There are numerous opportunities for recreational cycling in Belgium, including organised events taking place through the country. I explain what to expect, and suggest some cycling events you might like to join.
Enjoy a tour around a 17th century château, followed by a walk along the Hoyoux river valley
Het Zwin Nature Park outside Knokke-Heist on the Belgian coast has been completely revamped. It’s a wonderful place to visit to learn about birds, and see them in real life. In the visitor centre you can learn all about bird migration, and then on the nature trail you can see the birds from special observation hides. Highly recommended for kids!
Starting from the village of Bierbeek, a well-signposted 8-km walk takes you through the fields and into Mollendaal Forest. Kids in particular might like the play areas and the wooden sculptures here and there.
Steven Vandenbussche, Curator of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele, describes his favourite locations in Belgium
A highly enjoyable museum to visit – especially with football-crazy kids! But you don’t have to be a football fan to enjoy this museum. It’s located in FC Genk’s stadium, and heavily features the club’s history. You can even dress up as a Genk supporter!
Just what I didn’t expect, but very much needed, especially after walking 23 kilometres on a hot day. Intrigued to discover what nourishment I found in the middle of nowhere?
The beautiful Voerstreek area of Limburg is a super place for hiking and cycling
Taking a 45-minute boat trip along the River Leie is a great way to see another side of Gent
Brunch, a walking tour, lunch, a castle visit, plenty of churches … and much more!
Enjoy the wonderful sight of over 1 million flowering bulbs in the grounds of the Castle of Groot-Bijgaarden
When a town promotes itself as the oldest in Belgium, it’s tempting to wonder how much evidence of this claim is still visible. Visit Tongeren, and its credentials are right in front of you: city walls from the first century, and a Roman archaeological site from the fourth. It’s also got an excellent Gallo-Roman Museum
The MMP17 is a museum dedicated to the horrendous bloodbath that was the Battle of Passchendaele
Get ready for a superb natural spectacle. Bluebells. Millions of them
Talbot House in Poperinge is one of the most evocative First World War sites