Admire castles in the forests around Bruges

Bruges, Flanders, Belgium

Cycling route: 558035

based on 3 reviews

Provided by: Brugse Ommeland

41.3 km
02:25 h
727 kcal
35 m


Bruges is known for its cozy center full of centuries-old sights, but the surroundings of this city also have a lot to offer. This route takes you through the lush castle forests southwest of Bruges. Along the way you can admire many beautiful castles.

Castle splendor in greenery
The starting point of this route is on the outskirts of Bruges. From here you cycle into the woods in the territory of Sint-Andries, Sint-Michiels, Zedelgem and Jabbeke. These forests form the largest green lung around Bruges and they are not called 'castle forests' for nothing. You will find one castle after another among the greenery. Nieuwburgh Castle is the first castle where you can take a look on the route. This castle originated from a dairy that was started here in 1892. Then you cycle past Loppem Castle with the surrounding Loppem Castle Park and Maze and the Priory of Our Lady of Bethany. The priory was built in 1924 and today it is still used as a women's monastery.

An abbey full of books
Then you cycle further past Tillegem Castle, Beisbroek Castle and the Abbey Church of Sint-Pietersabdij Steenbrugge. The abbey is mainly known for its extensive library. You end your trip back on the outskirts of Bruges.

On the road in Bruges
The last part of the route runs straight through Bruges. Take some time here to get off your bike and stroll around the pleasant city center for a while. The historic city center of Bruges is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which shows that there is plenty to see in Bruges. You shouldn't miss that.

Would you like to know more about the background of this region before exploring this route? Then view the inspiration page about Brugse Ommeland .
Parking Church Abbey Park and garden Castle

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Brugse Ommeland

Around the bustling city of Bruges you will find the Bruges Ommeland. This green region is perfect for cycling and hiking through the woods, nature reserves, polders and other beautiful landscapes. By the way, don't forget to take a look at the historic castles and other ancient buildings. Feast your eyes in the Bruges Woodland!


# Description Distance
Parkeerplaats (Baron Ruzettelaan, 8310, Bruges, Flanders, Belgium) 0.00 km
82 (8200, Bruges, Flanders, Belgium) 0.09 km
82 (8020, Oostkamp, Flanders, Belgium) 0.21 km
93 (8200, Bruges, Flanders, Belgium) 0.84 km
Kasteel Nieuwburgh (8020, Oostkamp, Flanders, Belgium) 6.19 km
13 (8020, Oostkamp, Flanders, Belgium) 7.45 km


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