What you'll do
We'll start in Afsnee, a village in the Leie Valley, four miles from Ghent. For a long time, Ghent was one of the most important cities in Europe, with nearly 1,400 years of history. So we have a lot to tell and taste. The people of Ghent are real "bon vivants"—they know what's good in life. During our visit you will get to taste local specialties at our picnic in the city. But first things first—when you arrive at our place you'll get a homemade drink under our gazebo where we'll have a short briefing about the experience. Then we will cycle along the river and pass by Drongen and her abbey. We will mostly cycle in a green area and, before we arrive in Ghent, we will take you to a viewpoint where you can see the city in its glory. In Ghent, we'll stop to buy local specialties for our picnic in the park. We'll take you to one of the best and most authentic markets, and guide you to shops—some more then 150 years old—where you can see regional products such as cheese, Ganda ham, sweets, and waffles. After our picnic, we will guide you to magical places with strong histories and stories. On our way back, we will pass by a bio-farm.
I am Philippe, a visual artist born and raised in Ghent. I'm passionate about food, travel, and biking! My wife Lien and I want to take you on an amazing adventure. Our families have lived here for generations and my father was a guide, so you will learn more than plain history—be ready for some fun stuff. We love to bike! On our last trip, we went over land from Ghent to Bangkok in 5 months with our two-year-old daughter. During this trip, we discovered bike tours are the best way to discover a city! Now it's our turn to show you all the beauty Ghent has to offer!
Picnic in the park. Old-fashioned sweets If you have special needs we can adjust the menu as much as possible..
Juice, water, and beer
Bike, helmet, raincoat
Where you'll be
We meet at our house in Afsnee, a small village four miles from Ghent, where we will give you a homemade drink in our beautiful garden under an authentic Indonesian gazebo. You will be surrounded by our vegetable and herb garden and our three chickens, Poule, Poulette, and Kroket. After that, we will slowly make our way to the city by following the river.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 13 and up can attend.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
If a child can sit behind with an adult, we can provide a baby seat. In case of rain we will provide raincoats. We provide helmets. This experience can be conducted in Dutch, English, and French.
Food & Stories @Ghent & her backyards
£61 / personNew experience
£61 / person