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Big Bang Route

77.3 km • Leuven

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Toerisme Leuven, Naamsestraat 3, 3000 Leuven

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This route between the twin cities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve is dedicated to the Big Bang and its founder Georges Lemaître. Start at his statue in Leuven and cycle through a wooded and hilly landscape to his statue in Louvain-la-Neuve. Along the way there are 8 rest points, where by scanning a QR code, you will learn more about the figure of Georges Lemaître, the big bang and the different steps in the evolution of the universe.

The sections between nodes 40 - 39 - 37 - 47 - 49 and between 76 - 77 - 78 - 55 - 54 - 51 - 52 - 44 are more suitable for mountain bikes.

This route is offered by Tourism Flemish Brabant, Province of Walloon Brabant, KULeuven, UCLouvain and the cities of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve.

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This route has 5 review(s).
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Sunday, August 25, 2019 by P.V.To be clear : we are 5 60-plussers, and we do not drive electric (yet). We really enjoyed this bicycle tour. The signage is very clear. You get to incredibly sympathetic places. We've picnicked on the grass, and taken two terraces. And yes, there are stretches with cobblestones, what else do you expect ? And yes, the stretch from node 49 to 40 is a bit adventurous. Nice right ? We skipped the QR codes. Once we left we only stop for food and drinks :-). Thanks Bernadette, Monique and Toon, Ann and Peter.
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Monday, August 5, 2019 by kristin van orshoventhank you johannes
for the info

i am looking for another course right away!!!
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Thursday, July 25, 2019 by Vlaanderen FietslandHi John. Thanks for your reaction, but we are certainly not ashamed :-). This route is published by our partner Toerisme Vlaams-Brabant and is an official cycling route along nodes (www.bigbangroute.be/pages/nl_BE/start). We will not fail to check with them what is true of your findings/frustrations.
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Sunday, July 21, 2019 by Johannes van LieropLast July 12, I stepped into the banner that the "BigBang Route" would be a beautiful, quiet and educational bike route. My wife and I started the ride at node 82.
We are both avid node cyclists and very well practiced leisure cyclists. For 80 km we do not turn our hands away. But this "tour" is far below standard, standards and qualifications in terms of terrain, views, junction markings and nice locations. Elephant paths, densely surrounded by nettles, unbelievably badly laid (crooked! And far apart from each other) Flemish cobblestones, nowhere (only one bench) a nice place to stop, nice little villages, nothing, nada. We fell several times and (for safety reasons) traveled large stretches on foot.
I think you should stop promoting this trail. What you are doing is misguided navel-gazing that leads well-meaning citizens astray and (just a little too often!) into unsafe situations. This bike route is for very experienced, very well practiced and super professionally equipped mountain bikers who, accompanied by an all-terrain vehicle as their equipment vehicle, see this route as a challenge, but don't care about the environment through which they ride.
My final rating: wárdless!
Final score: 1 to 20
Conclusion: never do it again
Residual question? What about quality of other cycling routes that have been conceived, designed, promoted by this same 'medium'??????? Brrrrrr (shame on you)
Toedelodokie!

Yos van Lierop
Blanden
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Sunday, July 21, 2019 by Johannes van LieropLast July 12, I stepped into the banner that the "BigBang Route" would be a beautiful, quiet and educational bike route. My wife and I started the ride at node 82.
We are both avid node cyclists and very well practiced leisure cyclists. For 80 km we do not turn our hands away. But this "tour" is far below standard, standards and qualifications in terms of terrain, views, junction markings and nice locations. Elephant paths, densely surrounded by nettles, unbelievably badly laid (crooked! And far apart from each other) Flemish cobblestones, nowhere (only one bench) a nice place to stop, nice little villages, nothing, nada. We fell several times and (for safety reasons) traveled large stretches on foot.
I think you should stop promoting this trail. What you are doing is misguided navel-gazing that leads well-meaning citizens astray and (just a little too often!) into unsafe situations. This bike route is for very experienced, very well practiced and super professionally equipped mountain bikers who, accompanied by an all-terrain vehicle as their equipment vehicle, see this route as a challenge, but don't care about the environment through which they ride.
My final rating: wárdless!
Final score: 1 to 20
Conclusion: never do it again
Residual question? What about quality of other cycling routes that have been conceived, designed, promoted by this same 'medium'??????? Brrrrrr (shame on you)
Toedelodokie!

Yos van Lierop
Blanden
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