De Panne to Krewinkel 282 miles
In May 2022 I cycled the Belgian End to End.
Below you can read daily blog posts for the trip, from De Panne on Day 1 to Krewinkel on Day 6.
You can also see a map of the route in detail at the bottom of the page.
De Panne, my start point, is on the western extremity of Belgium, on the North Sea coast a few miles from Dunkirk in France.
From there I headed eastwards across the internal linguistic and cultural boundaries of the country (Dutch, French and German) to the easternmost village of Krewinkel, on the border with Germany.
The total End to End distance was 282 miles, and took less than a week of moderate 60-odd miles days on my Spa Cycles Tourer.
I went via Bruges, Gent, Brussels, Namur, Liège and Sankt Vith. En route I passed through Belgium’s geographical centre, and visited its highest point.
Day 1: (Dunkirk to) De Panne
Day 2: De Panne to Gent
Day 3: Gent to Wavre
Day 4: Wavre to Liège
Day 5: Liège to St Vith
Day 6: St Vith to Krewinkel
(Day 7: St Vith to Spa)
I got to De Panne by train and ferry (Dover–Dunkirk) and, after completion of the trip, got back from Krewinkel to De Panne by train. I stayed at cheap (for Belgium) hostels and inexpensive (for Belgium) guesthouses.