Explore the Bois de la Houssière

Level 3 – 25 km

Starting point

Ronquières Inclined Plane
Route Baccara 1w, 7090 Braine-le-Comte

Route description

Start your ride at the Ronquières Inclined Plane. Visible for many miles around, the boat lift’s tower offers both stunning views and a presentation about shipping entitled “A boat, a life”. You can then head off to discover the Château Fort d’Ecaussinnes-Lalaing.

Recognised as a major Walloon heritage site, this fortified castle sits on a rocky bluff above the village that grew around it. It also houses a museum that brings together the collections assembled by Adrien van der Bruch: Hainaut porcelain, furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries and more.

Finish up your ride by exploring the wooded town of Braine-le-Comte. Made up of picturesque villages, ancient farms and great expanses of meadowland and woods, it’s an ideal place for a ride.


Cycle nodes


Useful information

Ronquières Inclined Plane

Route de Baccara IW
7090 Ronquières
Tél : +32(0)78/05.90.59
Closed Mondays

Château Fort

Rue de Seneffe, 1
7190 Ecaussinnes
Tél : +32(0)67/44.24.90
Open from April to October,
on Sundays from 2 pm to 6 pm.
For groups of 10 persons min.
any day subject to booking

Bicycle hire points & contact

Maison du Tourisme du Pays du Centre

Place Jules Mansart 21-22,
7100 La Louvière

Traditional Bicycle / New! Electric Bicycle
  • 1h = 2€
  • 4h = 6€ (10€ per Electric Bicycle)
  • 24h = 8€ (20€ per Electric Bicycle)