Pedal your way to some hidden gems
Ghent has lots of hidden gems outside of the historical centre. The best way to enjoy these? Hop on a bike and pedal your way to the outskirts of Ghent!
Let your hair wave in the wind and discover the prestigious architecture of the Miljoenenkwartier, the picturesque ruins of Saint Bavo's Abbey, one of Ghent's Unesco-listed beguinages, the medieval hospital site De Bijloke, the Arts quarter, the picturesque garden of St Peter's Abbey and so much more!
You should be comfortable to cycle 10 miles (16 km) at a leisurely pace (shorter trips are possible!) Of course there is ample time for sight-seeing.
Ghent is a bike-friendly city and this didn't escape the attention of The Daily Telegraph's journalist visiting Ghent in 2012: "I've heard of the Low Countries passion for two wheels, but quite how a city of 250, 000 inhabitants can collect this vast number of cycles is beyond me. "
*Biking is at your own risk. *
This bike tour covers a few places in the historic center of Ghent and places a bit further afield. On this tour you will discover hidden gems like the prestigious architecture of the Miljoenenkwartier, the picturesque ruins of Saint Bavo's Abbey, one of Ghent's Unesco-listed beguinages, the medieval hospital site De Bijloke, the Arts quarter, …
And remember: your tour can be customized to your own fields of interest.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At your hotel, at any other location in the center of Ghent or at the train station. Pick up in another city is possible at an additional fee.
End location: At the bike rental place, this is either in the center of Ghent or at the train station.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
This is a bike tour. We can rent bicycles either at the train station or in the city center. Ghent has a car-free historical center.
- My services as your personal tour guide
- Advice on good restaurants, cosy coffeehouses, trendy shops, authentic tastes…
- Free map of Ghent
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 euros - for entrance fees if applicable, beverages and bike rental costs
- Your travel costs to, in and from the city
- Bike rental costs (approximately 10 euro)
- Admission fees to some of the sites (if applicable)
- Any souvenirs that you might want to buy
- Any drinks, snacks or meals (costs depending on your preferences).
- Additional fee in case of pick-up at train station. Please, contact me for a customized tour
- Additional fee if you choose to be collected by train from another city in Belgium (fee depending on city)
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding the extras or if you are looking for a personalized tour
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Great tour. Vera is a great ambassador for both Ghent and Belgium! She went above and beyond what one would expect. I highly recommend both Vera and Ghent.