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Cycling holiday in the Flemish Ardennes and more …

Cycling holiday in the Flemish Ardennes and more …

Cycling holiday in the Flemish Ardennes and more …

This package is aimed at both beginners and experienced bikers and their partners that prefers alternative activities.

Depending on the duration you have this arrangement and budget can be adjusted.

The 5-day basic package is as follows:

What can you expect?

Day 1 :

  • Checkin between 4pm and 6pm: The host welcomes with a local beer and provides explanations about Geraardsbergen 950 years of city existance, the 3M (Wall, Manneken Pis, Mattentaart) and the Flemish Ardennes
  • Evening: Dinner to your own preference
  • Overnight at B & B Casa Dodo

Day 2:

  • Breakfast with mainly fresh local products
  • For cyclists: You receive the Plan Beer card with information about the possible circuits. (visit of breweries depends on your chosen stay period). Experience your chosen Plan Beer route circuit!
  • For non-cyclists choose from the alternative program.
  • Evening: Dinner to your own preference
  • Overnight at B & B Casa Dodo

Day 3

  • Breakfast with mainly fresh local products
  • For cyclists: Experience your chosen Plan Beer route circuit!
  • For non-cyclists choose from the alternative program
  • Evening: Dinner to your own preference
  • Overnight at B & B Casa Dodo

Day 4

  • Breakfast with mainly fresh local products
  • For cyclists: Discover the finale of the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (openingrace for professional riders) – info is provided to the owner.
  • For non-cyclists choose from the alternative program.
  • Evening: Dinner to your own preference
  • Overnight at B & B Casa Dodo

Day 5

  • Breakfast with mainly fresh local products
  • For the cyclists: Discover the Pays des Colinnes – info is provided to the owner.
  • For non-cyclists choose from the alternative program
  • Evening: Dinner to your own preference
  • Overnight at B & B Casa Dodo

Day 6

  • Breakfast with fresh local products and mattentaart
  • Checkout around 11 am
  • If possible continue your visit to l’Hôpital Notre Dame à la Rose (Unesco heritage) in Lessines (8km) – do not forget to taste Helkiase beer from brasserie Du Pont !!

Alternative program

On foot: Choice of

  • Do the Geraardsbergse city walk (follow the city map)
  • Do the photo search walk of www.7cq.be (info provided by the owner).
  • Do one of the many numbered walking routes, recommended is to the quiet area in the county of Geraardbergen.
  • Relax in the Gavers – provincial domain with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, peddle boats, fishing, playground walks etc …
  • Go swimming in the Bleek – the oldest outdoor swimming pool in Flanders (open May-September).
  • Visit the tourist office ‘de Permanensje’ with the Manneken Pis museum.
  • Visit the Sint Barholomeus Church with the antique shrine and the beautiful brass and visit the other city museums (info opening hours at the Permanensje)
  • By train to / from Enghien-Enghien (15’ duration)

(Enghien is a medieval city with a rich and prestigious past at the border of western Hainaut. The city is proud of its beautiful 182 ha park, which is included in the list of Important Heritage of Wallonia. It offers its visitors a wide range of attractions: the castle, the stables, the chapel, the many historic and contemporary gardens, etc.

  • For the walkers : Visit the Hôpital à la Rose in Lessines – walk about 13km on foot and take the train back to Geraardsbergen
    One of the oldest hospitals in Europe! A majestic and authentic architectural ensemble. A place full of emotions, to be discovered with its thousand facets: Baroque chapel, cloister, gardens, sick ward, convent… A most enchanting place where care of soul and body was combined… and a fantastic terasse with local miedival beers !!!

By car :

  • A day trip to the beautiful Pairi Daiza Zoo (35 ‘drive)
  • Day trip => Visit the beautiful town of Ath (la grande place – lunch at Italian Tratoria for tasty pizza and the local beer Gouyasse) and Aubechies with Archaeological Site www.archeosite.be
  • Day trip => Take a tour in the Flemish Ardennes to Ronse and Oudenaarde, back to -Geraardsbergen
  • In Ronse: The Saint Hermescrypte, walk the Artdeco district, rest in the most beautiful café of Flanders ‘Café Harmonie’ on the market, browse the textile museum, walk in the hilly music forest (www.ontdekronse.be)
  • In Oudenaarde: Experience the Tour of Flanders Center, the MOU (Museum Oudenaarde) (www.oudenaarde.be/toerisme), PAM – Provincial Archeological Museum in Ename.
  • Day trip to the Plan Bier Route East Flanders – Flemish Ardennes (see Plan Beer map of the cyclists)

PRICE of this 5 day package:

  • € 510 per couple or € 405 for a single
  • Dinners not included, we recommend to book in time!

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  • mention ‘Bicycle Holiday Package and number of nights’ stay.
  • For Bicycle Rental on 10 ‘walking: contact Tony Bracke Mobile: 0032 (475) 20 93 00 or Email: info@fietsentonybracke.be

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