Cycling holidays in Belgium
The small kingdom of Belgium might not appear to be a true cyclists' paradise at first glance. But look again. Its varied countryside makes Belgium perfect for a great cycling holiday. No matter whether you choose the long sandy beaches in the north-west, the flat, far-reaching north or the hilly green landscape of the Ardennes. Belgium also has many wonderful places to visit such as Bruges, Brussels or Antwerp, whose cultural and historical buildings are admired all over the world. Not to forget the paintings of the old masters, known far beyond national boundaries. A cycling holiday in Belgium will be pure cycling pleasure! The cycle paths are well established and signed; a node point system showing where paths intersect makes navigation child's play. Cycling is the best way to get to know not just the country and its people but also its cuisine - which we know you'll like in Belgium. Don't even try to resist trying Belgium's world-famous chocolate. The same applies to their mussels and chips - moules-frites - served with a wide variety of sauces. And wash it all down with a fine glass Belgian beer. What more do you need for a perfect cycling holiday in Belgium?
A cycling holiday in Belgium has something to offer to all kinds of cyclists. One of our urban highlights is the star tour from Bruges. You explore Bruge and the surrounding area over three days in the saddle. The Venice of the North tells of the prime time of the Middle Ages; whisks you off to one of the many museums and invites you on a boat trip along the canals. On this tour you'll visit Knokke, for example, with its 12-kilometre long sandy beach, and Torhout, one of Flanders oldest towns.
If you have more time, you should go on the Flanders circular trip all round Bruges. Experience the west of Belgium, along rivers and canals, passing small towns and villages with pretty castles and historic buildings.
We'd like to recommend the tour through historic Belgian art towns for those of you interested in art and history. From Brussels, you cycle off heading for the North Sea. On the way experience picturesque Bornem, discover the town with the three gates - also known as Gent - or Ruben's town, Antwerp.
Dip into Belgium's vitality - on the water! Huh? The river cruiser MS Quo Vadis is your constant companion as you discover and explore Flanders' most beautiful sights by bike. Cycle avenues of poplars, along old waterways and witness the beauty of Belgian architecture and history. You can do this tour either from Bruges to Brussels - or the other way round. Whichever way you like.
Would you like to connect two countries on your cycling holiday? On your cycling holiday through Belgium and Holland this is simple! You start in Bruges, visit the small Dutch fortress city of Willemstad, the cheesy town of Gouda and have a few days in busy Amsterdam. If you want to spend more relaxed days on your bike between Bruges and Amsterdam we can recommend a bike & boat tour between both towns. You can do this tour in both directions.