WEST FLANDERS ADVENTURE
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, except of course while in the city. We will sample beer from small family breweries and famous Flemish breweries like Rodenbach and Het Anker.
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 oout towards Ghent with a stop along the way at the Brouwerij Bosteels, makers of Kwak. 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 for a stop at the Brouwerij De Ryck 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.
Day five - Kortrijk 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. Including a nice ride over to Holland for lunch.
Day seven Check out of our hotel and part ways until the next adventure.
All meals and lodging during the adventure. Guided routes. Cue Sheets and ride information We will be cycling as a group and our luggage will be transfered to the final hotel after we transfer our clothing and such into pannier bags. If you are renting a bike a pair of bags is provided. 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
June 5-11, 2017
June 26 - July 2, 2017
October 2-8, 2017
Adventure price: $3000 per person