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Type of Event

Cycling

Date

Multiple Dates

Duration

3 nights, 3 days' cycling

Difficulty

Challenging

Type of Event

Cycling

Group / Individual

Group

Difficulty

Challenging

Location

England - France - Belgium

Dates

April 14, 2022 - April 17, 2022

May 12, 2022 - May 15, 2022

June 16, 2022 - June 19, 2022

July 14, 2022 - July 17, 2022

August 11, 2022 - August 14, 2022

September 15, 2022 - September 18, 2022

October 13, 2022 - October 16, 2022

Duration

3 nights, 3 days' cycling

Deposit

£199

Balance

£700

Information

Cycle London to Brussels

Cycling London to Brussels in 3 days is one of the greatest and most enjoyable cycling challenges in Europe. Our route takes us through the beautiful Kent countryside and across the channel to Calais, where we cycle along the stunning coastline of the Pas de Calais and on to Bruges. On the final day, we follow one of the most pleasant cycle routes in Belgium, riding alongside the tree-lined canal in to Ghent and onwards to celebrate your success in the beautiful city of Brussels. On your final day, enjoy free time sightseeing in Brussels before catching the Eurostar back to London.

Quick Facts

  • 3 days’ cycling
  • 217 miles (351km)
  • Ride through three countries in 3 days
  • Visit the historic cities of Bruges, Ghent and Brussels
  • Professional cycle guiding
  • Support vehicle

About & Details

This trip takes you through three different countries on a truly European cycle trip. Over 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, journey 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.


You’ll have 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 more challenging 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 Dunkirk and inland to the exquisite 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 the gothic Cathedral of Saints Michel and Gudule.

Itinerary

Day One – London to Dover
The route takes in Greenwich Park, Shooters Hill, and then follows the Thames corridor through to Dartford. From there, we skirt Maidstone, passing through Coxheath, Lenham and over the beautiful Kent Downs towards Folkestone. The route follows the coast northwards from Folkestone to Dover, where we spend the night.
Distance: 79 miles (129 km)

Day Two – Calais to Bruges
Three countries in one day. The day begins with an early morning ferry crossing and then enjoy easy cycling on the lowlands of the Pas de Calais and the Flanders region of Belgium. Cycling along the coast and through the historic town of Dunkirk, we see reminders of WW1 and WW2 finally crossing the border into Belgium. You finish the day in the charming city of Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Make sure to sample the local Belgian beer and chocolate.
Distance: 73 miles (118 km)

Day Three – Bruges to Brussels
Cycling on the traffic-free cycle lane beside the canal from Bruges to Ghent is a true pleasure. Admire the medieval architecture in Ghent and celebrate your achievement as we cycle into the Grand Place in the centre of the beautiful city of Brussels.
Distance: 65 miles (104 km)

Day Four – Brussels and return to UK
Spend the morning exploring Brussels and its offerings before returning to London by Eurostar. Collect your bikes from St Pancras.

Price Inclusions / Exclusions

  • Participants register online, with a deposit payment of £199.00.
  • The remaining £700.00 is due 10 weeks before your scheduled ride date and is payable by bank transfer.

You will receive reminder emails two weeks prior to payment.

What’s Included?

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in good quality B&B’s or hotels with en-suite or private bathroom and breakfast (Single rooms are available at a supplement)
  • Qualified and experienced cycle leader(s)
  • Support vehicle
  • All luggage transfers on cycle days
  • Ferry crossings (Dover to Calais)
  • Transport for bikes back to London
  • Expert local knowledge and 24-hour emergency assistance during your trip
  • Professional event organisation
  • Group first aid kit with qualified first aiders

Not Included

  • Lunches and evening meals
  • Personal insurance (for cancellation, accident, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of or damage to baggage and personal effects)
  • Bike and bike equipment. Please contact us for bike hire details
  • Return transport via Eurostar to London

Optional Extras

  • Single Room Supplement £55 per person per night (subject to availability)
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night in London prior to departure £120 per night for single room accommodation
  • Extra night in Brussels at end of event £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
  • Extra night in Brussels at end of event £120 per night for single room accommodation
  • Please select from Optional Extras at checkout.

Departures

We typically run this cycle trip over 4 days (3 cycling days), Thursday to Sunday, however if you would like to do this at any other time, including midweek, then please contact us.

Fundraising

Why not turn your magnificent achievement into an honourable one as well? We have enabled hundreds of participants to raise thousands and thousands of pounds for worthy causes.

You’ll not only be supporting an organisation or charity but providing yourself with an added incentive, very useful when facing those hard miles near the end of the day.

Cycle London to Brussels

£199.00

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Single Room Supplement

Extra Accommodation at Start/End

Extra night £75 per person per night for twin accommodation (requires two people)
Extra night £120 per night for single room accommodation