We appreciate your efforts to use public transport or ride the bike.
You’ll be more mobile if you travel by backpack (rather than trailer).
Maybe you want to follow the ‘Mijnwerkerspad’ (“miner’s path” in Dutch): this is an old railway embankment between Zottegem and Ronse, turned into a GR bicycle path. But be careful, the path is interrupted in Opbrakel. Coming from Ronse, it’s better to turn left at Hurdumont. Coming from Zottegem, you turn right at the interruption. If you want to follow the ‘fietsknooppunten’ (a network of fixed cycling routes between several points), we are between points 48 and 99.
You can reach us by bus (see next chapter) from the trainstations of Ronse and Zottegem. You can reach Brakel (4.5 km from Boskanter) also by bus from the trainstations of Geraardsbergen and Oudenaarde. Zottegem, Geraardsbergen and Oudenaarde can be reached by a direct train from Brussels every hour.
For travel direction, check the website of the NMBS.
If you come by train from the border of Belgium, and you are younger than 27, this ticket could be the cheaper one.
It’s easiest to reach us by bus from the train stations of Ronse and Zottegem. From these train stations, you can use buses numbers 21 through 25. 21 is the most frequent. As they are working on the ‘Ronsesestraat’, only busstop ‘Herenhof’ is open this days. All busses 21-25 pass by that stop, even though the routeplanner does not always say so, because they didn’t change it during the works. You can find the timetables for these busses on the website of De Lijn. You have to press a button on the bus, to ask the driver to stop. Check for the stop on your route planner, or ask the bus driver beforehand to warn you.
Tickets can be bought on-line, even just before you get on the bus. The cheaper option is a ticket for ten rides that you can buy either on-line or in trainstation or newspaper shops.
On the image below the route from the bus stop to Boskanter is displayed.
Aim for the crossroads between Pullem and Koningsweg instead of ‘Koningsweg 1’. Because Koningsweg consists of two parts with a forest in between and the GPS can send you to the wrong end.