Flanders by bike
9 iconic cycle routes 2506 kilometers
Cycling is literally ingrained in our blood. Not surprising, when you know how much there is to see along the Flemish cycling paths. Nine iconic cycle paths will take you along the very best of what Flanders has to offer. All the iconic cycle routes connect the most beautiful parts of our region pegged around a specific theme.
Cycling is literally ingrained in our blood. Not surprising, when you know how much there is to see along the Flemish cycling paths. It is, of course, one of the benefits of our flat terrain - ask anyone who pedals along ’t Zeetje, through the never-ending flats and plains and along our seemingly endless well-trodden paths.
The nine iconic cycle paths that we have created, will take you along the very best of what Flanders has to offer: beautiful landscapes as far as the eye can see, chance meetings in pubs and (cycle) inns along the way, and mouth-watering gastronomy around every corner. We have it all! All the iconic cycle routes run through crossroads and connect the most beautiful parts of our region pegged around a specific theme. The Art City Route, for example, runs right across Flanders and provides a view that takes in natural landscapes and art, while the Hilly Route allows the cyclist to challenge the strength of their calf muscles and their endurance for local beers. Each route is easily navigable and provides beautiful vistas over timeless sights and landmarks.
What’s more, the distances between all these sights is measured in bike minutes, not hours. If that doesn’t make us a cycling country par excellence, what would? The cycling routes can all be combined in any way chosen, whether its for a day out, a weekend break or even a five-day trip. And it’s worth knowing that any of the starting points can be reached easily by car or train. For those that want to venture further afield, there are plenty of possibilities to extend your trip to Wallonia in southern Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany.
But perhaps the biggest attraction to our cycling routes is the sheer variety of the interesting options available. Ahead of each plain and valley you might encounter a ridge, sometimes classed as a ‘wall’. So, what’s your challenge? It’s up to you what you want to do: sweat, chill out or both!