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Bruges Centre-Based Tour

Romantic cycling around Bruges

Map

Route

Tour profile / Level 1

You cycle on flat cycle paths along marked junctions. The tour is ideal for cycling beginners and children.

Day 1: Bruges

Individual arrival to Bruges.

Day 2 - 4/5: Routings/program suggestions

Below you will find our suggested routes for your centre based tour. These are freely selectable and combinable and represent only one of many possible itineraries - so plan your cycling holiday to match your preferences.

Tour 1: Castles around Torhout and Wijnendaele, approx. 69 km

This tour will bring you to some interesting castles. The first one is d’Aertrycke, which was built in 1869. The other one is Wijnendaele castle, which has a history of 8 centuries!

Tour 2: Damme and the town Knokke at the North Sea, approx. 59 km

On this tour, you will see the most picturesque villages of Flanders. A very popular example is Damme, because of the beautiful historic town centre. Many people visit Damme for the gastronomy and for the many interesting sights.

Tour 3: Lissewege and De Haan at the North Sea, approx. 52 km

Lissewege is a charming polder village, with a little canal flowing through the centre. The tour goes further to De Haan, a village which preserved the ‚Belle Epoque‘ style (19th century) beautifully.

Tour 4: Castle and nature around Bulskampveld, approx. 55 km

On this tour, we will cycle along the canal Bruges – Gent. A popular place of interest is the ‘Male abbey‘. This abbey was once the main castle of the duke of Flanders.

Day 5./6.: Bruges

Individual departure or extension stay.

Services

  • 4/5 nights in booked category in room with private facilities

  • Daily breakfast (if booked: half board 3 course menu)

  • Free hotel parking for booking in Cat. C

  • Maps and information material per room

  • GPS Tracks

  • Service Hotline

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    S2   02.03. - 31.05.24
    Category A / 5 days
    S1   01.06. - 27.08.24
    Category A / 5 days
    S2   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category A / 5 days
    S1   02.03. - 26.03.24
    Category B / 5 days
    S3   27.03. - 31.05.24
    Category B / 5 days
    S1   01.06. - 30.06.24
    Category B / 5 days
    S2   01.07. - 27.08.24
    Category B / 5 days
    S1   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category B / 5 days
    S1   02.03. - 07.06.24
    Category C / 5 days
    S2   08.06. - 27.08.24
    Category C / 5 days
    S1   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category C / 5 days
    S2   02.03. - 31.05.24
    Category A / 6 days
    S1   01.06. - 27.08.24
    Category A / 6 days
    S2   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category A / 6 days
    S1   02.03. - 26.03.24
    Category B / 6 days
    S3   27.03. - 31.05.24
    Category B / 6 days
    S1   01.06. - 30.06.24
    Category B / 6 days
    S2   01.07. - 27.08.24
    Category B / 6 days
    S1   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category B / 6 days
    S1   02.03. - 07.06.24
    Category C / 6 days
    S2   08.06. - 27.08.24
    Category C / 6 days
    S1   28.08. - 31.10.24
    Category C / 6 days

    Extras

    Discount extra bed with 2 full paying adults
    Cat. C: Children 0-2,99 years -100%, 3-6,99 years -50%, 7-11,99 years -25%
    Cat. B: children 0-11,99 years -30%
    Cat. A: 0-1,99 years -100%, 2-11,99 years -70%, 12-99 years -50%
       
    Cat. C: For adults there is no reduction for the third person in a room. For the comfort of the clients, a double room and a single room at the hotel in Bruges will be booked without a single room supplement. The rooms will be connecting rooms.
       
    Bicycle & equipment
    7-/21-speed bike 55
    E-bike 110
    Child bike/trailer 40
    Child seat 10
    supplement for additonal bike day 7-/21-speed bike 13,50
    supplement for additional bike day E-bike 27,50
       
    Additional nights Bruges
    Cat. A (dbl/sgl) on request
    Cat. B (dbl/sgl) March, June-October 70/115
    Cat. B (dbl/sgl) April+May 80/130
    Cat. C (dbl/sgl) 60/95
    Surcharge Fiday/Saturday per night, Category A 15

    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Accommodation

    Hotel samples

    Category A
    Hotel Navarra 4*

    Hotel Navarra is housed in an elegant 17th-century mansion, a 3-minute walk from the central Market Square and the Belfry of Bruges. It features free access to a spa area, an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and a gym. Guests can rent a car at the hotel. The rooms at Navarra Hotel are decorated with warm colors and feature large windows. Each has free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV and free tea/coffee facilities. The bathroom has a shower or a bathtub.

    The hotel serves an extensive buffet breakfast every morning. For dinner, staff can recommend restaurants in the surrounding area. The charming terrace and jazz bar provides a place to relax and enjoy the sun.

    Bruges Train Station is 1.6 km from the Navarra. The property can assist with arranging car or bike rental to explore the historic town of Bruges and beyond. The historic center of Ghent is a 35-minute drive away. The seaside resort of Blankenberge is 12.9 km away.


    Category B
    NH Hotel Brugge 4*

    The NH Brugge is set in a former monastery, right at Brugge’s ring road and across the street from the Concert Hall. It offers elegant accommodation with free Wi-Fi, 850 metres away from Bruges Central Railway Station. The rooms at NH Brugge feature a warm country décor and tastefully tiled bathrooms. Guests benefit from coffee and tea facilities, and the rooms come equipped with a TV with cable channels.

    After a busy day, guests can have a drink in the courtyard or read a newspaper on the terrace. Guests can also go for a workout in the fitness centre which overlooks the garden. The on-site restaurant Ter Boeverie has a menu of both Belgian-French cuisine specialties and international dishes. An extensive breakfast buffet is offered every morning.

    The central square "de Markt" and other touristic sites of Bruges historic centre are within 1km of NH Brugge. Historical Centre of Brugge is a great choice for travellers interested in Beer, Food and History.


    Category C
    Hotel Velotel 4*

    Hotel Velotel is located just outside Bruges’ city centre, 3 km away from the The Market square and Belfry. It features spacious accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. The parquet floored rooms at Hotel Velotel feature a TV, a work desk, a safety deposit and private bathrooms with a bathtub/shower combination.

    The bar and restaurant "Ter Poele" has a terrace in summer time, it serves classic Belgian and French cuisine meals. Guests can enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast daily which includes scrambled eggs, bacon, a large variety of breads. The hotel is surrounded by its green park, where guests can stroll around and relax with a newspaper. There is a computer available for guests to use.

    The charming city centre of Bruges is 3 km away. A local bus stop is situated behind the hotel with direct routes to Bruges city centre and Central Station.


     

    Note: Please be informed that these are hotel samples and therefore subject to alteration! Find Your final hotel bookings at Your hotel list after/at booking.

    Bicycle

    Bicycles inclusive panniers

    The offered bikes are touring bikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres.

    You can choose between the following bikes:

    • 7-speed-bike with hand brakes
    • E-bikes unisex
    • children seat, children trailer

    All bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room. 


    E-bikes | Electric bikes | Pedelecs

    With an electric bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern electric bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness levels. Acclivity can be handled easily.


    Private bicycles

    You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

    Useful

    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Brussels Zaventem (BRU) or Brussels Charleroi (CRL)
    By train to Bruges or by train to train station Charleroi and continue by bus to Bruges.


    Arrival by car

    Cat. C: free hotel parking lot
    Cat. B: parking at trainstation Bruges, approx. € 6,10/day
    Cat. A: approx. € 20,-/ day or parking "Biekorf" € 15,-/day,


    Arrival by train

    Train Station: Bruges
    Direct train connection Bruges - Brussels approx. € 15,- per person (with bicycles approx. € 20,-), tickets at the local counter, duration every hour. The actual timeable and prices you will find >>here.


    Additional information

    Supplement for overnight stay on a Friday/Saturday per Person and night € 15,-

    Children: children bikes, children seats, trailers on request

    Videos

    Travel stories

    5,2 of 6 Stars | 12
    Enjoyed Bruges and surrounds. The organized tours were good and provided plenty of opportunity to appreciate the local environment...R.C. 08/23
    5 30.08.2023 | Russell C. Bruges Centre-Based Tour

    Cycling From Bruges

    Enjoyed Bruges and surrounds. The organized tours were good and provided plenty of opportunity to appreciate the local environment. The bikes provided were on the heavy side and was hard work for my wife. We found the bikes provided were very heavy ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 5
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 5
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    5.6 15.03.2023 | Susan O. Bruges Centre-Based Tour

    Romantic Bruges

    Although a flat tour the weather can be a challenge; wind, lots of wind and rain featured heavily. However, this did not dampen the enjoyment. The tour routes were excellent, save for a few building site features that were reported to the travel agency ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 3
    • Price-performance ratio 5
    more
    5.3 03.11.2020 | Stephen M. Bruges home-based tour

    It’s life, Jim, but not as we knew it!

    Overall I did this tour as a follow-on to the Flanders Bike Trail tour (Rad & Reisen travelcode 050), which starts in Brussels and ends in Brugge, so the two combine very nicely, except that the Flanders tour contains an identical day ride, to De ...
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Per-Tour information 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 4
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    more
    0 03.11.2020 | Stephen M. Bruges Centre-Based Tour

    It’s life, Jim, but not as we knew it! (part 2)

    Continued Report Because of its length, this travel report has been split into three separate parts. This is part two. Part one covers general information. Part two, this part, covers the hotel (Velotel) and days one, two and three. Part ...
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