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Flanders most beautiful cycling holiday
Flanders most beautiful cycling holiday
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Duration :
8 days
Cycling days :
 6
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period:
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Code:
BE108001
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price from € 669
Flanders most beautiful cycling holiday
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Bike Tour: Flanders most beautiful cycling holiday - 8 days

This bike holiday takes you to the loveliest places in Flanders. From Ghent, you will cycle to Bruges. You get an extra day to fully explore its historical delights before you continue your journey. You will cycle through natural landscapes interspersed with cultural highlights. Along the way, you will also pass the Centre of the Tour of Flanders cycling race.

Route
Day 1: Arrival in Ghent
Day 2: Ghent - Maldegem
Day 3: Maldegem - Bruges
Day 4: Roundtrip Bruges
Day 5: Bruges - Roeselare
Day 6: Roeselare - Oudenaarde
Day 7: Oudenaarde - Gent
Day 8: Departure from Ghent

Day 1:    Arrival in Ghent

Organize your own journey to Ghent. Try to arrive early to make the must of your time in this wonderful city.

Day 2:    Ghent - Maldegem

Head west and discover the rural Meetjesland region, a cycling paradise with woods, meadowland and vast cropfields. It is easy-pedalling through the flat landscape to Eeklo, a small town known for its many sculptures. Then cycle through the Het Leen and Drongengoed woods. If you still have the energy, Maldegemveld nature reserve has a 3.5-km signposted walk past patches of heather. In the evening, put your feet up in Maldegem.

Day 3:    Maldegem - Bruges

Yet another lovely route through the flat Flemish countryside. After Maldegem you will pass some quiet villages such as Knesselare, Maria-Aalter and Moerbrugge. On the last stretch, follow the Ghent-Bruges canal. It dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest in the country. Together with its towpath verges, it forms a green corridor that is important for biodiversity. Your destination Bruges is a true gem for Belgium. The charming town has cobbled roads, medieval-looking buildings and a fairytale ambiance. 

Day 4:    Roundtrip Bruges

On your extra day in Bruges, opt to spend the entire day in this beautifully-preserved, medieval wonderland and you won't regret it. Cobbled streets, historical buildings, lovely squares, cast-iron streetlamps, ancient canals dotted with elegant swans - everything fits the picture.

Alternatively, hop back on your bike to cycle a round tour. Through a vast meadow landscape north of Bruges, on country lanes laned with majestic trees, cycle to the village of Hoeke. Subsequently follow the Damse Vaart canal into the Netherlands to visit the fortified town of Sluis. The bicycle route follows the ancient defensive earthen walls around Sluis - but do enter the town for a lunch break with a view of the belfry / Town Hall. Then hit the road once again, through Zelandic Flanders back into Belgium, feeling tiny in a wide-open landscape with far horizons. Your next stop is charming Damme, another fortified town, the military counterpart of Sluis. Still partly surrounded by a star-shaped moat, Damme is small but scenic. At the end of the day, follow the Damse Vaart back to Bruges.

Day 5:    Bruges - Roeselare

Follow a delightful route through the woody Houtland region. It is dotted with lovely castles and country estates. Near Oostkamp you can admire Pecsteen, Raepenburgh and Lakebos castles. Stop off in Torhout, Gitsberg and Hooglede and finally set course for Roeselaere.

Day 6:    Roeselare - Oudenaarde

From Roeselaere, cycle to the carpet town of Oudenaarde at the foot of the Flemish hills. In the morning, make your way through the young woods of Rhodesgoed to the shoe town of Izegem. Just outside Izegem, beer enthusiasts will find heaven in the Beer Castle which boasts 29 beer taps. Continuing, the delightful route goes up and down, from West-Flanders to Waregem where you will find the American miltary cemetry. Your destination is Oudenaarde, a town that was world famous for its tapestries back when tapestries were trendy, in the 16th - 19th centuries. At MOU museum you can find out all about the town's history. If you are more into road-cycling races, the museum dedicated to the Tour of Flanders is a must. 

Day 7:    Oudenaarde - Gent

The River Scheldt guides the way northwards towards Ghent. At Gavere, in 1453, the rebellious people of Ghent fought and lost a battle against the troops of their ruler, Philip the Good. Here you will leave the Scheldt to go to Nazareth odn Sint-Martens-Latem on the Rive Leie. Many Flemish artists were inspired by the beauty of the Leie which is why Sint-Martens-Latem became an art colony. Dhondt Dhaenens Museum holds a rich collection of Flemish art. Finally, on the banks of the Leie, you will cycle to your hotel in Ghent. Be sure to make the most of the last evening of your bike holiday. 

Day 8:    Departure from Ghent

After breakfast, your holiday will come to an end. It’s time to return home.

prices & dates

Starting Dates:

Thursdays from April 2nd till September 24th.


Price pp
Double room, breakfast 669.00
Single room, breakfast 984.00
Dinner 150.00
Rental bike
Hybrid 150.00
Child bike 150.00
Ebike 220.00
Extra services
Bike theft insurance € 3.00 x 7 21.00
E-bike theft insurance € 6.00 x 7 42.00

Starting Point

Ghent

accommodation

Gent - Europahotel***

Maldegem - Amaryllis Maldegem**

Brugge - NH Brugge****

Roeselare - Parkhotel Roeselare***

Oudenaarde - Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde****

practical info

7 nights included

2/3/4 star hotels

Breakfast included, ask for possibilities for halfboard

Tourist information on all the places of interest

The possibility of renting our bikes

7-days a week service-hotline during your holiday

Luggage transport to your next hotel included

The nearest train station to your starthotel is Gent Sint Pieters Station (ca. 10-15 walking distance)

Parking possibilities at the hotel

 

GPS-tracks available

Any ferry crossings are not included

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