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Belgium is ideal for a cycling holiday, especially from our port in Dunkirk – though Belgium can be easily reached from either of our Calais or Amsterdamour ports in Amsterdam, Dieppe or Calais crossings too.
With the introduction of 15 new cycling superhighways planned for 2025, Belgium is truly a country in love with the bicycle. So, prepare to be well-catered for when it comes to travelling by pedal power around this breath-taking country.
Whether you’re on one of the national network of long-distance LF-routes, or taking in the sights of bike-friendly cities like Ghent, Bruges or Antwerp, knowing the law for cyclists in Belgium will help you avoid any hefty fines and keep you safe on the roads.
In cities, fines can be issued for a number of offences relating to poor cycling safety, including:
Always follow the instruction of officials on the road. Whether it's a traffic officer or other official, if they are signalling with a red torch or directing you using their hands, follow their instructions. There are heavy fines associated with disobeying or not following such instructions.