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Cycling is easy and in Flanders, it's extremely easy. You don't even need a company, if you choose for a DIY-tour. The historical cities of Ghent and Bruges have so many to offer that a bit of rest in the flat countryside in between is pure luxury. On your bicycle you can fully enjoy all of it. And what's more: making a loop between both cities allows you to leave most of your luggage at your first accomodation. Put some essential things in your panniers and get on your bike. Spend one or two days in the other town and return the following day to your town of departure. The canals between Bruges and Ghent are perfect for cycling. 95% of their towpaths are even free of other traffic! Distance is only 45 or 55 km.
http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.p... shows the tracks and a lot of mouthwatering pictures. Still not convinced? Stay with local families to personalize your trip even more, and at very bicycle friendly prices. 'Vrienden op de Fiets' joins dozens of families in Belgium and the Netherlands who are eager to let you stay in their private house! http://www.vriendenopdefiets.nl In Bruges, the following shops and hostels do rent bicycles: Fietsverhuur 't Koffieboontje, Hallestraat4, 8000 Brugge, 00 32 (0) 50 33 80 27, www.adventure-bike-renting.be Fietsverhuur Eric Popelier, Mariastraat 26, 8000 Brugge, 00 32 (0) 50 34 32 62 Fietsverhuur De Ketting, Gentpoortstraat 23, Brugge, 00 32 (0) 50 34 41 96 Bauhaus Bike Rental, Langestraat 135, Brugge, 00 32 (0) 50 34 10 93 Fietsverhuur Snuffel Sleep In, Ezelstraat 47-49, Brugge, 00 32 (0) 50 33 31 33