Cycling holidays in Belgium

Flat land, excellent infrastructure and the highest urbanisation in all of Europe: Belgium is not only a small kingdom politically, but also with regard to a cycling holiday that is as relaxed as it is attractive. Enjoy Belgium's beauty and get to know this underrated country from the saddle of your bike. We are sure you will love it!

river

A picturesque landscape

In terms of tourism, the country is unfortunately often unfairly overshadowed by its larger neighbour, the Netherlands. One more reason why we at Eurobike wants to put Belgium in the spotlight as well. The home of great artists such as the Bruegel family or Peter Paul Rubens is certainly worth more than one trip, and not only for art lovers. The romantic riverbanks, sparse forests and meadows lined with willows invite every cyclist to linger and guarantees relaxation and inspiration at the highest level. The atmospheric landscape is rounded off by the excellent Belgian cuisine.

Cycling holidays in the north of Belgium

Historic towns & open nature

Many Belgian cities such as Bruges, Antwerp or Ghent are characterised by international trade and whose historic buildings are now UNESCO World Heritage Sites in many places. They stand in direct contrast to the surrounding agricultural countryside, where picturesque villages alternate with vast fields and pastures. Belgium also has an extensive network of paths for cycle tours - in the Belgian and Dutch province of Limburg alone, there are more than 1800 kilometres of routes that are almost exclusively reserved for cycling. The north of Belgium is pleasantly almost free of hills, only in the south and in the region of the Ardennes can you expect gradients.

Cross-border cycle tours

Vlissingen

Cycling beyond the borders

As already mentioned, Belgium is often overshadowed by the Netherlands. But even though the Netherlands is the cycling nation par excellence, Belgium should by no means be underestimated. Thanks to its well-developed cycling network, its breathtaking natural scenery and its cultural highlights, Belgium is becoming increasingly popular with cycling tourists. To get to know and love both countries better, many cycle tours lead from the Netherlands to Belgium or vice versa. Cycle across the borders with Eurobike and decide afterwards which country you liked better. But we are sure, the decision will definitely not be easy for you.

Amsterdam - Brussels

From one capital city to the next! On this impressive journey from Amsterdam to Brussels, you will cycle a total of 375 kilometres in just 8 days. Even if this number is a little daunting at first, we can assure you that every kilometre is worth it. Because it takes you through a number of enchanting and historic Dutch and Flemish towns.

Bruges - Amsterdam

Although this cycle tour looks similar at first glance, many new features await you. This time the holiday starts in the Belgian city of Bruges and leads along the North Sea to the Dutch heart, Amsterdam. On completely flat, asphalted cycle paths, you can devote yourself fully to beautiful nature and not miss a highlight.

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Belgium / Netherlands

Amsterdam - Brussels

8 Days | Self-guided Tour
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Bruges - Amsterdam

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Bike & Boat in Belgium

MS Fluvius

Travelling by water and land

Waterways play just as important a role as land routes throughout the Benelux region. A fact we at Eurobike also like to take into account with our tours, leaving you spoilt for choice. Would you rather cycle yourself or spend a leisurely day on deck? The boats we use include, for example, the feel-good ship MS Fluvius with 22 outside cabins, bar, restaurant and sun deck, or the MS Magnifique III with its panorama salon and a whirlpool. Overland, our tours include following the Meuse and the historic Vennbahn railway line, which originally connected what is now Luxembourg with Aachen. After almost a century, the railway tracks were converted into a cycle path that now attracts cyclists from all over Europe.

Bruges - Amsterdam, MS Fluvius

Experience the wonder of Belgium and Holland on our bike & boat trip from Bruges to Amsterdam. Both countries show their magnificent cities as well as natural landscapes. Cycle along the river during the day and enjoy the evening on the deck of the feel-good ship MS Fluvius.

Amsterdam - Bruges, MS Magnifique III

This journey differs only in the direction of travel and the ship.
Here the MS Magnifique III with its 21 cabins and inviting sun deck takes you from the Dutch capital Amsterdam to the enchanting Bruges. Request and book our beautiful bike & boat trip in Belgium and Holland now!

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Belgium / Netherlands

Bruges - Amsterdam, MS Fluvius

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Amsterdam - Bruges, MS Magnifique III

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Useful information about your cycling holiday in Belgium

The climate in Belgium

Due to its location on the North Sea, Belgium has a temperate maritime climate. This also means that there are not too many temperature differences between the seasons in Belgium. The summer is pleasantly mild with an average of 18 degrees and the winter is not too cold with 3 degrees. An optimal climate for a successful cycling trip. However, we recommend always packing extra clothes even in good weather conditions, as the weather can change quickly and the driving wind can also make you feel cold.

 

 

Belgian national dish french fries
Mussels
Waffels

Belgian cuisine

What should not be missing after a day of cycling? A delicious dinner, of course, and Belgian cuisine is more than capable of providing that. It is inspired by both the nearby sea and French haute cuisine. Belgian specialities and favourite dishes include the popular French fries, mussels and waffles. Belgian beer is also world-famous, with more than 750 different varieties available for tasting. You deserve to feast on Belgian cuisine during your cycling tour. Enjoy your meal!

Did you know...

  • ...that Tintin originated in Belgium?
  • ...that Antwerp is the world's most important diamond trading centre?
  • ...that Belgium has three official languages?
  • ...that there is a French fries museum in Brussels?
  • ...that the Smurfs were created by a Belgian cartoonist?
  • ...that about 70,500 tonnes of chocolate are eaten in Belgium every year?
  • ...that the deepest swimming pool in the world is in Brussels?
  • ...that Audrey Hepburn was born in Belgium?

Perfectly organised cycle tours in Belgium

Our aim is to ensure that you have a carefree holiday: not only do we take care of your luggage and ensure its safe transfer, but we also organise all the amenities along the way - from breakfast to a comfy bed at each destination. Each of our routes is clearly marked so that you are always on the right track even without navigation or map reading. In addition, of course, we also provide you with maps and information material for each stage. With Eurobike, thanks to meticulously prepared travel documents, you will always keep your bearings and have all the details you need to know about places along the route at your fingertips. If you have any questions, suggestions or problems, our hotline is at your disposal, so that even a flat tyre or the supposed shortcut into a dead end is merely an anecdote and not an interruption. We will be happy to advise you on any questions that arise and present our guided and individual routes to you without obligation before booking.

Christine Pölzleitner
"I will be happy to advise you on planning your cycle tour in Belgium!"
Christine Pölzleitner, Travel specialist
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