Bike Tour Reviews: Highlights Of Flanders  Belgium’s History, Art, Nature, And Cuisine


Highlights of Flanders: Belgium’s History, Art, Nature, and Cuisine

COUNTRY: Belgium, Holland

8 nights
5/5 (2)
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

5/5 (2)
8 nights

Self guided from EUR € 1450

Self-guided:
Jul 30; Aug 06, 27; Sep 03, 2023 (minimum 2 participants)

Description:
This cycling tour through Flanders shows you the major highlights of Belgium. This is the perfect ride for anyone interested in the rich Belgium history, art, nature, and cuisine. The Flemish art cities of Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Mechelen, Leuven, and…

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  • Highlights of Flanders
    (5/5) Amy Smith 4 months ago

    Great way to explore Belgium!

    We enjoyed this tour greatly. Peter Fos, who owns the company, welcomed us in Bruges and gave us great bikes for the week. The tour included a Garmin Oregon 700, which is necessary to follow the route's many turns and bridges. One thing we really enjoyed was that each day's route ended at our hotel, which has not been the case on other tours. We appreciated the opportunity to shorten a couple of days by train. Hotels were nice, especially in Mechelen and Hasselt. All were located near the city center - not always the case on other self-guided tours. Be sure to request the brewery tour of Het Anker - it was one of our favorite parts of the trip and others on the tour who had not previously booked were unable to purchase tickets (sold out). We chose this tour in early September, which was a blessing and curse. Temperatures were comfortable, but there were several days with rain, although not the full day.

    What was the date of your tour?
    September 4, 2022
    How many tours have you completed?
    7
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists, Solo travelers, Families with teens
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 4/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 4/5 Hotels or boat
    • 4/5 Scenery
    • 4/5 Ease of navigation
    • 3/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 5/5 Route selection
  • (5/5) Roberta King 4 months ago

    A Splendid Ride

    This was a great, straightforward ride across Belgium.
    We arrived in Brugge a day early to enjoy the town and met with Peter to get our bikes and gear for the ride.

    The navigation tool (a GPS) proved to be problematic, it was quite small and for us to read as we ride and was hard to follow and the paper map provided was not detailed enough to use for navigation.

    We picked up a local bike map in Ghent and then a map book in Antwerp. With the map book we ditched the GPS and designed our own route on Belgium’s super amazing cycling network.

    The bike network in Belgium is fantastic and we ride on dedicated roads, two tracks and canals to the Netherlands.

    The bikes were great, belt drives instead of chains, which took some getting used to, but were comfortable and easy to use.

    The hotels were super charming , unique and for the most part easy to find with help from google maps. Breakfasts were excellent on all stops.

    Memorable moment is taking our bikes down and up two escalators to ride the river tunnel into Antwerp, slightly terrifying as we’d never done that before (and hope to not repeat).

    The terrain was mostly flat with a few hills on the last day. The towns are lovely and we had fun exploring them.

    Highly recommend this adventure, but secure the maps or books before you go.

    What was the date of your tour?
    August 2022
    How many tours have you completed?
    Five
    Difficulty (actual vs. expected)?
    As expected
    Who is this tour suitable for?
    First-time bike tourists
    Do you recommend this tour?
    Yes
    • 5/5 Value
    • 5/5 Included meals
    • 5/5 Bikes + equipment
    • 5/5 Hotels or boat
    • 5/5 Scenery
    • 3/5 Ease of navigation
    • 1/5 Tour documents
    • 5/5 Local tour company services
    • 3/5 Route selection