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Surprisingly close and surprisingly beautiful, that's the simplist way to describe the region of Flanders and Brussels.
Highlishts include wonderful cycling between sea, canals and dunes, a rich architecture of churches, abbeys, castles and windmills, the historical art cities of Brussels, Leuven, Mechelen, Ghent and Bruges as well as the beautiful seaside towns of De Haan and Blankenberge. All this washed down with wonderful gastronomy in bustling cafes and restaurants and 350 different kinds of beer to savour!
This is a beautiful self guided tour which starts in Belgiums capital Brussels and finishes in the medieval city of Bruges, suitable for families with an eye to something different! We have a special tour designed for the families with small children around Bruges with many attractions for adults and children alike.
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Arrival in Brussels
Arrival to Brussels city. The market square, the Atomium, Manneke Pis, the icons of the Belgian capital are a must for every visitor of Brussels. Moreover, Brussels is also the city of Jugendstil / Art Nouveau. And of course, there is always a festival like ‘Couleur Café’, a flower carpet or an interesting exhibition.
Brussels ~ Mechelen (65 km)
The tour starts with a cycle through Leuven. This city is not only known as a university city – with the oldest Belgian university -but also as a beer city. A walk in Mechelen, a 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 ~ Bornem (30 km)
Today you 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 ~ Ghent (65 km)
Ghent, also the historical centre of Flanders, offers a variety of places of interest in the shadow of numerous towers, for example, 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 Ghent, today one of the most important places of interest.
Ghent ~ Bruges (50 km)
The historical centre of Bruges is part of the world famous Unesco world heritage site list. Anyone who visits Bruges will notice straight away that 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 everything about our Belgian chocolate or beer. Or simply enjoy ‘French’ fries on the stunning market square.
Cycle along the canals to the picturesque village of Lissewege and further to the quaint 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 a 15 min. train ride to Ostend, a majestic port.
- 6 nights in 3* and 4* hotels ensuite
- 6 x breakfast
- Luggage transfer (1 piece pps / 20kg max)
- Map, tourist info & road description
- Service Hotline
- €140 option for a half board supplement (5 dinners, not in Brussels)
Bike rental is not included in our 2022 tour price. This is an additional:
€70.00 Hybrid Bike
€140.00 Electric Bike
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Day 1: NH Hotel du Grand Sablon
Day 2: NH Mechelen
Day 3: Hotel Secundo (no website available)
Day 4: Aparthotel Castelnou
Day 5+6: Hotel Velotel
2022 SELF GUIDED (Brussels to Bruges)
€499 per person sharing
€199 for single room supplement
€50 per person - high season supplement: 11 June to 20 August
Prices for children sharing a room with 2 adults:
Free : 0-2 years
50% : 3 - 6 years old (plus €50 high season supplement, if applicable)
30% : 7 - 12 years old (plus €50 high season supplement, if applicable)
Self Guided Tour Information
Every Saturday from 23 April – 10 September 2022.
From 3 July - 14 August also arrival on Saturdays and Sundays
How to get to the start point in Brussels:
The best access point would be the Airport in Brussels or Charleroi (Ryanair). From Charleroi a direct bus will bring you into the centre of Brussels Airport Bus Info
If you are arriving by trains: to Brussels, the first hotel is only 0.7 km from Brussels Central Station
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