Custom-designed bike tours through the Flemish Ardennes? Let the connoisseurs be your guide.
Cycle tourism has become increasingly popular in recent years. Every year, the Flemish Ardennes attract tens of thousands of cyclists, who want to ride their own Tour. They want to conquer the steepest inclines or simply want to enjoy the scenery in between the rolling hills. Rely on the services of a tour operator if you are not that familiar with the region, but do know what you want.
Some will chart the ideal route for a day trip or a trip of several days with you and will provide en route assistance. Others offer standard packages for domestic and/or international trips to sacred cycling grounds.
A SELECTION OF OPTIONS:
This tour operator offers three packages in Flanders, namely Classic Roads (follow the Tour course in the Flemish Ardennes), Flanders Fields (see the war past of the Westhoek Region) and Flanders Hidden Roads (on the language border of the Flemish Ardennes).
Further information at www.guideonflanders.com
VÉLO CLASSIC TOURS
Take a bike tour in Belgium or abroad with this tour operator. In the spring Vélo Classic mainly focuses on the Flemish Classics, but they also organise tours to the Ardennes or to Italy. Vélo Classic Tours mainly targets international tourists.
Further information at www.veloclassic.com
VeloFlanders takes you into the Flemish Ardennes, where you follow the Tour course. They offer individual assistance, or put together small groups. Packages are tailored to your expectations and needs. The experienced guide knows the Flemish Ardennes like his back pocket and will show you the most beautiful cycling routes that are tailored to your abilities.
Further information at www.veloflanders.com
This tour operator focuses on the international market and introduces cyclists to the course of the spring classics. Their programme features VIP packages and multi-day bike tours that include participation in cycling events, attending classic cycle races and visiting professional teams.
Further information at www.go4cycling.com
BAGUET VELO EVENTS
Baguet Velo Events was founded by former professional cyclist Serge Baguet. After his 20-year cycling career – including almost 15 years as a professional cyclist – he founded his own events agency that specialises in cycling-related events.
Further information at www.fietsstages-baguet.be
This Dutch tour operator offers eminently accessible individual holidays and travel programmes. VOS travel does not target cyclists with a lot of power or stamina. Instead they assist recreational cyclists who want to enjoy a fun and healthy holiday in the first place.