We love riding our bikes, exploring new trails, and goofing around with our friends. It's always so exciting to go all out on a flow trail or to hold on for dear life on a steep, gnarly and rock infested trail for the first time.
So if you are anything like us, and we bet you are, this year has been fantastic in Belgium! After years of hard work, a dedicated group of trail builders and trail advocates has been able to open up the first official trail centres in Belgium.
And the best news of it all? They are a treat to ride.
Now, Belgium has 4 Trail Centres, 1 Bike Park, and 1 Private Trail Centre:
Where to ride Enduro and Trail mountain bikes in Belgium?
Trail Riding Company in Houffalize.
Located on private property, Trail Riding Company opens its doors to the public a couple of times a year.
The number of participants is limited, so you will have to register before going, but their trails are worth visiting. The tracks range from flowy to technical root and rock riding to big jumps, so there is something for everybody, and the energy of the crew and riders is always fantastic.
Check out their Facebook page to see when they have open sessions:
MTB Trails Spa in Spa.
Well known for its water, wellness centre, and casino, Spa was also the first official trail centre in Belgium.
Its 7 trails are all located on the hill on the north side of the city and have a great blend of flow, speed, and technical terrain so that riders of all levels can have fun on them.
And if in need, at the bottom of the trails, you will find Ardennes Bikes, a great local bike shop.
The crew of MTB Trails Spa is always maintaining and making sure the trails are fantastic to ride. You can find more information about the trail centre here:
Trails Centre Amblève.
Situated near the city of Remouchamp, 20 minutes south of Liège, you can find the most technical trails in Belgium at trail centre Amblève.
Every year the crew at Amblève Enduro Team organize what is known as the most technical and intense enduro race in Belgium, and now they have opened their trails to the public year-round with their brand new trail centre. Ranging from blue to black, from flow to very technical riding, this trail centre doesn’t leave much desired even for the most seasoned enduro riders. Make sure to pace yourself when going down one of the black trails for the first time since you need some solid skills to master them.
The Ambleve Enduro Team is working hard to give us these excellent trails, and you can find more about their tracks and race here:
Endurourthe Trail Centre Esneux/Anthines.
Freshly opened, the trail centre in Anthisnes/Esneux by Endurourthe will take you on a 32km lap with 1000m of descents on 10 different trails.
Ranging from green to black, riders of all levels will have fun here!
Ardenne Bike Trails in Bouillon.
Bouillon is situated in the south of Belgium and is well known for its Castle, Lookout tower (providing a stunning view of the valley), and its downhill mountain bike track.
They also have a full-blown trail centre with some of the best trails around. A dedicated crew of builders maintains the trail centre year-round.
You can find more information here:
Where to Ride a Bike Park in Belgium?
There is only one for the moment, but it is a great one: Bike Park Ferme Libert in Malmedy.
Home to some of the biggest jumps on the planet, Bike Park Ferme Libert hosts Nico Vink’s Fest sessions once a year. The Fest sessions are a truly unique event where the best riders of the world not only come to jump the biggest set of jumps in the world but also trick them... It is an event everyone should at least attend once to comprehend the size of the jumps!
For the rest of the year, we can enjoy a selection of jump trails, high-speed flow trails and some rowdy downhill trails complete with a big road gap in the woods. There is more than enough for everyone to enjoy and push their limits on the bike here.
To learn more about Bike Park Ferme Libert: