WEST FLANDERS ADVENTURE
Adventure price: $3000 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 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. We will also visit the Brouwerij De Feniks which is one of my favorite stops on this tour.
Day five - Kortrijk to Brugges ~32 - 50 miles
Today we ride for the first of our two days in Brugges. Before riding to Brugge we will decide between on of two routes for your cycling pleasure. The long way to Poperinge through the hop fields with a visit to the Cafe at the Westvleteren Brewery or the shorter way through Roselare and a visit to the Belgian cycling Museum. Both are wonderful it is a tough choice to make. We will have dinner at the oldest cafe in Brugge.
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. We will visit one of the breweries in Brugge for more beer stories and tasy craft fun.
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
October 1-6, 2018
May 20-26, 2019
July 22-28, 2019
September 16-22, 2019