Oudenaarde - Gent
From Oudenaarde we will continue downstream on the Schelde/Escaut to the north and With the exception of Gent and Oudenaarde, the river towpaths that we follow lead us through farmland with the occasional nature preserve or harbor. The route is essentially flat the whole distance, with the occasional lock (there are six in all) having in most cases a rise of only about a meter. The route is mostly a well paved towpath, with short sections of street riding into Gent
Gent, also called the pride of Belgium honors, and its title walking through the medley of intimate and grotesque architecture. A university town with a great atmosphere! There will be plenty of time to visit this interesting city.