Here is how to rent a high-quality bike
The best bike rentals in the Flemish Ardennes
Is cycling in the Flemish Ardennes high on your bucket list too? Would you love to know how it feels to conquer the legendary slopes of the Tour of Flanders? Or do you just want to spend an afternoon on two wheels enjoying the wonderful rolling landscapes? The good news is that you don't even have to bring your own bike to do that. There are plenty of locations in the Flemish Ardennes where professional bike rental companies offer a total service, taken care of down to the last detail. We will briefly introduce you to the most important ones.
Tour of Flanders Centre (Oudenaarde): the heart of the race
The Tour of Flanders Centre in the heart of Oudenaarde is of course the ideal base for a solid ride through the Flemish Ardennes. You'll find professional road bikes from Ridley, Trek and Merida in a variety of sizes there. This is in addition to custom accessories such as racing shoes, bike helmets, pedals and GPS units. Rentals are available from 1 to 7 days. You can dress up on the spot, leaving your belongings safely behind in a locker. Afterwards, you can shower for €2 and replenish the calories you've consumed at the Peloton Café. Finally, to round off your cycling adventure, catch the interactive exhibition at the Centre.
Markt 49, B-9700 Oudenaarde
Tel. + 32 55 33 99 33
Offer: road bikes
Asfra-Flanders Fietsen (Oudenaarde): with former pro Ronny Assez
Former cycling pro Ronny Assez serves cyclists for sport, recreation and family. Its particularly wide rental range includes high-quality city bikes (with 27 gears), road bikes (with carbon frames and in various sizes), mountain bikes, e-bikes, children's bikes and trailer bikes. Some interesting extras include trailers, child seats, GPS devices, cargo boxes, helmets and bike racks. Please note: on Sundays and holidays, you must book in advance. You can leave your car in the free car park. With its central location close to several popular routes and cycling hubs, it is very convenient that you can also obtain cycling network maps and informational brochures here.
75 Bergstraat, B-9700 Oudenaarde
Tel. +32 55 31 57 40
Offer: city bikes, road bikes, mountain bikes, e-bikes and children's bikes
Wheelpalace (Oudenaarde): for the recreational cyclist
Lieven and Dina Van der Stuyft have everything you need for an unforgettable recreational or family cycling holiday in the Flemish Ardennes. You can choose between city bikes with 7 or 21 gears, e-bikes and tandems. Also available: helmets, child seats, carts, trailer bikes and bike racks.
Ambachtstraat 6, B-9700 Oudenaarde
Tel. +32 55 31 20 79
Offer: city bikes, e-bikes and tandems
Fietsen Fieles (Zwalm): 100% electric
In Zwalm, you can rent high-quality electric bikes from the brands Flyer, STEVENS, Oxford or CUBE for half or full days at Fietsen Fieles. If desired, in combination with a towbar (Thule or Cykell), a bike travel case, child seats and/or helmets. Make sure to book early if you can.
Zuidlaan 150, B-9630 Zwalm
Tel. +32 55 21 03 83
De Passage (Ronse): 120 km of cycling fun
Shopping centre De Passage is the beating heart of an urban renewal project in the centre of Ronse. The food is good there and you can rent e-bikes and e-mountain bikes, with a range of about 120 km: more than enough to explore a large part of the Flemish Ardennes on two wheels. Bike route maps and cycle network maps will help get you started.
St.-Martensplein 7, B-9600 Ronse
Tel. +32 55 31 75 17
Offer: e-bikes and e-mountain bikes
Fietsen JOWAN (Kluisbergen): more than 40 years of expertise
At the foot of the legendary Kluisberg, Johan has been making a difference with a unique range and great service since 1979. He has racing bikes and e-bikes for those who want to tame the hills in the Flemish Ardennes and the neighbouring Pays des Collines. You can thoroughly explore the mighty Kluisbos with an e-mountain bike. The city bikes with 3 gears are perfect for a nice flat ride along the Scheldt. Make sure to book early.
Buissestraat 34, B-9690 Kluisbergen
Tel. +32 55 38 84 07
Offer: racing bikes, e-bikes, e-mountain bikes, city bikes
Koen Descamps (Maarkedal): something for everyone
Maarkedal, with iconic slopes like the Taaienberg, Kortekeer, Steenbeekdries, Eikenberg and Berg ten Houte, is a true cycling paradise. Koen has a wide range of quality road bikes, city bikes, e-bikes and mountain bikes on offer. You can complete an application form on the website. To ensure smooth service, it is best to book at least 1 day in advance.
Pontstraat 64, B-9681 Maarkedal
Tel. +32 55 20 70 25
Offer: racing bikes, city bikes, e-bikes and mountain bikes
Duffy's Bike Rental (Brakel): full tailored service
Duffy and Ine have devoted themselves entirely to electric bike rental. With their 600 Wh battery, you'll master even the toughest climb effortlessly. Meanwhile, thanks to the aluminium frame and front fork suspension, you will really fly over the cobblestones. Renting a bike includes a helmet, vest and breakdown assistance. From 2 days upwards, free delivery and collection at any location in the Flemish Ardennes. Upon request, Duffy and Ine will also provide a short or long themed route and food and drinks for the road. And if you have children, you can combine the cycling with a fun photo hunt. In short, Duffy's Bike Rental fully understands what relaxing bike tourism is all about!
Ronsestraat 238, B-9660 Brakel
Tel. +32 479 58 20 02
Are you feeling the itch already?
Go ahead and contact one or more of the bike rental companies in this overview for further information. The Flemish Ardennes are eager to welcome you with open arms!