The Flemish Ardennes (Dutch: Vlaamse Ardennen) is an informal name given to a hilly region in the south of the province of East Flanders, Belgium. Highest summit is the Hotondberg (145 m). Main characteristics of the region are rural hilly landscapes with hilltop bluebell woodlands (Muziekbos, Brakelbos, Kluisbos), windmills and watermills.
Cycling is particularly popular in the area. Many major bike races are held here, including a large part of the Tour of Flanders. Most of its toughest climbs (Koppenberg, Taaienberg, Molenberg, Paterberg, Oude Kwaremont, Muur van Geraardsbergen, Eikenberg) and most of its cobblestone-street sections (Paddestraat)) are situated in the Flemish Ardennes.
hilly countryside in Oudenaarde
hilly countryside in Lierde
hilly countryside in Kluisbergen
hilly countryside in Brakel
- Flemish Ardennes and South East-Flanders at Internet Archive
- Flemish Ardennes and South East-Flanders at Reocities
- "Cycling in the Flemish Ardennes". Catena Cycling. Retrieved 2015-04-20.
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