The annual Gordelfestival turns a spotlight on the 'Green Belt' and the 'Flemish Rim' around Brussels, focusing on all its cultural assets, the outstanding natural heritage and its Flemish character. On 3 September, we will be inviting everybody to discover the region while keeping fit. 'Everybody' means recreational athletes, families with children, culture enthusiasts and people looking for a fun day out. The 'Green Belt' is Flanders at its most beautiful: hospitable, friendly and varied. Welcome!



This year, for the first time, we'll ride the iconic 100 km loop around Brussels in peloton. The Gordel classic will now have the look and feel of a real cyclist classic; motards, pilot cars, supply cars and ambulances included. Experience a real classic and sign up now.

Provincial estate of Huizingen

The Provincial estate of Huizingen is recognized as the showcase of the 'Green Belt', turning a spotlight on all the region's assets: culture, knights, castles, regional beers and other local specialities, and sports trails in the midst of lush scenery.

All activities in Huizingen (in Dutch).

Where? Provincial Estate of Huizingen, Torleylaan 100, 1654 Beersel

By train? Shuttle busses drive every half hour between the train station of Halle and the Provincial estate of Huizingen.

By bike? Coming from Brussels via the Regional Bicycle Route 6B, take the Groene Wandeling, and afterwards on the Flemish Brabant Cycle Node Network , follow the nodes 83-63-62-53 (22 km) or you can try the long distance cycling route Kanaalroute (Vilvoorde/Grimbergen – Brussel – Halle) (28 km).

By car? Leave the E19 at exit 20 (Alsemberg) and follow the signs 'Provinciedomein Huizingen'.

Coloma parc Sint-Pieters-Leeuw

Do you enjoy walking or biking in a lovely, Flemish and green community? So be present in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw on 3 september 2017! In addition you will find in the Colomapark a delightful collection of roses, with as many as 3000 species. This colourful place will be transformed by magic into a real party-village during the Gordelfestival, and there will be something for everyone.

All activities in Sint-Pieters-Leeuw (in Dutch).

Sign up?

Do you want to take part in a hike, bike ride or a run?

Then sign up for free at a registration desk, at the venues in Provinciedomein Huizingen or Sint-Pieters-Leeuw.

Sign up between:

  • 8.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. for the mountain bike routes;
  • 8.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. for all other routes.