Welcome to East Flanders
Ghent, Belgium's festival capital, is the province's beating heart, with a wealth of stunning architectural heritage and centuries of colourful history and culture. Nearby Geraardsbergen is the gateway to the undulating hills and bucolic scenery of the Flemish Ardennes. Home to the Tour of Flanders road-bike race, the area's position, terrain and infrastructure make it a fine starting point for two-wheeled explorations further afield.
The race doesn't bypass pretty Oudenaarde and nor should you. Its architecture, handful of attractions, quality dining options and delightful private guesthouses are all great reasons to linger overnight.