We all know that Belgium is a great place for a cycling holiday, the question is, what are the best places for cyclists to stay?!

In this article we share some of the best cycling hotels Belgium has to offer. The good news is that cycling is such a big part of the culture here, quite a few of Belgium’s bike hotels don’t just welcome cyclists, cyclists are their main clientele. So your hotel is not just somewhere to store your bike, but will offer all the “nice to haves” like bike wash down facilities, early breakfasts, bike tools and maybe even some guiding.

We’ve written this article to share our pick of the best bike hotels we’ve come across during our travels and conversations about Belgium. They’re a mix of the hotels we’ve most enjoyed staying in or most wanted to stay in.

Read on for some of our recommendations for the best places to stay in Belgium when planning a biking holiday.

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Belgium bike hotels: comparison table

Name Location Price Book
Flandrien Hotel (sponsored) Brakel ££ Book here

The Leopold Hotel

 

Oudenaarde ££ Book here

Hotond Sporthotel

 

Kluisbergen ££ Book here

Velotel Bruges

 

Bruges ££ Book here

Café Coureur

 

Borgloon £££ Book here

La Villa des Fleurs

 

Spa ££ Book here

The Daft Boutique Hotel

 

Malmedy ££ Book here

Sporthouse Worriken

 

Butgenbach ££ Book here

Remember to double-check accommodation bike storage arrangements (and any other services you need) before booking as policies often change.

Belgium accommodation: things to know before you book

Layout of Belgium

Belgium is essentially split into two – the northern region of Flanders, where they speak Flemish, and the southern region of Wallonia, where they speak French. Somewhere near the middle you find Brussels (for where to stay in Brussels, check out our guide to cycling Brussels.)

The weather can be cold and bleak in both Flanders and Wallonia, but the cycling experiences are quite different, so you need to know what to expect when you plan the best base for cycling Belgium.

Flanders

Flanders is famous – or should that be infamous – for its cobbled climbs. Cobbles really aren’t ideal for inexperienced cyclists. Conversely, they are considered a must-do amongst experienced cyclists looking to tackle a robust challenge.

Arguably the best place to say in Belgium for cycling breaks is in/near Oudenaarde (pronounced Ow-den-arder). Stay in the city if you want to be close to bars and restaurants – or head to a cycling friendly hotel in one of the surrounding villages for a more tranquil experience.

Alternatively, if you want to combine your cycling holiday with more mainstream tourist attractions, check out Ghent and Brugges for their cultural delights and big(ger) city vibes.

Some of the best cycling events of the Flanders region include the Tour of Flanders, the Ghent-Wevelgem and the E3 Harelbeke. The Tour of Flanders is considered one of the main options for the Spring Classics.

For more on cycling in Flanders, read our full guide which is here.

Wallonia

In the southern stretches of Belgium, you find the Wallonia region, which offers a different experience to Flanders. Here the roads aren’t cobbled, but there are some challenging valleys.

Roads in Wallonia have a reputation for being poorly maintained. But they are also typically deserted – and so if you prefer to get away from the crowds and enjoy rolling farmlands and dramatic gorges in peace, this is a great place to base yourself.

Well-known events include the Tour de Wallonie, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Flèche Wallonne. The latter two are part of the famous Spring Classics series of races.

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Bike hotels in Flanders

There are some excellent Belgium cycling hotels in Flanders – cycling is such a popular pastime here that many hotels specifically target those on a biking holiday.

Leopold Hotel, Oudenaarde

The Leopold Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel situated in the heart of Oudenaarde, a short walk from both the Market Square and the train station. Rooms are spacious and have a contemporary, comfy style.

Guests can start their day with a hearty breakfast, and both lunch and dinner are available too. The hotel’s very welcoming for cyclists and can offer secure underground parking for up to 40 bikes, as well as arranging bike rental for you.

  • We love: The fantastic central location that’s great for exploring Flanders.
  • Be aware: Lunch and dinner options are simple but there are plenty of restaurants nearby.
  • Best for: Being right at the heart of this cycling haven – cobbles and all.

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Hotond Sports Hotel, Kluisbergen

The Hotond Sporthotel in Kluisbergen is a three-star Belgium cycling hotel that is specifically aimed at cyclists and hikers who are tackling the Flemish Ardennes. It’s a very modern building with plant life growing on the roof and lots of beautiful outdoor spaces to relax. There’s a grill and café on-site too.

Rooms are aimed at groups and families – a standard room includes a double bed and a bunk bed, while a double room has two bedrooms. You can store your bike in your room, and according to the hotel’s website, ‘dirty shoes’ are allowed – this is a hotel where you’re encouraged to explore the region.

  • We love: The natural vibe throughout the whole hotel.
  • Be aware: It’s a small hotel with just 10 rooms, although rooms sleep up to 4 guests each.
  • Best for: Small groups or families looking for a quiet escape.

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Hotel Velotel, Bruges

Hotel Velotel describes itself as a four-star cycling hotel, so instantly you know it’s going to be welcoming to those looking to take on the cobbles of Flanders. It’s on the outskirts of Bruges and has 115 rooms, all recently renovated (including some with cycling-themed art).

There’s a sauna for when you need to unwind, and bike rental is available (you need to reserve a bike in advance). If you’re bringing your own then the hotel has secure bike storage available.

  • We love: The whole cycling theme, including the artwork!
  • Be aware: Only city bikes and touring e-bikes can be rented (along with kids’ bikes), so look elsewhere for quality road bikes.
  • Best for: A fully-immersed cycling hotel break in a great city outskirts location.

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Café Coureur

Café Coureur is a cycling experience centre with rooms. This means it is perfect for group cycling breaks. Situated in Borgloon, it is well placed for exploring the beautiful scenery and nearby towns of the Flanders region.

There’s a ‘cycling café’ which is where you’ll enjoy a hearty meal once you’ve finished your day’s ride. And there are, of course, extensive cycling facilities including electric bike charging stations, a repair shop, a storage cellar and a bike wash area. Rentals are available and there’s a store selling cycling gear.

  • We love: The extensive facilities and the terrace where cyclists can share stories of their day.
  • Be aware: This is one of the more expensive Belgium accommodation options for cycling breaks.
  • Best for: Groups who want a base focused on cyclists.

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Bike hotels in Wallonia

Despite Flanders being seen as the go-to place for cycling in the country, some of the best cycling hotels Belgium has to offer can be found in Wallonia.

Hotel la Ville de Fleur 

La Villa des Fleurs is a four-star 19th century mansion in Spa, offering comfortable rooms decorated in a classic, premium style. The hotel feels quite luxurious, and it serves an excellent breakfast along with dinner options.

The city-centre location is fantastic – if you’re staying here for the Flèche Wallonne it’s less than 1km from the start/finish. There’s secure parking behind a locked gate where you can leave your bike at night too.

  • We love: The incredible location and beautiful décor.
  • Be aware: While breakfast is served in the hotel, dinner is at a restaurant 50m away.
  • Best for: The Flèche Wallonne, or just as a base for exploring the region independently.

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Daft Hotel Malmedy

The Daft Boutique Hotel is a charming three-star hotel in Malmedy from the renowned Daft brand (they make cycling gear and accessories). The hotel is bright and modern, with a nature theme inspired by the surrounding forests. They also offer glamping in spacious, luxurious tents.

There’s a small spa where you can relax after a day’s riding, while the hotel offers secure bike storage, a bike wash area and a repair kit. Bike rental can be arranged too with local partners.

  • We love: The vibrant atmosphere of the hotel and the friendly staff.
  • Be aware: If you choose a glamping tent, use of the wellness facilities isn’t included.
  • Best for: A fun and scenic base for exploring the valleys nearby.

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Sporthouse Worriken

Sporthouse Worriken in Butgenbach is a three-star bed and breakfast that offers simple, back-to-basics accommodation at reasonable prices. Rooms are comfortable but a little retro, and there’s a restaurant for evening meals too.

It’s a good choice for cycling groups seeking budget-friendly accommodation. There are 28 rooms in total, and plenty of storage space for bikes. Cycle rental can also be arranged.

  • We love: The great prices and the ease of access to local cycle routes.
  • Be aware: The property describes itself as being closer to a hostel, although rooms sleep two guests max.
  • Best for: Affordable group accommodation without the frills.

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Final thoughts

Whether you’re planning a Springs Classics getaway to test yourself on an iconic sportive course, or you just want to plan your own Belgium cycling break when things are quieter, we hope the suggestions in this guide help.

If you have your own favourite cycling hotels in Belgium, then we’d love to hear them too – make sure you leave a comment if you have tips on where to stay in Belgium for cycling holidays!

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Clare Dewey

Clare Dewey is a cyclist with a passion for travel. She set up epicroadrides.com in 2018 to help make it easy for cyclists to explore the world by bike. Today her mission is still inspiring cyclists to discover new places on two wheels – and doing what she can to make sure they have the best possible time while they’re there. Clare has visited 50+ destinations around the world, many of them by bike.

Last Reviewed: 03 October 2023

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