Belgian Coast for Kids! Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £439 per person
Other durations available on request.
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• Cycling between the coast, dunes, polders and canals
• Rich architectural heritage (churches, abbeys, castles,…)
• The historic centre of Bruges
• Hotel at the beach in Ostend
• Swimming pool next to the hotel in Ostend
• Attractions in Bruges for the kids: Boudewijn Seapark, Choco Story,…
• Attrachtions in Ostend for the kids: Earth Explorer, Airport Bowl, Children’s farm ‘De lange schuur’,…
Quiet roads and cycling paths / easy cycling along signposted network.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
Sometimes, it really looks like time has stood still for some centuries: you can admire old houses, narrow streets, beautiful medieval buildings, … But though, there are nice restaurants, modern boutiques and a delicious gastronomy. There is truly loads to do in Bruges. As a family holiday, we will focus on the kids‘ favourites, what they would really want to see. A boat trip on the ‘Reien’ is always a nice experience.
These boat trips usually last half an hour. For a really wonderful time, you can go to the Boudewijn Seapark. It is not just a park where you can admire the dolphins in a huge basin, but also features a nice theme park.
The kids will have a wonderful time in the chocolate museum ‘Choco-Story’! But, certainly, they will also like the historical centre of Bruges, with the famous market place and the belfry. Trips by carriage through the historic town centre are also possible. Or how about Zeebrugge? In Zeebrugge, you can visit Seafront, a maritime theme park, where you can visit an ancient Russian submarine, and discover how life is on the sea.
Day 2: Bruges – De Haan – Ostend (28 or 34 km)
On the way to Ostend, you can discover De Haan, a village which has beautifully preserved the ‚Belle Epoque‘ style (19th century). After an unforgettable tour, we arrive in Ostend, where you will stay in the ‘Thermae Palace Hotel’, built in Art Déco Style by King Leopold II.
The stay in Ostend will be a paradise for the children! The hotel is situated at the beach, and there is a lot to discover: children’s farm ‘De Lange Schuur’, the playground ‘Airport Bowl’, Earth Explorer,…
Day 3: Round tour to Oudenburg (30 km)
This tour will bring us to the nice and flat countryside behind the Belgian coast, also named ‘polder landscape’. Oudenburg is a tipical Flemish village, built on the foundations of an ancient roman city.
Day 4: Round tour to Nieuwpoort (32 or 41 km)
Nieuwpoort is just like Ostend and Blankenberge one of the favourite seaside resorts in Belgium. This small town is situated along the river mouth of the ‘Yser’, a river that played an important strategic role during the First World War.
The children will certainly enjoy the harbour and the nature reserve ‘Ysermonde’. You can also have a break on the wide and lovely beach.
Day 5: Ostend – Bruges (29 km)
We cycle back to Bruges and will pass cosy villages such as Bredene. Enjoy the typical Belgian landschape with the children. We will also pass the silent canal Ostend – Bruges and the popular ‘Spuikom’ in Ostend.
Day 6: Cycling tour to Blankenberge and the North Sea (ca. 35 km)
There is nothing nicer for the kids than spending a day by the sea! Blankenberge is a busy town on the Belgian coast, and one of the favourite places of many tourists. What kids will really like is the Sea Life Marine Park, where they can discover the fascinating wildlife of the rivers and the oceans (sharks, piranhas,…)!
Day 7:Departure after breakfast
This tour starts in Bruges.
Silent roads and cycling paths / easy cycling along signposted network.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Belgian Coast for Kids! tour stays in 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
- 7 days – 6 nights in 4* hotels
– Room with bath/shower and toilet
– 6 x breakfast
– 6 x dinner (Half board supplement payable)
– Welcoming present in Bruges for kids up to 12 years
– Sauna in Bruges and Ostend
– Museum discount card Bruges
– Free hotel parking
– Map, tourist information and road description
– Luggage transport (1 piece per person, up to 20 kg)
– Service-Hotline (also at weekends)
This is a touring bike that is often known as a ‘City Bike’.
They are equipped with sufficient gears, a saddle bag, a fix lock and a pump.
Child trailers and seats are available too.
Trailer: £40 per bike
Child seat: £15 per bike
Belgian Coast for Kids, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2017 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 30.04 – 16.06.2017 | 28.08 – 17.09.2017
Season 2: 17.06 – 27.08.2017
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £439 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £479 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £139
Half Board Upgrade: £139
Electric Bike Upgrade: £59
Hotel Category Descriptions
Accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels with double room with private facilities
Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price and are payable at the hotel.
Holiday Price: From £439
Single Supplement: From £139