7 day Independent Tour This biking vacation in Belgium is a beautiful cycle tour from the capital of Belgium, Brussels to the wonderful historic town of Bruges. Surprisingly beautiful, that’s the way to describe the various regions of Flanders and Brussels in a short way. Flanders and Europe’s capital Brussels offer a holiday joy for […]
7 day Independent Tour
This biking vacation in Belgium is a beautiful cycle tour from the capital of Belgium, Brussels to the wonderful historic town of Bruges. Surprisingly beautiful, that’s the way to describe the various regions of Flanders and Brussels in a short way. Flanders and Europe’s capital Brussels offer a holiday joy for everybody, lovely bike tours through beautiful landscapes, culinary joy in great restaurants, cultural highlights in historical buildings and museums and of course the ever pulsating city of Brussels. This tour is a mixture of easy biking , Belgian culture and historic delights.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival in Brussels
If time permits visit the market square, the Atomium, Manneke Pis, the icons of the Belgian capital are a must for every visitor of Brussels..
Brussels to Mechelen – 60 km
On the first day, we first cycle along to Leuven. This city is not only known for as a university city, with the oldest Belgian university, but also as a beer city. A walk in Mechelen, city at the river Dijle, will show you all the most important historical buildings, which were erected in the time of the Burgundy. You certainly have to visit the St. Rombouts-cathedral, the palaces of Margarete of York and Margarete of Austria. Or you can also visit the toy’s museum!
Mechelen to Bornem – 35 km
Today we cycle along the river Rupel and Schelde to Bornem. Because of the short ride there is plenty of time to take a 15-minute train ride towards the centre of Antwerp. Enjoy a stroll on the Meir, have a beer on one of the many plazas or admire the rich architecture and art of this Flemish capital.
Bornem to Gent – 64 km
Gent, also the historical centre of Flanders, offers a variety of places of interest and is overseen by lots of towers, for example the one of the St. Bavo cathedral with the world famous painting of Jan van Eyck. The historical heart of the city is well preserved. You can for example visit the old port. Nearby, you will find the ‘Gravensteen’, once the medieval castle of the counts of Gent.
Gent to Bruges – 50 km
The historical centre of Bruges is part of the world famous Unesco world heritage site list. Who visits Bruges, will notice it straight away, this city has always taken care of its architectural and cultural treasures.
Bruges to Ostend to Bruges – 64km
A ride today along the canals to the port of Ostend and further to the authentic coastal village of De Haan, enjoying a refreshing dive into the North sea or relaxing at the beach. Or you can also enjoy a free day for shopping, a boat ride on the canals, sightseeing by carriage, visiting some museums, climbing the belfry or for taking a 15 min. train ride to Ostend, a majestic port town.
Departure after breakfast or extra night in Bruges or Brussels
Back to Brussels by direct train (1 hour ride, 2 trains per hour).
|Tour Rating- easy to moderate|
The total length of the route by bike is about 270 km.
Grade of difficulty: Easy to moderate. These are lovely bike routes along well-signposted bike routes and quiet streets. Suitable for all levels of cyclist.
Schedule & Price
Departs every Saturday from April 26th until September 20th. Also Sunday departures in July and August.
Contact us regarding availability at info@ADVENTOURUS.com
|Price per person based on double occupancy||CAD $1120|
|Single Surcharge (on request)||$350|
|Optional half-board meal plan.||$220|
|This tour includes:|
* 6 nights accommodation in a selection of 3 and 4 star hotels
* 6 breakfasts
* Welcome meeting
* Luggage transfer
* Rental of a modern hybrid style touring bike
* Biking maps, route descriptions and travel information for your use and convenience
* Service hotline
Airport / Transfers
Flights are in/out of Brussels, Amsterdam or Paris. There are regular trains to/from these cities and central Brussels.