Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour

Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour

Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour

Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

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Highlights

Spend 8 days cycling Bruges, the coast, and Flanders Fields on this guided tour

Cycle the majestic landscapes of West Flanders, pedalling the beautiful coast and sprawling green pastures.

Encounter fascinating military history with visits to the In Flanders Fields museum and the Passchendaele Memorial.

Visit incredible Belgian cities and towns, like Bruges, Ostend, Kortrijk, and historical Ypres.

Discover a history buff’s Mecca in Lijssenthoek where 11,000 international soldiers are laid to rest.

Discover the natural beauty, history, and charm of West Flanders on the 8-day self-guided Best of West Flanders cycling tour.

This cycling adventure begins and ends in the charming town of Veurne before setting off up the North Sea coast, where you’ll take in the gorgeous seaside town of Ostend before continuing through several tiny villages along the coast. Next, you’ll navigate the picturesque landscapes of the Meetkerkse Moeren nature reserve, leading you to the “the Venice of the north,” Bruges. Delight in the cobbled streets and magnificent medieval architecture of beautiful Bruges before continuing to Roeselaere, Kortrijk, and historical Ypres (Leper). In Ypres, you’ll get lost in a world of fascinating military history, with visits to the In Flanders Fields Museum, the Passchendaele Memorial and more. The tour then completes with a final ride back to Veurne, where you’ll spend your final evening of the tour immersed in the charm of the lovely old town.

Accommodations along the way are hand-picked 3 and 4-star hotels that reflect the unique ambience of each stop along the tour. Comprehensive route maps and notes allow you to focus on enjoying each day without the hassle of planning each ride. Merge your passion for cycling with your passion for history on the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour. Book your spot today!

Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive

Your cycling tour of West Flanders begins in the lovely town of Veurne. Check into your accommodations here, then set out to explore the charming Old Town, making sure to check out the town’s market square. It’s regarded as one of the most beautiful in all of Belgium!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Veurne
Distance
None
Meals
None

Day 2 Cycle the North Sea Coast to Ostend

Set those wheels in motion for your first ride today, heading out along the gorgeous North Sea coast towards Ostend. On the way, hop off your bikes to take in the popular beach resort, Koksijde, a former beacon for sailors at sea. You’ll then continue the route to Nieuwpoort, where you can learn about the Dutch-Spanish battle of 1600.

Arriving in the resort town of Ostend, you’ll settle into your accommodations here and enjoy a lovely evening by the sea.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Ostend
Distance
44km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 3 Ride to Beautiful Bruges

Today’s route is short and sweet, allowing for ample time to explore beautiful Bruges! On the way, you can stop in Stalhille for a fascinating look at the works of master craftsman Antonie Demonie, famous for his glassblowing and basket weaving.

Then, continue the route through the serene landscapes of the Meetkerkse Moeren nature reserves, where you’ll spot a wide range of majestic birds. Press on to Bruges, where you’ll find a maze of cobblestoned streets lined with impressive medieval architecture.

Enjoy your evening in the picture-perfect city of Bruges, which many call “the Venice of the north.”

Overnight Location
Hotel in Bruges
Distance
38km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 4 Cycle the Woods of Houtland to Roeselaere

Today’s ride has you setting out into the enchanted woodlands of Houtland on a scenic route peppered with country estates and ancient castles.

Oostkamp-Pedsteen, Raepenburgh, and Lakebos are all excellent places to hop off your bike to explore before pressing on to today’s destination, Roeselare.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Roselaere
Distance
58km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 5 Cycle the Rhodesgoed Woods to Kortrijk

Poplars, willows, oak, and cherry trees pave the way to Kortrijk this morning as you set off on a spellbinding ride through the Rhodesgoed Woods.

Continue through lovely pastoral lands, with the River Leie as your guide to Kortrijk. Settle into your accommodations, then head out to explore the town’s medieval Broel towers and the impressive St. Anthony’s Church.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Kortrijk
Distance
35km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 6 Cycle to Leper via Menin

Return to tracing the pretty banks of the River Leie this morning as you ride to the border town of Menin, the final resting place for thousands of German soldiers buried here at the War Cemetery. Continue this fascinating encounter with history as you proceed to the Passchendaele Memorial in Beselare, continuing on foot to the Tyne Cot Cemetery.

Continue to your accommodations in Leper (Ypres), where you’ll discover the famous In Flanders Fields museum and several other historical military sites of importance.

Overnight Location
Hotel in Leper
Distance
42km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 7 Lijssenthoek and Ride to Veurne

The final leg of the tour invites you to embark on yet another intriguing encounter with history as you ride to Lijssenthoek this morning. As a former location of massive wartime hospitals, Lijssenthoek marks the final resting place of over 11,000 soldiers from over 30 countries. Check out the visitor center here for a comprehensive overview of the site before continuing to Poperinge for a dose of art!

Hop off your bikes in Poperinge to take in the works of the Hops Museum and savour a crisp cold Belgian beer before continuing the ride to Veurne.

Enjoy the final evening of the tour back in Veurne, enjoying a farewell dinner as you toast to an epic week of cycling in Belgium!

Overnight Location
Hotel in Veurne
Distance
58km
Meals
Breakfast

Day 8 Departure

Your cycling tour of West Flanders comes to an end this morning following breakfast. Check out and head to the airport to depart.

Overnight Location
None
Distance
None
Meals
Breakfast

Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour Prices and Dates

This self-guided cycling tour in Belgium is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on the kind of room you prefer. This tour is only available for departures on Saturday.

Prices below are per person:

  • Price per person staying in a single room: €1,095EUR
  • Price per person sharing a double or a twin room: €775EUR
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Accommodation on the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour

This tour is based in hotels. Hotels on this trip are 3 and 4-star and offer modern conveniences that can make this trip more pleasant. Guests may have access to amenities such as swimming pools, steam rooms, or private decks to lounge on.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are double occupancy. If you are a solo traveller or you prefer a single room, the required supplements are included in the listed prices.

Amaryllis Hotel in Veurne

A cozy and warm atmosphere makes this small historical hotel the perfect place to unwind in Veurne where you can also dine at the casual in-house restaurant and bar.

Hotel Mercure in Ostend

Chic décor and modern amenities leave guests wanting for nothing at the upscale Hotel Mercure located within walking distance from the beach and the beautiful Leopold Park.

Hotel Portinari in Bruges

This refined hotel offers guests a luxurious stay in beautifully decorated rooms, with access to helpful amenities such as laundry and room service.

Parkhotel in Roeselare

Centrally located in Roeselare, this down-to-earth hotel is just a stone’s throw away from the impressive Rumbeke Castle and other top attractions in the town.

Hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk

Hotel Messeyne is just around the corner from the famous Grote Markt Square and offers casual dining serving excellent French cuisine.

Hotel O in Leper

This environmentally friendly hotel offers guests a wide ray of amenities and is situated in the heart of the Ypres’ city center.

Amaryllis Hotel in Veurne

A cozy and warm atmosphere makes this small historical hotel the perfect place to unwind in Veurne where you can also dine at the casual in-house restaurant and bar.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts are included. If you prefer, you can upgrade to half-board (add 5 dinners to your package).

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights are included. Accommodations before the tour and after the tour in Veurne are not included but can be added as a supplement.

Transportation during the Tour

Luggage transportation during the tour is included. Airport transfers are not included but can be booked in advance as a supplement.

Also Included

  • Maps and route descriptions
  • Routes in digital format
  • Tourist information on all places of interest
  • Tourist taxes
  • GPS tracks available upon request
  • Phone hotline (also available on weekends)

Not included

  • Guide services
  • Flights
  • Any ferry crossings
  • GPS
  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Gratuities for staff if desired

Optional Extras

  • Bike rental
  • Upgrade to half board (include 5 dinners)
  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Airport transfers
  • Bike theft insurance
  • Single occupancy upgrades
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour

How hard is the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour?

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be comfortable cycling distances of up to 60km in a day with plenty of opportunities for breaks and refreshments. The terrain is almost entirely flat with some gentle hills, making for a pleasant ride.

I’ve never been on a self-guided trip! How does it work?

Self-guided travelling is not difficult! For many, it is a preferred type of travel as you are in charge of your own time and pace. You are provided all the information on which direction you need to go daily. However, self-guided travelling requires good navigation skills and those who don’t feel confident in unknown places should consider booking guided tours.

Do I need a visa to travel to Belgium?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour?

7 breakfasts are included. You can add a half-board supplement to have dinners included as well.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover cycling. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Veurne to start this tour?

Fly into Brussels Airport (BRU) or Bruges Airport (OST). From Brussels Airport you can take a train to Veurne, which takes approximately 2.5 hours. From Bruges Airport, you can take a train to Veurne, which takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Where does the Best of West Flanders Cycling Tour end?

The tour ends in Veurne. You can return to Brussels Airport (BRU) or Bruges Airport (OST) by train. Alternatively, you can book a private transfer to the airport as a supplement in advance or arrange your own private transfer.

Can I rent a bike?

Yes, you can rent a bike during the booking process. Rental bikes 27-gear hybrid bikes or Kalkhoff Impulse 2.0 or similar e-bikes.

Can I bring my own bike?

Yes. If you bring your own bike, it should be a bike suitable for the demands of the tour.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Belgium?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Belgium?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Netherlands for this tour?

The best time to travel to Belgium for this cycling tour is during April-June and September-October when the weather is at an ideal temperature and festivals and activities are abundant. July and August are lovely but might be too warm for some cyclists.

From the flat northwest of Flanders to the hills in the south, Belgian Biketours will help you
discover beautiful Belgium. Ride pasts farms and charming homesteads, sit down on pristine
terraces in town squares, visit historical markets after cycling, and of course enjoy a Belgian
beer (or several). No need to be a trained cyclist, the best parts of Belgium can be discovered
by anyone willing to pedal for them. Cruise past the reservoirs of Bütgenbach, Robertville and
Eupen, ride the Hoge Venen-Eifel nature park with its dense forests, or ride through lovely
Wallonia. It’s all yours to discover!

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Prices

From $825USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Hotels

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 2/5. You should be comfortable cycling distances of up to 60km in a day with plenty of opportunities for breaks and refreshments. The terrain is almost entirely flat with some gentle hills, making for a pleasant ride.


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