Flanders, a place steeped in history, heritage and arts. The cradle of cycling, the fertile ground for an unparalleled culinary culture. A location in the heart of Europe, an inexhaustible wealth of natural beauty, dotted with historic castles and gardens. A place full of centuries-old stories, courtesy of our pioneering craftsmanship. Welcome to Flanders, where you will be received with open arms.

In the heart of Europe lies Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. Famous for its chocolate, fries and beer, globally acclaimed for its impressive heritage and the pioneering craftsmanship of its master painters and their descendants.

Flanders may be modest in size, but that is precisely why it is wonderful to explore, especially by bike. Discover the heritage gems in their green, natural regions. Flanders also lends itself perfectly for a journey of discovery through towns and cities such as Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven and Mechelen. A multitude of arts, heritage, culinary, and other highlights are within a stone’s throw of each other.

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Giving everyone in Flanders the opportunity to play quality sport and exercise for life, because it makes us healthier and happier as people, and stronger and closer as a society. That is what Sport Vlaanderen - the sports administration of the Flemish government - believes in, and why it works every day together with the sports sector to make sports and exercise more attractive and accessible, tailored to every athlete. To this end, Sport Vlaanderen invests in sports federations, clubs and events, in sports infrastructure (including 14 of its own centres), in trainer training, in sports promotion, in knowledge sharing and in top-level sports.

Flanders is mad about cycling, which is why Sport Vlaanderen supports cycling in all its disciplines. Wherever you live in Flanders, a mountainbike route is never far away. Sport Vlaanderen developed and coordinates 188 routes that together provide 8656.8 km of MTB and gravel fun. In Heusden-Zolder, with local partners, they built and operate a brand-new velodrome, tailor-made for major championships. They support innovative cycling clubs where possible, and with Flanders-Baloise they even have our own cycling team, in which they prepare young, local talents for the top.

Discover below how Sport Vlaanderen wants to get you moving (and on your bike), because #sportersbelevenmeer.

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Cycling In Flanders

Why not stay longer in the vicinity? Go and give it all as a true Flandrien on the famous bergs & cobbles. Discover imposing routes, cool events, challenging bucket lists and tips for your stay!

Visit the most historic cities of Flanders and quench your thirst with one of our famous beers.

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