The Flemish Ardennes and bicycle racing are inextricably linked. Wide valleys, steeply cobbled inclines and the green banks of the Scheldt act as the traditional backdrop to Flanders’ spring classics. Legendary challenges include the Muur van Geraardsbergen, Koppenberg, Taaienberg, Wolvenberg and the Oude Kwaremont. To be able to call yourself a Flandrien, you must have conquered these iconic climbs. The Flemish Ardennes offer more than cycling, of course. Rolling hills and valleys, splendid vistas and highlights such as the Muziekbos make this area a wonderful place for the whole family to burn off a few calories, relax and enjoy themselves.