Our participants are met at the airport, so there is no need for you to search for taxi or train or bus to your first hotel. When we set off for the day we ride as a group led by the tour guide with an appointed "sweep" bringing up the rear. Our "corner" system, in which a biker is posted at turns, means that getting lost is hard to do.
During the tour we will visit important cities, buildings, monuments, squares … Breakfast and dinner are provided at the hotel. Since we encourage contact with locals, every participant is free during lunch break. Another component in our tour is Ypres which is bound up with the history of WWI. As The Great War started almost a hundred years ago it deserves special attention.
All the luggage is transported from hotel to hotel by one of our employees, so our visitors don’t have to take care of this heavy job.
The bikes are provided by B&C Belgium so nobody is allowed to use his own one. Every participant will take part in a bike test and will at all times ride with a helmet. Guides have a mandate to decide (following the bike test) whether someone is suited to ride or not. Bikemirrors are not allowed during our tour, except for medical reasons. The Belgian traffic regulations will be explained during the first day within the safety lecture. In case of emergency a van is available with spare bikes for repairs. B&C Belgium guides have the authority to decide what qualifies as an emergency.
Level of difficulty:
We routinely cover 30 to 40 miles, but do so over the entire day at moderate speeds with frequent stops to allow slower bikers to catch up. A morning and afternoon coffee stop happens almost daily. The terrain is overall level.