After the corona crisis, the Biking Bar is finally becoming a household name in Ypres – Flanders Fields and far beyond. 2022 gave us confidence to shift up another gear towards the 5th season (2023). For that reason, this beautiful but outdated building is now to be thoroughly renovated. The owner (City of Ypres) gave the green light to carry out a number of structural interventions during these winter months. In close synergy, the operator (Biking Box Cycletours b.v.) with contractor(s) and the City will adapt this stylish building completely in accordance with today's standards. A temporary & complete closure is inevitable for this.
We hope to welcome you in 2023 for many more great and cosy Biking Bar moments. For now February is planned as re-opening month.
There is no better setting to enjoy an exquisite barbecue after cycling than in our Biking Box-Velodrome Garden. Lovely garden terrace (it is also possible inside the Biking Bar itself) where you can see the meat being barbecued on site by our chef. Two options: “All you can eat” (€32) or “Medium Formula” (€25). With barbecued potatoes, vegetables and an extensive range of appetizers or snacks. Both formulas can also already be included with an aperitif (+ €6.50)
Enjoy cycling and happy food from de Westhoek (Flanders Fields) with our electrical picknick-bicycle. Min. 4 to max. 8 persons can get our picknick-box in this specific bicycle. Including fresh drinks. Groups pay 50 EUR for this picknick bicycle if they also hire other bicycles from Biking Box. Only this picknick-bicycle? Then 70 EUR is the price for a day. Picknick prepared by Biking Box: 19 € each person.
This is what you can get in the Biking Bar!
For the second time official start of Ghent-Wevelgem took place at the front door of Biking Box' Biking Bar in Ypres. But as the COVID pandemic crisis continues, it did not allow us to open our doors... A 2nd edition without cycling fans in or around the race.... The sports, leisure & tourism sector to which we are a part continues to hit extremely hard.
Fortunately, we still had Radio 1-Sporza who came to visit us. Here the radio-reportage here !
Silence rules during this long and sad COVID-winter months. As long as this cursed virus rules our lives, we can only hope and pray for a normal life again 'soon'... But when will that be? Being part of the world of tourism, 'biking' events and 'horeca', we - amongst many others - keep our fingers crossed that we can make a brand new start in coming spring or ultimately early summer... With this video we give you at least a bit of those vibes, that all of us have missed so much in 2020..
Biking Box... Biking Events... it's all part of our cycling experience that has been created to offer a rich and wide choice of activities. Biking Box Cycletours as such has a proven track record in the mean time, whether guided or self-guided tours in the area of In Flanders Fields. Everything so far has been done from our passionate drive for cycling and historical heritage. As a former cyclist and cycling journalist Kurt Titeca and his wife Renate Drappier, have for years worked on this concept? They satisfied an international as well as national clientele specifically focused on the hiring, supervising and organizing of cycling in and to In Flanders Fields/ Kemmelberg-area. In addition, there is Kurt's journalistic background (10 years active as professional cycling editor and publicist) . Also 20 years of experience within the "LCMT.be" as multi-day mountainbike and road cycling happenings in Belgian and Luxembourg Ardennes, In the more recent Remembrance Years Kurt operated as cycling guide in "Flanders Fields".
From this growing activity in recent years and given the need to provide a full welcome and something more ... we have launched the dream of linking the OUTDOOR cycling paradise around Ypres with the INDOOR cycling experience center. To give you an even more warm welcome and also great après bike services in the Biking Bar or on the massage table... Or just enjoy the new brilliant garden-terrace already baptized 'the WIPERS VELODEROME'. On the way to complete your "cycling experience" for Ypres and In Flanders Fields we will add all kinds of services and products that are linked to the world of cycling.
You will - as we do already - be able to get reliable touring bikes, race bicycles and of course the 'booming' E-bikes! Being a bicycle visitor you can get all suitable information about custom made tour programs, packages and numerous guided or self-guided routes ... The Biking Box cycling experience center is your best lead-out to get a brilliant day and even multi-day bike tours/holidays.
The bicycle tourist will have the opportunity to get a shower, to enjoy a nice cup of coffee before starting in the morning, and of course the best après-bike suggestions of this area! Regional cuisine or healthy sport/bike-tasting products (of course including the rich listing of local beers and even some wine from our vinyards).
Think of a yummy dessert or pancake, would this not be a tailormade sweetie for every bicycle tourist? Or just get the barista's coffees/hot chocolate? Little by little we want extend the kitchen with suitable and original food stuff.
A remarkable piece of art in a remarkable landscape: the 600.000 clay statues, representing all the dead in Belgium during World War I and for always connected with present generation. A message towards the future, expressing HOPE, represented in 40.000 kids-clay statues who break out of the huge Egg. Protection and a feeling of threatening as well. It's part of our bicycle tour in the southern part of the Ypres Salient.
A superb cycling tour, you can never beat on a car or bus: with off-road tracks (on our rental mountainbikes or hybrid bikes) we cycle from coal mine city of Lens towards the ridges of 1915 battles 'N.D. de la Lorette'. Incredible history but at the same time specific cycling fun. Also possible with E-bikes or classic bicycle on the asphalt-roads. But so much more intense when going off-road through woods and former battlefields.
Impressionant! Polygoon Wood & the Australian Remembrance, that is planned for coming Tuesday. We were there already yesterday (with 'Aussies' on the bike ?) and met the TV-crew, quite busy preparing everything for 26 Sep 5.30 am.