Bruges & Flanders Fields Tour

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8 Day(s)
Easy
Self-guided

This scenic tour explores the north-west part of Belgium known as Flanders. The pleasing Flemish countryside is painted with soft green hills, winding roads, rustic farms, peaceful canals and bustling villages. The gently rolling hills make for relatively easy cycling from one town to the next and there is plenty of time for sightseeing, especially in the Flemish capital of Bruges where you’ll lodge comfortably for three nights. The pedaling commences in Roeselare easily reached by train from the Brussels Airport. You’ll visit medieval Ypres well known for its WW1 battles and the Tyne Cot Cemetery and world famous Menin Gate. You’ll have time for some beer tasting in the St.-Sixtus Abbey before cycling along the borders of the River Yzer to Diksmuide with its historic plaza. Next is splendid Bruges. Over the years this medieval canal city has gone by many names: City of Romance, Venice of the North, the City That Time Forgot, and Cultural Capital of Europe since 2002. However, none of these titles accurately capture the enchantment of Bruges. With the city center closed off to cars, all the stunning beauty and culture of this unforgettable city can be easily explored by foot, canal boat or horse-drawn carriage along cobblestone streets.

From Bruges you’ll make two circular rides. The first is to the authentic coastal village of De Haan and the second is to the seaside and Knokke where you can stroll along the new promenade, sunbathe on the broad sandy beach, or wander through the exclusive shopping boulevards. Finally, on your way back to Roeselare, there are opportunities to visit a chocolate manufacturer and the National Cyclist Museum.

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Tour Location

Country:
Belgium
From:
Roeselare
To:
Roeselare

Tour Information

Guiding:
Self-guided
Duration:
8 Days
Level:
Easy
Terrain:
Flat (mostly)|Cycle Paths/Trails
Tour Language:
English
Cost From:
USD 920

Tour Distance & Dates

Month(s):
April|May|June|July|August|September
Departure:
Saturdays

Additional Information

Accommodation:

Double Occupancy / Twin Share

Single Supplement: Available

Inclusions

Accommodations in 3 and 4-star hotels; all rooms with private facilities
Daily breakfast
7 or 21-speed bike equipped with map holder, pannier, repair kit and lock
Detailed route descriptions, tourist information and maps
Entrance Flanders Fields Museum in Ieper
Emergency service phone number 7 days a week
Daily luggage transportation. Luggage transportation is limited to one suitcase or bag per person on this tour (not heavier than 20 kilos).

Exclusions

Air fare
Entrance fees to the various mentioned attractions
Alcoholic Beverages
Lunches and Dinners
Any other items of a personal nature

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