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.
Organize your own journey to Ghent. Try to arrive early to make the must of your time in this wonderful city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After breakfast, your holiday will come to an end. It’s time to return home.
Thursdays from April 2nd till September 24th.
|Double room, breakfast||669.00|
|Single room, breakfast||984.00|
|Bike theft insurance||€ 3.00 x 7||21.00|
|E-bike theft insurance||€ 6.00 x 7||42.00|
Gent - Europahotel***
Maldegem - Amaryllis Maldegem**
Brugge - NH Brugge****
Roeselare - Parkhotel Roeselare***
Oudenaarde - Leopold Hotel Oudenaarde****
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
Any ferry crossings are not included