Motorbike Touring in the Ardennes
In Europe, curvaceous roads normally exist because they're built on hills or mountains. Not so in the western Ardennes. Think of the area as an inverse mountain range, where the region's multitude of rivers have dug themselves down into the landscape. Here, the roads burrow along the edge of valleys, or pass over hills from one valley to the next. Further east, the landscape raises itself up to meet the Eifel region of Germany, and the roads keep on rewarding you with curve after curve.
The area also has its fair share of racing spectacle, thanks to the Belgian Classic Trophy's use of a historic road circuit near the town of Gedinne, the Spa Francorchamps circuit to the north west, and the region's proximity to Germany's Nürburgring. The Gedinne race takes place in August each year, when the roads are sealed off with hay bales. Miss the event, though, and you'll be able to ride it yourself.