Road World Championships: Plan your visit

How do I reach Leuven during the World Championships?

By train

  • Leuven is easy to reach by train. The NMBS will be putting on additional trains during the World Championships.
  • The kiss-and-ride zone at the side of Leuven is not accessible by car. The kiss-and-ride zone at the side of Kessel-Lo can be used to drop someone off by car.

By bus

  • Buses will follow a different route through the city. Some bus stops will be skipped.
  • Some regional bus lines will temporarily have one of these locations as final stops:
    • Leuven station
    • Heverlee station
    • Engels Plein square
    • Gasthuisberg
  • Read more about the adjusted bus services during the World Championships at De Lijn
Trade union action on 24 September 2021
On Friday 24 September 2021 there is a union action at De Lijn. Your bus may not be running that day.
Read more about the adjusted bus services on 24 September 2021 at De Lijn

By bicycle

The city remains accessible by bicycle. You can only cross the course at a crosswalk.

Park your bike

You should preferably leave your bicycle outside the city ring.

  • Extra bike parking outside the city ring
    An extra bike parking will be installed in front of the OHL stadium (Tervuursevest).
    View on Google Maps
  • Park-and-bike car parks
    Many park-and-bike car parks will be provided on the outskirts of Leuven. These car parks are easily accessible by car and are within cycling distance of the route in Leuven. The route to the track will be marked. 
  • Bike parkings in Leuven
    Are you coming to Leuven by bike? Then park in a covered bike parking.

On foot

The city remains accessible for pedestrians.

With the camper

Park in one of the mobile home car parks on the Flandrienlus.

By car

To Leuven and back

  • During the organisation of the UCI Road World Championships (from 13 September 2021), the traffic situation will change. Some streets will be difficult to reach or will not be accessible.
  • During the UCI Road World Championships (23 to 26 September 2021), the traffic in Leuven will be slow.
    • In order to manage traffic, we will divide the area into mobility zones.
    • The zones are not accessible when the course is closed off.
    • You will be able to leave most zones, but only via fixed routes and if it is possible at that moment. The police will let you through.
    • Leaving some of the zones will be impossible, as they are locked in.
    • Plan your route with Waze or Google Maps.


Read more about parking during the World Championships


Together with Inter vzw, we try to make the city and the event accessible to everyone.