This trip takes you through three different countries on a truly European cycle ride. In a long weekend, you cycle via the Dover – Calais crossing and the beautiful cities of Bruges and Ghent to the hip and quirky city of Brussels, the administrative capital of the EU.
Starting at Greenwich Observatory in London, cycle through the Kent countryside, the Pas de Calais and Flanders regions with time to enjoy the historical cities of Bruges, Ghent and Brussels. The ride finishes in one of the world’s most beautiful squares, the Grand Place, in the centre of Brussels.
On a bike you feel the wind in your face, and get a real chance to explore some beautiful corners of England, France and Belgium on the way. Once out of London, you pass through one of the harder sections of the route, as you go through Kent and the North Downs. The countryside is verdant, and remarkably much as it was in past centuries.
From Calais you head along the Pas de Calais past long sandy beaches towards Dunkerk and inland to the very beautiful city of Bruges. The final day in the Flanders region of Belgium includes pleasant cycling along dedicated cycle paths via Ghent to Brussels. Celebrate your achievement as you cycle past fascinating gothic guild houses and Baroque buildings into the heart of Brussels. Enjoy a morning wandering through the medieval streets and perhaps visiting one of the great museums or visit the gothic Cathedral of Saints Michel and Gudule before taking the Eurostar back to London.