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When people talk about Belgium, they of course talk in the first place about good food, but also about… beer! In Belgium, there are about 400 kinds of beer, an enourmeous variety for such a small country. Therefore, we could not long-er wait to create a tour with our great Belgian beer as central theme. Enjoy the cycling tours through authentic Flanders, but especially the breaks in cosy cafés, with a refreshing beer!

Day 1: Arrival in Antwerp

Day 2: circular ride to Westmalle (62 km)

Today we will discover the Trappist beer! The tour brings us through the  green landscape of the ‘Kempen’ region to the Westmalle abbey, a name that is in the limelight! The abbey was founded in 1794 by French monks. They were refugees because of the difficult circumstances for religious people in France in that era. The Bishop from Antwerp gave them  a farm so that they could earn a living. They started brewing the Westmalle beer around 1850. The abbey itself cannot be visited but there is a pub near the abbey where you can taste the superb Trappist Westmalle and the traditionally produced cheese.

Day 3: circular ride in Antwerp (23/30 km)

Today we will discover the historic town centre of the art city Antwerp and also its surrounding. You can visit the famous brewery ‘De Koninck’ and the beermuseum (included in the price!). Enjoy the beer tasting at the brewery! Antwerp has one of the biggest harbours in Europe, and is also the home town of the painter Rubens, fashion houses and jewellery shops. As you can read, Antwerp is a multi-faceted city where tradition and modernity go hand in hand! Most buildings in the historic town centre date back to the 16th and 17th century. There are many museums (like the MAS, museum aan de stroom) and monuments to be visited. The town hall and the central station are perfect examples of the beautiful architecture of Antwerp. What you should certainly not forget, is visiting the cathedral and the other churches in Antwerp.  If you want to go shopping, you can go shopping in the Nationalestraat and in the Meir!

Day 4: Antwerp - Bornem (58 km)

From Antwerp, we go along the Schelde river  to Bornem. When you have left the centre of Antwerp, you can admire the landscape of the ‘Hobokense Polder’. Enjoy the surprisingly silent nature, so close to the centre of a big city! On the road to Bornem you can visit the abbey of Hemiksem. You will also pass the brewery ‘Bosteels’ where they brew ‘Karmeliet’, the ‘Kwak’ and ‘Malheur’.

Day 5: Bornem - Mechelen (46 km)

Today we go back to Mechelen, where we started the tour. On the tour through the authentic flat Flemish landschape, you will pass the ‘Palm’ brewery in Steenhuffel and the brewery of the very famous beer ‘Duvel’ in Puurs. When you want to learn more about the different kinds of beer, or about the brewing techniques, or if you want to learn how you exactly have to serve a good Duvel beer, you certainly have to visit the visitor centre of the Duvel brewery! You can also have a break in café ‘den Triest’ in Kapelle op den Bos! After another wonderfull day, you can take a rest in the town centre of the art city Mechelen.

Day 6: circular ride to Leuven  (66 km)

Today we will visit another art city, and also the ‘beer capital’ of Belgium: Leuven. Around this city, there are 5 breweries who produce a huge number of beers. The Stella Artois brewery for example is the biggest brewery in Europe! It is said that the biggest bars in the world can be found in Leuven, probably because it is a city with a lot of students. Leuven has the oldest university in the low countries, established in 1425. Leuven is as you could already read not only known because of the beer, it is also a city with many sights, like the beguinage, the really beautifull gothic town hall and the university library. After this splendid tour, we are back in Mechelen for the last night of our tour.

Day 7: Mechelen – Antwerp (53 km)

We leave Mechelen along the green borders of the wiggling river ‘Nete’ to the town of Lier. Lier is known in Belgium as the ‘Pallieterstad’. Pallieter is the key person in the Flemish novel ‘Pallieter’ from the writer Felix Timmermans, born in Lier. It is a person that enjoys life as no other, and that is exactly what you can do in Lier: take a rest in a local pub and enjoy the local beers like ‘de strooien hoed’ or the famous cake ‘Liers vlaaike’. There are also enough of sights: the beguinage, the ‘Zimmertoren’ and the market square. After Lier, we cycle further to the famous town of Antwerp, also named ‘koekenstad’ (biscuit town). Along the tour to Antwerp you will see some fortifications from the First World War.

Day  8 : departure after breakfast

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PROGRAMM

  • Day 1 Arrival in Antwerp

  • Day 2 circular ride to Westmalle (62 km)
  • Day 3 circular ride in Antwerp (30 km)
  • Day 4 Antwerp - Bornem (26/58 km)
  • Day 5 Bornem - Mechelen (46 km)
  • Day 6 circular ride to Leuven  (66 km)
  • Day 7 Mechelen - Antwerp (53 km)
  • Day 8 Departure Antwerp after breakfast

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PRICES BREAKFAST per person

Basic price
€ 499
28/06/2020  -  25/08/2020
€ 545
26/04/2020  -  27/06/2020
26/08/2020  -  13/09/2020
 
Single supplement
€ 240
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
Reduction triple room
-10%
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
 
bikerental
€ 65
Electric rentalbike
€ 140
child discount 0 - 2 year*
-100%
child discount 3 - 6 year*
-50%
child discount 7 - 11 year*
-25%
child discount > 12 years old*
-10%
 
 
* Reduction children only when staying on a  room with two full-paying persons sharing the room and will replace discount triple room
** Reduction children is only applicable on the base price of the tour.

PRICES HALF BOARD per person

Basic price
€ 574
28/06/2020  -  25/08/2020
€ 620
26/04/2020  -  27/06/2020
26/08/2020  -  13/09/2020
 
Single supplement
€ 240
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
Reduction triple room
-10%
01/01/2020  -  31/12/2020
 
bikerental
€ 65
Electric rentalbike
€ 140
child discount 0 - 2 year*
-100%
child discount 3 - 6 year*
-50%
child discount 7 - 11 year*
-25%
child discount > 12 years old*
-10%
 
 
* Reduction children only when staying on a  room with two full-paying persons sharing the room and will replace discount triple room
** Reduction children is only applicable on the base price of the tour.

DEPARTURE DATES

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Inclusive

  • double room with bath/shower and toilet
  • breakfast
  • 3 x dinner (BE51)
  • luggage transport
  • service hotline
  • use of swimming pool and sauna in Antwerp
  • tourist tax (not in Antwerp)
  • English roadbook + map
  • handy roadbook holder
  • VAT and booking costs

Excluding

  • outward and return journey
  • lunch and drinks
  • dinner (BE50)
  • 4 x dinner Antwerp (BE51)
  • rental bike / e-bike
  • extra night Antwerp/Mechelen B&B € 55 (1/7-31/8), € 65
  • tourist tax Antwerp
  • insurances

Extra+ 

Every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday (26/4-7/7 + 2/8-13/9)

Start Mechelen: 12/7 + 19/7 + 26/7
Start Antwerp: 14/7 + 21/7 + 27/7 + 28/7

 

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