Boucle Forêt de Soignes
ElevationAscent: 1,254' 382 m
Descent: -1,273' -388 m
High: 497' 151 m
Low: 291' 89 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A loop in the forest of Soignes from the Bois de la Cambre.”— Salim JOLY
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This loop connects mostly flowy tracks, some more dry technical sections around "Etang de la Pate d'Oie" and wet sections along the railway (on the east). The climbs are sometimes hard but the downhills are often long and easy heading into the woods.
Need to Know
- It is possible to have a break at the bar called "Chez Lulu", near the train station.
- On weekends, the part in Bois-de-la-Cambre can be full of pedestrians, especially on sunny days.
- Horses are common along the second part of the ride (in Forêt-de-Soignes)
From there, you'll take the quite long climbing path of Chemin des Tumuli and cool down-hill of Drève du Comte to Drève des Bonniers where the nice singletrack (Avenue-du-Bois Trail) is waitting for you. After this, you have to work on the Sint Corneliusdreef to earn your climbing before enjoying the descent down Kwekerijpad.
Get ready, because you're now on the coolest part: Drève-des-Bonniers to Avenue-du-Bois Connector. After all this, you pass on the other side of the highway using the bridge to join the wood on your left.
Again, riders will follow some straight lines into the woods before crossing over to the other side of the highway (by a tunnel this time). On your right-hand side after the tunnel, there is another cool singletrack that allows you to join the hippodrome of Groenendal.
In the middle of this hippodrome, a path leads to the ponds and the amazing stonehenge-like memorial on Sentier de Grasdelle. From there, you'll find Sentier de la Petite Espinette and Sentier des Sables, wich goes to where the ride started a few hours before on Chemin du Réservoir .
Land Manager: Forêt de Soignes