hotel room with bed

Package deals

We also offer a great choice of packages to maximise your cycling experience in our area.

At the Sportimonium, 12 euro admits 2 people to the museum with its active exhibition, the use of a tablet with an interactive quiz and activity game, the cycling map and discount cards for other attractions (worth 17 euro).

A variety of B&Bs and hotels in the area offer accommodation plus something extra to make an attractive package.

At Casa Grinta in Terhagen you can combine a well-balanced set meal for racers with a guided tour of the largest ever private collection of cycling memorabilia. You can also make the visit without the meal.

‘s Gravenmolen in Grimbergen and Sacchetti’s in Klein-Willebroek also treat you to a balanced set meal for cyclists.

Groups can explore the area and local cycling history in a very personal way, guided by an ex-professional. Groups can also book a ‘riding in the velodrome’ initiation session on a special indoor track bike.

For those who prefer to leave the cycling to their partner, there are alternatives including a visit to the local brewery, a day’s shopping in Mechelen or some lazy sunbathing on the beach in Hofstade.

B&B Klinkaart: Flandrien package

Klinaart B&B towel and 2 champagne glasses

B&B De Klinkaart has put together a Flandrien package especially for 'On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay in the new B&B, free cycling map and a 3-course meal in the Casa Grinta restaurant and cycling museum. After the meal Paul Van Bommel will give you a personal tour of his museum.

More...

Casa Grinta: restaurant and private cycling collection

Paul Van Bommel pours wine for Ludo Peeters and Johny Macharis in the restaurant

Annik and Paul Van Bommel are there to welcome you with open arms to their restaurant, Casa Grinta, in Terhagen. Here you can enjoy fresh, culinary dishes served in a perfect cycling setting. The stylish references to cycling ensure a great atmosphere. Chef and collector Paul Van Bommel has transformed his unique private collection into a beautiful cycling museum above the restaurant.

More...

B&B ’t Lekkerbeddeke

cyclist on the bicycle bridge in Rumst

B&B ’t Lekkerbeddeke has put together a cycling package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay in the B&B, free cycling map and regional tourist information, and a 3-course meal in the Casa Grinta restaurant and cycling museum. After the meal Paul Van Bommel will give you a personal tour of his museum.

More...

Sacchetti’s: Tour of the Vaartland

tables in the restaurant

Sacchetti’s restaurant is the ideal place to take a well-earned rest during your bike ride.
Sacchetti’s offers a ‘Tour of the Vaartland’ lunch package for individuals and groups. It will provide you with all the sustenance you need to continue your tour.

More...

Sacchetti’s: Giro d’Italia

view along the canal

The picturesque fishing village of Klein-Willebroek is the ideal spot to take a break during or at the end of your cycling tour.
Sacchetti’s restaurant offers a ‘Giro d’Italia’ lunch or dinner package to individuals and groups.

More...

Boat trip on the Rupel

Klein-Willebroek yacht harbour

If your partner is cycling ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’, but you’re not such a fan of two wheels, there are other ways to discover the delights of our region. While your partner cycles through the area along the waterside, you can explore the region on the water with the 'Riverstar’ and ‘Rivertours’ boating companies.

More...

On the wheel of a former professional

Ludo Peeters, René Dillen and Johny Macharis from behind

For something a bit more exclusive, try out the cycling routes on the wheel of a real former professional cyclist. Ludo Peeters, René Dillen, Kurt Onclin and Johny Macharis lead groups of 8 people and more on these wonderful activity tours.
You can also go on tour with collector Paul Van Bommel. He has met all the big names in cycling and has put together an impressive collection of cycling memorabilia in his restaurant, Casa Grinta.

More...

On the wheel of Eddy... but without pedals!

3 kick-bikers in front of the tourist information office

If you’re not keen on long bike rides, but would still like to explore the area, why not try doing it on a kickbike! The Provincial Recreation Domain ‘De Schorre’ rents out a super modern version for an exhilarating ride along the Rupel.

More...

Scheldelanders by bike

5 cyclists on the dyke

If you’d rather do the cycling routes with a tour guide, let the Scheldeland guide take you along. Together you can cycle along a beautiful section of the 'Rupel area’ or ‘Vaartland’ route, while the guide tells you all about the cycling history with his iPad.

More...

Duvel Brewery, Breendonk

cyclists on the dyke in a

While your partner is immersed in local cycling history, you can concentrate on the Duvel brewing process. Find out all about the history of Duvel Moortgat and take a look inside our brewery and bottling plant. Discover what it is that makes Duvel so unique, and how to pour this nectar properly.

More...

Casa Grinta: guided tour of Paul Van Bommel’s cycling collection

Rupske Lauwers' bicycle and cycling jerseys in the museum

Chef and collector Paul Van Bommel has transformed his unique private collection into a beautiful cycling museum above the restaurant. Paul likes to give visitors a personal guided tour of the miniature bikes, posters, signed photos, jerseys, drink bottles and shirt numbers...

More...

Harmonium Art Museum, Klein-Willebroek

close-up of a harmonium

The Harmonium Art Museum, known as HAM, contains the collection owned by Ben Roemendael, who wanted to share his passion for the harmonium with the wider public.

More...

Het Anker: Sweet dreams at the brewery

tour at the brewery's steam boiler

Enjoy ‘sweet dreams’ when you stay overnight at Mechelen’s own brewery.
The package consists of an overnight stay and guided tour of the brewery, 3-course meal in the brewery restaurant, free cycling map and beer box and a visit to the Sportimonium.

More...

Guesthouse Komzo: Cycling between water and nature

room with bed and desk

Guesthouse Komzo has put together the ‘Cycling between water and nature’ package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay, a picnic package with free cycling map and a 3-course meal.

More...

New Belgica, Boom

black-and-white photo of the Belgica

While your partner discovers the local cycling history, you can find out all about the history of the water.
A seaworthy replica of the three-masted ‘Belgica’ is being built in a shipyard in Boom. Adrien de Gerlache undertook his historic South Pole expedition (1897-1899) in the original ship, and it was the first time in history that men had stayed in the Antarctic over the winter.

More...

Cycling track, Wilrijk

2 cyclists on the cycling track

The Provincial Cycling Centre is not just an ideal place to take a break on the yellow cycling route; it is also an active cycling hub. Try and beat Eddy Merckx’s record time and experience the speed and kick of cycling on the 333-metre track.

More...

Noeveren, brickmaker’s hamlet in Boom

old brickworks site

The unique landscape of the Rupel area has been shaped over the centuries by clay excavation and the manufacture of bricks, roof tiles and floor tiles. Several generations of brickmakers have made this region what it is today. Nowhere is the typical brickmaking character better preserved than in Noeveren, a hamlet in Boom. For those who would like to find out more about the special history of the Rupel area, this is a good place to start.

More...

B&B Sterckxhof: Sterckxhof package

façade of two farmhouses

B&B Sterckxhof has designed a package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay with breakfast and a discount leaflet.
The ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ discount leaflet is worth €29 and is valid from 1 April to 3 November 2013.

The package consists of:

  • admission to the Sportimonium for 2 people + use of a tablet + cycling map
  • Museum for Old Techniques: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • National Botanical Gardens: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • regional product shop: 1 free glass of Dutch gin or fruit juice for 2 people
  • Sint-Brixius ice-cream parlour: 1 free cup of coffee per purchase, for 2 people
More...

Den Berg’ wellness & charm hotel: ‘Den Berg’ On the wheel of Eddy Merckx package

hotel room with bed

The ‘Den Berg’ wellness & charm hotel has put together a package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay with breakfast in this new hotel and a discount leaflet. The ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ discount leaflet is worth €29 and is valid from 1 April to 3 November 2013.

The package consists of:

  • admission to the Sportimonium for 2 people + use of a tablet + cycling map
  • Museum for Old Techniques: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • National Botanical Gardens: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • regional product shop: 1 free glass of Dutch gin or fruit juice for 2 people
  • Sint-Brixius ice-cream parlour: 1 free cup of coffee per purchase, for 2 people
More...

Falko Hotel: On the wheel of Eddy Merckx package

hotel room with bed

The Falko Hotel has put together a package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay with breakfast and a discount leaflet.
The ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ discount leaflet is worth €29 and is valid from 1 April to 3 November 2013.

The package consists of:

  • Admission to the Sportimonium for 2 people + use of a tablet + cycling map
  • Museum for Old Techniques: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • National Botanical Gardens: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • regional product shop: 1 free glass of Dutch gin or fruit juice for 2 people
  • Sint-Brixius ice-cream parlour: 1 free cup of coffee per purchase, for 2 people
More...

Hotel Restaurant Rijckendael: Merckx night package

hotel room with bed

Hotel-restaurant Rijckendael has designed this package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’.
The package consists of an overnight stay with breakfast, an energy drink and powerbar snack for on the road, and a discount leaflet.
The ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ discount leaflet is worth €29 and is valid from 1 April to 3 November 2013.

The package consists of:

  • admission to the Sportimonium for 2 people + use of a tablet + cycling map
  • Museum for Old Techniques: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • National Botanical Gardens: 2 tickets for the price of 1
  • regional product shop: 1 free glass of Dutch gin or fruit juice for 2 people
  • Sint-Brixius ice-cream parlour: 1 free cup of coffee per purchase, for 2 people
More...

‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ package

promotional flyer 'in the wheel of Eddy Merckx' package

We are offering an ‘On the wheel’ package especially for ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’. The package consists of admission to the Sportimonium for 2 people, including the use of a tablet, a cycling map of the 3 cycling routes and a discount leaflet for various tourist attractions.

More...

Boating and sailing package

on the canal from the boat

For those who would like to see the landscape from a different perspective, or who like a little variety, Kanaaltochten Brabant passenger boats offer a super alternative.

More...

Brasserie ’s-Gravenmolen: ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’

interior of brasserie with set tables

The chef at brasserie ’s-Gravenmolen has put together a well-balanced cyclists menu especially for would-be cyclists or cyclists who have just finished their tour.

More...

3Ri4en

view of terrace at dusk

Amidst the trees and water, flowers and bushes, cycle paths and walking trails lies an oasis of peace and activity. A family atmosphere, from kids to seniors. A pancake with the children or grandchildren or dinner by candlelight. Brasserie 3Ri4en warms the heart of Rumst with good old traditional cooking and a stroll full of fantasy through modern times.

More...

Taverne Boothuis: On the wheel of Eddy Merckx

view of boat house façade

A deliciously light ‘On the wheel of Eddy Merckx’ pasta meal is served to you in the Boothuis.

More...

‘Den Reggel’ cycling track

cyclists pelotons on cycling track

If you’re somebody who’d like to see if it’s easy staying upright while cycling in a velodrome, then it’s time to check out ‘Den Reggel’ cycling track. It’s open to everyone when there are no training sessions or competitions. Helmets are compulsory.

More...

Contact

Gevel van sportimonium gebouw
Sportimonium vzw
Trianondreef 19
1981 Hofstade-Zemst
info@sportimonium.be
www.sportimonium.be
Logo van sportimonium