Preparation

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Preparing in the best way for your cycling holiday

Hilly or flat? From city to city? Or nicely by the water? There is enough choice for a cycling holiday in Flanders.

Have you picked a beautiful iconic cycling route and are you all set to discover Flanders by bike?  With these practical tips, you can make it a carefree cycling holiday.

 

Plan your route in advance

No area is as accessible for a cycling trip as Flanders. Especially since our handy route planner lets you personally choose which stages you are going to ride. Just a matter of marking out your route, choosing the accommodation and exporting.

Getting lost is not an option. Because all routes are full signposted with our recognisable signs in both directions. Handy and clear!

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Choose the right train line

Did you know that many NMBS train stations can be found along each iconic cycling route? And taking your bike with you on the train has never been so easy! Check your route beforehand on the BikeOnTrain planner, buy a ticket from NMBS and be at the station on time. That’s it!

You can also use the BikeOnTrain planner to find the best train connection, adapted for cyclists. These are trains with a low boarding step and enough space for bikes. If possible, try to avoid rush hour trains as much as possible. Looking for an overview of the train network and stations in Flanders? Be sure to check the NMBS network map.

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Looking for a holiday bike and luggage bags?

Then contact a specialised bicycle rental company in the neighbourhood.

 

 

Accommodations for holiday cyclists

On our route planner, you will find all accommodations for holiday cyclists. Here, holiday cyclists are welcomed with open arms. The hosts know what it means to be the perfect stopping place for holiday cyclists and offer the following services:  

  1. Holiday cyclists are welcome for 1 night
  2. A safe and dry bicycle shed*  
  3. The possibility to dry and air clothes
  4. A basic bicycle repair kit and bicycle pump
  5. A first aid kit

*: at the campsites you can safely place your bike next to your tent or rental unit 

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Make sure that you don’t lack anything on the road

What should you take with you on such a cycling holiday? We have put together a handy packing list for you with the absolutely unmissable items. From bicycle bags to spare equipment and clothing, depending of course on the type of holiday you choose and your mood.

Have you marked out your route via the route planner? You can also use the planner to add accommodation to your route. The contact details are immediately displayed and you can check availability. So you can be sure of a good night’s sleep after a day of great cycling.

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Across national borders

Go for those extra kilometres

Would you like to add a few more kilometres to your iconic cycling route? Then there is good news: the iconic cycle routes can be combined seamlessly with other routes. You can easily combine each route with the existing nodes and international routes that start where the Flemish ones end. In short, you make it your own thing!

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