Total tour distance: 280 miles
Daily tour distance: 45 miles
Difficulty: 70 / 100
Biking Plus "luxury cycling tours" grew out of our passion for cycling, culture, architecture, history, beer, gastronomy, nature, … in short, for all the Belgian traditions. Biking Plus Belgium means: enjoying a luxurious holiday on and off your bike.
Let the sound of your wheels ring out on the cobblestones of the real "Paris-Roubaix" and cheer on your cycling heroes.
Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the historic towns of Flanders. Wander through “Flanders Fields” - where time stands still - and let the memory of the Great War put your life in perspective.
Have a plate of mussels and chips on the Belgian coast or discover the haute cuisine of top Belgian chefs. Enjoy a warm welcome in the very best hotels of Ghent, Bruges, Oudenaarde, Ypres and Kortrijk. Last but not least, chill out at the end of the day as you sample Belgium’s world-famous beers.
After a luxury cycling holiday with Biking Plus you’ll fall head over heels (but not over handlebar!) in love with Flanders and all of Belgium.
Program: 8 days: 3950 $
You will spend 4 days in the beating heart Flanders
On the 1st day, you will be immersed in the atmosphere … and follow our unique tour through the art towns and cities of Flanders! Our journey takes us in succession to Ghent, Bruges and Ieper. You also have the option of joining in some unusual walks through the towns, led by a local guide. We’ll be visiting breweries, sampling the most delicious Belgian beers and chocolates. Plus we’ll enjoy some great Flemish cuisine, good old Belgian mussels and chips and the most scrumptious desserts. And we’ll visit some of the sites that bear witness to the insanity of the First World War.
We will tour through the lovely hilly area of the “Ghent-Wevelgem” cycling classic. On 6th day, you can take part in the heroic Paris-Roubaix Challenge. You’ll be juddering along on the same cobbles as the pros. And on the Sunday, you can watch the Paris-Roubaix classic from the front row. A VIP bus will take you to the stretches of cobbles where all the action takes place, and then finally to the finish. Along the way, we’ll treat you to a VIP picnic. On 8th day we’ll finally take leave of one another with a drink, after a breath-taking week of cycling.
Depending on availability, you can opt for a package that runs for 8 days or for 11 days. However, anyone booking for 11 days will be given preference.
During our cycling trips (± 60 to 70 km every day), you will be accompanied by two genuine cycling experts who know every corner of Flanders. A luxury minibus will be standing by at all times. It will take you to and from the airport and follow with your luggage from town to town. You will stay in leading hotels in the centre of the art towns and cities. Several of them have swimming pool or wellness centre. Snacks, picnics and lunches are included every day. In the evening, you can discover some great restaurants at your leisure, or you can opt to have dinner at the hotel.
When it comes to your bike, you have nothing to worry about. Professional racing bikes will be waiting for you when you arrive. We will supply you with a bike to suit your size - and one that is capable of conquering the cobbles. You’ll soon see: we guarantee a simply wonderful Belgian cycling holiday.
Biking + The Classic Cobbles: trip details:
Included depending on the period of stay: 7 nights
All overnight stays in top hotels in the center of the cultural cities.
In a double rooms with full European breakfast.
Several hotels have a pool or spa facilities.
VIP package with bus Paris Roubaix.
Life start of the race.
Several stops on the course in the morning and the afternoon.
VIP Lunchbox with cava.
Arrival at the velodrome of Paris Roubaix.
Digital TV on the bus.
5 guided bike tours from culture city to culture city.
Two experienced guides.
VIP bus with digital TV, with luggage service.
Visit to the Tour of Flanders museum.
Visit to the Flanders Fields museum.
Visit of a brewery with beer tasting.
Visit to the historical art-cities: Ghent, Bruges, Ypres, Lille and Kortrijk.
2 guided cultural dinner walks in Ghent and Bruges.
3 extra gourmet dinners at exquisite restaurants.
Every day a light lunch on the way.
Sports drinks and vitamin bars.
The use of a professional racing bike according to your needs.
Technical support during all bike rides.
Transport from and to Brussels (airport).