touch with us.

Prepare for a variety of road surfaces on this route, including smooth pavement, gravel, rocky paths, cobblestones, and dirt. When bikepacking, be sure to adjust your tire size accordingly. The southern section of the route near Liège is notably rocky, so we recommend using tires of at least 43mm width if you plan to bikepack the entire route. For our own ride, we opted for 50-55mm Panaracer GravelKing SK tires.

We’ve identified certain shops, restaurants, and camping spots in close proximity to the route. You can find these points of interest on Ride With GPS. Be sure to verify their opening days and hours when planning your ride.