5 countries - 3 three-country points
In Leuven, we are reviving a BRM that was last organised in 2014 by Jan Geert (Morkhoven – Herentals): the 5 countries ride.
This is the last ride to finish your super randonneur series in Leuven, yet it’s not for the faint of heart. A healthy number of altimeters brings us sequentially through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg & France via not one (Vaals), not two (Ouren) but three (Rodange) tri-border points. As icing on the cake, we’ll also check out if the view at the Signal de Botrange isn’t better in June. As always, we will seek out the most stunning roads and, not something we do very often, treat you to Luxembourg’s beautiful asphalt!
We expect participants to be self-sufficient. So no bag drops or overnight stays will be organised.
Interesting options for overnight stays are:
– Arlon (KM 308)
– Longwy – IBIS Mexy / Hotel F1 (KM 338)
On Ride With GPS, the preliminary route is available with points of interest.
We strongly advise registering beforehand on mybrevet.cc. Your brevet card will be available for pickup from 05:30 at the start.
Show up and ride is still possible, please make sure to bring a filled-out registration form. Payment via Payconiq is also possible. Registration at De Vetten Os opens at 05:30.
Between control 3 (St. Vith) and control 4 (Arlon) is a 108 km stretch. Interesting villages to resupply (check POI): Clervaux, Esch-sur-Sûre and Koetschette.
Between control 5 (Longuyon) and control 6 (Rochefort) is a 105 km stretch. Interesting villages (during daytime) to resupply (check POI): Montmédy, Florenville and Bertrix.
At Leuven Randonneurs we consciously choose to go off the beaten track. This means that we make as much use as possible of the B roads. In the southern part of the country, these are roads that can be of poor quality (route dégradée). Think of potholes in the road, small stretches of unpaved road, cobblestones, etc. We are convinced that these roads are an added value to the route and the experience. We assume that every randonneur can assess the danger and adapt his or her riding style. We explore every ride with a bike with a minimum tire width of 23mm.