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Belgium – Flanders and Beer 7 Nights Cycling

Bicycle Tour in Belgium for beer and bikes in Flanders!This “self-guided” tour offers you the opportunity to discover the western part of North Belgium at your own pace. We welcome you in our cyclist friendly, comfortable hotel in Bruges, “the Venice of the North” and one of Europe’s most visited historical cities. This mainly flat 260 km long bike loop connects famous and authentic Flemish towns. Additionally we propose you to cycle two 50 km long extra bike loops: one through the scenic polder landscape and one through the more challenging Flemish Ardennes. Quiet, paved country roads and a combination of former tow/dike paths and train beds allow you to enjoy varied landscapes in a safe way. Signposts make maps unnecessary; however we provide you with clear road descriptions and maps. Charming taverns will welcome you with a cool local beer, typical farm dishes or pancake.

Cycling Belgium - a tour of Flanders from Bruges to discover four authentic Flemish towns of northern Belgium.

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Tour Details


Tour Details

General Tour Information

A moderate+ level tour, it is available upon request in a self guided format.Longer, more challenging options are available. Daily distances are between 46 and 74kms. Our map system allows you to extend or to shorten.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Dates: Mid May to Mid October possible, subject to hotel availability; you can choose your preferred travel time. Weather is best June-August

Level 3+ Moderate to advanced depending on mileage options. Flat country, subject to winds.

Options: Additional nights in Bruges, Brussels, or other cities. Optional longer rides possible.

 

Local Coordinator

 
Willy is our local Belgian who will meet you and offer a very warm welcome to his country! Fluent in many languages and with years of experience, Willy will charm you with stories and insider info about all the good local beers! 
 
 
 

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Overall Tour Map





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Customer Comments

This was our second tour with Pure Adventures (Normandy was first) it will not be the last! Great rides and even better beer! We met Willie the first day in Brugges and he gave us a class on how Belgium's bike routes work... and we had a few beers! Great rides to great destinations. Accommodations were all authentic European hotels, perfect mix of old/modern, urban/rural. Distances were perfect ~4-5 hours a day, time to clean up and see the cities. Highly recommend this tour. Moderate to slightly above avg fitness required. The workouts made the beer that much better! 

 

Itinerary

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Day 1 | Arrival Day:

Installation in your hotel - orientation with Willy who will deliver the rental bikes, give an explanation of the road book, map material, bike routes info. With free time, you can visit the medieval historical city centre of Bruges: a short city walk will show you the Markt (Market square) with Belfry and Halles, Oude Burg (Burg Square) with Basilica of the Holy Blood and City Hall, Church of Our Lady (Notre Dame) and Cathedral. During a roundtrip by boat on the city canals (preferably at night), a horse-drawn cab or minicoach you will discover a rich architecture. Superior 3 star hotel Center Brugge, dinner on your own. 

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Hotel Adornes

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8000 Bruges Belgium

Come and feel at home in our elegant Bruges mansion. A restful location with a unique view over the canals of the historic city centre and within walking distance of all the main museums and sites. Personal welcome, comfortable and stylish rooms and a delicious buffet breakfast in our dining room with fire place. Also the ideal starting point for a walk or bicycle ride through the picturesque streets of Bruges.

Rates | What's Included | Bike Info

Rates & Services

Prices

Belgium Flanders - 7 nights

Double Occupancy:

1295 €/person

Single Supplement:

465 €/person

Hybrid Bike Rentals are are available for a supplement of 130 euros, please see the Bike Info below for details.



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What's Included

- 7 nights lodging listed below
- 7 buffet breakfasts
- Orientation at the Bruges hotel with bike set up and testing
- Hotel to hotel luggage transfers
- Detailed road book with maps, route descriptions, and tourist information
- Telephone assistance throughout the duration of the trip
- bike return at the end of the tour

Lodging

Accommodation:
BRUGGE : Hotel Adornes***
    Upgrades possible - please inquire
GENT : Hotel Gravensteen***
    Upgrade possibility at Gent : Hotel de Flandre
OUDENAARDE : La Pomme d'Or *** or Hotel Cesar ***
IEPER : Hotel Ariane ****
Options: Additional nights in Bruges, Brussels, or other cities. Optional longer rides possible. 
 
** Please see Itinerary tab for more information **

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Bike Info

  Bikes Available on This Tour:

Trek 7200 hybrids [Click for details/specs ] , 21 speed with Shimano groupo, Rapid fire shift, 700x35-38 presta, blade spokes, 15kg.  130 Euros

Included are:

  • Helmets, (one size fits all).
  • Computer
  • Pannier for hybrids - 1 per bike standard.
  • Handlebar bag with map reader
  • Puncture kit: Tire levers, spare inner tube, patch kit included
  • Lock included
  • Frame pump included
  • Pedals: flat or with cages. Travelers may bring their own clipless pedals to have installed. If you bring your own pedals, please bring your tool to remove them from the bikes at the end of the tour.

     
     
     

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