Brussels to Bruges Cycling Holiday

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    (1 review)
  • Category

    Cycle Touring
    Self Guided
  • Grade

  • Duration/s

    6 nights
  • Start / Finish

    Brussels / Bruges
  • Distance

    165 miles/266 kms
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  • Accommodation

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Price From £492


On this cycling holiday from Brussels to Bruges you’ll explore some of the Belgium’s most picturesque and scenic towns and villages. From exquisite art and architecture to medieval cathedrals and gothic churches, this cycle tour is full of exciting and memorable opportunities to experience all that Belgium has to offer.

Visit some of Belgium’s most remarkable cities where the cobbled streets and quaint market squares are surrounded by the tall towers of medieval cathedrals and historical architecture. Have a relaxing stroll around a park or perhaps visit one of the many museums. Belgium has plenty to offer for those art lovers out there – from medieval paintings to sculptures and more modern styles. After a day of sightseeing, relax with one of Belgium’s most famous dishes, moules – frites and a cold Belgian beer in this alluring country.

Ghent - Belgium

Ghent – Belgium

This easy graded tour takes you along mainly flat terrain with a few small ascents to contend with. This is a great tour for beginners or for those just looking to take it easy. Anyone who loves history, astounding architecture and bustling atmosphere will love this tour.

Itinerary & Map

This easy graded tour takes you along mainly flat terrain with a few small ascents to contend with. This is a great tour for beginners or for those just looking to take it easy. Anyone who loves history, astounding architecture and bustling atmosphere will love this tour.

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Day 1: Arrive Brussels

Brussels - Belgium*


Upon arrival make your way to your first hotel. After check-in you are free to relax or explore. The capital city of Belgium has much to offer; we suggest visiting Grand Place where 17th century architecture meets modern bars and restaurants resulting in a unique and captivating place to visit. For a chance to gauge the character and humour of Belgians, visit Manneken Pis. Cartoons are a huge part of Belgian visual culture, the best-known series being ‘The Adventures of Tin Tin’ so a visit to the Belgian Comic Book Centre is definitely worth it.

Day 2: Brussels – Mechelen, 40 miles/65 kms

Mechelen - Belgium*


Pedal north east towards Leuven, a university city nestled in the Flemish region of Belgium. Beer dominates the culture in this city – Leuven is the home of Stella Artois and also boasts the longest bar in the world at Oude Markt. If beer does not take your fancy you  have a choice museums or galleries to visit or perhaps take time to experience the popular flower market. Afterwards cycle on to Mechelen, a scenic and striking city steeped in history. Featuring roughly 336 listed buildings including gothic and Baroque churches there is much to see in this majestic city.

Day 3 Mechelen – Bornem/Temse, 19 miles/30 kms

The Grote Market - Antwerp - Belgium*

Grote Market – Antwerp

Cycle along the beautiful tidal river Rupel to Bornem or Temse. Today’s ride is a short one, so there is plenty of time to take a 15 minute train ride into Antwerp. Here you can see splendid architecture, or perhaps enjoy lunch at one of the many beautiful courtyards or squares. We suggest a visit to the Cathedral of Our Lady, this astonishing monument was built over 169 years ago and really is a spectacle that is worth seeing.


Day 4: Bornem/Temse – Ghent 40 miles/64 kms

Ghent - Belgium*


Cycle to the vibrant and medieval city of Ghent where there is much to see in this pretty city. A visit to ‘Gravensteen’ a 12th century castle which boasts a moat, turrets and arrow slits is a must. The centre of the city is well preserved, featuring original buildings and cathedrals. St. Bavo cathedral and its world famous multi-panel painting ‘The Adoration of the Majestic Lamb’ by Jan Van Eyck is not to be missed.

Day 5: Ghent – Bruges, 33 miles/52 kms

Bruges - Belgium*


Cycle to Bruges, a UNESCO world heritage site. This quaint medieval town is laced with picturesque cobbled streets, wonderful canals and pretty market squares. Take a relaxing wander around the charming parks and intimate little streets where you may wish to indulge in some shopping. The Provincial Palace is a Gothic beauty. The incredible interior was completed by artists such as Hendrik and Gustaaf Pickery.

Day 6: Bruges – De Haan – Bruges, 35 miles/ 55 kms

Damme - Belgium*

Damme – near Bruges

Pedal along the canals to the attractive village of Lissewege and continue to the authentic coastal village of De Haan. Perhaps enjoy some last minute shopping, a boat ride on the canal or visit some museums. Then, back to Bruges for one last chance to absorb the atmosphere, art and culture. If you haven’t already then visit ‘Basilica of the Holy Blood’, a Romanesque church where a relic of the holy blood of Jesus Christ is kept. This church is a breath taking wonder and is a great way to wrap up you Belgian adventure.

Day 7: End of trip

After breakfast it’s time to check out and head for home or your next adventure.

Dates & Prices

2021 Arrival Dates
Arrivals every Saturday 24 April to 03 July & 14 August to 11 September
Arrivals every Saturday & Sunday 04 July to 15 August

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2021 Prices
Per person
24 Apr
11 Jun
12 Jun
21 Aug
22 Aug
11 Sep
Superior category
Double/twin £492 £541 £492                
Single £713 £762 £713                

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Deposit per person £165

Price Includes

6 nights accommodation. See practical information
6 x Breakfast
Luggage transfer (1 x 20kg piece pp)
Maps & route information
Local assistance

Price Excludes

Flights and transfers
Bike hire (see supplements)
Tourist tax in Brussels & Bruges (payable locally)
Additional luggage €20 per piece (payable locally)


Half board (£130)
Extra night Bruges, double/twin, superior (£51)
Extra night Bruges, single, superior (£82)
Extra night Brussels, double/twin, superior (£51)
Extra night Brussels, single, superior (£92)
Regular bike with pannier & lock. See practical information (£61)
Electric bike with pannier & lock (£121)
Regular bike with pannier, lock and bike insurance (£76)
Electric bike with pannier, lock and bike insurance (£146)
Child seat (£16)


Free for children up to 2 years
50% for children 3-6 years, sharing with 2 adults
25% for children 7-11 years, sharing with 2 adults

Practical Information


Womens bike

Example of bike used on this tour

Regular bikes provided are modern alloy framed models with 21 speeds. The bikes come equipped with pannier, lock and a repair kit with pump.

Electric bikes are also available.

Smaller framed bikes for children and child seats are also available.

Helmets are not provided, so you will need to bring your own.


The categories of accommodation available on this tour are shown below.

Superior: Comfortable rooms in 3 and 4 star hotels.

Brussels: NH Hotel Berlaymont
Mechelen: NH Hotel Mechelen
Bornem: Hotel Secundo
Gent: Europahotel Gent
Bruges: Velotel

Local taxes: Some hotels have started to charge a local/tourist tax. These taxes are not included in the sale price of the tour and must be paid directly by you at check-in or checkout at the hotels. The fee varies and is frequently changing but as a guide, you may be asked to pay between €1-€4 per person per night.

Getting There


Current rating for this cycling holiday based on 1 review 4.0
  • Date - 23/08/2018
  • Name - Anonymous
  • Service rating -
  • Service comment - Excellent flexibility for changes to tour length
  • Product rating -
  • Product comment - Pro: Great cities, good hotels, luggage always arrived at hotels before we did, decent bikes although very heavy
    Cons: No bike fittings or advice as we started out on first day. Grumpy guy handing out bikes. Train to Antwerp took well over an hour not 15 minutes as we had been told.
  • Flexitreks response - Service rating : So glad we were able to tailor the tour to meet your needs.

    Product : Glad you enjoyed the experience overall and sorry the bike handover was not the positive experience it should have been ( this has been fed back locally).