WEST FLANDERS ADVENTURE
Adventure price: $2500 per person
Our West Flanders Adventure takes you through several of my favorite cities and villages in Flanders. Starting in Mechelen we will be cycling to Ghent, Oudenaarde, Kortrijk, and Brugge. 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 20-40 miles of relatively flat cycling along cycle path and rural road following the canals in Flanders and if you are adventurous some of the most iconic cobbles from the Tour de Flanders. On this adventure we mix the big and the small breweries for your cycling fun.
Day one - Mechelen
You will be greeted at either the Airport, Train Station or Hotel depending on your arrival point. We will transfer to our hotel in Mechelen at the Brouwerij Het Anker. We will be treated to a private tour and beer and dinner pairing.
Day two - Mechelen to Ghent ~38 miles
After breakfast we will ride out towards Ghent with a stop along the way at the Huyghe Brewery, makers of Delirium. After our visit to the brewery we will continue on to Ghent and will visit the Gentse Gruut brewery. Ghent is a lively university town. If you are interested in a fun night on the town Ghent is one of the best places in Belgium to do it.
Day three - Ghent to Oudenaarde ~30 miles
After Breakfast we will head out of town through the countryside on our way to Oudenaarde. In Oudenaarde we will visit the Tour de Flanders Museum and the Liefmans Brewery.
Day four - Oudenaarde to Kortrijk ~25 miles
Today is another day of great rural and small village cycling through Belgium. We will be stopping along the way at the Brouwerij Verhaeghe Vichte famous for the Duchesse de Bourgogne. In Korttijk we will relax at our hotel and enjoy this wonderful city dating to the 13th century. We will also visit the Brouwerij De Feniks which is one of my favorite stops on this tour.
Day five - Kortrijk to Watou ~32 - 50 miles
Today we ride for the Watou. Before riding to Watou we will decide between on of two routes for your cycling pleasure. The long way through Roselare and a visit to the Belgian cycling Museum or the more direct route. Both are wonderful it is a tough choice to make.
Day six - Watou to Brugge
Waking up in rural Belgium we will cycle past windmills and small villages on our way to Brugge. Along the way we will visit a small brewery before finishing in Brugge for an evening in this unesco heritage city.
Check out of our hotel and part ways until the next adventure. We can arrange for extra days in Brugge if you would like.
All lodging during the adventure.
Lunch on all riding days
Two Beer Dinners
Guided routes. Cue Sheets and ride information.
We will be cycling as a group and our luggage will be transferred to the final hotel after we transfer our clothing and such into pannier bags.
If you bring your own bike please make sure to have the ability to carry your gear. The cycling is mellow so cycling with stuff is not difficult.
Price Does Not Include
Transportation to and from the start of the tour.
Additional drinks beyond what is included
Must be able to cycle the distance each day.
Must be 18 to drink beer.
July 21-28, 2020
September 21 - 28, 2020