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Flanders by bike

9 iconic cycle routes 2,500 kilometers

Nine iconic cycle routes for a cycling holiday in Flanders. Each iconic cycle route stitches together the best of Flemish scenery along attractive cycle paths and around a central theme. All the iconic cycle routes are fully signposted in two directions. You can therefore choose in which direction you cycle, and where you want to start or finish.

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Coastal route

Coastal route

De Panne - Knokke-Heist (85 km)

Are you looking for the perfect combination of nature, maritime history and culture? And can you stand up to a gust of wind? Do you long for the salty taste of the sea? The coastal route will satisfy your hunger for new horizons. Plan a two-day break for this one and decide on the direction you take when you know where the wind is blowing from. Ahoy there!

Meuse Route

Meuse Route

Riemst - Kinrooi (63 km)

Have you a few days to spare? Because if you want to discover the Meuse from source to estuary, you’ll be setting out on a tour of Europe. A 1000 km cycling route meanders from Langres in France to Hook of Holland.

14-18 Western Front Route

14-18 Western Front Route

Nieuwpoort - Mesen (100 km)

The Western Front Way takes you through the devastated and later restored landscape along the front line of the Great War. You zigzag on either side of the front line, where you come to understand how strategic that landscape was in wartime. And you see the action unfolding via bunkers and dug-outs, trenches, bomb craters and underground tunnels. At the many impressive military cemeteries, you taste again the silence.

Kempen Route

Kempen Route

Maasmechelen - Antwerpen (203 km)

A change is as good as a rest, so they say. And we certainly have a lot of changes in store for you. The Kempen Route alternates forest and heathland and industrial heritage - hello, mine sites of Genk! — and all this while following an old coal railway.

Scheldt Route

Scheldt Route

Doornik - Antwerpen (181 km)

The hardest bit of the Scheldt Route is deciding where to stop and picnic. In the countryside on the wetlands in Avelgem? Along the picturesque canal at Spiere-Helkijn? Or perhaps on the Graslei, like a real citizen of Ghent?

Green Belt Route

Green Belt Route

Halle - Vilvoorde (126 km)

Are you partial to imposing castles, undulating pastures and breathtaking panoramas? Time to fix a date: you’re going to take on the green suburbs of our capital. Up and down the hills through the country of Bruegel, hops, grapes and chicory.

Art Cities Route

Art Cities Route

Oostende - Brussel (332 km)

Who says that the only way to enjoy a cycling trip is to head for the countryside? If you cycle the Art Cities Route, you will pass through Brussels, Leuven, Mechelen, Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges and Ostend. Centuries-old heritage, connected by a network of canals, rivers and old railway tracks, and forming a patchwork quilt of forts, churches, and almost non-stop art. In other words: you cycle through centuries of Flemish history.

Hill Route

Hill Route

Poperinge - Voeren (459 km)

Our hills, that’s where our great Belgian cyclists are made - and broken. During the classic tours, such as the Wall of Geraardsbergen, but equally on the hills around Kortrijk and the constantly undulating landscape of the Limburg fruit orchards.

Flanders Route

Flanders Route

952 km

Can’t choose? No problem: this best-of route takes you along the finest highlights from all corners of Flanders. Grease your chain, for the Flanders Route combines your wildest cycling fantasies into a single experience. From undulating fields through iconic art cities and historic villages to the sea: you only really experience it all from a bike, with your feet planted firmly on the pedals and the wind at your back.