Bruges and Flanders Fields Self-Guided Cycling Tour
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | From £559 per person
Other durations available on request.
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Cycle Tour Highlights
• Nice cycling along fields, canals, dunes and the coast
• See the architecture of monasteries, windmills and castles
• Explore the medieval towns of Ieper, Poperinge, Diksmuide and Bruges (world heritage)
• Visit the coastal towns of De Haan, Heist and Knokke
• Understand the history of World War 1
• Stop at the The ‘In Flanders Fields’ Museum in Ieper
• Sample the burgund atmosphere in pubs and restaurants and of course chocolate, waffles and French fries
Cycle Route profile
Quiet roads and cycle paths along the sign posted network.
Day 1: Arrival and meeting in Roeselare
After the arrival in Roeselare, we offer a welcome meeting at 17.30. Those who want to, can make a small tour to the basilica of Dadizele, and discover the landscape around Roeselare.
Day 2: Roeselare – Ieper (31 km)
Our first cycling tour will take us to Ieper, a beautiful medieval town with a stunning market place and the famous town-gate ‘Menenpoort’. We will also pass the Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest graveyard for English soldiers in the world, of World War I. In Ieper, you can visit the ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’, the ticket is included in the price! Cycling around Ieper is a nice experience, especially passing the charming hills.
Day 3: Ieper – Diksmuide (45 or 60 km)
On this tour, we will pass another nice medieval town: Poperinge, popular for the hops cultivated in this area. The ‘Talbot House’ is a place of interest, it was the only place during WWI where British soldiers could rest and forget about the war for a while.
Definitely worth a visit is the trappist abbey of Saint Sixtus where the Westvleteren is brewed, voted best beer in the world. We will cycle further along the banks of the IJzer to Diksmuide, where the IJzertoren, a well-known monument of the great War can be visited. You can also enjoy the beauty of the historic market place.
Day 4: Diksmuide – Bruges (61 km)
It is almost unbelievable how much cultural heritage can be discovered in such a rural region. Indeed, the destination we are all excited about is of course Bruges, with its historic town center and the stunning belfry.
Day 5: Bruges – Knokke – Bruges (59 km)
The fifth day, we will explore the area between Bruges and Knokke, the most mundane village of the Belgian coast. It will be another unforgettable trip, through the polder landscapes and the dunes. The main sight of this tour is the nature reserve ‘Het Zwin’ and the picturesque village of Damme. Or, when it is warm enough, you can go swimming in the sea!
Day 6: Bruges – De Haan – Bruges (52 km)
This day will again be an exciting day, as we will visit another nice place on the Belgian coast. De Haan is a village which has preserved the ‚Belle Epoque‘ style (19th century).
Day 7: Bruges – Roeselare (59 km)
Our last cycling tour will bring us back to Roeselare. This tour passes two nice castles, d’Aertrycke and Wijnendaele. Both are really worth a visit! After arriving in Roeselare, it is possible to visit the national cyclist museum.
Day 8: Departure after breakfast
The routes are easy and moderate on well signposted routes.
Where is the starting point of the tour?
Tour Route Map
The Bruges and Flanders Fields tour stays in 3*/4*- hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.
- 7 nights in 3*** and 4**** Hotels
– Free hotel parking in Roeselare
– Room with shower / bath and toilet
– 7 x breakfast buffet
– Luggage transport (1 piece/person till 20 kilos)
– Map, tourist information and road description in English
– Museum discount card Bruges
– Service-Hotline (also in weekends)
– Local taxes, except in Bruges.
– Possibility for half board (7 × 3 course dinner)
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.
Bruges and Flanders Fields, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2018 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 28.04 – 15.06.2018 | 26.08 – 22.09.2018
Season 2: 16.06 – 25.08.2018
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £559 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £599 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £189
Half Board Upgrade: £149
Electric Bike Upgrade: £79
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: £559
Single Supplement: From £189