The first VeloTour Festival will take place around Brussels from Friday 1 to Sunday 3 May 2020!

100 cycling enthusiasts from all over Belgium will gather to make a 3-day bicycle tour in Belgium, share their excitement about bike touring and have a great time together. This festival is not-for-profit and entirely organised by a group of volunteers.

DAY 1: From Brussels to Flanders

Gathering at Muntpunt in Brussels. After a briefing and OpenStreetMap workshop, we'll start a 50 km bicycle ride to Flemish Brabant. At night, we get together to have dinner and share stories, ideas and inspiration. Camping in a field in the countryside.

DAY 2: From Flanders to Wallonia

Start with a healthy breakfast. 60 km through Pajottenland to reach Wallonia. We'll enjoy dinner together and get to know each other! And yes, we'll sleep in our tents again.

DAY 3: From Wallonia to Brussels

Last breakfast together before a final ride of 60 km back to Brussels. Farewell drink to say goodbye and see you next year!

All you need to know

Please read this FAQ section thoroughly so that you know what you're getting yourself into. If you can't find the answer on your question below, please drop us an email at velotourfestival[at]gmail.com.

  • Why this Festival

    Exploring by bicycle makes you feel alive. It's a unique way to discover a region. What if you combine this with meeting other enthusiasts and have a great time together?

    The VeloTour Festival gives you the opportunity to travel by bicycle in Belgium and meet new people.

  • For whom?

    For both curious-minded people who want to discover bicycle touring and experienced bicycle travellers to share their passion and stories.

    From solo travelers to families, everyone is welcome. If you are travelling with your 10 best friends, we doubt you’ll still have time to meet others, so no groups please!

  • Equipment

    Come with your own bicycle. Please note that you'll carry your own panniers with camping gear (tent, sleeping bag & mattress) and repair kit.

    Yet, not owning equipment shouldn't stop you from participating, ask a friend to lend you equipment or leave a comment in the registration form so that we can help you.

  • Participation fee

    50 euro per person (25 euro per kid & free of charge for children under 2 years old). The fee includes 2x breakfast, 2x dinner, insurance, social activities, basic facilities & some other small costs (overhead). Lunch & drinks are not included.

    Check out the full budget here.

  • Itinerary

    3 days of cycling 50 to 60 km. We won't cycle together in 1 big group. It's a 3-day event and it's not possible to join for only 1 day. You'll receive more information about the itinerary before the event and on the first day during the briefing.

  • Activities

    In the evening there will be social activities around bicycle touring. Please let us know about your suggestions in the registration form! Those activities won't be next to the tents, so that you can also rest if you want to.

  • Organisation

    The festival is a not-for-profit project organised by volunteers. During the festival all partipants are invited to volunteer and give a hand in either the morning or evening.

  • Insurance

    There's a liability and physical damage insurance during the event. Yet, you participate at your own risk and responsibility. You will be asked to sign a disclaimer on the first day to wave any liability towards the organising volunteers and must respect the highway code.

  • Code of conduct

    The goal of the VeloTour Festival is to meet new people and get to know each other. It's a must to be open towards others and to agree with our code of conduct.

  • Languages

    The VeloTour Festival is organised à la belge: a good mix of English, French, Dutch and German. Whatever language you speak, we'll find a way to communicate with one another.

Still up for it?

Register now since it's first come, first served!
We hope to see you at the VeloTour Festival.