Escape to Bruges - From One Hotel

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Visiting: Belgium

Hotel & Bike

4 nights from £255 to £643pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Standard, Superior, Deluxe i
Code BE004
Good For Families, Luxury, Short Breaks, Solo
Distance 112mi/180km !
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day !
Fly to Brussels !
Return from Brussels !


What to expect

Escape to Bruges, one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium, with a relaxed cycle tour that gives you plenty of time to appreciate its medieval streets and cafe culture, as well as visit the authentic towns and windswept landscapes of the Flemish countryside. Expect easy cycling on this family friendly tour as you pedal along quiet roads and cycle tracks, with a choice of flexible itineraries. You'll enter forested nature reserves and see the crenellated walls and red towers of rural castles. Cycling between the sea and sand dunes, you'll visit authentic beach towns along the North Sea coast – think blonde sands and Hansel & Gretel houses.

Return to Bruges each evening and indulge guilt-free – look forward to garlicky moules-frites, hot waffles dribbled with chocolate and cold Belgian beers. There are four cycling routes to choose from, making use of the easy to navigate cycle network around Bruges.

Find out why Bruges is best discovered by bike with our staff trip report from Sales Consultant Sarah who cycled this tour in May 2016.

  • Enjoy the medieval streets of beautiful Bruges
  • Upgrade to the premium 4 star hotel in a converted 17th Century convent or the deluxe hotel with swimming pool
  • Chic coastal resorts, rural castles and cafe culture
  • Family friendly cycling along flat cycle tracks and quiet roads

The Trip



  • Day 1: Arrive in Bruges

    There are four fantastic cycle tours to choose from, making use of the easy to navigate cycle network around Bruges. Here is a suggested itinerary or you can choose your own from the routes provided.


    Make your way to Bruges and start exploring its canals and cobbled streets, or relax with a coffee in the 13th century market square. If you arrive early enough, you could head out for your first cycle ride, visiting the forests, parks and nature reserves around Bulskampveld.

    (Please advise us if you would like your rental bikes on the arrival day).

  • Day 2: De Haan 32 miles (52 km)

    Tour through the picturesque village of Lissewege to the beautiful seaside town of De Haan and stop for a potter around its ivy covered cottages and Hansel and Gretel houses. Cycle between the sea and sand dunes, stopping off to stretch out on a beach or take a dip in the sea.

  • Day 3: Knokke 36 miles (59 km)

    Cycle beside peaceful canals through the picturesque village of Damme and stop off for a bowl of moules-frites before continuing to the seaside resort of Knokke to lie back on its blonde sands, enjoy an ice-cream or browse the beer menus in its leafy streets.

  • Day 4: Wijnendaele 43 miles (69 km)

    This ride takes you southwest of Bruges, to the castles around Torhout and Wijnendaele in West Flanders. Situated on a plateau 20 metres higher than the surrounding countryside, Wijnendaele’s modest hill gives beautiful views across the Flemish countryside. Reward yourself with a plate of guilt-free Belgian waffles on your return to Bruges.

  • Day 5: Depart from Bruges

    Check out after breakfast or extend your stay with an extra night – a good idea if you missed the scenic ride on day one.


Standard 4* Hotel

A standard 4 star ideally located on the cycle routes and a 25 minute walk into Bruges Old Town. Departs any day.

  • Standard 4* hotel
  • Free parking, use of sauna at hotel
  • Breakfast included, half board available
  • Departs any day

Premium 4* Hotel

Upgrade to the premium tour and stay in a converted 17th Century convent in the city centre. Departs on Sundays or Mondays.

  • Premium 4* hotel in a converted 17th Century convent
  • Central location
  • Departs on Sundays or Mondays.
  • Breakfast included, half board available

Deluxe 4* Hotel

Stay in a deluxe 4* hotel in Bruges town centre.  Enjoy an indoor swiming pool, sauna and garden. 

  • Deluxe hotel in the centre of Bruges
  • Indoor pool and sauna
  • Daily departures for 2019
  • Breakfast included

Dates & Prices

Please choose your hotel category, then click on a departure date for price options at a glance

Price includes

  • 4 nights accommodation: in the category of your choice - standard, premium or deluxe
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Maps and route information (4 different routes to choose from)
  • Local contact number for assistance 
  • Free parking at hotel - standard tour only
  • Free use of sauna in hotel - standard and deluxe tours only
  • Free use of swimming pool - deluxe tour only

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Wellness centre facilities in deluxe hotel (other than sauna & swimming pool)
  • Tourist tax in Bruges hotel (approximately 2-3 euros per person per night)

Child and triple / quad room share reductions available on request - please enquire

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

Bikes come with a pannier, small repair kit, odometer and lock all included at no extra cost when you hire. 

Bike hire

Hybrid bike with 7 gears, pannier, pump, lock, repair kit and odometer

e bike
E-bike hire with pannier
childs bike
Child bike hire
Trailer or tag-a-long
Child bike seat


You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

4* Standard - Half Board (3 course menu - price per person)
4* Premium - Half Board (3 course menu - price per person)

Extra nights

Standard 4* Bruges - 2 share
Standard 4* Bruges - single
Premium 4* Bruges - 2 share
Premium 4* Bruges - single

How to Get There

Getting there

Fly to Brussels or Charleroi

Take take the train (Belgian Rail) or bus to Bruges.

Alternatively, take the Eurostar to Brussels.

Getting back

Take take the train (Belgian Rail) or bus from Bruges to your airport.

Fly from Brussels or Charleroi

Alternatively, take the Eurostar from Brussels.

News, Reviews & FAQs


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Do I have to cycle every day?

As you are based in one hotel you can relax on any day you wish.

What is the average temperature on this tour?



The Best Easter Cycling Holidays

12th October 2016

Easter is a wonderful time of year for a cycling holiday; with the smell of s

Tree lined canal

Why a Cycling Holiday Is the Perfect Way to Experience Bruges

19th August 2016 In May 2016, Sales Consultant Sarah visited Belgium to experience what makes a Bruges cycling holiday so special on our 'Escape to Bruges' tour. READ POST

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out of 5

Having upgraded to a central Bruges hotel, this short tour was pretty perfect. It was lovely to cycle out of Bruges everyday and enjoy the local landscapes, particularly the tree-lined canals, then enjoy Bruges in the evening when much of the crowds had disappeared. Bruges itself is stunning and around every corner is another attractive street. Climbing the bell tower and taking a boat ride are a must. The nearby town of Damme is also exceedingly attractive. This was a break of a few days but it felt like we had been away a week

Sarah Barrass, UK, August 2018
out of 5

Overall our 4 day Freedom Treks holiday was fantastic. We chose to stay at the hotel a little outside of Bruges as it was a little cheaper. And we could not be happier with our choice. The hotel was convenient to the bike routes, it was extremely easy to get in and out of Bruges on our bikes. The accommodations, food and hotel staff were excellent. The bike routes took us through some beautiful areas and gave us a true taste of cycling the paths in Belgium. I would suggest that for anyone doing this, if you are not familiar with how the bike route system works, that you research it a bit before you go. Although we had fun on our first day, we spent a good part of it lost. Pretty places to be lost though.

Wendy Seemel, Canada, June 2018

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