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From Brussels to Bruges - 7 days

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FB17+BRU-BRU
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from 499 € Per person

The historical art route.
Belgium is surprising and beautiful. It is easy to sum up the diverse regions of Flanders and Brussels in a nutshell. Flanders and the European capital of Brussels offer holiday fun for almost everyone: relaxing bike rides in stunning natural landscapes, culinary delights in excellent restaurants, cultural highlights in historic buildings, renowned museums, and of course the vibrant metropolis of Brussels.

Day 1: Arrival in Brussels
Brussels offers a special multi-cultural charm with its squares, facades, galleries, and streets that make up the charm of this city. Discover the Grand Place, Atomium and Manneken Pis and all the other icons of the Belgian capital Brussels which of course every visitor must see. Brussels is also the city of Art Nouveau, which was brought to life by the Brussels architect Victor Horta. You can also visit the René-Magritte Museum, which is dedicated to the surrealist painter who lived in Brussels for a long time.
Day 2: Brussels - Mechelen, ~65 km/40 miles
The first stage of cycling leads first to Leuven (Louvain), which is not only the oldest university town in Belgium, but also a famous beer town. Before continuing onto Mechelen you should take a walk to the old market and the Begijnhof area. Mechelen, the city on the river Dyle is characterized by historic buildings, which are derived mostly from the time of the Burgundies. Also worth seeing is the toy and clock museum.
Day 3: Mechelen - Bornem, ~35 km/21 miles
Today's bike ride is a short one. You also have the opportunity to take a trip by train to the city of Antwerp, the home of Rubens. This port is one of the lushest art cities in Europe. Here the Baroque style found in the paintings of the master painter Peter Paul Rubens hits its peak. The wealth of the commercial city is reflected in the magnificent palaces and churches of the city. Then you’re cycling along the rivers Rupel and Schelde to Bornem which not only offers many attractions, but also many green spaces to relax.
Day 4: Bornem - Ghent, ~65 km/40 miles
Ghent, the capital of East Flanders, also called the "historic heart of Flanders", offers a variety of attractions and is dominated by an imposing series of towers, including St. Bavo's cathedral with the world famous painting "The Mystic Lamb" by Jan van Eyck. In many places the cities well preserved medieval architecture: the old port with the guild houses on the Graslei and Korenlei is just one of the gorgeous views, Ghent has to offer.
Day 5: Ghent - Bruges, ~50 km/31 miles
The historic center of Bruges is classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon visiting Bruges, you will immediately notice that this city has its architectural and artistic treasures always carefully cherished. Take time to stroll in refreshing parks and quiet, intimate streets with cobblestones. And do not forget to admire besides the dignified manor houses and the humble folk houses.
Day 6: Bruges - De Haan - Bruges, ~60 km/37 miles
Cycle past the small white village of Lisswegge and continue the beautiful coast of De Haan. There you can swim in the Belgian North Sea or sit on the beach in the sunshine. Or have a day off cycling and enjoy a rest day in Bruges to visit museums or go shopping. Another alternative would be to go and visit Ostend (only 15 minutes by train).
Day 7: Departure or extra nights
Return journey to Brussels by train (~55min) or by pre-reserved private transfer.

6 nights in 3*** and 4**** hotels
6x breakfast
luggage transport from hotel to hotel
detailed route description and maps
tourist information
service hotline
visitor's tax

hotel according to offer

  • twin room, BnB
    499 €
  • double room, BnB
    499 €
  • single room, BnB
    709 €

additional services

  • extra night, double BnB, Brussels
    55 €
  • extra night, double BnB, Bruges
    55 €
  • transfer back
    55 €
  • rental bike 21 gears
    65 €
  • electric bike
    130 €
  • half board
    135 €
  • extra night, single BnB, Bruges
    85 €
  • extra night, single BnB, Brussels
    95 €

self-guided tour - 7 days / 6 nights
dates
arrival every Saturday
25.04.-12.09.2020
arrival every Sunday
05.07.-16.08.2020
season I (499 €/person in double)
25.04.-12.06.2020
23.08.-12.09.2020
season II (+50 €/person)
13.06.-22.08.2020
route (1): ~215-275 km/134-171 miles
easy and flat, accesible for all, including families with children, on quiet asphalted roads, and cycle paths, 90% is signposted
how to get there
by car: motorway to Brussels
by train: station Brussels
by plane: airport Brussels
parking
on request
departure
from Bruges to Brussels by van on request for 55 €/person or individual and direct by train (55min)
note
half board in Bruges is not included

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