5 x cycling holidays in Scheldeland
Bike-friendly B&B's for a relaxing cycling holiday
The dream destination for your cycling holiday? Scheldeland of course, with its beautiful landscapes, where water is never far away. These B&B’s, with a warm heart for cyclists, have everything you need for a smooth ride during your cycling holiday or weekend away.
B&B Villa Emma: green stop with luggage transport
A cottage-style villa from 1909 with a wonderful garden and pond: B&B Villa Emma is an amazing place, where romance can blossom. Thanks to its location in a quiet green estate, B&B Villa Emma is the perfect place to start your cycling holiday.
In fact, owners Hilde and Georges have some interesting arrangements for their guests: three pre-prepared bike routes covering several days through Flanders, including accommodation in B&B’s. The 7-day cycling arrangement ‘Historic towns cycling triangle’ stops at B&B Hof Beygaert (number 2 in our list). Another beautiful route is the 5-day ride ‘Castles along the river Scheldt’, which guides you along the river, to Antwerp and back again.
B&B Villa Emma makes your life really easy. Hilde and Georges rent out electric or standard bikes, prepare your picnic, transport your luggage and take care of your car as you pedal past the magnificent castles. All you need to do is enjoy the ride.
B&B Hof Beygaert: luxury for cyclists
Lieven and Martine have lived at B&B Hof Beygaert since 2007, a large and authentic farmstead in a quiet street in Aalst. These days, Lieven and Martine share their peaceful haven with others. The four guest rooms are named after the strong women in the family – Suzanne, Marie, Emilie and Rosa – and you will sleep like a baby. The high-quality box spring beds will make sure of it. So you will wake up as perky as a rooster, ready to jump on your iron steed.
Together with B&B Villa Emma (see above), B&B Hof Beygaert has designed cycling holidays to guide you through the lush greenery, but also to discover the riches of historic cities like Antwerp, Ghent and Aalst. The B&B has an secure shelter in which to store bikes and a place to recharge electric bicycles. Upon request, Lieven and Martine will transport your luggage to your next destination and make you a delicious picnic to enjoy along the way.
B&B Adamas: perfect base along the Scheldt and Dender
Dendermonde is known for its folklore – who hasn't heard of the Bayard Steed and its four young riders? With a number of gems on UNESCO's list of world heritage, the town is also of great cultural interest.
Cycling fanatics will also love Dendermonde and its surroundings. The Dendermonde to Aalst Cycling route takes you along the Dender towpath, to discover the valley between the two towns. You ride in a varied river landscape, with damp marshes, reed beds and woodland.
To start your journey with everything you need, spend the night at B&B Adamas. The B&B in Dendermonde also offers a multi-day cycling arrangement, which guides you along the most beautiful spots on the Scheldt and Dender. Your luggage will be taken to your next accommodation for you. Carefree cycling!
B&B ‘t Hoogste: ideal for romantic cyclists
An idea for a romantic date: rent a tandem and go on a picnic in the woods or along the water. B&B ’t Hoogste in Bornem provides a ready-made arrangement. You set off from the B&B and follow the routes you have received from B&B ‘t Hoogste. You whizz past grazing cattle, old farms and charming fishing villages. You can savour the goodies in the picnic basket at your own speed in an idyllic spot in the middle of nature.
Prefer a tour on a traditional bike? B&B ’t Hoogste has both standard and electric bikes for rent. On your own, with your partner or with friends: top off your day in the B&B's outdoor jacuzzi. After all, what could be nicer after a cycle ride than the fresh air of the Scheldt as the bubbling water massages your muscles. A bathrobe awaits you in the cosy guest rooms, with their country furnishings. To wrap yourself in softly after an incredibly relaxing day.
B&B Abalona: super-deluxe cycling arrangements
The comfort and privacy of a hotel combined with a warm and personal welcome in B&B Abalona. The accommodation provided by Kim and Inge is in Appels, a charming community in the district of Dendermonde. Although you might expect apples in the garden of the B&B, you'll find grapes. In fact, Inge once ran a B&B with a wine domain down under. The 600 square metre vineyard at B&B Abalona was installed by the couple themselves.
The B&B is also known for its arrangements for turtle doves, people who love a lie-in and cyclists. The package for the latter, in either a standard or luxury version, comprises the use of maps and a standard or electric bike for three nights and four days. Or you can simply go out for a day on a rental bike from B&B Abalona if you like.
Abalona is not far from the Blauwborst Cycling route – which is highly recommended – and offers services such as a bike repair kit and a charging point for e-bikes. So everything you need for a smooth ride on your cycling holiday.
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Cycle without a care through a landscape where water, locks, bridges and ferries set the tone. Map out your own cycling route along the cycle nodes or pick something off the shelf, and stay in these B&B's which will take good care of you and your trusty iron steed. Surf to the website of your favourite bike-friendly B&B(‘s), where you will find all details of the price and availability to book your cycling holiday.
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