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Belgium (all)

This page lists all reports that for Belgium including those that involve other countries too.
Click here for a list of reports that involve only Belgium.
All descriptions are in English, unless otherwise noted.

Tours

Basile - Bruxelles
by Paola Angelucci, tour started August 2013, submitted 6 January 2014
language: it

Da Basilea a Bruxelles in bicicletta

diario di una ciclista selvatica.

Un racconto vivace che mette a dura prova sia le doti documentaristiche sia quelle tecniche della protagonista ospite di un sito di grande qualità.

Greedy Euro Bike Tour
by Marco Bacchin , tour started 2012, submitted 9 March 2012
language: en, it

Da lì a là is an Italian expression meaning roughly hither and thither, and this summarize my will, my restless temper of changing place every so often. I'm biking around Europe stopping from time to time when my attention is captured by an outstanding recipe a traditional food or a weird one. Pedalling alone is just fine, but together with other cyclists, especially from the country I'll be riding at the moment is just fantastic: less fatigue, more fun. You can get a look at the Euro-Tour map to get a gist of what'll be the route I'll follow in this year. If you're biking in the some zone, or nearby or you're going to start something similar and you'll like to have a ride together, let me know. Get in touch! Sys

A Shortened Break
by Nick Altmann, tour started September 2011, submitted 29 September 2011

This is a report of a trip that was intended to be a solo ride from London to Athens over seven weeks. Unfortunately I was involved in a road accident in Germany after only eleven days that curtailed the trip.

Before this point I enjoyed fine scenery in such areas as Kent, the Ardennes, Luxembourg and the Black Forest, and passed through many attractive towns including Trier and Vianden.

Biking with Ben and Beth: Tulips, Windmills and Van Gogh
by Ben Elderd, tour started May 2010, submitted 3 September 2011
Europe: Holland, Belgium

It's funny how decisions are made. It was a gray, cold February afternoon. We had just picked up the mail and among the plethora of catalogs, one caught our eye. It was a gardening catalog and on the cover were brightly colored tulips in full bloom. Looking at the colors, in contrast to the dreary day, we thought, ''Why don't we go see the real thing?''

So we Googled cycling options in the Netherlands and the photos of the tulips and windmills were prettier than anything in the catalog. More research indicated that the best time to take advantage of the tulips would be mid-March to mid-May, the only time the Keukenhoff Gardens are open. Also, the second Saturday in May is National Windmill day when all of the Netherland's windmills are open to the public.

Tulips, windmills, 7,000 kilometers of cycling routes, Vermeer and Van Gogh, plus cheese, beer and chocolates - we were off to the Netherlands.

Keukenhoff Gardens (47,000 acres containing 8 million tulips)
Cycling between Ghent and Bruges and back along bicycle friendly towpaths - Flanders, Belgium
by Peter Evrard, tour started August 2010, submitted 5 August 2011
Europe: Belgium

This is a DIY tour along the river and canal towpaths between Ghent and Bruges. Distances are short, the bicycle lanes are flat, so it's ideal for the less confident cyclists. Both cities offer a wide range of facilities for touring cyclists: bicycle lanes, bicycle rental, ...

Ghent, Portus Ganda
From Amsterdam to Brugges
by Augusto Lemos, tour started August 2008, submitted 15 May 2011
Europe: Holland, Belgium
language: pt

From Amsterdam to Brugges
Under the sea level, by bicycle

This was a travel I made in 2008, from Amsterdam to Brugges. This trip was perfect to understand how Holland manages space to give priority for bicycles. We also could count the windmills that were appearing on the way, and fell small near the huge dykes. And, finally, we felt (on the legs) that Holland is really flat.

See all 3 reports by Augusto Lemos

An English couple's around the world bicycle adventure with no end in sight.
by Sarah ''Thumper'' Jones & ''Sat Nav'' Sam Stephens, tour started August 2010, submitted 6 April 2011

Follow the adventure as Sammy and Sarah head off the beaten track to find what the real World has to offer. This is the tale of two British cycling adventurers wanting to travel around the world and absorb new cultures.

Fuelled by strong will and a passion for adventure, ''2010 Till When?'' is our journey of a lifetime.

We update our page with tales, pictures and little videos of our trip so far, whilst giving our plans on the road ahead.

Thumper's secret weapon? A multitude of herbs and spices (I wouldn't leave home without them!) and Sat Nav Sam's? (amongst other instruments) a ukulele.

Two month across West Europe on recumbent bikes
by Carsten, tour started June 2010, submitted 4 January 2011
language: de, en, fr, it, es

We are two guys from Germany, who travelled across West Europe for two months.

With our Performer High Racers, we came through nine European countries (Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Netherland) and crossed both the Pyrenees and the Alps two times each. After 9000 km we finished our tour in August and now we have completed our web page with detailed information for each stage and thousands of photos.

The page is in German but offers a integrated translation service.

Somewhere in Spain
Loop through D, NL, B & L (including Moselradweg and Rheinradweg)
by Ant, tour started August 2009, submitted 16 November 2010

This 1,210 Km (756 mi) tour took us along the Mosel and Rhine rivers into the Netherlands, proceeding then to Belgium and Luxembourg. I had prepared the route with the aid of official GPS tracks of the cycling paths that we wanted to follow. Without the hand-held type GPS, the journey would have required the use of a consistent number of maps resulting in countless wasted time for continuous consultation. Despite the cycling paths are generally signposted they are not present at every turn. At times we found that some were even pointing to the wrong direction - maybe some prankster had fun with them.

The tracklog of our entire tour has been recorded and it's available for download. To spare the hassle of changing and recharging batteries continuously, my GPS unit was powered by a small solar station placed atop the handlebar bag. Precious and amazing satellite technology that sadly turns paper maps into romantic memories, it's a luxury I came to love quite quickly.

See all 3 reports by Ant

The Lonely Cyclist in the Pyrenees
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2010, submitted 15 November 2010
language: en, nl

From my home in Holland I have cycled over the Normandy Coast, the Loire Valley and the Auvergne and Cantal regions to Spain for a double coast to coast ride through the Pyrenees. First from east to west through the Spanish Pyrenees. Then from west to east through the French Pyrenees. This journey includes all the famous cols from the Tour de France but also some nice unpaved cycling routes in the Pyrenees.

See all 17 reports by Erik Nomden

Vall de Boi, Spanish Pyrenees
Baarn - Barcelona with 2 kids
by Family de Ruijter, tour started August 2010, submitted 31 August 2010
language: en, nl

Dutch family cycling on a Hase Pino tandem from Baarn - Barcelona. The kids are 6 and 8 years old.

Fahrrad Nord Europa Tour: Schweiz - Frankreich - Luxemburg - Belgien - Holland
by camino10, submitted 1 July 2010
language: de

Eine Fahrrad Tour zu den Haupstädten von Europa: Strassburg, Luxemburg und Brüssel. Als Höhepunkte galten die Route des Cretes, eine faszinierende Hochstrasse durch das Elsass in Frankreich; die Route du Vin, die Weinstrasse mitten durch das weitläufige Weinanbaugebiet im Elsass und die vielen Burgen und Schlösser wie Haut Koenigsburg, Beaufort und Vianden in Luxemburg und schlussendlich die Bergregion Ardennen und die Nordseeküste in Belgien.

See all 10 reports by camino10

A four month tour of mainland Europe by tandem
by Chris, tour started April 2010, submitted 1 May 2010

A four month cycle tour by tandem, starting April 2010. The plan, if you can call it that, is to have a good time, eat lots of food and visit some eco projects along the way. We also want to cover some miles in a clean, responsible, but ultimately enjoyable, cheap and stress-free manner. What better vehicle than the bicycle could we use to achieve this?

To me, the bike is the ultimate in human transport. Someone said that human progress should have stopped after the bicycle was invented. In my opinion, it did stop. The rest has been downhill. (I know that's not true, but I thought it sounded good.)

Anyway, this is the blog of our trip. We hope you enjoy the blog and we hope we enjoy the trip. That way, we're all happy.

See all 3 reports by Chris

On tandem on the Avenue Verte, France
Biking from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain)
by Koen Beliën, tour started July 2002, submitted 20 March 2010
Europe: Belgium, France, Spain
language: nl

A beautiful bike tour from Belgium to Barcelona (Spain).

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Bike Journeys
by George & Monique, submitted 15 February 2010

For me this is the fifth year of touring and the fourth for my wife. Our site is about the cycle tours we've made through Europe. We've cycled trough nine countries so far (some several times) and hope to visit the rest in the years to come. Enjoy!

On the river Maas in Belgium
Originally round-the-world but now much more interesting
by Tom Allen, tour started June 2007, submitted 22 January 2010

This is my travel blog of several years on the road. It started life as a round-the-world trip, but before long I realised that A-to-B cycling isn't as interesting as getting off the beaten track and really exploring a place. So since I left home I've had as much time off the bike as on it, earnt more than I've spent, learnt a new language, met an amazing girl and got married to her! Eager to travel by bike as a couple, we're currently seeing where this new dimension takes us.

I prefer to write about the way the trip affects me psychologically and about the cultural, political and historical curiousities I encounter. It's an uncomfortably personal story at times, but I think it's more interesting than reading pages of distance measurements, road conditions and visa hassles.

My creative outlet comes through photography and video which I also share on the site - I carry 6kg of camera equipment and don't regret it for a second!

Sleeping under the Saharan stars
Pays-Bas Bicyclette 2009
by Jej, tour started September 2009, submitted 19 January 2010
language: fr

D'abord ce fut une vague idée,
Partir à Véloland,
Ensuite un voyage,
Au rythme de mes errances...

Voici les photos et une vidéo de ce joli voyage.

Happy to be there!
To France the Long Way - via Berlin, Grongingen (NL), Bruges (B)...
by Suzanne Gibson, tour started June 2009, submitted 16 January 2010

The shortest way to France from Munich would be about 300 kilometers. We reached the French border after pedaling 2,300 kilometers. On a round-about route we cycled north to Berlin, west to Hamburg and Groningen in the Netherlands and south as far as Rouen in France. By then we had had enough headwinds and rain. Our Bike Fridays, folding bikes, made it possible to continue by train to southern France and finally back to Munich two months later.

See all 25 reports by Suzanne Gibson

We cross the Havel on the historic Glienicke Bridge which links Berlin and Potsdam.
Dunkerque to Aachen - crossing Belgium and Holland en route to Germany
by Chris, tour started March 2008, submitted 23 December 2009

February is always grim in England and I always dream that March will be better. The days are longer, the bulbs have come through and spring days are on their way. So we decided that March was the perfect time for the first tour of the year - in 9 days we'd cycle from Dunkerque to Germany, north through Belgium and across Holland via the polders.

This is what happened....

See all 3 reports by Chris

The Belgian sand dunes at sunset
Europe on two wheels - From Holland to Sicily and back
by Erik Nomden, tour started July 2009, submitted 12 December 2009
language: en, nl

For the tenth year in a row I am doing a medium to large cycling trip. This time I will be staying in Europe. The idea is to cycle through Germany and Austria to southern Italy and Sicily and to cycle back home over Sardinia, Corsica, France and Belgium. An overall estimate shows me that it will be around six thousand to seven thousand kilometers to fully realise the plan.

See all 17 reports by Erik Nomden

The West Coast of Corsica
Europe en vélo
by Benoit Bergeron, tour started 2009, submitted 19 November 2009
language: fr

J'ai fait le tour de l'Europe à vélo en solo durant l'été 2009. J'ai parcouru 12 000km à travers 11 pays. J'ai vécu une expérience magnifique! Venez lire mon blog!

Passau, Germany
Cycling Gypsies: A Bicycle Odyssey with Dogs
by Fin & Zoa, tour started July 2008, submitted 14 November 2009

We don't just have our house on our bikes, we also have our two dogs, Jack and Paco, along for the ride. That's 60kg of furry luggage and another 50-60kg of non-furry luggage between the two of us! Needless to say we don't go fast but we do go everywhere, refusing to let our extra load stop us from tackling hills with grades of up to 18%. We have been on the road with our two dogs since July 2008. So far we have covered 17,000 kms and 18 countries in continental Europe.

Island Hopping in Arctic Norway
Travel By Bike - Fietsen over Europa's mooiste wegen
by Koen Beliën, submitted 14 September 2009
language: nl

Travel By Bike is a website about a group of enthusiastic bikers with more than 10 years of travel experience. From Belgium through The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom. Do not forget look at to the page 'pregnant on bike', reading our travel stories and watching the beautiful pictures!

See all 3 reports by Koen Beliën

Logo Travel By Bike
Summer cycling from Hungary to Morocco and across Canada
by Alfred Maleczki, tour started 2006, submitted 28 March 2009
language: hu

A lonely Hungarian cyclist who has the Summers free and likes to make new advantures on his bike.

Started with his short Croatian tours, but made it always longer, and in 2005 didn't stop before the 2700th kilometer in Greece. In the following year he decided to start the real adventure, to cycle out of Europe.

2007 was the year of cycling across Canada, the headwindy way - of course :) After this 9000km trip now he is in the planning stage of the South-American tour for 2009.

Atlas mountains, Morocco
Americas and Europe with a mandolin
by mandolpierre, tour started 2008, submitted 11 February 2009
language: en, fr, es

recorri todo Argentina y Chile, y mucho del alrededor, 30.000km. escribi una guia en espanol, con el estado de las rutas y el paisaje, y km. proximo viaje Bolivia.

tambien puse fotos y lazos j'ai parcouru aussi l'Est du Canada, 6.000 km et la Belgique 1.300km et j'ai ecrit un guide en francais pour parcourir ces 2 pays en velo.

il y aussi les fotos et des liens.

europa tour
by Claudia and Thomas, tour started April 2008, submitted 10 December 2008
language: en, fr

www.velopourvous.com est le site de l'association ``Vélo pour nous, vélo pour vous'', qui à pour but de promouvoir la pratique du vélo.

Entre autres, il raconte les voyages en vélo de ses adhèrents, et pas seulement...

Une grande partie est dédié au voyage de Claudia et Thomas autour d'Europe. Leur but est de faire un inventaire de la culture du vélo en Europe. Des jolis photos et un impressionant carnet de bord vous attend à les découvrir...

North-Cape to Zurich
by José Rössner, tour started June 2008, submitted 15 October 2008
language: en, de, nl

From June 16 to August 1 2008, I cycled from Alta to the North-Cape, there I started a 7-week trip through Finland Sweden Denmark Germany Netherlands Belgium and France back to Switzerland.

See all 29 reports by José Rössner

fortunately, these aren't bulls
Project VELAIA - A VELosophers epic journey around gAIA
by Daniel N. Lang, tour started 2007, submitted 6 September 2008
language: en, de

This is the website and travelogue of The Project VELAIA. 22 year old velosopher, environmentalist and often minimalistic outdoor adventurer Daniel N. Lang has decided to go around the world by recumbent and upright bicycle after finishing an epic journey of more than 17.000km from Paris to Beijing as a rider of the Beijing to Paris 2007 Carfree Rallye, following coastlines for hundreds of kilometers, crossing deserts during mid summer in the Middle East, Central Asia and China and climbing some of the highest passes of the world under extreme conditions in the starting Tibetan winter.

After Eurasia he cycled Australia, New Zealand and the United States and is now on a tour through the South American Andes, starting in Caracas, Venezuela and cycling his way down to Chile at the time of writing this (beginning of September 2008).

See all 2 reports by Daniel N. Lang

Cycling on a StreetMachine GT recumbent on 4500m in Tibet
International Cycle Traveling, solo and self contained
by Peter Davis, tour started 2008, submitted 31 March 2008

I'm at one of those grave intellectual impasses that have been known to bring even greater minds than my own to a standstill. I have an orphan sock. Trivia, you say. Ha! I think not.

The cause of this problem is surely the work of that Slovakian KGB Agent, foolishly disguised as a laundress in Svolen. She stole it, I'm sure. Probably for a DNA sample to impress her superiors in Bratislava. They've been following my every move since the kustoms agent in Warsaw asked me the purpose of my visit to Poland. When I answered ``vacation'' the disbelief on his face gave him away. What, doesn't anyone go to Poland on vacation?

But back to the real problem, the orphan sock. The purists among cycle tourists would say, ``Throw it away, it's excess baggage. And while you're at it, cut three inches off that over-long toothbrush handle.'' But the Calvinist in me says, ``Save it. It's a good sock, nearly new.'' I've already reduced the weight of my baggage by losing its mate. Maybe I'll lose another and be back to even and lighter still.

See all 2 reports by Peter Davis

Gerloss Pass, Austria 2006
A trip around Patagonia from Ushuaia, Torres Del Paine, Lago Del Desierto and Careterra Austral
by George brown, tour started 2007, submitted 20 December 2007

Here is a trip that takes me to places I have dreamed about for 35 years. Mountains, Glaciers, Volcanoes and Easter Island.

Now includes my 2007 tour of Australia.

The Sendero at Lago Del Desierto Chile to Argentina crossing
Round the World and other Tours
by Helen Cooney, tour started 2007, submitted 18 August 2007

Read about my adventures by bicycle around the world,taking in Europe, the Near East, India, South East Asia, Australasia, and the USA on Route 66.

For something a little less ambitious, I have prepared details of a three-week tour of the beautiful landscapes of central Portugal.

Or if you prefer a central base and some day rides, read about my routes on the Spanish island of Mallorca - a cyclist's paradise, with warm weather, flat hinterland, stunning mountain climbs, and huge ice-creams!

the Sinai desert, Egypt
Bike ride from UK to Poland
by Bike Hippies, tour started April 2006, submitted 14 August 2007

Journey from south UK to northern Poland on a bike and a recumbent trike. We stayed in Poland for a few weeks and then travelled home via Denmark.

We left our jobs and sold our house to go on this trip - part of the reason for going was to explore whether we'd like to live in another country. The other reason was to satisfy my craving for long distance touring.

See all 6 reports by Bike Hippies

Paris Peking 2007 Carfree - Celebrating Better Mobility
by Daniel N. Lang, tour started April 2007, submitted 24 July 2007
language: en, de

As a rider of the Beijing to Paris 2007 Carfree rallye to celebrate better, carfree mobility (see www.beijingtoparis.com), I am riding in the opposite direction from Paris to Beijing.

I try to get in contact with local cycling culture as much as I can and to spread peace over the world!

The bike I am undertaking this tour with is a recumbent touring bike equipped with high quality components. So far (end of July 07) I haven't had a single technical defect!

See all 2 reports by Daniel N. Lang

Chambord castle in France (beginning of the tour)
Comm'on Life in Eurasia: 2 years of challenge and cultural discovery
by ELena Chernyshova and Gael de Crevoisier, tour started August 2006, submitted 18 July 2007
language: fr, ru, en

We are performing a 2 years (theoretically) trip around Eurasia. During the trip, we are performing a photo documentation for ICOMOS, an expert organization of UNESCO about cultural heritage. The database created will be available on the website.

We wish with this project to perform some challenging cycling, linking with useful actions.

Our website relates our diary and we are putting plenty of photos and comments (and lots of other fields are going to come, such as advices, technical data...).

Elena on bike, -12C Kazakstan, December 2006
Cycling in the Netherlands and Belgium
by Glen and Margaret Netherwood, tour started September 2006, submitted 17 June 2007
Europe: Holland, Belgium

Our Dutch cycling adventure started on September 3, 2006 with our arrival in Amsterdam. After a few days of sightseeing in and around Amsterdam we took the train to Apeldoorn and cycled to our first overnight stop near Brummen. Over the next 4 weeks we cycled up and down the Netherlands and to Brugge in Belgium. The trip exceeded our expectations and we enjoyed fantastic weather.

If you are planning a similar trip you will find a lot of useful information in our detailed trip Itinerary, day-by-day Trip Report, and the collection of Practical Tips.

If you would like to see the beauty of the Netherlands do not miss the Best Photos. You may also be interested in our recommendations for the best places to see, stay and eat in our Top 5. Enjoy your virtual bicycle tour with Glen and Margaret!

See all 6 reports by Glen and Margaret Netherwood

Margaret's Bicycle and Dutch ``Mushroom'' Sign for Cyclists
Cycling the Benelux
by Blanche, tour started 2007, submitted 12 May 2007

In spring 2007 we cycled Belgium on our new bicycles. In fact we cycled 550 km of the Benelux (Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg). The sun was shining we've got a week off so we got our gear and cycled away. On my webspace you'll find a description of the route and a few pictures of the trip to tell the story. Enjoy!

See all 14 reports by Blanche

Blue Skies in April
by Justin Belcher, tour started April 2007, submitted 18 April 2007
Europe: UK, Holland, Belgium, France

A short tour of some of Europe's flat bits...
1,029 km (639 miles) over 9 days from April 6, 2007 to April 14, 2007.

See all 2 reports by Justin Belcher

Rolling Across Europa
by John Robinson, tour started June 2006, submitted 24 March 2007

During the summer of 2006, I traveled with only a bicycle from Lviv, Ukraine down to Napoli, Italy, then north to Calais, France. From Calais I ferried to Dover, then rode to London to complete the voyage. I visited eleven countries and saw a variety of landscapes and weather. I had encounters with many people and most of these were positive. I also used this experience to draw attention to a little orphanage in eastern Ukraine, the Makiivka HIV / AIDS orphanage.

Grossglockner Pass - higher than I wanted to go
London to Beijing by bicycle
by Dave Wilson, tour started January 2006, submitted 23 January 2007

A travelogue from an 8 month, 16,000km bike tour from London to Beijing via the ancient silk roads.

Cycling from Holland to Rome
by JW & Gu, tour started July 2004, submitted 8 October 2006
language: nl

In the summer of 2004 we cycled 2250 kilometer from Holland to Rome. During the trip we passed through 10 countries and cycled through the Ardennes, Vosges, Alps, Apennines and Tuscany. We enjoyed the beautiful italian villages and met a lot of other cyclists. A lot of pictures, tips and travel stories in Dutch (English translations will soon appear).

In 2004 fietsten we van Nederland naar Rome. We fietsten door 10 landen en door/over de Ardennen, Vogezen, Alpen, Appenijnen en Toscane. We genoten volop van de mooie Italiaanse stadjes en ontmoetten heel veel andere fietsers. Veel plezier!

See all 6 reports by JW & Gu

Rough path France

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