The large square in Bruges, where you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the small town. Photo via Flickr:Wolfgang Staudt
Church of Our Lady in Bruges. Photo via Wikimedia Commons:Wolfgang Staudt

Windmill in Bruges. Photo via Flickr:Wolfgang Staudt

Family Friendly Bruges

Belgium Bike Tours

Bike Belgium!

This cycling vacation is designed for the entire family so come and bring the kids! Bruges is not a large city and is easily explored entirely on foot. It seems lost in time, a fairy tale, almost, with an enchanating medieval center! Stone bridges cross canals complete with swans and the cobblestone streets curve through the city passed the well preserved manor houses. Wandering along the Dijver canal is an excellent way to explore and you can end your meandering at Markt, the main square dominated by the 13th century belfry. If you are energetic, you can conquer the 366 steps up to the bell tower for an unbelievable view over the city.

For the adults in the group, there are wonderful restaurants to be discovered, modern boutiques, and a delicious gastronomy, not to mention the world famous beer.

The children will especially enjoy a boat trip on the ‘Reien’ or you can go to the Boudewijn Seapark, a theme park where you can admire the dolphins in a huge basin. The chocolate museum, ‘Choco-Story’ is well worth a visit.

Trips by carriage through the historic town center are informative and entertaining. Consider visiting Zeebrugge where you can visit Seafront, a maritime theme park. The entire family will love seeing the ancient Russain submarine and discovering more about sea life.

It is hard to say who will enjoy this vacation more, the adults or the children, but there is something for everyone!

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Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations in 3 star and 4 star hotels

What’s Included

  • Hotel accommodations for 6 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 21 speed adult bicycle or children’s bicycle
  • Odometer (1 per 2 bicycles)-must be reserved in advance
  • GPS tracks-must be reserved in advance
  • 6 x breakfasts
  • Museum discount card in Bruges
  • Tourist information
  • Route descriptions and maps
  • Luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
  • Service hotline

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 to September 17, 2017

Skill Level

This is an easy, self-guided bike tour that is suitable for families with children. Route is sign-posted along flat and well-maintained cycling paths and quiet roads.

Day-To-Day Itinerary

Family Friendly Bruges Map

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
Day 2: Bruges - De Haan - Ostend, 25 mi. (40 km)
Day 3: Round tour to Oudenburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
Day 4: Round tour to Nieuwpoort, 28 mi. (44 km)
Day 5: Ostend - Bruges, 22 mi. (36 km)
Day 6:  Cycling tour to Blankenberge and the North Sea, 19 mi. (31 km)
Day 7: Departure

*All distances are approximate.

Day 1: Arrival in Bruges
Discover the region between the Belgian coast and the stunning city of Bruges on this cycling vacation suitable for the whole family. You can look forward to this week that encorporates sea and sand, cultural heritage, shopping in Bruges, silent villages and cycling through a splendid countryside. 

Day 2: Bruges - De Haan - Ostend, 25 mi. (40 km)
On the way to Ostend, you can discover De Haan, a village which still resembles the Belle Epoque‘ 19th century style. After an unforgettable tour, you will arrive in Ostend, where you will overnight. There is much to discover along the beach on the beach including the children’s farm, ‘De Lange Schuur’ and the nearby playground.

Day 3: Round tour to Oudenburg, 19 mi. (30 km)
This tour will bring us to the nice and flat countryside behind the Belgian coast, also named ‘polder landscape’. Oudenburg is a typical Flemish village built on the foundations of an ancient roman city. The rich history of this village gives much to explore.

Day 4: Round tour to Nieuwpoort, 28 mi. (44 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 the first World War. The children will certainly enjoy the harbor and the nature reserve ‘Ysermonde’. You can also enjoy the wide and lovely beach.

Day 5: Ostend - Bruges, 22 mi. (36 km)
Today you will cycle back to Bruges and along the way pass cozy villages such as Bredene. Enjoy the typical Belgian landscape as you cycle with your family. You will also pass the silent canal and the popular ‘Spuikom’ from Ostend.

Day 6: Cycling tour to Blankenberge and the North Sea, 19 mi. (31 km)
There is nothing more fun than spending the day by the sea! Blankenberge is a busy town on the Belgian coast, and a favorite tourist town. Children will enjoy the Sea Life Marine Park, where they can discover the fascinating wildlife of the rivers and the oceans.

Day 7: Departure
Tour ends after breakfast. 

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