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Flanders Bike Trail

Brussels, channels and the northern sea

Map Flanders


Tour profile:

Mostly flat, on quite roads and bike paths along channels.

Day 1: Brussels

Brussels may not be a metropolis like Paris, London or Rome, but it will certainly seduce you with multicultural charm and lively atmosphere. Brussels with its historical beauty, galleries and small streets is one of the greenest cities of Europe. A must for every visitor is the great market square, the Atomium, the Parlamentarium, Manneken Pis and Art Nouveau buildings, the icons of the city. Brussels, full of hidden treasures.

Day 2: Brussels – Mechelen, approx. 65 km

On the first day, you will cycle to Leuven. This city is not only known as a university city – with the oldest Belgian university, but also as a beer city. A walk in Mechelen on the river Dijle will show you all the important historic buildings, which were erected during the time of the Burgundy. You certainly have to visit the St. Rombouts Cathedral, the palaces of Margarete of York and Margarete of Austria. Or you can also visit the toy’s museum!

Day 3: Mechelen – Bornem/Puurs, approx. 32 - 38 km

Today you will cycle along the river Rupel and Schelde to Bornem. Because of the short ride there is plenty of time to take a 15-minute train ride towards the center of Antwerp. Enjoy a stroll on the Meir, have a beer on one of the many plazas or admire the rich architecture and art of this charming town.

Day 4: Bornem/Temse – Melle/Ghent, approx. 58 - 64 km

Gent, also the historical center of Flanders, offers a variety of places of interest and is overseen by lots of towers, for example the one of the St. Bavo cathedral with the world famous painting by Jan van Eyck. The historic heart of the city is well preserved: you can visit the old port, for example. Nearby, you will find the ‘Gravensteen’, once the medieval castle of the counts of Gent, today one of the most important places of interest.

Day 5: Melle/Ghent – Bruges, approx. 52 - 58 km

The historic center of Bruges is part of the world famous UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Seeing Bruges, you will notice it straight away: this city has always taken care of its architectural and cultural treasures. Take your time and stroll along lovely parks, intimate little streets and ancient market squares. You can also do some shopping for the famous local lace, chocolate, or beer. Or simple enjoy ‘French’ fries on the stunning market square.

Day 6: Bruges – De Haan – Bruges, approx. 55 km

Ride along the canals to the authentic coastal village of De Haan, enjoying a refreshing dive into the North Sea or relaxing at the beach. Or you can also enjoy a free day for shopping, a boat ride on the canals, sightseeing by carriage, visiting some museums, climbing the belfry and so on.

Day 7: Bruges

Departure after breakfast or individual extension


  • 6 nights in room, private facilities

  • Daily breakfast 

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel

  • Maps and information material per room

  • Service Hotline

Dates & Prices



    Season / Period
    S1   27.04. - 07.06.24
    S2   08.06. - 06.07.24
    S2   07.07. - 18.08.24
    S1   19.08. - 07.09.24


    Discounts extra bed in double room with 2 full paying adults
    0-2,99 years -100%
    3-6,99 years -50%
    7-11,99 years -25%
    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
    21-speed-bike 75
    E-bike 150
    Tandem 130
    children bike/trailer 45
    child seat 15
    insurance for 21-speed- bike/ electric bike 15/25
    Additional nights
    Bruges (dbl/sgl) 60/95
    Brussels (dbl/sgl) from 70/120
    transfer Bruges - Brussels incl. bike 65


    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


    Hotel samples

    Well-chosen, comfortable hotels of 3-4 star categories which distinguish themselves by their quite special personal mark. They are comfortable, often in a design typical for the region and provide a very authentic holiday experience.

    Brussels: NH Hotel Brussels Louise, Hotel NH Berlaymont
    Mechelen: NH Hotel Mechelen, Best Western Hotel Gulden Anker
    Bornem: Hotel Secundo, Hotel De Notelaer, as well as Hotel De Cluyse
    Ghent: NH Hotel Gent, Aparthotel Castelnou, Europahotel
    Bruges: Hotel Velotel, NH Hotel Brugge

    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.


    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.


    Arrival - parking - Departure

    Arrival by plane

    Airport: Brussels Zaventem (BRU) or Brussels Charleroi (CRL)
    To Brussels Centre via direct train connections from Charleroi

    Arrival by car

    Brussels: parking garage approx. € 25 per day
    Bruges: good value parking  € 6,10 /day next to Bruges station or free parking at hotel Velotel (free during the stay, otherwise € 5/day)

    Arrival by train

    Train station: Brussels, Bruges
    Direct train connection Bruges - Brussels approx. € 15-25 per person  tickets at the local counter, 2 trains per hour, duration approx. 50 min


    Every Friday and Saturday 10 am, duration approx 1 h 15 min. Reservation necessary, Please find prices under "Dates and Prices"

    Additional information

    Children bikes, child seat, child trailer on request


    Travel stories

    5,2 of 6 Stars | 13
    A wonderful experience. Everything was perfect. High expectations satisfied...B.P. 09/22
    5.5 18.07.2023 | Teenagh C. Flanders Bike Trail

    Relaxing and easy ride

    Interesting but not much to see / stop off on route most days Most hotels are excellent. Hotel Clusye was very basic but food was excellent. No kettle or fridge in room. Limited storage NH Mechelen was dated, worn but comfortable. Air con was brilliant ...
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.2 11.07.2023 | Donna B. Flanders Bike Trail

    We enjoyed it immensely

    It was great but tours we have gave done previously with Rad Reisen direct have had much better maps and directions
    • Overall satisfaction 5
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 4
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 4
    • On-site assistance 4
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.8 20.09.2022 | Barbara P. Flanders Bike Trail

    A wonderful experience

    Everything was perfect. High expectations satisfied
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
    • Price-performance ratio 6
    5.7 12.07.2022 | Yosef H. Flanders Bike Trail

    Flanders 2022

    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 6
    • Luggage transport 6
    • Route description 6
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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