Hillclimbs in Benelux and Germany

Alle S/Semois, Belgium

Andenne, Belgium

Bacharach-Rheinböllen, Germany

Used in 1908 as part of the 1st Prince Heinrich Fahrt.

Bad Pyrmont, Germany

2.85 km climb.

Bertrix, Belgium

First used by cars in 1926. It was a 3.000 km course along the Herbeumont Road, at Les Maugires. It was organised by the Motor Union de la Semois.

Bomerée, Belgium

The GP du Hainaut was held on the Côte de l'M. de Bomerée on the 15th August 1934 for the first time. The course was 1.700 km long, although after WW2 the length was changed with the addition of chicanes.

Durnal, Belgium

Eggberg, Germany

A 5.500 km hillclimb first used in 1913.

Engis, Belgium

Site of the Côte de 36 tournants.

Fagnes, Belgium

Falmignoul, Belgium

First used in 1924, the course was 1km long and had a gradient of 7%, using the road to Ciney.

Felenne, Belgium

Forstenrieder Park, Germany

Used in 1905.

Grandcourt, Belgium

Grandpont, Belgium

Hainberg, Germany

A 7.5 km climb near Göttingen, used from 1923-1934.

Houyet, Belgium

Huy, Belgium

Also known as L'escalade des Longs-Thiers, this 1.000 km course was first used in 1913, and then again in 1924 and 1925. It was used again in 1947.

Kesselberg, Germany

A 5.00 km hillclimb first used in 1905.

Kyffhäuser, Germany

A 4.900 km hillclimb course in the former DDR used in 1952.

La Roche en Ardennes, Belgium

Laroche, Belgium

Leffe-Dinant, Belgium

Lorentzweiler, Luxembourg

Marchin, Belgium

Mont-Theux, Belgium

A 1.000 km course with a maximum gradient of 12.6% between Lièges and Spa. It was first used by motorcycles, and by cars in 1923.

Namur, Belgium

Used for the Côte de la Citadelles for the first time in 1901, the course winds its way through a park beneath the castle walls.

Opbrakel, Belgium

1 km, 5%. the Renaix (Ronse) to Ninove road. Used only in 1934.

Selbecke, Germany

A 4.2 km hillclimb used in 1924 and 1925.

Spa-Malchamps, Belgium

Used for the first time in 1900. The length varied over the years, but the "classic" course was 5.000 km long.


First used in 1923. The 2.500 km course started in the main square of the city (La Place du Sablon), went in the direction of Namur up to the Lauzelle wood (now near Louvain-La-Neuve). The course gradient was 8% and the surface was paved. The start of the course was very steep, but it straightened out after half way and was almost flat.