Cycling with Kurt was the highlight of our self-guided bike tour through Belgium. We rented top of the line bikes from Kurt (e-bike for me and a hybrid bike for my husband). He was also very helpful with suggestions for the self-guided part of our trip. Communication was always fluid through emails, pickup times were punctual, very professional.
For 2 and a half days, Kurt guided us through numerous cemeteries, dugouts, memorials, battlesites, all well explained in amazing detail. He even fitted in my special request to visit an out-of-the-way Belgian cemetery. He is enthusiastic and passionate about history and biking. Along the way, he surprised us with a few unscheduled stops to German trenches, a beer-tasting at a start-up brewery, and a fine spaghetti meal at a local café, chatting up the locals. We could not have covered, understood or seen as much on our own as we did with Kurt.
For our Paris-Roubaix full-day tour, Kurt picked us up in Kortrijk with a mountain bike for me and a special road bike for my husband. Driving into France to our starting point in less than 30 minutes to the small town of Bouvines, we first visited the local church where we learned to "read" its stained glass windows for some of the more patriotic moments in French history. Once on the cobblestone roads he paced us well, sprinting with my husband, but coming back to encourage me on, ending with a well-deserved meal at a café and a local Picon drink. Perfect culture/biking combination. We are still talking about our trip and we can't recommend touring with Kurt highly enough.
Thank you Kurt, it was a pleasure and a privilege to ride with you.
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