Euroroute R1 in Belgium
– The Euroroute R1 section in Belgium gives you about 97 km of excellent cycling from the French to the Dutch border (or vice versa). More specifically, you are going to cycle through Flanders, a northern region of Belgium that also creeps into France. This region is not just a cycler’s paradise, its culinary heritage is absolutely fantastic. The special Belgian waffle looks so tasty that becomes the centrepiece of every photo. More to the point, after a long slog on the bike all day, what’s more refreshing than a cool Belgian beer in good company?
Belgium along the R1 is also distinctive in its culture and history. The city of Diksmuide is brimming with historical context, Nieuwpoort boasts some amazing medieval architecture and Bruges is internationally known for the romantic area called Rozenhoedkaai. If you don’t really fancy submitting a photo to the E1|R1 Photo Award (of the most photographed place in Bruges, I haste to add), you’ll find countless beautiful areas and cultural gems on the R1 route in Belgium.
Maybe you will find our list below quite useful in submitting photos to the E1|R1 Photo Award. Just so you know, it’s only possible if you have taken a photo in one of the places, or in the immediate vicinity of the R1 – examples of places along the R1 in Belgium and Flanders can be seen below.