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Old 02-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Toured in Belgium ?

Probably in the next 18 months or so I feel like I really want to take a moto trip to Europe. One great idea is northern Italy and southern Switzerland.

But since I have a large appreciation for Belgian beer and brewers, a week touring around Belgium sounds fantastic. In the interest of keeping the total cost down I was wondering about the ability to take a room in the brewing monasteries. It seems like I've read in the past about people staying in the monasteries.

I welcome any thoughts on a trip through Belgium ! Thanks !

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Old 02-21-2013, 02:36 AM   #2
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Hi Brent,

Cheap overnighting in monasteries is more something they do in Spain & France (pelgrims on road to Compostella). But no belgian beers there.
Here in Belgian, as far as i know, the trappist-monasteries don't do it (maybe for groups or for spiritual reasons). If you're into belgian beer you can visit some breweries overhere, there are plenty We're a small country but have over 1000 beer brands. I live 45 mins from Westfleteren, elected best trappist of the world. If you need more info be free to ask.
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:43 AM   #3
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Check out the tent space map, there are three hosts in Belgium listed there.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=http:%...339844&t=m&z=3
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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Brent,

If you let me know where you want to go, i would like to help you plan your tour de belgium
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:54 AM   #5
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I'm on the tent space map and can host you.

Orval monastery/brewery is not to far from my house and there are a few other breweries around, like Rulles or Sainte-Hélène. + the best beer shop in Belgium is 15 km from here.

And last, Luxembourg and its cheap fuel is very close too.
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Old 03-29-2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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The ardennen regio is very nice travelling, and in the maredsous brewery you can drink and eat very well.
Driving tip; drive the Meuse river downwards(take a break at maredsous) and dive further in the ardennes after that..
If you're into beer, the Rochefort sereis (6, 8 and 10) are a must drink!
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The ardennen regio is very nice travelling, and in the maredsous brewery you can drink and eat very well.
Driving tip; drive the Meuse river downwards(take a break at maredsous) and dive further in the ardennes after that..
If you're into beer, the Rochefort sereis (6, 8 and 10) are a must drink!
That ride along the Meuse is exceptional. Like going back a century. Thanks for the link to the Abbey. I go through the Ardennes three or four times a year and it's just a short detour to the Abbey from the usual roads I take. Don't know about riding after drinking, though. The brune is my preference but at 8% it might be a good idea to take a snooze afterward.
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