Arrival at Antwerp
You receive you rental bikes (if booked) in the morning. Afterwards you go by bicycle through the harbour into the centre of Antwerp and long the rivers Schelde and Rupel. Hotel in the centre of the “chime-makers town” Mechelen, you go right into the centre of the historic old town with buildings dating back to the 14th to 18th century.
First you cycle along the Rupel, later back to the Schelde – with a brief passage on a little ferry. Detour into the centre of the little town Dendermonde possible (to have a coffee break on a lovely flemish market place or to change with the bicycle on the train to Gent). Today’s hotel is situated in the centre of the old cloth fabricating and modern university town Gent.
The idyllic countryside around the little meandering river Leie inspired artists for centuries. Noble villas with parks and past house-boats on small roads back to Gent.
Crossing the wide Flemish plain and along channels we cycle to the unrivalled „Museum Town“ Brugge: situated on the river Reie, streaked with „Grachten“ – little channels and with a medieaval character.
Along a quiet, poplar lined channel we first see the “city of Till Eulenspiegel” Damme, than we travel on to the sea-bath Knokke. In the afternoon we proceed to the lively town on the Netherland boarder Sluis. From there you go back to Bruges.
After breakfast departure from Bruges
Easy: The dense network of flat roads almost always asphalted and with only spare traffic, offers ideal conditions for cycling for everybody. Additionally the dense network of the railway offers ample possibility to take the train if a spell of rain is threatening.
- 6 overnight stays in hotels as described including breakfast
- Restaurant tips
- Detailed travel documents/route description
- Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
- GPS data for your navigation device on request
- Arrival and departure
- parking fees
- spa and local taxes as far as due
- optional surveys
- city maps
- travel insurance
- Expenditure on personal needs
- Very good train connections from Bruges to Antwerp, € 25,- (incl. bicycle).
- Near to the starting hotel you will find public parking.
You stay overnight in beautiful and comfortable 4-star hotels. All rooms have shower/WC or bath/WC.