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Cycle Route Ravel 1

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Added on 03 Feb 2016,

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Start location

Comines-Warneton, Wallonia, BE (20 m NHN)

End location

Maastricht, Province of Limburg, NL (73 m NHN)


The RAVEL 1 is the West-East-Main Route in Wallonia. He uses

- in the Western part formerly Railrods,

- from Kortrijk the Canal Kortrijk-Bossuit,

- l'Escaut until Tournai

- Canal du Centre until la Louviere,

- the Canal Brüssel-Charleroi.

- from Charleroi the Ricver Sambre,

- from Namur the River Maas.

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Abwechslungsreich, dicht besiedelt, teils stark industrialisiert (Schelde, Canal du Centre, Sambre, Maas), viele Bahnanschlüsse.

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Travel to and from ...

Kortrijk oder Lille per Bahn. Ab Lanaye/Maastricht/Vise ebenfalls Bahnanschluss.

Connecting cycle path

  • Maas-Radweg in Süd-Limburg (NL),
  • Maas-Radweg (Ravel 2) durch die Ardennen ab Namur bzw. nach Tienen,
  • ab Charleroi Ravel 8 an der oberen Sambre bis Maubeuge
  • Ravel 3b von La Louviere nach Brüssel-Antwerpen,
  • Ravel 98pp ab Mons durch die Borinage,
  • Ravel 4 ab Blaton Richtung Aalst-Brüssel,
  • Ravel 1a West an der Schelde Richtung Gent-Antwerpen
  • am Westende Richtung Lille/Calais/Dünkirchen/Brügge (LF1, LF6).


Herzstück des wallonischen Radwegenetzes in sehr kurzweiliger und kontrastreicher Landschaft. Autofrei, flach und fast druchgehend asphaltiert.

RAVEL 8 "TransWallonie" benutzt im westlichen Teil weitgehend die gleichen Wege; nur Charleroi wird südlich umfahren. Erst in Liège trennen sich diese beiden Routen: RAVEL 1 folgt weiter der Maas abwärts, während Ravel 8 über Ourthe, Ambleve, Ligne 45 und Vennbahntrasse nach Luxemburg geführt wird.

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29 km
0,5 km
19 m

BE-8500 Kortrijk


Heritage building(s)

Begijnhof, Béguinage in Kortrijk
Town hall of Kortrijk
Kortrijk, de Grote Markt with Sint Maartenskerk
Broel Towers, Kortrijk

Kortrijk (French: Courtrai, sometimes referred to in English as Courtray) is a city in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. It is the capital and biggest city of the arrondissement of Kortrijk, which comprises some 284,581 inhabitants (1 January 2014). The wider municipality comprises the city of Kortrijk proper and the towns of Aalbeke, Bellegem, Bissegem, Heule, Kooigem, Marke, and Rollegem.

The city is situated on the Leie River, 42 km (26 miles) southwest of Ghent and 25 km (15 miles) northeast of Lille in France. Both Kortrijk and Lille are part of the same transnational Eurodistrict urban area with around 1,900,000 inhabitants.

As the biggest city of southern West Flanders, Kortrijk has many schools, a university, hospitals and shopping streets.


Kortrijk is a medium city, it has a good balance of tradition and innovation/modernism. It has always been famous for shopping, and in 2010 a big shopping centre was opened in the heart of the city. There are numerous traffic-free shopping zones, and lots historical sites in the city centre. Outside the centre there are some less developed hoods, but never really bad neighbourhoods.

Kortrijk is a rather safe city. Suburbs/satellite cities like Menen have to endure mainly burglary criminality from youth and gangsters, but Kortrijk is rather safe.

The city is known as the Guldensporenstad (City of the Golden Spurs), after the battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302. It used to be the centre of the linen industry and is still known as an important textile industry region.


  • Kortrijk 1302, Begijnhofpark, +32 56 27 78 50. May-Sept: Tue-Sun: 10:00—18:00. Closed on Mondays. Oct-Apr: Tue-Sun: 10:00—18:00. Closed on Mondays. An interactive museum showing you the Battle of the Golden Spurs (11th of July 1302). This battle is historical because it was one of the first battles where a peasant-based army defeated a knights army. After the battle, the spurs of the fallen horses were kept as a victory sign. The battle gave Flanders its regional holiday. €6 normal ticket. €4 reduced ticket. Free for children up to 12. (updated May 2017)
  • Broelmuseum (Museum of Fine Arts). Situated in an old 18th-century mansion. Mostly contains regional artists (f.i. Roelant Savery) and an unique collection of ceramic. Closed for renewal. Will open in 2018 with a different name and concept. (updated May 2017)
  • Texture (Museum of Flax and river Lys), Noordstraat 28, +32 56 27 74 70. May-Sept: Tue-Sun: 10:00—18:00. Closed on Mondays. Oct-Apr: Tue-Sun: 10:00—17:00. Closed on Mondays. New museum that opened in 2014 on the banks of the Lys (Leie) river. Shows a historical image of the flax industry in Kortrijk and the surroundings. €6 normal ticket. €4 reduced ticket. Free for children up to 12. (updated May 2017)
  • Groeninge Abbey. (updated May 2017)
  • Agricultural Museum. In Bissegem. (updated May 2017)
Historical buildings
  • City Hall (Stadhuis), +32 56 27 70 00. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Belfry (Belfort), Grote Markt. WV-Unesco-icon-small.svg UNESCO World Heritage site (updated Jun 2017)
  • Begijnhof. The scenic beguinage (UNESCO-heritage) was founded in 1238 by Johanna Van Constantinopel. It was destroyed 3 times and rebuilt for the last time in the 17th century. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Broeltorens. These two identical towers are remains of the medieval city wall. They are the typical image of Kortrijk. Build in the 13th and 15 century, they are located at both sides of the Leie river. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwehospitaal. Hospital, founded between 1200 and 1204. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Baggaertshof. Medical garden and 13 old houses. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Groeningepoort and Groeningekouter, Plein. The Groeningepoort gate is built in 1908 to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the Golden Spurs battle on the location of the Groeningekouter, the field of the battle took place. In the park that now covers a part of the former battle field, you can also find the Groeningemonument. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Schouwburg, Schouwburgplein 14, +32 56 23 98 55. A rather impressive, chateau-like building. Schouwburg is the Dutch word for theatre. (updated Jun 2017)
  • The Wave Fountain (Fontein De Golf), Schouwburgplein (Near the theatre). Made by Olivier Strebelle. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Sint-Maartenskerk, Lange Steenstraat. A Gothic church, built and rebuild after a fire in the 14th century. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk, Deken Zegerplein. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Sint-Michielskerk, Sint-Michielsplein. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Sint-Elooiskerk, Overleiestraat. (updated Jun 2017)
  • Sint-Jan-de-Doperkerk, Sint-Jansplein. (updated Jun 2017)

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