Cycling in Flanders

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In the heart of Flanders, lies the town of Ghent. our choice for where to stay. Ghent has the perfect ingredients for cycling. Great roads, easy access to the countryside via the Scheldt Canal and within easy riding distance of all the famous climbs of the Tour of Flanders, such as Oude Kwaremont, Muur, Paterberg and Koppenberg, plus at least 11 other cobbled climbs that feature in this race. Combine the great riding with a beautiful old town, Belgium beer, chocolate and some amazing hearty dishes and it feels like Ghent has been purpose made for cycling.


You can fly to Brussels or you can get the Eurostar to Ghent. It is also a short and easy drive from Calais, for those that prefer to drive. 


Bike highlights

Route highlight

Don't miss the famous climbs of the Tour of Flanders, such as Oude Kwaremont, Muur, Paterberg and Koppenberg. 

Bike difficulty

Difficulty level

Cycling in Ghent is fairly flat but can be windy. You can choose to miss the cobbled sections and the Bergs if you choose, however the cobbles and the bergs, especially if wet, are a real challenge and great fun in all weathers.

Bike best times

Best time to go

It is possible to ride March to September in Flanders. If you go early season be prepared for mixed weather. April is probably the most famous month for cycling in Belgium with the cobbled classics in full swing, but go in May for the best riding conditions.

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