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THE HISTORICAL ART CITIES TOUR, Cycling from Brussels – Bruges
Surprisingly close by and remarkably beautiful, that’s how to describe Brussels and the various regions of Flanders in a nutshell. Flanders and Brussels, the capital of Europe, offer holiday joy for everyone: lovely bike tours through fabulous landscapes, culinary joy in great restaurants, cultural highlights in historical buildings and museums and of course the experience of the ever pulsating city of Brussels.
Day to Day
Travel Dates: Every Saturday from 25 April up to and including 12 September 2020 from 5 July up to and including 16 August 2020 also arrival on Sunday
DAY 1 – Arrival in Brussels
Brussels has an exciting cultural, artistic and social scene. Brussels with its historical beauty, galleries, small streets and multicultural soul is one of the greenest cities of Europe. A must for every visitor is the great market square, the Atomium, the Parlamentarium, Manneken Pis and Art Nouveau buildings, the icons of the city.
DAY 2 – Brussels – Mechelen (65 km)
On the first cycling day, we pass along Leuven. This city is not only known as university city – with the oldest Belgian university – but also as a beer city. A walk in Mechelen, city at the river Dijle, will show you all the most important historical buildings, which were erec- ted in the time of the Burgunds. You certainly have to visit the St. Rombouts-cathedral, the palaces of Margarete of York and Margarete of Austria. You can also visit Kazerne Dosin from WW2 or the toys’ museum.
DAY 3 – Mechelen – Bornem (30 km)
Today we cycle along the river Rupel and Schelde to Bornem. Because of the short ride there is plenty of time to take a 15-minute trainride towards the centre of Antwerp: enjoy a stroll on the Meir, have a beer on one of the many plazas or admire the rich architecture and art of this metropolis.
DAY 4 – Bornem – Ghent (64 km)
Ghent, also the historical centre of Flanders, offers a variety of places of interest and is overseen by lots of towers, for example the one of the St. Bavo Cathedral with its world famous painting of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb of Jan van Eyck. The historical heart of the city is well preserved and you can visit the old port.
DAY 5 – Ghent – Bruges (52 km)
The historical centre of Bruges is part of the world famous Unesco world heritage site list. Anyone who visits Bruges will notice it straight away: this city has always taken care of its architectural and cultural treasures. Take your time and stroll along lovely parks, intimate little streets and ancient market squares.
DAY 6- Bruges – De Haan – Bruges (55 km)
Ride along the canals to the picturesque village of Lissewege and continue to the authentic coastal village of De Haan, enjoying a refreshing dive into the North Sea or relaxing on the beach. Or you can also enjoy a free day for shopping, a boat ride on the canals, sightseeing by carriage & visiting some museums.
DAY 7 – departure after breakfast or extra night in Bruges or Brussels
Back to Brussels by direct train (50 minutes, 2 trains per hour) or transfer (+/- 1h 15 min.).
- double room sharing 3/4
- Hotel including Breakfast
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