5 Day FLANDERS CLASSIC ADVENTURE
Interested in cycling in Belgium but do not have the time to dedicate a couple weeks? Join us on our 5 day Belgium adventure. This trip is a mini version of our Flanders Classic adventure. This trip follows the rivers and canals of Flanders connecting Leuven to Brugges while visiting Mechelen, ghent and Antwerp along the way. Each day includes a visit to a brewery, sometimes two, and a wonderful afternoon cycling. The evenings are yours to explore and either have dinner with the group or on your own. Our lodging each night is in the center of town close to all the best parts of each stop.
Take a look at the details below or give us a call to sign up for your Belgian adventure. This is our most affordable Belgium tour starting at $1,400.
Day one - Leuven
You will be greeted at the Airport, Train Station or Hotel depending on your arrival point. You will be given your cue sheets, and fit for your bike on arrival. After all of that we will explore the city a bit before you are free to enjoy dinner.
Day two - Leuven to Mechelen ~27 miles
After Breakfast we will head out to the Sven Nys Cycle Cross Center or Hof Ten Dormaal depending on your preference. Both options are fun and give you a great taste for the Flemish country side. Upon arriving in Mechelen we will drop our stuff at our Hotel and host brewery, Het Anker. Het Anker is a 15th century brewery and distillery we will be calling home for the evening.
Day three - Mechelen to Antwerp ~43 miles
After Breakfast we will head out of town through the countryside for a stop at a small Trappist Brewery. Only the monks are allowed in the brewery it self so we will be sampling and enjoying lunch at the Café Trappisten next to the Westmalle Abbey. Post lunch we will ride on towards Antwerp, Many of the breweries are closed in Antwerp on Mondays so we will be doing a walking tour of the craft beer history in Antwerp and sampling beers at three different pubs.
Day four - Antwerp to Ghent ~38 miles
Today is another day of great rural and small village cycling through Belgium. There are a couple small breweries along the way and the community of Ghent is wonderful with still more options. Today may end up being your favorite day of the trip.
Day five - Ghent to Brugges ~32 miles
Today we ride for Brugges. Brugges is a wonderful town with many great breweries and sites. Along the way we will visit another small Belgian brewery and stop to have lunch in a cafe. Upon cycling into Brugge we will visit De Halve Man brewery for a tour and a pint. We will also pay a visit to the oldest pub in Brugge before parting ways.
Breakfast and lunch each day.
4 Nights lodging
GPS, Cue Sheets and ride information
Price Does Not Include
Transportation to and from Brussels
Additional drinks beyond what is included
Must be able to cycle the distance each day
Must be 18 to drink beer
September 1-5, 2018
Adventure price: $1400 per person