|Fitness club, monthly fee for 1 adult||$67.80|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$542.37|
|Mid range bottle of wine||$6.78|
|Loaf of white bread||$2.78|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) outside of centre||$813.56|
|Water bottle (0.33 liter)||$2.71|
Harelbeke is a picturesque municipality in West Flanders, a Belgian province. The Lille Airport is the nearest major airport to this place and is approximately 42 km from its center. Harelbeke is only about 5 kilometers from Kortrijk, approximately 40 km from Gent, about 20 km from Roeselare, roughly 30 km from Lille and almost 60 km from the coast of Belgium. Avail cheap flights to Harelbeke and delve into its rich industrial-archaeological history.
The beautiful landscape is ideally suited for walking, cycling and other outdoor recreational activities. There is a very organized network of cycle routes, riding tracks and footways that facilitate outdoor recreation. Since 1958, Harelbeke has been the starting and finishing point of the famous E3 Prijs Vlaanderen. This semi-classic cycling event takes place a week in advance to the Tour of Flanders.
De Gavers is a remarkable nature recreational center facilitating walking, surfing, sailing, fishing and nature study and observation. It extends over an area of 420 acres. Tourists are attracted to this provincial park for its arboretum, sunbathing areas, playground, observation huts, hikers’ cabins, biking tracks, walking paths, bridle paths and also a running track. Tourists can enjoy some non-motorized water sports like swimming, sailing, diving, surfing and casting. The nature reserve attracts birds like water rails, blue throats and great crested grebes. The eye-catching pale lilac to deep magenta Southern Marsh Orchids are generally in full bloom in the meadows. This nature reserve is a good enough reason to avail cheap flights to Harelbeke.
Harelbeke has a stunning City Hall. This is an asymmetric white building designed by Dehullu & Partners, reputed local architects. It houses meeting rooms, tourist information center and a reception of course. The Corian white panels on the facade project upwards as if to hide the second floor balcony. A popular tourist destination is the Peter Benoit municipal museum. The exhibits highlight the illustrious life, career and works of Peter Benoit, a great composer, well-known music educationist and renowned director. He had the honor of being head of the Antwerp Academy of Music in 1867. Some of his well-known works are the oratorio De Oorlog, the Rubens cantata and the cantata De Leie. Come and stay in one of the comfortable hotels in Harelbeke and have an enjoyable vacation.