Road World Championships: Plan your visit

How do I reach Leuven during the World Championships?

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

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 at De Lijn

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 bicycle

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

You should preferably leave your bicycle outside the city ring. An extra bicycle shed will be installed in front of the OHL stadium (Tervuursevest).

View on Google Maps

On foot

The city remains accessible for pedestrians. You can only cross the course at a crosswalk.

With the camper

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


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