Toured in Belgium ?

Discussion in 'EMEA' started by SplitRock, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. SplitRock

    SplitRock Been here awhile

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    Probably in the next 18 months or so I feel like I really want to take a moto trip to Europe. One great idea is northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

    But since I have a large appreciation for Belgian beer and brewers, a week touring around Belgium sounds fantastic. In the interest of keeping the total cost down I was wondering about the ability to take a room in the brewing monasteries. It seems like I've read in the past about people staying in the monasteries.

    I welcome any thoughts on a trip through Belgium ! Thanks !

    :beer Brent
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  2. bartvanrth

    bartvanrth Lord of the rims

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    Hi Brent,

    Cheap overnighting in monasteries is more something they do in Spain & France (pelgrims on road to Compostella). But no belgian beers there.:D
    Here in Belgian, as far as i know, the trappist-monasteries don't do it (maybe for groups or for spiritual reasons). If you're into belgian beer you can visit some breweries overhere, there are plenty :1drinkWe're a small country but have over 1000 beer brands. I live 45 mins from Westfleteren, elected best trappist of the world. If you need more info be free to ask.
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    Mark Manley Long timer

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  4. BelgianTim

    BelgianTim n00b

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    Brent,

    If you let me know where you want to go, i would like to help you plan your tour de belgium
    :freaky
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  5. BGil

    BGil Been here awhile

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    I'm on the tent space map and can host you.

    Orval monastery/brewery is not to far from my house and there are a few other breweries around, like Rulles or Sainte-Hélène. + the best beer shop in Belgium is 15 km from here.

    And last, Luxembourg and its cheap fuel is very close too.
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  6. enfielddnepr

    enfielddnepr Been here awhile

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    The ardennen regio is very nice travelling, and in the maredsous brewery you can drink and eat very well.
    Driving tip; drive the Meuse river downwards(take a break at maredsous) and dive further in the ardennes after that..
    If you're into beer, the Rochefort sereis (6, 8 and 10) are a must drink!
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  7. RTLover

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    That ride along the Meuse is exceptional. Like going back a century. Thanks for the link to the Abbey. I go through the Ardennes three or four times a year and it's just a short detour to the Abbey from the usual roads I take. Don't know about riding after drinking, though. The brune is my preference but at 8% it might be a good idea to take a snooze afterward. :D
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