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Cycling Holiday Across Five Countries

9 nights from £675.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • Visit 5 different countries including Holland, France and Belgium
  • Meuse River & the Vennbahn Trail
  • Stunning scenery off the beaten track
  • Explore picturesque towns and villages
Cycling Holiday Across Five Countries
9 nights from £675.00
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WE LOVETraffic Free Cycle Paths
The Meuse River and Vennbahn Trail provide you with dedicated cycle routes whilst the area is relatively flat, providing perfect riding conditions for all levels of cyclists. You do not need to be a professional to enjoy this fully flexible cycling holiday. This is perfect for those who want to explore on the bike without anything too taxing.
WE LOVEStunning Scenery
From rolling fields, beautiful rivers, spectacular ruins and impressive nature parks, this trip offers you the best Europe has to offer. There's never a dull moment as you explore the cycle paths in Europe.

What's Included

Our suggested Cycling Holiday across 5 countries

We can tailor make this trip for you
Day 1Maastricht to Liege

Arrive into Maastricht and meet us where we will have arranged refreshments and a Limburg pie for you before you get saddled up and start your ride. Today you will ride from from Maastricht to Liège, the “fiery city”. Crossing Holland into Belgium you will follow the River Jeker to the idyllic village of Kanne. From there you will head to Ternaaien/Lanaye, then onto Visé, and finally Liège.

Day 2Liege to Namur

You will spend time on the safe cycling lane that follows the the Meuse river.  You will then follow the John Cockerill railway out of Liège. We recommend stopping at Val St. Lambert crystal factory shop to see the decorative glass before riding through the quiet back-roads past stereotypical Walloon villages, on to Huy. The Grande Place in Huy is a great spot to relax and enjoy lunch. You will then begin to make your way out of the industrial zones that litter the landscape and head out on to fresh pastures.

Total distance70km
Day 3Namur to Haybes

Today is a full day covering 80km. If you prefer not to do that, you can shorten your ride by taking the train from Namur to Dinant which will reduce the day by 30km. The 80 km challenge takes you to the banks of the Meuse where you will pass the town of Wépion, famous for its strawberries, before exploring the Gardens of Annevoie. Stop at a Dinant cafe for lunch before reaching the gorgeous Chateau Freyr. You will then follow the former railway from Hastière to Mariembourg before entering into France. From there you will cycle onto Haybes.

Total distance80km
Day 4Haybes to Charleville-Mezeres

Today you will ride all day on the Voie Verte Trans-Ardennes, along the Meuse River. One of the nicest stops today is the quaint town of Monthermé where you can enjoy a rest from your cycling before heading onto Charleville-Mézières,

Total distance55km
Day 5Charleville-Mezeres to Bouillon

A picturesque landscape awaits you today as you cycle to Sedan, famous for hosting the largest castle in Europe. This is the point at which you leave the Meuse Route and, after a lunch break, you begin on the Vennbahn route. There is a small incline as you cross the border back into Belgium before a downhill all the way to Bouillon.

Total distance50km
Day 6Bouillon to Bastogne

You will begin with a short climb out of Bouillon before taking on a fairly steep couple of hills up to the village of Cugnon. To reward your climbing efforts, enjoy a coffee and some apple cake in Hotel des Roches. Leaving Cugnon you will find yourself cycling along country roads through farmland. The villages you pass appear untouched by time and offer some superb views across the plains. Your day’s cycle ends in Bastogne, a town filled with monuments that remember the World War 2 Battle of the Ardennes.

Total distance70km
Day 7Bastogne to Sankt-Vith

Your ride will take you through one of the most beautiful parts of the cycling network South of Gouvy and into Luxembourg. You will ride through slightly undulating Luxembourg terrain on quiet roads to the Vennbahn route. Later in the day, you will cross the border back into Belgium and pass through idyllic landscapes to the ruins of Burg Reuland and then finally into the small town of Sankt-Vith.

Total distance63km
Day 8Sankt-Vith to Monschau

You begin the day by riding on the excellent bike lane between Sankt-Vith and Waimes. From there, head towards the Ardennes-Eiffel Nature Park, stopping off in Montenau and Sourbrodt. Kalterherberg is a good spot to enjoy lunch. As you cruise on, you will leave the Vennbahn and head towards Monschau where you will stay the night. This enchanting Eiffel town boasts half-timbered houses, friendly cafes and great restaurants.

Total distance45km
Day 9Monschau to Maastricht

Today is your last day on the bike. To begin the day you will head from Monschau back onto the Vennbahn rail trail to Kerkrade via Aachen. From here you will jump on a train to Maastricht where you can relax having ridden through 5 countries on your cycling holiday.

Total distance60km

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What to ExpectFrom traffic free cycle paths to unforgettable scenery

Your ride across 5 countries takes in similar scenery given the proximity of each country. You can be assured of relatively flat riding except for a couple of isolated hills through Germany and Luxembourg.

10day holiday
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50km avg
Expect to ride about 50km per day

How's the Weather? in Western Europe

The SpringMarch to May
The cycling season begins as early as March and April which offers cool Spring riding. The weather gets progressively warmer into May and June.
The SummerJune to August
This area can be warm in the summer and sometimes quite humid.
The AutumnSeptember to November
Autumn is a great time to cycle as the summer heat has passed and the weather becomes cooler. Mid to late October can become quite wet.
The WinterDecember to February
The winter tends to be wet and temperatures can become quite cold, especially in the heart of winter.

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