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Belgium - Bruges for Kids

Belgium - Bruges for Kids

Degree of difficulty - A

A great trip for a family holiday. The region between the Belgian coast and the stunning city of Bruges is a special area to discover, both for kids and for adults. This cycling trip is ideal for the whole family: 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
• Silent roads and cycling paths along a signposted network
• Rich architectural heritage (churches, abbeys, castles,…)
• The historic centre of Bruges
• 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...

DAY 1: Arrival in Bruges
There is really a lot to do in Bruges. As this is a kids’ holiday, we will mention the things kids really want to see. A boat trip on the ‘Reien’ is always a nice experience. These boat trips usually take half an hour. For a really wonderful time, you can go to the Boudewijn Seapark, a lovely theme park where you can admire the dolphins in a huge basin. 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 historical 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 the life on the sea.

DAY 2: Bruges - De Haan – Ostend 40 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. 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 typical Flemish village, built on the foundations of an ancient roman city.

DAY 4: 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.

DAY 5: Ostend - Bruges 36 km
We cycle back to Bruges and will pass charming villages such as Bredene. Enjoy typical Belgian landscape 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. 31 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, piranha’s,…)!

DAY 7: departure after breakfast

2019 Tour Prices:
€475 per person sharing
€620 for single occupancy  
€45 per person high season supplement from 16 June to 25 August

Tour price for a child sharing a room with 2 adults:
0-2 years –   free tour but pay €20 for child seat
3-6 years –   €255 (low season) €285 (high season)
7-12 years –  €350 (low season) €395 (high season)

Tour Includes

• 7 days – 6 nights in 3/4* hotels, ensuite rooms, with 6 x breakfast
• Bike hire (7 or 21 speed bike with pannier, pump, lock, repair kit)
 (Easy terrain – limited number of 21 speed bikes available – must be pre - booked)
• If half board is booked: 6 x 3 course dinner
• If half board is booked: Drinks in Ostend (beer, wine, limonade & water)
• Museum discount card in Bruges
• Map, tourist information and road description
• Luggage transport (1 piece per person, up to 20 kg)
• Service-Hotline
• Local taxes except in Bruges

Additional extras (per person):
Half board supplement (6 dinners): €150
E-bike: €75

Self Guided Tour Information

Tour can start every Sunday from 28 April - 22 September 2019

Below is a list of places that we typically use, although of course this is depending on availability.


Bruges Velotel Bruges Velotel1 Bruges Velotel2

Day 1, 5 & 6: Hotel Velotel


Hotel Ostend Hotel Ostend1 Hotel Ostend2

Day 2, 3 & 4: Hotel Ostend

How to get to the start point in Bruges: 

Airport in Brussels or Charleroi (Ryanair) + train to Bruges and 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

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