5 reasons to spend your summer in Flanders
Sandy beaches are waiting for you, all along the Flemish coast
The magnificent countryside is a bike ride away
The coast isn't the only place you'll find tiny townships seeped in history. Picturesque villages with charming architecture and friendly communities are dotted throughout Flanders. And there's no better way to discover them than on a bike. There are countless cycling routes that will take you to them, but it's just as fun to follow your own route with the handy numbered and signposted cycle paths that criss-cross Flanders. If you're more interested in rolling hillsides, forests, or visiting a few medieval castles, there are even pre-defined routes that take you straight to the highlights.
Anyone who's more of a spectator is welcome to watch the cycling elite at the Schaal Sels off-road classic or the Dwars door Hageland. Aalst and Roeselare also erupt into an infectious atmosphere of excitement when they host closed-circuit races after the completion of the Tour de France every year.
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Enjoy the sounds of summer
... Sit back, unwind and relax with a drink
Story created on June 19, 2017