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Discover Brussels per bike

The bicycle is a fun and sustainable way to explore the city, during a city trip to Brussels. The Belgian capital offers a wide range of cycling routes. Discover the historic centre by bike or visit the picturesque villages around Brussels. On the way, you can enjoy green landscapes, historical monuments and numerous museums and activities. You can quickly reach various places in and outside the city by bike.

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(Electric) shared bike

Would you like to cycle during your city trip in Brussels, but you do not have a bicycle? Don't worry, there are plenty of opportunities to rent a bike in Brussels. Just like in Antwerp, Brussels has a good bike-sharing system. Villo! has over 350 self-service bike stations spread throughout the Brussels Capital Region. This makes it easy to explore the city and return the bike to one of the many stations. There is always a drop-off point nearby.

In Brussels, you can rent an electric bike at Billy Bike. You rent the electric shared bikes according to the free-floating principle. This means that the bikes have no fixed location to be picked up or dropped off. They can be left anywhere in the city centre, provided they are properly parked. You can unlock the bike using the Billy Bike app on your smartphone, and you are ready to explore the city. An easy, fun and sustainable way to travel around Brussels quickly.

Rental bikes

  • Pro Vélo rents bicycles and is also known for its guided city tours by bicycle.
  • CyCLO is a unique bicycle point in the heart of Brussels. Every day, CyCLO tries to find the answers to 3 Brussels' challenges; mobility, environment and work. So, they also rent out bicycles, from an ordinary bike to an adapted one and from tandems to bicycle trailers and cargo bikes.

You are also bound to see many Blue-bikes in Brussels. These blue bicycles are for residents of Belgium or frequent visitors. Are you visiting Belgium for a shorter period of time? Then we recommend you rent a bike via one of the previously mentioned options.

Brussels' cycling map

The Belgian capital offers many beautiful cycling routes. With the map guide 'The Brussels bicycle map' you will discover the city by means of 8 bicycle routes. Each route has a different theme and is accessible to cyclists of all levels.

The map guide is available from the cycling associations and tourism information desks in Brussels. This cycling map also includes useful facts. For example, height differences, cycle paths, Villo! stations, forest paths and many more tips. That way, you will be fully prepared.

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Guided cycle tours

A guided bike tour is perhaps the best way to get to know Brussels. Here is a list of the best guided bike tours.

  • The Brussels Bike Tour is a very enjoyable bike tour. The tour takes about 3.5 hours, with time for a snack in the famous Maison Antoine. The tour can be booked from April to October.
  • Pro Vélo has a nice and original offer of city tours that shows you all the nooks and crannies of Brussels.
  • Do you want to cycle the entire weekend? Then choose a Cactus weekend tour. This is an ideal combination of the well-known highlights and the lesser known places.

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Bring your own bicycle to Brussels by train

Would you prefer to take your own bike on a city trip? With Intercity Brussels you can easily and inexpensively take your own bike with you from the Netherlands to Brussels. Please note the following:

  • A bicycle ticket costs € 12 (one-way) and is only valid in combination with another ticket.
  • In July and August, a reservation (€ 4 each way) is required for taking a bicycle with you. To do so, please book your bike ticket online, contact the NS International Service Centre by phoning 030 230 00 23 or visit an NS International desk at the Tickets & Service Shop at the larger stations.
  • Please note, that it is not permitted to take a bicycle to/from Brussels Central Station (fortunately, it is permitted to/from Brussel Zuid/Midi).
  • Folding bicycles can be carried free of charge.

Read all the conditions for travelling with a bicycle with Intercity Brussels here

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