Day 1 – Dover to Dunkirk to Bruges

Summary: Meet at Dover for the ferry to Dunkirk and cycle to Bruges

Ferry:  Meet at in the car park of the Dover Central Premier Inn (Eastern Ferry Terminal) by 08:00 at the latest to catch the 10:00 ferry to Dunkirk. Those of you that have a long or complex journey to Dover may wish to consider staying here on the Tuesday night. Book early because it’s still school holidays in some regions.

Long term car parking is available at Dover for those wishing to leave vehicles there. Remember to book early.

The ferry departs at 10am and you must be checked in by the support team by 8:15am before you ride to the ferry terminal for the DFDS staff check you in for the ferry itself.

Luggage: Bike and luggage tags will be provided, please ensure these are fitted before loading/riding. Your luggage will be going straight to the hotel – you cannot access it again until then which means…


Ride: Upon arrival at port, we’ll saddle up and cycle the 50 miles to the utterly gorgeous Bruges via the pretty town of Veurne. We’re staying right in the centre of Bruges so pedal quickly and you’ll have time to explore one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities for the first evening of our stay.

Support: There will be water stops/support vehicles along the route (approx. every 25 miles) as well as local services along the route.

Hotel: Martin’s Hotel Brugge. Here is a link to the hotel for your information. This is a group booking so you must not contact the hotel directly about anything relating to your stay.

Route: Dunkirk to Bruges

Route Notes:

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