Ride almost 240 miles of near perfect tarmac, touring amazing countryside and get the opportunity to explore three of Europe’s iconic cities; London, Bruges and Brussels.

After starting your ride at the Greenwich Observatory, where you’ll get an incredible skyline view of London you’ll head through the Kent countryside. You’ll encounter some oast houses dating back to the early-mid 1800’s before conquering the North Downs and reaching the white cliffs of Dover. After catching the ferry over to Calais, you’ll get a well earned rest before day two.

Now in France you’ll head towards Dunkirk beach, which in the Spring of 1940 witnessed the “great escape” (of over 338,000 troops) that helped Britain avoid defeat in the Second World War. Around the middle of day two you’ll cross the border from France into Belgium before heading to your romantic resting point of Bruges. Explore this beautiful city which hosts an outstanding ensemble of architecture with the Centre labelled as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Day 3 will take you through an abundance pretty and flat countryside where you’ll commonly see the incredibly muscular Belgian Blue cattle, google it…you won’t believe your eyes! Soon enough you’ll begin your approach to the political powerhouse of a city that is Brussels and you’ll complete your victorious ride when you reach the famously historic Grand-Place. Now it’ll be time for a well earned array of Belgian beer, frite, moules and steak! They even do a champagne beer ladies.

This is a perfect follow up challenge for those who’ve already accomplished London to Paris and/or for those looking to experience an abundance of history, culture and countryside whilst riding.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION London
DEPARTURE TIME The tour is due to depart from Royal Observatory in Greenwich around 9:00am
INCLUDED
Welcome pack including – Training advice, Nutrition advice and samples, Route details including profiles, maps and itinerary & Kit list
Accommodation in Calais, Bruges and Brussels (shared in twin room)
The Eurostar back from Brussels at the end of the ride, returning to St Pancras Station to meet with the RTE Team to collect your bike
Great pre-planned routes and refuelling points
Qualified cycling guide who will navigate and support you throughout the ride (maximum group size is 1 guide to 6 cyclists)
Support van to help with mechanical issues and refuelling and moral support
Transfer of luggage from London to Calais to Bruges and Brussels
1 spare female and 1 spare male bike available should mechanical issues on your bike be unrepairable
Transfer of bikes from Brussels to London
Champagne celebration
Personalised certificate and medal to proudly show friends and family
NOT INCLUDED
Insurance for you or your bike – kindly note that we require evidence of suitable travel insurance and European Health Insurance Card (where applicable), a minimum of 1 month in advance of the ride start date.

 

On-Bike Statistics: Totals: 240 (miles), 2250 (m), 7425 (ft) elevation across 4 days of riding
Available Dates: Thursday 17th August 2017 – Sunday 20th August 2017
Start Point: London
Finish Point: Brussels

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Day 1: Thursday 17th August 2017

Meet the RTE team and your fellow cyclists at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich around 9am
Cycle 85 miles to Dover
Catch a ferry over to Calais and take a taxi to your hotel
Arrive at hotel/B&B mid to late evening
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Day 2: Friday 18th August 2017

Meet for breakfast at 7am before cycling 85 miles to Bruges
Arrive in Bruges and check in to your hotel mid to late afternoon
Explore the romantic city
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Day 3: Saturday 19th August 2017

Meet for breakfast at 7am before cycling 75 miles to the Grand-Place in Brussels
Arrive in Brussels mid to late afternoon and enjoy a champagne celebration and photo taking
Walk or take a taxi to your hotel to check in
Meet for pre-booked celebratory meal at 8pm
(Meal includes 2 courses and some wine/beer)
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Day 4: Sunday 20th August 2017

You are free to explore the beautiful city of Belgium
Travel back to London (via the Eurostar) and meet the RTE team to collect your bike from St Pancras Station
Brussels, Belgium
London 2 Brussels
London 2 Brussels
London 2 Brussels