Brussels to Bruges via Ghent Self-Guided Cycling Holiday
Self-Guided | Individual | 7 days | 6 nights | From £559 per person
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• Enjoy lovely cycling between sea, canals and dunes
• See the rich architecture of churches, abbeys, castles and windmills
• Visit the historical art cities Brussels, Leuven, Mechelen, Ghent and Bruges
• Stay at the beautiful cities at the seaside: De Haan and Blankenberge
• Savour the gastronomy and atmosphere in cafés and restaurants
• Sample some of the 350 different kinds of beer to try!
Quiet roads and mostly cycle tracks along the Flanders Cycle Route. 90% signposted. Roadbook with detailed descriptions in English.
The approximate difficulty level for this tour
1st day: Arrival in Brussels
Things happen in Brussels! Not just because it’s the capital of 500 million Europeans but also because there is an exciting cul-tural, artistic and social scene.
Brussels with its historical beauty, galleries, small streets and multicultural soul is one of the greenest cities of Europe. A must for every visitor is the great market square, the Atomium, the Parlamentarium, Manneken Pis and Art Nouveau buildings, the icons of the city. Brussels, full of hidden treasures.
2nd Day: Brussels – Mechelen
On the first cycling day, we pass along Leuven. This city is not only known as 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 erect-ed in the time of the Burgunds. You certainly have to visit the St. Rombouts-cathedral, the palaces of Margarete of York and Margarete of Austria. You can also visit Kazerne Dorsin from WW2 or the toys’ museum.
3rd Day: Mechelen – Bornem
Today we cycle along the river Rupel and Schelde to Bornem. Because of the short ride there is plen-ty of time to take a 15-minute trainride 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 Metropolis.
4th day: Bornem – Ghent
Ghent, 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 its world famous painting of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb of Jan van Eyck. The historical heart of the city is well preserved and you can visit the old port. Nearby, you will find the ‘Gravensteen’, once the medieval Castle of the Counts of Ghent, today one of the most important places of interest.
5th Day: Ghent – Bruges
The historical centre of Bruges is part of the world famous Unesco world heritage site list. Anyone who visits Bruges will notice it straight away: this city has always taken care of its architectural and cultural treasures. Take your time and stroll along lovely parks, intimate little streets and ancient market squares.
You can also do some shopping: the shopkeepers will love to explain to you every-thing there is to know about our Belgian chocolate or beer. Or simply enjoy ‘French’ fries on the beautiful market square.
6th day: Bruges – De Haan – Bruges
Ride along the canals to the picturesque village of Lissewege and continue to the authentic coastal village of De Haan, enjoy-ing 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 a 15 min. train ride to the majestic port of Ostend.
7th day: Departure after breakfast or extra nights in Bruges or Brussels
Back to Brussels by direct train (50 minutes, 2 trains per hour) or transfer (1 hour 15 minutes depending on traffic)
This tour starts in Brussels.
Quiet roads and mostly cycle tracks along the Flanders Cycle Route, 90% signposted. Roadbook with detailed description in English.
Where is the starting point of the holiday?
Tour Route Map
The Brussels to Bruges via Ghent Tour stays in a 3 to 4* hotels carefully chosen for their location, hospitality and proximity to your tour route.
|The hotel list below is subject to change and should be used as a guide.
We will confirm the exact hotels prior to arrival.
|Brussels to Bruges||Sample Hotel List|
|Brussels||NH Brussels Louise|
|Mechelen||NH Hotel Mechelen|
|Gent||NH Gent Sint Pieters|
- 7 days – 6 nights in 3*/4* hotels (mostly 4*)
– Room with shower / bath and toilet
– 6 x breakfast buffet
– Luggage transport (1 piece / person till 20 kilos)
– Map, tourist information and road description
– Service-Hotline (also at weekends)
– Local taxes, except in Brussels and Bruges.
– Possibility for half board (6 × 3-course meal)
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.
Brussels to Bruges via Ghent, 7 days, 6 nights
All prices are per person and include bike hire.
2019 Cycling Holiday Prices:
Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 27.04 – 15.06.2019 | 27.08 – 14.09.2019
Season 2: 16.06 – 26.08.2019
Additional Information: 30.06 – 18.08.2019
Additional Sunday arrivals only
Category A: Prices per person including bike hire
Season 1: £559 | Book online here >>
Season 2: £609 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £209
Half Board Upgrade: £119
Electric Bike Upgrade: £69
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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 £209