Muur van Geraardsbergen is one of the most iconic roads for cyclists

Muur van Geraardsbergen, also known as the Wall of Geraardsbergen, is an iconic climb located in the western part of Belgium.

Muur van Geraardsbergen

Where is Muur van Geraardsbergen?

Muur van Geraardsbergen is located in the center of Geraardsbergen, a city in the southern part of the province of East Flanders.

Why is Muur van Geraardsbergen famous?

This steep, cobbled road is an iconic climb in professional cycling races. It is often featured in the Tour of Flanders cycling race.

How steep is Muur van Geraardsbergen?

The climb was a regular part of the Tour of Flanders until 2011 and was reintroduced in 2017. It has a challenging cobbled surface, with gradients over 20%. The climb is 1,07km (0.66 miles) long, running from the river Dender at 18 meters above sea level to the top of the Oudenberg at 110 meters above sea level. The average gradient is 9.3%.

What’s the Chapel of Our Lady of the Oudenberg?

Muur van Geraardsbergen, also known as Kapelmuur, Muur-Kapelmuur or simply Muur, is associated with the Chapel of Our Lady of the Oudenberg, located at the top.