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 following the route of the classic Belgian road race "The Tour of Flanders”.
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, Poperinge 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 of the Tour of Flanders, in an excellent hotel in Oudenaarde. On the first day, you can try out our legs in the local hills. We will visit the legendary Tour of Flanders Centre. The following day, you’ll take part in the Cyclo Tour of Flanders and experience for yourself the route that the professional riders take.
On 3th day, watch the Tour of Flanders for the professionals from the front row. Let us indulge you with a unique VIP package: breakfast at the start in Bruges and lunch on the Kwaremont, in the heart of the action. You’ll be kept up to date live along the route of how the race is hotting up in the bumpy hills of Flanders.
On the 6th day, you will stay 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.
On the 8th day, you can say farewell in Ieper
Depending on availability, you can also 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.
Registration and participation Tour of Flanders Cyclo Sportif.
VIP Package Tour of Flanders.
VIP breakfast at the start of the race in Bruges.
Start riders on the market of Bruges.
Transit of the riders in the "Village of the Round."
VIP 4 course dinner at the Old Kwaremont.
Several times passage of the riders on the Kwaremont.
Several digital big screen TV's in the VIP tent.
Transit riders in the "Village of the Round."
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: Brussels, Oudenaarde, Ghent, Bruges, Ypres.
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).