For those cycling enthusiasts, who want to explore Flanders at their own pace, we recommend visiting the following must-see locations. Five challenging climbs, that will allow you to both ride hard and get a great overview of the culture and history of the area. Oude Kwaremont: A 2,2 km long and beautiful climb. Famous for the Tour of Flanders, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. It starts out slow, but then you need to hit it. (Average of 4.1 % with a maximum of 11 %.). Koppenberg: Nicknamed the hump of Melden. A short, but steep climb. (Average of 11.6 % going up to 19 % in the middle section.) Paterberg: Famous for being the last climb in the Tour of Flanders, the Paterberg lies 13 kilometers from the finish. (Average of 13.7 % up to 20 percent.) De Muur van Geraardsbergen: Also known as simple “De Muur” is a monument in Flemish cycling history. The steep slope has a length of 1075 meters. The highest rate of increase is 20% with an average of 9,2 %. If you have made the effort to climb the wall, then you should also make the effort to enter the chapel at the top and buy a shirt that says, “I Defeated De Muur.” Kemmelberg: With 159 meters the Kemmelberg is the highest point in West Flanders and the focal point of Ghent-Wevelgem where the riders climb it twice. (Average of 8 % with a maximum of 17 %.)
So if you want to defy the Flemish slopes and cobblestones, just like your idols, come to the homeland of cycling for the ultimate cycling experience!