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Lieve Canal Bicycle Trail

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tikki2015 wrote a review Mar 2016
De Haan, Belgium575 contributions126 helpful votes
An example who Flanders could be all over the fields. Flanders by bike is 10 x more dangerous than in the Netherlands. So pls flemish government people : construct bike trails all over the country and you will be considered as the heroes of the future.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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kebo111 wrote a review Nov 2015
Glasgow, United Kingdom209 contributions59 helpful votes
excellent for familys who love to see the countryside get away from the City for the day and cycle around on your bike stopping at the cafes water boats so friendly and peaceful
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Date of experience: August 2015
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A Tripadvisor Member wrote a review Mar 2012
Barcelona, Spain682 contributions128 helpful votes
Yes we did it! There are a lot of ways to get from Ghent to the Belgian Coast. The most popular one is by car along the highway with getting stuck in the traffic jams as part of the experience ;-) A cheap alternative is the train, but whenever the sun shines, it feels more like sardines in a can. The healthy alternative is to use the old canal between Ghent and the North Sea. We didn't try to swim it. 58 kilometers is a bit too much for that, but with decent bicycles, we did it in 5 hours, including some breaks. The Canal is well known to locals but foreign cyclists use it far less. Our preparation was quite simple. We checked the site of Fietsnet and plotted the whole itinerary. Something like this: 5 - 50 - 51 - 54 - 53 - 32 - 34 - 30 - 28 - 15 - 13 - 9 - 59 - 56 - 54 - 51 - 50 - 97 - 96 - 95 - 21 - 15 - 16 - 15 - 6 - 3 - 65 - 64 - 58 - 63 - 59 - 16 - 25 - 21 - 22 - 41 - 38 - 36 - 33. It was incredibly easy. All we had to do was follow these numbers (or 'Knooppunten') along the car free towpaths. The Leopoldkanaal was extremely scenic as it exists of 2 parallel waterways, lined with 4 rows of poplars. In Ghent we left most of our luggage with our hosts of 'Vrienden op de Fiets'. And we were lucky to find another sympathetic family in Blankenberge for our overnighting. The next day, we returned along the same route. Not boring at all as we did see a lot of new sights, we missed the day before. E.g. the size of the canal varies greatly. To be honest. The weakest point of the whole trip was ... the sea ;-)
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Date of experience: July 2011
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