From Rotselaar to Leuven and Heverlee by bike

Cycling in Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route 139340

Provided by: Groots Genieten

2446 44
44.9 km
02:38 h
791 kcal
80 m
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This route takes you through cozy Leuven and the surroundings of this beautiful city. Get to know the most beautiful places in Leuven such as the town hall or the Groot Begijnhof and then explore the outskirts of the city.

Strolling through Leuven
The starting point of this route is in Rotselaar. From here you set course for Holsbeek, Leuven and Heverlee. Take a moment to look around Leuven and stroll through ancient streets full of history and beautiful buildings. You should also really take a look at the beguinage, part of the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Arenberg Castle
Just outside Leuven you cycle through the Arenberg Park with Arenberg Castle and the Arenberg Mill. In the fourteenth century a castle was built on this spot by the lords of Heverlee. A new Renaissance-style castle was built in the sixteenth century and formed the basis for the castle you see here today. In the nineteenth century, the castle was rebuilt into the current castle. In 1916, the Duke of Arenberg donated the castle and surrounding buildings to the University of Leuven. Then you cycle back to the starting point of the route via Herent and Rotselaar.

The Abbey of Park
Just outside Leuven you will find Park Abbey. This Premonstratensian abbey covers about 42 hectares and it is one of the best preserved abbeys in Belgium. The church of the abbey today serves as the parish church of Vlierbeek. Other buildings of the old abbey have been converted into residences. The nature around the abbey consists of open farmlands, lanes, ponds and meadows that are perfect for a walk.
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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.


# Description Distance
66 (3110, Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
66 (3110, Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium) 0.18 km
64 (Steenweg op Nieuwrode, 3111, Rotselaar, Flanders, Belgium) 2.73 km
82 (Bergestraat, 3111, Holsbeek, Flanders, Belgium) 6.27 km
42 (Kortrijksebaan, 3220, Holsbeek, Flanders, Belgium) 7.31 km
29 (3220, Holsbeek, Flanders, Belgium) 9.65 km

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  • Rotselaar, Flanders
  • Holsbeek, Flanders
  • Lubbeek, Flanders
  • Leuven, Flanders
  • Herent, Flanders
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