Trip Report

Eco-friendly covid-friendly bike trip to Hainaut

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by nickAtlasGuru Contributor

EuropeBelgium3 days / September 2020

Highs & Lows

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Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    Definitely 1st step's length: we foresaw 98 km and it became 115 km due to some mistakes. Way too long, the last hour was barely bearable. For city-bikers just like us, I would recommend a maximum of 60 km a day.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    On day 1, we were under the rain for the first 5 hours. Welcome to Belgium guys!

  • How was the food?

    How was the food? Easy. We had a picnic, a stop in Silenrieux friterie and 2 in Mons restaurants. Know that in Wallonia's friteries, French fries portions are super big.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    In Mons, stay at the Auberge de Jeunesse de Mons. Beautiful from the outside, large, clean and cosy inside, with a lot of facilities and best location.

  • Packing tips?

    Take a spare tube and learn how to change it. Or, in case you get a flat tire 30 min before the end of the trip, make local friends who can help you.