Sporting holiday

Sporting holiday

Bike riding

Oudenaarde is the cycling city of the Flemish Ardennes and an excellent base for an active holiday! Oudenaarde is also linked to the renowned Round of Flanders, the most important Flemish cycling event.

Oudenaarde cycling city!

About this Flemish cycling classic you will find everything in the experience center of the Center of Flanders, planted in the old city center. Oudenaarde also wants to stimulate cycling tourism with happenings such as "Word Flandrien", "Golden Flanders" or "Retro Round". Those who do not like cycling in a group or coach can do so at their own pace. There are numerous cycling maps that allow you to discover the hilly landscape or the valleys.

For a complete overview of all cycling routes: zie

Relaxing cycling in the track of Adriaan Brouwer

Enjoy cycling in the track of Adriaan Brouwer for the cycling route and do the famous venomous slopes and headlands. Every sportive cyclist can get his heart here and enjoy local produce on the local cafes and taverns.

"This 35 km Theme Tour combines the best of the Flemish Ardennes. You start in the historic heart of Oudenaarde, driving through impressive landscapes and views and by the beautiful nature, like in Bos' t Ename. You get a couple of cool slopes from the Round of Flanders for the wheels, but you can immediately breathe in some typical cafes and your thirsty lessons with a true "Old-fashioned brown". In the Flemish Ardennes, religious traditions are often associated with sweets, such as the nuts and leaks (Mariabedevaart in Kerselare). Adriaen Brouwer was a real life genius and you will have known this bike ride between Oudenaarde and Maarkedal! "

The trained cyclist tourist is doing the Tour of Flanders with pleasure.

The Schelde Valley

Visitors who are not fond of sporting efforts can follow the course of the Schelde throughout the year. The Schelde Valley is truly enjoyable at its own pace and offers a fully-planned trail, whether you're driving to Ghent or Kluisbergen along the hike. As you enjoy the Scheldeboorde you will see the slopes appear in the background.
The valuable scenery of the Scheldt Valley is on the agenda during this tour. The Scheldt Valley changed its course over time. In the 19th century, the curved Schelde was drawn in many places. Meanders were cut off and stayed behind as still waters.
Choose for the Scheldevalleiroute nrs. 1-2-3 on Bike Brochures. Another flat course is the Minerserspad in the Zwalmvallei or the new bicycle path in the old railway bed Oudenaarde (Leupegem) -Kluisbergen.

Create your route yourself

Whoever wants to unite the flat trail and the famous slopes can make a route through a bike network map Flemish Ardennes. This card is for sale through all tourist services.

With the route planner on the website of Tourism Flemish Ardennes you can easily and easily personalize your personal journey. The road description is downloadable to gps. The route planner is available free of charge at

Mountain biking

Those who love mountain biking is sure to be satisfied. There are numerous routes in the Flemish Ardennes. These are moreover connected by means of the yellow Bloso arrows. This results in a mountain biking network of more than 220km!

On the site of (Touring / Routes / Mountainbike routes), you can download the GPX track for your GPS per loop.


If you want to explore the most beautiful places and sights in Oudenaarde and the beautiful surroundings of the Flemish Ardennes, then you have a wide choice of routes. You can obtain this from the tourism service.

Still looking for a nice activity for the evening?
During a fairy-tale 'Oudenaarde by night' evening walk, a guide takes you along beautifully lit Schelde cows.

What did you think of a game of golf?

Golf- & Countryclub Oudenaarde, in the historic domain of the imposing 19th century castle of Petegem (1847), can start from summer 2007 on two beautiful 18 hole courses, namely 'KASTEEL' (par71) and 'ANKER' (par72).
In addition, the club has 4 exercise holes, putting green, chipping green and practice area.

Do it differently!

What did you think of exploring the area by horse, by car, caravan or air balloon? Take a look here.

(Sources  tourism Oudenaarde and tourism Vlaamse Ardennen)


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