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Polder Cycling The Local Experience

Brugge, Belgium

Experience hosted by Alexander

5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

I believe that I can offer unique and challenging tours for fit people. The tours are for up to 6 people. The typical tour starts in the city center of Bruges and follows the scenic canal to Damme, Sluys, where we cross the canal on an authentic self-service ferry "kobus". Then we return through the vast stretches of reclaimed land "de polders", depending on the level of fitness, the remaining part of the tour can take as long as you want. During the tours we see beautiful hidden spots and locations. We stop at certain bars, cafees and ice saloons where there are artisanal and local products.
I believe that I can offer unique and challenging tours for fit people. The tours are for up to 6 people. The typical tour starts in the city center of Bruges and follows the scenic canal to Damme, Sluys, where we cross the canal on an authentic self-service ferry "kobus". Then we return through the vast stretches of reclaimed land "de polders", depending on the level of fitness, the remaining part of the tour can take as long as you want. Duri…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshing drink ranging from soda to local craft beers
  • Equipment
    Rental bikes: electrical or race bikes, including helmet.

Meet your host, Alexander

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 5 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a former competitive cyclist, born and raised in Bruges, that still enjoys riding. I ride weekly around Bruges and therefore know all the ins and outs of the "general area" around the city. I'm also an amateur historian of Bruges and its area. I took history courses at the University of Ghent.
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From $201
/ person
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Where you'll be

I'll will give you a historic insight on the scenic canal, how Napoleon changed our area forever. While riding the bike you enter the main medieval ports of Northwestern Europe which are now picturesque little towns. In the polders you'll experience the typical Flemish winds that will make you feel like a "Flandrien".

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Aleksander
August 2019
Joris was een aangename gastheer die ons vanaf de eerste minuut kon warm maken voor de toer, er was ruimte tot wijziging in het parcours en pauzes om bezienswaardigheden te bekijken. De dag is voorbij gevlogen en hij spreekt met veel passie over fietstoerisme. Een echte aanrader om de mooie streek te ontdekken.
Joris was een aangename gastheer die ons vanaf de eerste minuut kon warm maken voor de toer, er was ruimte tot wijziging in het parcours en pauzes om bezienswaardigheden te bekijke…
Soetkin
August 2019
Niet twijfelen! Ga maar mee op fietstocht! Doe een goeie fietsbroek aan en geniet van de mooie Damse Vaart, de kwaliteitsvolle fiets & het enthousiasme van de jongens.
Melissa
August 2019
Review by my husband, who took to tour: Had a fantastic tour with Alexander! He is an extremely friendly and knowledgable guy who makes sure that you love every minute of your cycling experience. From the time I booked it, Alexander was quick to respond and more than accommodating, installing my pedals, providing a helmet, a beautiful modern bicycle, and anything else that I needed for an exciting and adventurous ride. This tour was a highlight of my trip as I got to see so much of the beautiful region that I never would have discovered had Alexander not led the way. I highly, highly encourage anyone even remotely interested in cycling or touring outside Bruges to take this tour.
Review by my husband, who took to tour: Had a fantastic tour with Alexander! He is an extremely friendly and knowledgable guy who makes sure that you love every minute of your cycl…
Mary Ann
July 2019
If you are visiting Bruges take the opportunity to get out into the country! Alexander was a wonderful guide. He communicated very well from the time we made our reservation right up to 30 minutes before we met. The bikes were great quality. His knowledge about the area was extensive. I would give Alexander a thousand star rating if I could!!
If you are visiting Bruges take the opportunity to get out into the country! Alexander was a wonderful guide. He communicated very well from the time we made our reservation right…
Kate
June 2019
I loved this experience with Alexander! He was kind and flexible to my changing travel schedule. He was able to find me a bike that fit me and meet me near my hotel for our 75km ride. The experience was a pleasure, he tailored it to what I wanted from the ride, which I greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend this for any traveling cyclists or even from lesser experienced bicyclists who want to see the countryside/canals outside of Brugge. Would gladly do it again! Thanks Alexander!
I loved this experience with Alexander! He was kind and flexible to my changing travel schedule. He was able to find me a bike that fit me and meet me near my hotel for our 75km ri…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Clothes and shoes fit for cycling

Optional: own helmet and/or bike