|Type of tour:||Self-guided|
|Distance:||37 Miles/day average|
|Dates:||Daily: Apr 5-Oct 19, 2014|
|Start city:||Bruges, Belgium|
|End city:||Bruges, Belgium|
Bruges is a nice town with surprisingly silent and beautiful surroundings. This makes Bruges the perfect place for a cycling trip, as you can cycle to the surrounding castles and small villages on the North Sea. But, of course, Bruges offers a lot more than an ideal cycling environment. This town is also known as 'Venice of the North', as it is the most beautiful city in Belgium. The little medieval city center is full of small waterways, nice chocolate shops, museums, carriages. Whether you enjoy art, gastronomy, shopping or nature, Bruges will seduce you!
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The roadbook offers 4 fantastic tours making use of the easy cycle route network around Bruges. The numbers along the way bring you from place to place and the cycle numbers are also marked on the maps! All cycling tours are very easy to follow.
Overview of the tours:
This tour will bring you to some interesting castles. The first one is d’Aertrycke, which was built in 1869, followed by Wijnendaele Castle, which boasts a history of 8 centuries!
On this tour, you will see the most picturesque villages of Flanders. A popular example is Damme, known for its beautiful historic town centre. Many people visit Damme for the gastronomy and for the many interesting sights.
Lissewege is a charming polder village, featuring a little canal flowing through the centre. The tour goes further to De Haan, a village which has protected the 'Belle Epoque' style from the 19th century.
On this tour, you will cycle along the canal running from Bruges to Gent. A popular place of interest is the 'Male Abbey'. This abbey was once the main castle of the duke of Flanders.
Daily: Apr 5-Oct 19, 2014
|Low Season:||Apr 5-Jun 27; Sep 1-Oct 19, 2014|
|High Season:||Jun 28-Aug 31, 2014|
These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.
Apollo Art Hotel, Bruges
Bruges Apollo Arhotel is located in a rustic setting in a beautiful part just a 5-minute drive from the city center.
Interested in visiting other areas before or after your tour? Visit our hotels page to learn more about lodging options.
The rental bikes for this tour are:
The route follows quiet roads and cycle paths along a signposted network. The route is easy and flat, suitable for all cyclists and families with children. A roadbook with detailed description in English is provided.
This tour is leisurely and is for cyclists in average physical condition.
Tour Start and End
Nearest airport: Brussels or Charleroi (Ryanair), Belgium
Nearest train station: Brussels, Belgium
From Charleroi, you can take a direct bus to the station of Bruges and then a bus or taxi to the hotel.
Tips on getting to and from your tour
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Belgium is a fascinating place to visit with its diversity of culture and language. Distinct regions have emerged that reflect the language of their respective border countries. It’s an unusual experience to travel within one small country and witness the diverse influences of the French, Germans, and Dutch across Belgium.
Brussels houses some of the most important museums, art galleries, and collections in the world. World-class shopping and exciting nightlife are also attractions of Brussels. Known as the "Venice of the North," Bruges is popular for its charming canals and intact medieval architecture. Outside of its cities, Belgium boasts pastoral landscapes crossed by rivers and canals leading to the sea. The dune-lined Belgian coast is home to quaint, historic port towns with a cozy atmosphere and cobblestone streets.
As the headquarters of many international organizations like NATO and the EU, Belgium is a significant player in international affairs. Its significant international population has led to a diverse cuisine scene. It’s most famous for its waffles, chocolate, and beer, but the paper cones of fries and (optional) mayonnaise sold by street vendors are always a favorite for visitors.
VOS Travel is a Belgian tour operator that specializing in active holidays and, more specifically, cycling holidays. With 20 years experience in quality cycling holidays, VOS Travel leads tours all over Europe and, since 2008, they also have a branch in Holland.
Cancellation by the participant
If a registration is canceled, following cancellation fees will be charged:
Cancellation up to 8 weeks before departure: 10%
Cancellation up to 4 weeks before departure: 50%
Cancellation until 24 hours before departure: 80%
Cancellation <24 hours before departure: 100%
This risk can be covered by a cancellation insurance.
Cancellation or modification of the contract by VOS Travel Ltd.
VOS Travel Ltd. reserves the right to cancel the whole or a part of the holiday, in case of exceptional circumstances, (circumstances that VOS Travel Ltd. , when selling the trip, could not know and if they were known, the trip would not have gone ahead). The participant receives the already paid amount back. VOS Travel Ltd. may change after the confirmation a holiday program or make a change in accommodation, but this change is to be reported directly to the clients.
Registration and payment of the holiday
A registration is done by signing the registration form and paying a deposit. The advances and balance invoice will be sent to confirm the reservation. The fact that the participant does not pay the balance, does not mean that the contract is canceled. When the client cancels, cancellation fees are to be paid. The balance is in any case to be paid not later than 30 days before departure. Who registers under his or her signature additional participants, is responsible for meeting the obligations of all those people. Each participant should know that he acts at his own risk.
The published prices are per person and include VAT. They were calculated in good faith on November 1, 2011 under the then prevailing rates. We reserve the right to adjust prices according to changes in exchange rates. If the overall price increases more than 10%, the participant may cancel his contract without penalty and is entitled to reimbursement of all advances already paid. Such cancellation must be written to us within 8 days after receiving our notice of price increase.
"A statutory bail in the amount of € 30,000 will cover our commitments according to the conditions of the Royal Decree of 30 June 1996 conditions." According to Art. 36 of the law governing the contract between the tour operator and travel agency and to the decree of 04.01.1994 and 04.25.1997 VOS Travel Ltd. (lic A5423) is insured by European Goods and Luggage Insurance Company NV., Tweekerkenstraat 14, 1000 Brussels to follow his obligations to the traveler in case of financial insolvency. This warranty statement is accompanied by ‘Vlaamse Solidariteit Reisgelden’, a division of the Association of Travel Agents.
Changes by the participant
A participant may apply to be replaced by another person, provided he reimburses costs incurred by the replacement (usually € 20 per participant). When significant changes are requested by the participant (date of departure or destination, change of program) there is also a charge of at least € 20.
Flights and trains
VOS Travel Ltd. can not be held responsible for changes / cancellations (and the costs and consequences) of flights or trains ordered by the customer.
If the amount on the due date is not settled, there is automatically and without any formal notice a fee of 1% per month, starting from the invoice date. Each new month will be counted as a full month.
The passenger needs to be in possession of the necessary documents upon departure and during the trip. All the consequences of non-compliance with local instructions and the associated costs are to be paid by him. One set of documents per room is provided.
Complaints during the execution of the contract need to be reported to VOS Travel as soon as possible on site and in writing, so a solution can immediately be sought.Therefore the client needs - in the following order – to contact the hotel, the travel agent and finally directly VOS Travel Ltd.
In any case, the client needs to give VOS Travel Ltd. the chance to remedy a possible failure during the trip. After the trip - without being informed during the holiday – complaints are not accepted anymore. All road books are made in good faith.
If a complaint was not sufficiently resolved, the client can send a complaint with a registered letter up to one month after the holiday.