This Sunday 13 September, Place des Palais in the heart of Brussels will host the start of the fourth BXL TOUR cycle race through the capital’s streets. The finishing line is 40 km away on Avenue du Gros Tilleul, a stone’s throw from the Atomium.

From 7:00 to 13:00, several places and major roads will be temporarily closed to traffic, with effects on various areas of the Brussels Region. In consultation with Brussels Mobility, STIB and the police, comprehensive measures are being taken to inform the public in advance and in real time.

Which roads will be closed?

  • Boulevard du Centenaire, between Place Louis Steens and Square de l’Atomium: Sunday 13 from 6:00 to 16:00.
  • Place des Palais: Saturday 12 from 14:00 (from Rue Ducale to Rue Royale only) and Sunday 13 from 6:00 to 13:00 (in both directions).
  • Rue Ducale: Sunday 13 as from 5 am.
  • Rue and Tunnel Belliard (*), Avenue de Tervuren (*), Boulevard du Souverain, Boulevard Général Jacques, Boulevard Auguste Reyers, Boulevard Lambermont, Avenue Van Praet, Avenue du Parc Royal, A12 motorway exits towards Brussels: Sunday 13/09 from 7:00 to 13:00.

NB: the streets of the course will gradually reopen to traffic after the last racers and broom wagon have passed. Therefore, some areas will be accessible before 13:00.

(*) Note that Tunnel Tervuren will only be closed in the direction of Tervuren and Tunnel Montgomery only towards Reyers. Rond-point Montgomery will remain open.

The route can be crossed at various points

  • Crossing by Tunnel Trône (all tunnels in the inner ring road will remain accessible)
  • Rond-point Montgomery overground
  • Pedestrian and cyclist crossing via La Balade Verte on Pont du Musée du tram
  • Crossing on Viaduc Herrmann-Debroux
  • Crossing overground above Tunnel Boileau
  • Crossing overground above Tunnel Georges Henri
  • Crossing by the tunnel leading from the E40 towards the Centre
  • Crossing under Boulevard Lambermont via Chaussée de Haecht
  • Crossing under Boulevard Lambermont via Chaussée de Helmet
  • Crossing under Pont Van Praet via Quai des Usines
  • Crossing Avenue de Vilvorde via Rampe du Lion

See the interactive map here

Parking will be suspended along all roads on the route

What are the best ways to get around on the day?

There will be several diversions to help accommodate users.
However, driving in Brussels is NOT recommended this Sunday between 7:00 and 13:00. Other means of transport should be used:

  • Cycling is especially encouraged on the day. Parking information and terms available at
  • Bikes and scooters can be hired via various websites or apps: Villo!, Blue Bike, Billy Bike, Lime, Dott, Wheels, Felyx and Poppy.
    There are also extensive public transport options. Full details at or on the app.
  • With no fewer than 33 stations across Brussels, the train is also a great way to get around the capital. What’s more, the Weekend Ticket provides half-price return travel. Details at
  • The De Lijn and TEC networks: /