FLANDERS CLASSIC ADVENTURE

Brussels, Belgium

Our Flanders Classic adventure will take you through many great areas of Belgium. We will visit a number of great breweries and learn from the masters of the craft what makes Belgian beer so great. This trip is for all levels of cyclist as the days vary from 20-45 miles of relatively flat cycling along cycle path and rural road, except of course while in the city. We will sample beer from small family breweries and drink beer in Westmalle near the source of one of the classic abbey breweries.

Trip Itinerary

Day one - Leuven
You will be greeted at the Airport, Train Station or Hotel depending on your arrival point. From there we will have a short walk about Leuven followed by dinner. At dinner you will be given your cue sheets, GPS and the rest of your tour information.

Day two - Leuven to Mechelen ~27 miles
After Breakfast we will head out to the Sven Nys Cycle Cross Center for lunch and a ride about the custom built circuit. 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. You have the afternoon free to explore Mechelen before dinner at the Brewery.

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 our last stop in Antwerp, De Koninck and our hotel before an evening pub walk and dinner.

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 the first of our two days in 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. After checking into our hotel we will walk over to another brewery for dinner. For any interested after we will take in a few pubs in the city, warning last time Bob was in Brugges we got back to the hotel at 3:00 am after a fantastic night out!

Day six - Brugges
Optional ride or sight seeing wander. With so much to see and drink in Brugge we have a number of options for your last day on our official adventure. Visit the Fort Lapin brewery.

Day seven
Check out of our hotel and part ways until the next adventure.

Price Includes

All meals and lodging during the adventure. Guided routes. GPS, Cue Sheets and ride information

Price Does Not Include

Transportation to and from Brussels
Additional drinks beyond what is included

Participant Requirements

Must be able to cycle the distance each day
Must be 18 to drink beer

Available Dates

May 14-20, 2018
September 2-9, 2018
October 12-19, 2018

Adventure price: $2500 per person