7 reasons to go on a cycling trip to Flanders
"It's by riding a bike that you learn the contours of a country best." Ernest Hemingway must have thought of Flanders when he said this. This beautiful region with its bergs and cobbles is the alpha and omega of cycling. We pretty much invented the sport. So what region could be better for a unique cycling trip? Here's why.
1. Watch the spring classics
2. Ride your own race
3. Relive history
4. Experience the mythical bergs and cobbles
5. Conquer the cobbles, quench your thirst
6. Modern machinery
7. An off-road winter wonderland
During wintertime there are no road races. A very sad fact, if it weren't for our fantastic alternatives such as track racing and cyclocross. In November, there's the Ghent Six Days: a spectacular race in an atmosphere-filled arena. And you might even spot stars like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish, who won the 2016 edition. If you prefer to take it outdoors: put on your rubber boots for a cyclocross. During the winter period, every weekend there are races in a muddy, sandy or frozen fields or forest. Top athleticism and good fun, all in one.
Story created on February 20, 2017