Flanders has a lot to offer. Whether you want to watch a race, join a cyclo, visit a cycling museum, ride one of the specific routes, have a pre ride coffee or post ride beer, rent a race bike, stay in a cycling accommodation or go to a stylish cycling shop. There are loads of possibilities that cater for your cycling needs.
Wake up in B&B ‘t Juiste Verzet, located on the Oude Kwaremont. Rent a bike from the nearby Fietsen Jowan bikeshop and go for one of the Tour of Flanders cycling routes. Have lunch at and pay a visit to the Tour of Flanders centre. Continue you ride and finish with a cycling beer at Café Koppenberg or In De Zon (Kwaremont).
Wake up at the Parkhotel in Kortrijk and meet some pro riders staying here for the spring classics. Rent a race bike at Veloods and head off to Heuvelland, where you climb the Kemmelberg and many other hills close to Flanders Fields. Watch the Gent-Welvegem race while you’re there. Have lunch at Herberg In De Zon. Head over to Roeselare and continue your day with a visit to the WieMu / Cycling is a religion expo. Test you track racing skills on the Defraye-Sercu open air track. Close off with a beer and diner at Kaffee Carlito in Tielt.
FLEMISH BRABANT & BRUSSELS
Wake up in B&B Den Engel and head over to beautiful Leuven to ride the Brabantse Pijl cyclosportive. Have lunch in one of the many restaurants in Leuven. Continue with a visit to the Sportimonium museum or the Eddy Merckx cycles factory. Real Merckx fans might want to take a look at the monument in Eddy’s birthplace Meensel-Kiezegem, and have a drink there in the Café Boerenhof pub.
Wake up in Antwerp, a city that combines hip ambiance with gorgeous historical surroundings, and head over to the Grote Markt for the start of the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Pay a visit to the cool bike store Velodome and have lunch in De Pelgrim. City Brewery De Koninck is just across the street. Go and watch the race in Café Mombasa, a bar with lots of Belgian beers on the menu.
Wake up in room 11 of Hotel Malpertuus and feel like a winner. Ride one of the hilly routes through Limburg. Stop for a cycling beer at cycling pub Café Coureur. Ride on the F1-circuit of Zolder in the early evening and end the day with diner at cycling café De Kriekel.
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