By bike through the Land of Bastogne

Cycling in Bastogne, Wallonia, Belgium

Cycling route 126572

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2490 17
30.4 km
01:47 h
536 kcal
529 m
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Description

The Land of Bastogne is perfect for a bike ride. Here you can enjoy the rich untouched nature around the city and the bustling city itself. The history of Bastogne is especially strongly linked to the Ardennes Offensive and that is reflected in this area.

The Battle of the Bulge
The Ardennes Offensive consisted of the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944 and in January 1945. This offensive was postponed several times, but finally it came to the end of 1944. The German army at that time shifted its aim from the surrender of Antwerp to the surrender of Bastogne. Led by General Patton, on January 3, 45, in an icy cold and in the snow, the counter-offensive of the Allied armies begins. On January 28, the German army is pushed back into its positions from the start of the Offensive, behind the Siegfried Line. The Battle of the Bulge has come to an end and the inhabitants of Bastogne will never forget the liberators.

The Mardasson

In and around Bastogne you will find numerous monuments that are reminiscent of this time. For example, visit the Mardasson, a monument in American star shape.

The Peace Forest
To commemorate this terrible period, several monuments have been erected. Not far from Mardasson Hill, a'Vredesbos\\\' was inaugurated in 1994 at the initiative of the local UNICEF branch. Viewed from the air, the 4000 trees, planted on an area of 3ha, form the symbol of UNICEF: the mother with child as a symbol of tenderness.
Museum Forest Nature Route

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Below you will find various suggestions for breaks that you can visit during your route. These are divided into different categories, making it easy for you to choose.

Directions

# Description Distance
Rue des Hêtres, 6600, Bastogne, Wallonia, Belgium 0.00 km
Centre Historique de Bastogne (Eagle Monument, 6600, Bastogne, Wallonia, Belgium) 27.81 km
6600, Bastogne, Wallonia, Belgium 30.43 km

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  • Bastogne, Wallonia
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