Jurbise - Beautiful Countryside

Touring cyclist at Jurbise

17.6 km
Touring cyclist
1h 50min
  • Jurbise, a few kilometres to the north of Mons, is not short on charm with Moustier castle, the starting point of this ride.

    From the town hall, the route snakes through fields: small niches and chapels mark out the way to Egmont castle, from the late Middle Ages. On its foundations, a monastic community established a priory, slightly removed from the world. It is true that on these rearranged routes you get a calm soothing feeling. You silently cycle over bitumen to Herchies. There, a tree of nails stands proudly from a legacy of popular beliefs. Put up in the 1950s, it is the worthy heir of the missing oak, which is more than four centuries old. From the village, you pass through a rural landscape including the hamlets of Gernante and Petite Vacresse, which are peaceful and undoubtedly offer a great quality of life to their inhabitants. At Erbisoeul, leave the road on the right leading to Jurbise golf course, one of the oldest in Belgium and designed at the time by the English garden architect Simpson. The return to Jurbise goes along country roads which are unknown and yet very rural.
  • Difference in height
    75.11 m
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
Points of interest
1 Jurbise Town Hall
2 Chêne à clous (nailed oak tree)
Known as “El Quene à Clous”, the oak tree has special powers to heal skin wounds. People go there to drive into its bark a bandage or fabric which has been in contact with a wounded area. The present-day oak tree was planted in 1950; the former one was probably over 4 centuries old.
3 Royal Golf Club du Hainaut
75 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 75 m
  • End altitude : 75 m
  • Maximum altitude : 85 m
  • Minimum altitude : 64 m
  • Total positive elevation : 75 m
  • Total negative elevation : -75 m
  • Max positive elevation : 7 m
  • Min positive elevation : -10 m