Beautiful Ride in the Forest de Soignes
ACTIVITY PROGRAM: Bois de La Cambre - Chateau de la Hulpe - Bois de la Cambre. It's a beautiful ride in the "Forest de Soignes", more or less 30 km round trip. Did you know that the Soigne Forest is one of the largest beech tree forest in Europe and Brussels is quite lucky to have it so close to its city. Moreover, for some unknown reason, there are not so many people visiting it. So, biking in it gives you a wonderful sense of being in touch with the forest.
Once at the" Chateau de la Hulpe", we will rest on the grass in front of the Castle or the farm of Castle. There is a lovely orchard in front of it.
DEPARTURE TIME: We leave at 14:20. It would be difficult to catch us if your are late.
SPORT LEVEL: Intermediate and up. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER RIDE which means that you can ride your bike well, can use your gears, and are in good physical condition. Bear in mind that the forest is hilly. We don't go off track and remain on the paths which are relatively easy but with some bumpy sections.
WHAT BIKE? Your own bike should be OK but not a race bike or a city bike with thin tires. We go off road on paths. There is almost no dirt section. Most will be either bitumen paths-roads or gravel. But the paths are not perfectly maintained. So, there might be some small dirt sections and there are some bumpy ones. Avoid Villo bikes which are quite heavy. Experienced biker can try them but it is more tiring. If you need to rent a bike, here is a link to list of shops:
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You can also post a request on the wall if you need one. May be someone can help.
WHAT TO BRING? A bottle of water and what you need to fix your tire.
Please bring a few drinks and snacks for our rest in front of the castle of the Orchard.
DISCLAIMER: each participant will have his(her) own insurance. There is no insurance provided by the group consul covering this event. By participating, you also declare being physically fit for cycling 30 km. In case of any doubt, please consult your doctor.