Belgium – Bruges for Kids
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A cycling tour is a fantastic family holiday. The region between the Belgian coast and the stunning city of Bruges is a wonderful area to discover, both for kids and for adults. This cycling trip is ideal for the whole family: plenty of fresh air, very do able cycling distances, sea and sand, cultural heritage, shopping in Bruges, peaceful villages and cycling paths through a splendid countryside.
Tour highlights include:
• Cycling between the coast, dunes, polders and canals
• Quiet roads and cycling paths along a signposted network
• Rich architectural heritage (churches, abbeys, castles,…)
• The historic centre of Bruges
• A three night stay in a hotel near the beach in Ostend
• Attractions in Bruges for kids: Boudewijn Seapark, Choco Story and many more
• Attractions in Oostende for kids: Earth Explorer, Airport Bowl, Children’s farm ‘De lange schuur’
• Child friendly hotel in Oostende, with bouncing castle, playground...
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Arrival in Bruges
Your first night is arguably in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Bruges, with its historic centre and the stunning belfry. After checking into your hotel there is plenty to keep you occupied for the rest of the day.
Bruges ~ Ostend (40 km)
The first day on the bike you head to Ostend via De Haan, a village which has beautifully preserved the 19th century 'Belle Epoque‘ style. After a great day on the bikes in quiet back roads you will arrive in in Ostend where you are based for the next three nights - a paradise for the children! The hotel is situated at the beach, and there is a lot to keep everyone occupied: children’s farm ‘De Lange Schuur’, the playground ‘Airport Bowl’, Earth Explore.
Round trip to Oudenburg (30 km)
The cycle will bring you away from the sea to the nice, fertile and flat countryside behind the Belgian coast, also named ‘polder landscape’. Oudenburg is a typical Flemish village, built on the foundations of an ancient roman city that you can visit on your travels
Round tour to Nieuwpoort (44 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.
Ostend ~ Bruges (36 km)
You cycle back to Bruges and will pass charming villages such as Bredene. A great day where you can enjoy typical Belgian landscape with the children including the popular 'Spuikom' in Ostend as well as cycling along the peaceful canal Ostend – Bruges. The day finishes back in wonderful Bruges where you are staying for the next two nights.
Cycling tour to Blankenberge (31 km)
There is nothing nicer for the kids than spending a day by the sea! Blankenberge is a bustling town on the Belgian coast, a favourite tourist destination and on your cycling route today. Another great diversion is a visit to Sea Life Marine Park, where you can discover the fascinating wildlife of the rivers and the oceans (sharks, piranha’s,…)! The trip finishes up back in Bruges for a final night, time to reflect on a great family holiday!
? 7 days ? 6 nights in 3/4* hotels, ensuite rooms, with 6 x breakfast
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? Luggage transport (1 piece per person, up to 20 kg)
? Local taxes except in Bruges
Additional extras (per person):
Half board supplement (6 dinners): €150
Bike rental is not included in our 2022 tour price. This is an additional:
€65.00 Hybrid Bike
€130.00 Electric Bike
€45.00 Childs bike / trailor
€15.00 Baby seat
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NIGHT 1, 5 & 6: BRUGES
At the border of the historical centre of Bruges, Hotel Velotel offers a peaceful retreat from Bruges cosmopolitan centre
NIGHT 2, 3 & 4: OSTEND
Hotel Ostend offers a sauna, a bar & a restaurant, plus a gym & complimentary Wi-Fi.
2022 Tour Prices:
€435 per person sharing
€150 for single room, if travelling with others
€50 per person high season supplement from 12 June to 21 August
Tour price for a child sharing a room with 2 adults:
0-2 years : free tour but pay €15 for child seat
3-6 years : 50% discount (plus €50 high season supplement if applicable)
7-12 years : 30% discount (plus €50 high season supplement if applicable)
Self Guided Tour Information
Tour can start every Sunday from 24 April - 25 September 2022
How to get to the start point in Bruges:
The best access point for this tour would be the airport in Brussels or Charleroi . From there you can easily take train to Bruges followed by a bus or taxi to the first hotel
The trains are frequent to Bruges from Brussels - 2 trains per hour, the journey takes approx 2 hours