International Two-days Walk of Flanders

Details

Place: Belgium, Blankenberg
Date: the first weekend of May
Website:Link

Registration

  • by internet www.2daagse.be
  • by bank transfer; From Belgium to account no. . BE25 0013 1777 2682 of Internationale Tweedaagse Blankenberge (BIC: GEBABEBB).
  • at the VVV-office as per from 1 February till Friday before the walking event (office open till 20.00 hrs.)
  • at the starting desk.

Routes

KM Starting time Starting place Finishing time Finishing place
Animation walk ± 6 km 08.00 to 15.00 hrs Market place 18.00 hrs Market place
Family polder walk ± 15 km 08.00 to 15.00 hrs Market place 18.00 hrs Market place
Sportive nature walk ± 24 km 08.00 to 15.00 hrs Market place 18.00 hrs Market place
Marathon walk ± 42 km from 08.00 hrs Market place 18.00 hrs Market place

Track and weather conditions

Description of the tracks (road, landscape)
The course gives the walker a good idea of the various landscapes and surroundings of Blankenberge. Eye-catchers along the road will be the surprising sea and dune sights, a couple of quiet dune and polder nature reserves, the sea resorts of Wenduine and De Haan, the open agricultural area of the Polders, the historic site of Lissewege and some unique polder villages, such as Zuienkerke, where old trades are brought to life again and lots of ancient stuff can be purchased at the jumble market.
Also the old fishing harbour, the promenade, the Pier, the spectacular Sea Life Center and the fascinating Serpentarium are part of the walking route.
Good care
Free snacks, fruit and drinks
Free foot car by the Red Cross Section Blankenberge - Zuienkerke.
Toilet facilities are available at each control and resting post.
Entertainment
In recent years the walk has become very popular because of its relaxed atmosphere where enjoyment and friendship are the rule. Street bands, old handicrafts, child animation and sampling stands give the walk an extra festive and Burgundian atmosphere.
Weather
It is springtime and normally the weather is good. Average daytime temperature is around 13 degrees Celsius.

Souvenir - award

Every participant who marches the full two days receives a beautiful medal.
The 1 day walker receives a badge.
Sanctioned by IML and IVV.

Transport

- by flight: via the national airport of Brussels, direct connection by train to Blankenberge.
- by boat: from England to the harbours of Oostende, Zeebrugge or Calais (France).
- by train: in Blankenberge there is a railway station with direct connection to the principal towns in Belgium (Brugge, Gent, Brussel, Antwerpen)
- by car: highway E40/A10 (Brussel - Oostende), exit no 8 direction Blankenberge, Zeebrugge.

Accommodation

- hotel : a lot of hotels in Blankenberge
- camping : 6 campings are available.
- sports hall : yes, reservation contact info@2daagse.be
- others : youth hostel.

Tourist information about the surroundings

Blankenberge is in the very neighbourhood of Brugge (famous medieval town).

Information and reservation

V.V.V. - Tourist Office Blankenberge
Koning Leopold III-plein
B-8370 Blankenberge
tel. +32 50 41 31 35
fax: +32 50 41 84 68
e-mail: info@2daagse.be
internet: www.2daagse.be

General information

- the language: Dutch (most of the people speak English, French and German)
- the money (currency): Euro

Contact

Internationale Tweedaagse Blankenberge vzw
F. Feverystraat 4
B-8370 Blankenberge
E-Mail: info@2daagse.be
Website: www.2daagse.be