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Flanders and Nord sea

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Belgium by bike in 8 days and 7 nights with overnight stays in a hotel. Loop circuit departing from Roeselare, in Flanders and the North Sea.

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Cycling trip in Flanders and the North Sea

 

 

The West Flanders region offers you an ideal mix of culture and nature. You will enjoy your cycling holiday in Belgium through varied landscapes and along the canals. You are never far from a cultural heritage to visit. In particular, you will follow in the footsteps of the First World War by crossing the towns of Ieper and Diksmuide. And above all, you can discover the beautiful city of Bruges with its exceptional cultural and architectural heritage!

 

Highlights of the stay:

  • Bruges
  • Leper and Diksmuide
  • The castles
  • The polders
  • the "Het Zwin" nature reserve

Day 1 - Arrival in Roeselare

 

Arrival expected around 6:00 p.m. and delivery of your journey log. It is possible to make a first loop by bike to the Basilica of Dadizele and around Roeselare to discover the surrounding landscapes.
Overnight in Roeselare.

 

Day 2 - from Roeselare to Ieper / Kemmel - 31 km

 

The first hike will take you to Ieper, a medieval town famous for its Main Square or the famous “Porte de Menin” memorial, also called Menenpoort. Along the way, you'll pass Tyne Cot Cemetery commemorating English soldiers.
Overnight in Ieper or Kemmel.

 

Day 3 - From Ieper / Kemmel to Diksmuide - 45 or 60 km

 

This stage takes you to Poperinge, another medieval town renowned for its breeding of Hops ("Hoppe"), an important ingredient in the manufacture of beer. We recommend a visit to the Abbey of Saint-Sixte and a tasting of beer brewed by the monks. Then, you will follow the "Yser" river to Diksmuide, for the end of your stage. You can admire and visit in particular the Yzer Tower, the largest monument of peace in Europe.
Overnight in Diksmuide.

 

Day 4 - From Diksmuide to Bruges - 61 km

 

Today you take the road towards Bruges, also called "The Venice of the North". The medieval city has managed to keep all the splendor of its architectural heritage. The historic center has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000. You can also discover its belfry.
Overnight in Bruges.

 

Day 5 - Loop circuit to Knokke le Zout - 59 km

 

Today's stage will take you through the region between Bruges and Knokke, a social village on the Belgian coast. An incredible hike, crossing the Flemish "polders". Stop at the "Het Zwin" nature reserve, home to rare plant species and thousands of birds, or the picturesque small town of Damme. You also have the option of taking a swimming break! Return to Bruges.
Overnight in Bruges.

 

Day 6 - Loop circuit to De Haan - 52 km

 

Continuation of the hike towards De Haan, a coastal village, which has preserved the style and atmosphere of the Belle Epoque (19th century). Return to Bruges.
Overnight in Bruges.

 

Day 7 - Bruges - Roeselare - 59 km

 

Departure for your last cycling route to Roeselare, departure town. During this stage, you can visit two castles:

  • Aertrycke
  • Wijnendaele.

Possible visit to the cycling museum.
Overnight in Roeselare.

 

Day 8 - End of the tour after breakfast

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General information :

  • 8 days and 7 nights
  • Comfort level of the accommodation : 3* and 4* (local standards)
  • Child prices : please contact us

Dates :

 

Departure from Roeselare on Saturdays from 22/04 to 16/09/2023

  • No departure on 05/08, replaced by 06/08 (Folk festival in Dranouter)
  • High season : from 10/06 to 19/08

Included :

  • Bed and breakfast stay
  • Travel documents : we will provide you with the information relating to the progress of your stay as well as the itinerary upon validation of your reservation, subject to change.
  • Tourist tax (except in Bruges ⇒ to be paid on site)
  • Self-guided loop tour
  • Luggage transport from accommodation to accommodation
  • Free parking in Roeselare

Not included :

  • Transport to the place of departure
  • Personal expenses
  • Visits
  • Tourist tax in Bruges, to be paid on site

Options :

  • Half board
  • Bike or e-bike rental
  • Extra night(s) in Roeselare
  • Theft insurance for the rented bike
  • Cancellation insurance

Level :


1 2 3 4 5 6

 

Ground :


Flat ground. Cycle paths and small roads.

 

Weather :


Continental, mild sun, pleasant temperatures.

 

Technicality :


- 40 to 63 km of cycling per day, or about 3 or 5 hours of cycling.
- Easy to follow route. No difficulties, accessible to everyone.

 

Bibliography :


Map of Flanders
Maps and bike guides about Belgium on cartovelo.fr

 

Meals :

 

Breakfast : generous (coffee, tea, chocolate, bread, milk, butter, jam, orange juice)
Lunch : not included
Dinner : optional half board, dinners in the hotel or in nearby restaurants (3-course menu).

 

Bike :

 

Rental bike : 7-speed bike (21 speeds on request), equipped with a computer (for two bikes), a bag, a card reader and a repair kit. The rented bike will be assigned to you upon arrival. A security deposit will be requested. At the end of the tour, you must leave the bike at the Bruges hotel and notify reception.

 

Personal bike : we do not recommend bikes with small tires (minimum 28). Hybrid bikes and mountain bikes are excellent. Remember to check your bicycle before setting off. At the end of the tour, you will have to take care of your bike.

 

Assistance :


Assistance in the event of a breakdown (except punctures for which we do not intervene).

 

Luggage :


Transported by a courier or by our correspondent, and limited to one piece of luggage per person (maximum 20 kg).

 

Transport :


By train : from Brussels to Roeselare (about 1h30).
By car : A17 Kortrijk - Bruges highway, Roeselare - Izegem exit.
By plane : Brussels international airport.

 

Your vehicle :


Possibility of free parking at the Roeselare hotel (unattended parking), or near the hotel.

 

Cancellation insurance :


In order to guarantee the refund of costs in the event of cancellation of your stay, you can take out cancellation insurance. To learn more, please click here.

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