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Cycling from Brussels to Bruges

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided cycling
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    , and
  • Activity level
  • From $1649per person, tour only
  • NEW FOR 2021  
  • Departures
    Weekly departures on Saturdays from 2 Apr '22 to 24 Sep '22
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • High quality bikes
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Half Board upgrade available (5 nights - excludes Dendermonde and Brussels)
  • Electric bikes
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Food lovers, flora & fauna, art & history, vegetarian meals, lake & river routes

Belgium:

Cycling from Brussels to Bruges

  • Visit the iconic cities of Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent and Bruges
  • Follow the artwork of the Flemish Masters - Van Eyck, Bruegel and Rubens with exhibitions and events during 2021 along the route
  • Prepare your tastebuds for world-famous Belgian beer, triple-fried frites, chocolates and waffles (gaufres)

Starting in Belgium's capital city of Brussels, you would be excused if you were to add a few extra nights on to do a city break here before the cycling starts to discover the variety of monuments, historic sites and architecture as well as shopping arcades, parks, gardens, art galleries and museums. Discover why Brussels is famous for its food, comic strips as well as the world-famous Manneken Pis statue, the Atomium and the amazing Grande Place.

On your journey northwest, follow the artwork of the Flemish Masters - Van Eyck, Bruegel and Rubens with exhibitions and events during 2021 along the route. You get a chance to visit the iconic cities of Antwerp and Ghent before arriving in the 'Venice of Northern Flanders', Bruges. Visit forts and castles that made up the fortification line of Antwerp, a city famous for its beer traditions as well as its antiques, home decor curios and and diamonds. The Old Town of Ghent is like an open-air museum - it is also a UNESCO Creative City of Music with the music scene here absolutely thriving.

Bruges has a fairytale atmosphere with its cobbled streets and squares, canals on which you can take boat trips past the traditional houses as well as its medieval architecture. The historic centre of Bruges has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2000 and has a plethora of landmarks, museums and historical sights. The city is also world-famous for its lace production.



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Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arrive in Brussels

Arrive early and head for the Grande Place, the Manneken Pis or one of many other landmarks in this delightful city where culture vultures, shopaholics, gourmets and gourmands all feel at home.

Stay at the NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg with breakfast.

Day 2: Brussels to Mechelen 65km / 41mi

After one last tour of the Grande Place, leave Brussels behind and cycle through the suburbs to Grimbergen, known for its lovely abbey church, a baroque basilica. Ride on tree-lined country lanes, along a river and through meadows to Mechelen, home of the 13th century St Rumbold’s Cathedral and its tower with 360-degree views of the city.

Stay at the Mercure Hotel Vé with breakfast.

Day 3: Mechelen to Antwerp 39km / 24.5mi

On today's route, enjoy the successful blend of Art Nouveau, neo-Gothic, neo-Empire and Art Deco at the Ursuline Institute of Our Lady of Wavre. Here, the winter garden is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau, an ode to nature, springtime and light! Continue through the countryside to Duffel on the River Nete, Mortsel and Berchem. Visit the island Fort in Mortsel (one of eight Brialmont Forts that made up the defensive line of Antwerp). Discover Antwerp, a city with a long tradition with beer as well as antiques and curios, vintage fashion and diamonds.

Stay at the Hampton Antwerp with breakfast.

Day 4: Antwerp to Dendermonde 57km / 36mi

Follow the River Scheldt for most of the route today. Visit 10th century Wissekerk Castle, another of Antwerp’s fortifications. Further along the river, cross by ferry, then continue atop the river dike to De Zilverreiger, a regional museum focused on preserving knowledge about local trades and crafts that once flourished: basket weaving, river fishery, cooperage (barrel making), flax processing and clog making.

Stay at the Abalona B&B with breakfast.

Day 5: Dendermonde to Ghent 46km / 27mi

Today's route continues on the Scheldt river banks, cycling past a string of Flemish villages and towns. Laarne Castle is a great place for a break before continuing to Ghent. The Old Town of Ghent is like an open-air museum. It is also a UNESCO Creative City of Music. The music scene here is thriving. Festivals, musical institutions, the carillon, concerts, students of music having a sing-song on the quays... music is everywhere. After dark the ambiance is magical, thanks to the town's ingenious street lighting.

Stay at the Europahotel with breakfast.

Day 6: Ghent to Maldegem 34km / 21.5mi or 57km / 36mi

Head west and discover the rural Meetjesland region, a cycling paradise with woods, meadowland and vast cropfields. It is easy pedalling through the flat landscape to Eeklo, a small town known for its many sculptures. Then continue through the Het Leen and Drongengoed woods. In the evening, put your feet up in Maldegem.

Stay at the Amaryllis Hotel with breakfast.

Day 7: Maldegem to Bruges 54km / 34mi or 65km / 41mi

Yet another lovely route through the flat Flemish countryside. After Maldegem, pass through some quiet villages including Knesselare, Maria-Aalter and Moerbrugge. On the last stretch, follow the Ghent-Bruges canal. It dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest in the country and together with its towpath verges, it forms a green corridor that is important for biodiversity. Your final destination of Bruges is a truly charming town with its cobbled streets and squares, canals, medieval-looking buildings and a fairytale ambiance.

Stay at the Hotel Velotel with breakfast.

Day 8: Leave Bruges

After breakfast, you depart from Bruges.

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking. If you'd like to keep your bikes with you for any extra nights we can arrange this for you for just £ per adult per day and £ per child per day.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


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NH Brussels Grand Place Arenberg, Brussels

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Located close to the Grande Place, this contemporary hotel offers a great base from which to explore this fabulous city. The hotel offers 155 stylish rooms with ensuite bathrooms, wooden flooring, complimentary Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, minibar, safe and satellite TV. The hotel has an 'Open Bar' in the lobby and a gym with a selection of Cardio equipment (treadmill, stationary bike, cross trainer) as well as weights and mats. Free for guests, water, fruit, and towels are also provided.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Mercure Hotel Vé, Mechelen

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This 4 star design hotel sits on the cosiest little square in Mechelen - the Vismarkt - and is located in a former fish smokehouse and cigar factory. Comfortable and contemporary rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe, LCD TV and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has a restaurant, bar and a wellness area with swimming pool, hammam, jacuzzi and two saunas (wellness facilities are at an extra cost per person, payable locally).

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


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Hampton by Hilton, Antwerp

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This contemporary hotel is located directly across from Antwerp's Central Station and is close to neighborhood shopping and restaurants. Just steps from Antwerp's Zoo and three kilometres from the city centre with its MAS Museum and the Cathedral of Our Lady. The hotel has a lobby bar and a fitness centre. Bedrooms are contemporary in style and offer ensuite bathrooms, HDTV, seating and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


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Abalona B&B , Dendermonde

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With just 13 rooms, the Abalona luxury B&B, located just 1.9km from Dendermonde's market square, offers contemporary and very comfortable accommodation with king size beds, ensuite design bathrooms, seating area, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and air-conditioning. As well as its own vineyard, the property offers a lounge area with a bar, a tranquil garden space with a koi carp pond and outdoor seating with parasols.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


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Europa Hotel, Ghent

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The 41-room Europahotel sits looking over the River Lys (or Leie) and bedrooms on the front side have views over the river. The accommodation is light and contemporary with ensuite facilities (shower or bath), TV, mini bar, complimentary Wi-Fi, safe and Nespresso coffee machine. The hotel also offers a bar, brasserie restaurant (closed on Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays) and terrace, where customers can relax.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


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Amaryllis Hotel, Maldegem

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This cozy and recently refurbished family-run hotel has just 12 bedrooms, all ensuite with bath and shower, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary Wi-Fi. The property also offers a sun terrace, bar and brasserie (open daily excl. Sundays).

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


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Hotel Velotel, Bruges

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Located within easy reach of the centre of Bruges, the Velotel has 115 very comfortable and refurbished rooms, decorated with a nod to cycling tourism and with great facilities including ensuite bathroom with bath or shower, air-conditioning, flat screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. There is a garden, a restaurant with tea room and a bar with a lounge and sun terrace. Guests also have complimentary use of the sauna, fitness area, petanque and tennis.

Should this accommodation not be available, an alternative of the same standard will be used


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. However, as this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available.

Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided cycling holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels

All breakfasts

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

High quality bikes

Luggage transfers between hotels


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided cycling Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Weekly departures on Saturdays from 2nd Apr 2022 to 24th Sep 2022, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
All breakfasts

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.