2021
Cycling Flanders - Cycle Tour Around the City of Bruges

Cycling Flanders – Around the City of Bruges

Fries, beer & chocolate: West Flanders

Roeselare – Bruges – Roeselare

  • Medieval towns
  • Beer and Chocolat
  • Daily routes ●●●○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○

days
8

km / day avg.
55

This bicycle holiday takes you through Western Belgium. You will leisurely cycle along rivers and canals, through fields and dunes. Thereby you will get to know small villages with beautiful castles, as well as Bruges, the capital of the province West Flanders. The Kusttram, the longest tram line in the world, is an unusual sight. Try one of only six kinds of  Belgian Trappist beer, build a sandcastle at the beach in Knokke and try the French Fries for which Belgium is famous. This Cycling Holiday in Flanders along the North Sea is also suitable for beginners.

Itinerary

Cycling Flanders – Around the City of Bruges
  • Booking code
    NL-BERR7
  • Start / Destination
    Roeselare
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 / 320 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Day 1: Individual arrival in Roeselare

Your bicycle holiday begins in Roeselare in the province West Flanders. After your arrival, stroll through the town and explore its historical centre with its countless sights around the market place. The bicycle museum is ideal to get into the mood for your upcoming holiday. A little outside the town you can find Rumbeke castle, one of the oldest Renaissance castles in Belgium.

Day 2: Roeselare – Ypres, approx. 35 km

Today you will cycle through Flanders along mostly flat paths in between the individual hills. In Ypres you can see one of the largest secular Gothic building complexes in Europe: The Cloth Hall used to be an important place of transshipment and storage of textiles. The building houses the museum In Flandern Fields, which has received several awards. There is an exhibition about Ypres´ fate in World War I.

Day 3: Ypers – Diksmuide, approx. 45 / 60 km

The route first takes you into the town Poperinge near the French border. In Vleteren you can try a Trappist beer at the Trappist Abbey Sankt Sixtus. You will then follow the Yser, a coastal river between Belgium and France, which flows into the North Sea at Nieuwpoort in direction of Diksmuide, today´s destination. In Vladslo, a district of Diksmuide, you can see The Grieving Parents, a group of figurines made by Käthe Kollwitz.

Day 4: Diksmuide – Bruges, approx. 60 km

Today you will cycle to Bruges, which was European Capital of Culture in 2002. Its medieval city centre is a UNESCO world heritage site. On the way there you should plan a break in Jabbeke, where you should visit the Provinciaal Museum Constant Permeke. More than 150 works of art are displayed here, among them 80 paintings by the painter and sculptor Constant Permeke.

Day 5: Trip to Knokke, approx. 60 km

From Bruges you will cycle to Knokke, which is located on the shore of the North Sea. Here you will find a 12 km long sandy beach. Knokke is a chic seaside resort with fashionable boutiques and a casino. The Het Zwin, the largest nature reserve on the Belgian coast, is located to the East. It is known for its great diversity of indigenous sea birds. In the evening you will return to Bruges.

Day 6: Trip to De Haan, approx. 50 km

Today your route will once again take you to the North Sea. Your destination is the holiday resort De Haan, where Albert Einstein lived for six months in 1933. The Kusttram, a tram line which connects all the places along the Belgian coast, also stops here. The line is 68 kilometres long and takes passengers directly along the coast of the North Sea between Ostend and Zeebrugge.

Day 7: Bruges – Roeselare, approx. 60 km

The last stage takes you back to Roeselare. You will come past the moated castle Wijnendale, which looks like it could be the setting of a fairy-tale. The building was destroyed by invaders several times, most recently in 1811 by Napoleon´s troops. The banker Josse-Pierre Matthieu from Brussels purchased the ruins and had the castle rebuilt. The family still owns the moated castle and lives in a part of it.

Day 8: Individual journey home or extension of stay

After breakfast your cycling holiday in Flanders and at the North Sea ends. If you wish you could extend your stay in Roeselare.

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Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from 05.06.2021 to 18.09.2021

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Season A
24.04. - 11.06.
22.08. - 18.09.
ab499 €
Season B
12.06. - 21.08.

ab549 €
All prices per person in a double room, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 nights incl. breakfast, national 3* level
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel, 1 piece of luggage per person, max. 20 kg / piece
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per room)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not inlcuded is the city or visitor's tax (if payable).

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 2 years

-100%

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From 3 to 6 years

-50%

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From 7 to 11 years

-25%

Applies for accommodation in rooms with 2 full-paying guests.

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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

All prices are per Person

Additional fee single room

199 €

Additional fee half-board (7 x dinner)

159 €

Extra night in a double room, B&B, Roeselare

49 €

Extra night in a single room, B&B, Roeselare

79 €

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
89 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
175 €
Children's and Teenager's bike
Children's and Teenager's bike
69 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-gear women's / men's bike with free-wheel
  • Electric bike
  • Children's / Teenager's bike
Fittings

Pannier, pump, bike lock, milometer, repair kit

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Rental Bike

21-gear Rental Bike

89 €

E-bike

175 €

Children's / Teenager's bike

69 €

Brief Information

Cycling Flanders – Around the City of Bruges
  • Booking code
    NL-BERR7
  • Start / Destination
    Roeselare
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 305 / 320 km
    Daily routes ●●●○○
    between 35 and 60 km, Ø 55 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Free-of-charge parking at the hotel in Roeselare.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

days
8

km / day avg.
55