Beach in Ostend or Oostended, Belgium. Photo via Flickr:sophie
Biking through Bruges, Belgium. Photo via Flickr:Andres Nieto Porras

Boats in harbor in Ostend, Belgium Photo via Flickr:sophie

Belgian Coast

Belgium Bike Tours

Bruges and the Flemish coastline

  • If we were to describe this tour in three words they would be: culture, elegance, and relaxation. Not only will you have the opportunity to explore the historical and world famous sites that Bruges has to offer but you will also cycle along Belgium's beautiful coast with its pristine beaches and white sand. The best way to discover this region is by bike. You will cycle from historic Bruges to Ostend, known as the "Queen of the Belgian coast". You will certainly enjoy the beautiful landscapes!

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  • Double room:  £ 474 $ 738 490 NOK 4982 kr 4598 $ 598

    High season (June 17 to August 27): £ 513 $ 798 530 NOK 5388 kr 4974 $ 647

    Single Supplement: £ 140 $ 218 145 NOK 1474 kr 1361 $ 177

    extra options

    Electric bicycle rental: £ 58 $ 90 60 NOK 610 kr 563 $ 73

    Dinners included (includes drinks in Ostend): £ 145 $ 226 150 NOK 1525 kr 1408 $ 183

    Extra night in Bruges (B&B): £ 53 $ 83 55 NOK 559 kr 516 $ 67

    Single supplement: £ 29 $ 45 30 NOK 305 kr 282 $ 37

    please note

    Rates are based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly to Amsterdam or to Brussels International Airport.

    Local Travel

    The Brussels Airport train station is located under the airport building at level -1. The train ride from the airport to Bruges is about 1 1/2 hours and requires one changeover. From Amsterdam airport, take the train to Bruges, about a 3 hour ride depending on connections.

    Climate

    Please check local conditions before arrival. Average high/low temperatures in degree Fahrenheit for Bruges are: April 51º/44º, May 58º/49º, June 63º/54, July 66º/58º, August 68º/59º, and September 64º/55º.

    Recommended

    Extra nights in Bruges


Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 and 4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Accommodations for 6 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 6 x breakfasts
  • 21 speed hybrid equipped with pannier, pump, bike lock, repair kit, and spare inner tube
  • Odometer (1 per 2 bicycles)-must be reserved in advance
  • GPS tracks-must be reserved in advance
  • Museum discount card in Bruges
  • Sauna in Bruges
  • Luggage transport (1 piece per person)
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Tourist information
  • Service hotline available 7 days a week

What’s Not Included

TourBike
TypeSelf Guided
SkillEasy
Length7 days
From490 Rates
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Tour Dates

Arrival possible every Sunday from April 30 untill September 17, 2017

Skill Level

This is an easy, self-guided bike tour on quiet, well-maintained roads and bicycle paths.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Belgian Coast Map

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
Day 2: Bruges - Ostend, 24 mi. (40 km)
Day 3: Round tour Gistel, Wijnendaele and Torhout 38 mi. (62 km)
Day 4: Round tour Nieuwpoort and Veurne, 39 mi. (64 km)
Day 5: Ostend - Bruges, 29 mi. (47 km)
Day 6: Bruges - Knokke - Bruges, 38 mi. (62 km)
Day 7: Departure

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
The historical center of Bruges is part of the famous UNESCO world heritage site list and visitors to this charming and historical city notice right away that it 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 may also want to do some shopping. The shopkeepers love to explain the history behind Belgian chocolate and beer. Or you can find a cozy restaurant in the stunning market square and enjoy the cuisine. Do note that you will n ot be met by a tour representative for this tour but will find bike rental and tour material either waiting for you or will be delivered at some point on that arrival day. It is important therefore that you check your rental bike thoroughly and review your tour material before you begin cycling.

Day 2: Bruges - Ostend, 24 mi. (40 km)
On the way to Ostend, you can discover the nice village of Lissewege, one of the best examples of the quaint villages located along the coast. The silence and the indescribable atmosphere will make it hard to leave. Along the route, you will also pass De Haan, a village which still resembles the Belle Epoque‘ style of the 19th century. After an unforgettable first day of cycling, you arrive in Ostende.

Day 3: Round tour Gistel, Wijnendaele and Torhout, 38 mi. (62 km)
Today you will discover more of the coastal region. Not only will the stunning landscape make this day unforgettable, but the two castles on this tour will also make it a day to remember. The first castle is d’Aertrycke, which was built in 1869. The other is Wijnendaele castle, which has a history that dates back for eight centuries.

Day 4: Round tour Nieuwpoort and Veurne, 39 mi. (64 km)
Nieuwpoort, much like Ostend and Blankenberge, is one of the favorite seaside resorts in Belgium. This small town is situated along the river mouth of the ‘Yser’, a river that played an important role during World War I. Enjoy the harbor and the nature reserve, ‘Ysermonde’. You can also take a break on the wide and lovely beach and explore the cozy town of Veurne.

Day 5: Ostend - Bruges, 29 mi. (47 km)
There are many possibilities for today's tour. You will cycle through the town of Jabbeke, where you can visit the Constant Permekemuseum of paintings and sculptures. In the observatory ‘Beisbroek’, you can learn everthing about the mysteries of the outer space, or you can strengthen your knowledge about nature in the ‘Nature Center’.

Day 6: Bruges - Knokke - Bruges, 38 mi. (62 km)
On today's cycling tour, you will have the opportunity to explore the area between Bruges and Knokke, a village of the Belgian coast. Along the way you will pass through the polder landscapes and the dunes. The main sight of this tour is the nature reserve, ‘Het Zwin’ and the picturesque village, Damme. Or, if weather permits, you can go swimming in the sea.

Day 7: Departure 
Tour ends after breakfast. Individual departure from Bruges. 

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