19 Nov Trekking bike trip Antwerp – Charleroi
Low season means we ourselves get the opportunity to head out with the trekking bike. We gladly take on the autumn weather. And of course the wet and windy circumstances don’t pose any problem for our Santos Travelmaster 2.8 and the accompanying Ortlieb panniers.
Together with Maarten I cycled from Antwerp to Charleroi in three days, not riding to many km’s per day. The part from Mechelen to Leuven following the Dijle river was very nice. Here you ride on the long distance bike route Kunststedenroute. The second day we mostly conquered the woods of the Meerdaalwoud and the Zoniënwoud under Brussels, very pretty! The last day, after sightseeing the huge shipelevators of Ronquèires, we followed the old and later the new canal between Charleroi and Brussels. At first lovely and quiet, then lots of impressive industry.
The comfort and the reliability of our Santos trekking bikes were underlined by this trip. Wet or dry ground, asphalt or gravel or throught the woods, it was all good. The direct train back to Antwerp Central Station was an added bonus. Interested to cycle in Belgium yourself? Let us know and rent your own travelbike!