Things happen in Brussels! Not just because it's the capital of 500 million Europeans but also because there is 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. Brussels, full of hidden treasures.
2nd Day: Leuven
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 erected 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 Dorsin from WW2 or the toy museum.
3rd Day: Bornem
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 train ride 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.
4th day: Ghent
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. Nearby, you will find the 'Gravensteen', once the medieval Castle of the Counts of Ghent, today one of the most important places of interest.
5th Day: Bruges
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.
You can also do some shopping: the shopkeepers will love to explain to you every-thing there is to know about our Belgian chocolate or beer. Or simply enjoy 'French' fries on the beautiful market square.
6th day: Lissewege
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 at the beach.
Or you can also enjoy a free day for shopping, a boat ride on the canals, sightseeing by carriage, visiting some museums, climbing the belfry or a 15 min. train ride to the majestic port of Ostend.
7th day: Return to Brussels
Back to Brussels by direct train (1 hour, 2 trains per hour) or transfer