Escape to Bruges - From One Hotel

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Visiting: Belgium

Hotel & Bike

4 nights from £244 to £584pp
Guiding Self-Guided i
Level Easy i
Standard Deluxe i
Code BE004
Good For Families, Luxury, Short Breaks, Solo
Distance 114mi/183km !
Runs Apr - Oct
Departs Any day
Fly to Brussels !
Return from Brussels !

Overview

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 crenelated 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 and Gretel houses.

One of the best things about returning to Bruges each evening is the food and, after all that cycling, you can 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.

  • Enoy the medieval streets of beautiful Bruges
  • Upgrade to the premium tour and stay in a 4 star hotel in a converted 17th Century convent!
  • Chic coastal resorts, rural castles and cafe culture
  • Family friendly cycling along flat cycle tracks and quiet roads

The Trip

Route

Itinerary

  • 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 its 13th century market square. If you arrive early enough, you could head out for your first cycle, visiting the forests, parks and nature reserves around Bulskampveld.

    (Please advise us if you will need your bikes on the arrival day).

  • Day 2: De Haan 32 miles (52 km)

    Tour through the picturesque village of Lissewage 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)

    Your final 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 pile 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.

Accommodation

Standard 4* Hotel

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

  • Standard 4* hotel
  • Free parking, welcome drink and 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 (may be a charge), sauna and garden. Departs on Sundays or Mondays. 

  • Deluxe hotel in the centre of Bruges
  • Indoor pool and sauna (may be a charge)
  • Departs on Sundays or Mondays.
  • 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 either standard, premium or deluxe
  • Board basis: Bed and breakfast
  • Maps and route information (4 different routes to choose from)
  • Local contact number for assistance
  • Museum discount card in Bruges (not included for deluxe hotel) 
  • Free parking at hotel - standard tour only
  • Sauna in hotel and welcome drink - standard tour only

Price excludes

  • Flights and transfers
  • Bike hire
  • Cycle helmets
  • Entry to swimming pool & wellness facilities in deluxe hotel
  • Tourist tax in Bruges hotel (approximately 2 euros per person per night)

Child reductions

  • Child (0-2yrs) sharing with 2 full paying guests (100%)
  • Child (3-6yrs) sharing with 2 full paying guests (50%)
  • Child (7-11yrs) sharing with 2 full paying guests (25%)

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Bike Hire & Extras

Bike hire

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

bike
Bike hire
£47

Hybrid bike with 7 gears

e bike
E-bike hire with pannier
£105
childs bike
Child bike hire
£40
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Trailer or tag-a-long
£40
seat
Child bike seat
£11

Extras

You can add these when you price your trip

Board upgrade (B&B included)

4* Standard - Half Board (3 course menu or 4 course buffet - price per person)
£81pp
4* Premium - Half Board (3 course menu - price per person)
£112pp

Extra nights

Standard 4* Bruges - 2 share
£52pp
Standard 4* Bruges - single
£80pp
Premium 4* Bruges - 2 share
£68pp
Premium 4* Bruges - single
£113pp

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

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.

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out of 5

Very enjoyable, largely traffic-free cycling in Western Flanders, with evenings spent in the beautiful city of Bruges.

Shirley Skinner , November 2016
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A great, varied tour, just as we expected.

Christine Williams , October 2016

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