A budget-friend holiday? Go camping with the bike!

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A cycling trip is the ideal solution for a wonderful yet low-budget holiday. The secret to a hassle-free journey? Good preparation. If you follow our handy tips and tricks, you will be able to take all your belongings along with you and discover Flanders cheaply. Ready for an unforgettable cycling and camping adventure? We are here to help!

Tip 1: Choose the right route

Cycling trips in Flanders are never extremely difficult, but it is best to choose a route that suits the type of holiday you want. Not too many hills? Lots of nature? Short trips with plenty of stops? The choice is yours. The nine iconic cycling routes are all perfect for a camping holiday.


Tip 2: Rent a holiday bike and bicycle bags

Want to give a cycling trip a try but you don’t have the right gear? Or perhaps you don’t want to take everything with you in your car or on the plane? Then just rent your bike and bags at a bicycle rental company near the start of your route. 

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Tip 3: Use public transport

Did you know that you can take your bike with you on the train? Along each iconic cycling route, there are NMBS railway stations where you can check in your bike. In that way, you avoid having to pick up your car or to cycle a long way before you get to your route. It is very simple:

- Check your route on the BikeOnTrain planner.
- Buy a ticket from NMBS.
- Be on time at the station.

Tip 4: Find places to stay on your route

Good preparation is everything. Therefore, check via the route planner where you want to spend the night and filter via the POI selection on campsites or bivouac zones in the vicinity. In this way you are always sure of a place where you can recharge your batteries…

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Tip 5: Filling your bike bags

Tips for camping equipment for on the bike:

- Compact sleeping bags and mats (certainly in the summer).
- Rent equipment before you decide to invest.
- Use our handy packing list to make sure you do not forget anything vital.