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Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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About Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours
Choose Biking BOX Cycletours (Best Outdoor Xperience) as your new reference for cycling in Ypres and Flanders Fields. You certainly will discover all historical Great War and WW-II sites. But also other fascinating content is omni-present in this historical area. Taste the big variety of Belgian Trappists or why not go for a wine-tour! Of course the local hills or cobble stones may challenge you to approach the heroic world of Cycling Classics in Flanders and Northern France. You also can start in Bruges for a more days cycling tour including luggage & bike transfers. What we offer = a professional and experienced bike-guide (formal cycling journalist and master in communication including big luggage of history passion). You receive a tailormade program. Rental bike service including race bicycles and E-bikes available. The Great Picknick is a special formula which let you taste tbe best local products while having a superb Outdoor (cycling) "Xperience".
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Bernardo wrote a review Sep 2020
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Kind of late to the party here but I rented a bike from Kurt (the owner) back in July 2018 and followed a really nice self guided tour that he custom prepared for me, which went around some hills in the France-Begium border and also some WWI sites. I was specially impressed by Kurt's hospitality. He met at the train station with the bike, and since I had a change of plans (I was supposed to go with a friend but I was alone instead) he offered to make a custom tour for me. Then he took me to his house, where I met his lovely family (I think it was during the weekend), asked me some questions about how long I wanted the ride to be, if I'd rather do a more hilly route or see the WWI sites (I said both), etc. He then loaded the route on one his garmins, attached it to the bike and I was off. The route was just lovely, offering some challenging climbs in the beginning and then a lot of historical sites towards the end. When I was about 10km from Kurt's house, I text him (he'd asked me to) and he met me on his bike and we rode the last few km together! Back at his house, he offered to let me take a shower (!!) which I gladly accepted, and he drove me back to Ypres. Since I didn't get to do the part of his route take went in the town (it was a long ride), he actually showed me the main sights, and then he took me to a restaurant to get some fries! After that we went to a pub and we had a beer together! I ended up getting the last train back to Ghent (where I was staying) after a truly extraordinary days. Without a doubt the best bike ride of my life and I can't wait to go back. Kurt, if you're reading this, thanks again and I hope I can go to Belgium soon so we can have some beers after a great ride. Cheers! PS: he also makes some pretty cool cycling jerseys, and this is the reason why I remembered to write this review two years later. I wonder if the ship to the US
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Tina & Jimmy wrote a review Aug 2019
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We hired an electric bike for one day and it was that good that we hired for another three days!!! Got to see so much of Belgium this way, covered around 60-70 KM each day at a leisurely pace with little effort. Excellent value for money and the owner couldn’t do enough to help. Very good place for cycling and safe. Look forward to going back again 😀
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Kurti19680714, Owner at Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours
Responded Aug 16, 2019
Thanks Jim and Tina! You are always very welcome again in the Biking Box cycling experience Bar!
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John B wrote a review Jul 2019
Sydney, Australia377 contributions54 helpful votes
Thank you, Kurt. Leigh and I had an incredible day with you. Your tour was very well prepared and your knowledge is amazing. Not just WWI but other facets too. Being local, Kurt was born here and so were his parents and grandparents and great grandparents. We learnt about and saw things that others would not. Self guided tours just would not be as good. We are lucky Kurt was available today. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Kurti19680714, Owner at Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours
Responded Jul 24, 2019
Very happy to hear tha you passed a great day with us. I also felt honoured to be your cycling guide as we share so many interesting ideas and reflections during our WWI-cycling tour. Hope to stay in touch!
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Per B wrote a review Nov 2018
Stabekk, Norway6 contributions3 helpful votes
We, a small group of Norwegian beer enthusiasts, asked Kurt to guide us on bicycles for a day, teaching us about Ieper and its history, WW I history of particular relevance for Ieper and surroundings, and local beer. Kurt set up a tailor-made tour programme after sounding out our preferences. His knowledge of the topics we were interested in is impressive - no guide-book recital, he really knows his stuff, e.g. presenting the movements of the front lines in time and space as we bicycled about. A local boy, it was evident that he had grown up with and had studied this history. Warmly recommended!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Kurti19680714, Owner at Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours
Responded Nov 13, 2018
Good to hear from our Norwegian friends! Of course we will remember the four of you as well! First the 'suffering' of course (cycling and visiting the sites before finally having a café (lunch & drink) open that day. Looked like some local cafés/restaurants took an early winter-holiday, despite the beautiful weather. Still I was happy to introduce you in some 'couleur locale' places, knowing well that you were all beer enthusiasts. A bit of "suffering" nevertheless makes it worth double as much afterwards! My warmest regards to all four of you! Kurt.
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Dylan C wrote a review Oct 2018
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I had an unreal experience with Kurt. Due to circumstances it ended up being a solo tour. From this point on, Kurt ensures that my tour was exactly as I wanted it to be. He worked hard to make sure I saw every site, memorial and cemetery that I wanted to. He took me to places only known and visited by locals and gave me extensive information at every stop. Kurt made the effort to introduce me to locals in their homes and pubs, shared a few beers and made sure I enjoyed every minute of my tour. I cannot recomend Kurt and his tours any more highly.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from Kurti19680714, Owner at Bikingbox Cycletours - Day Tours
Responded Nov 13, 2018
Warm regards and many thanks, Dylan. It was also my pleasure to guide you on this - indeed a bit unexpected 'private' tour. But having more fun on a bit more sporting bikes, this trip satisfied both of us, I guess!
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