Cycling in Belgium and Netherlands

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1. Posted by botvot (Budding Member 4 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

I am soon traveling to the Netherlands, Belgium, NE France and Lux for a lovely cycling holiday.

I would like to get some opinions about my route, I have two choices: (I start from Eindhoven)

1. Westwards from Eindoven towards Zeeland, down to Brugge, and then diagonally South East through Belgium (Bruxelles, Namur etc)

2. Southwards from Eindhoven, exploring the Limburg area, down to the east and south east of Belgium.

So the question is: For cycling, is it nicer to cycle in the East or the West of these two countries? My goal is to get to Dinant and then down to Reims (France).

Thanks in advance for your advice.


[ Edit: Edited at Aug 9, 2006 1:46 PM by botvot ]

2. Posted by till (Inactive 73 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

in belguim the nice part to go is from the coast to the ardenen
but try to stay away from the big citys to ride (to me) it is not that nice, try to take backroads and find yourself in the country side with the farmers (sometimes you can even sleep at there home what nice is also) but if you want to do some city's i can recommend you bruges, louvain, and in the ardennen you have to go to the area around spa it is very nice cycling there (ok you will have some really good hills)
hope this helps you out a little
see ya

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5685 posts) 13y Star this if you like it!

I was born in Zeeland and it's a great Province for cycling, as is Flanders in Belgium. Of cours, the landscape in the ardennes is more hilly, so if you like that more, go there, but as you are from Ireland, go for something different and take in the western part.

Cheers, Michael.

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