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About Cactus


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About Cactus


 

Cactus embraces the diversity of ideas,
stories and places in this city. 

 

Cactus organizes guided bike tours in Brussels and works primarily thanks to the engagement of its volunteer-guides. We provide opportunities for them to grow in doing what they like and create space for volunteers to develop their own initiatives. Cactus is part of a network of people in Brussels who aim to enhance the daily quality of life on a social and ecological level. Through bicycle tours and projects Cactus, together with its partners, uses the diversity of Brussels as a source of inspiration and wealth. We do this in different ways:

 


Saturday Tours

With our fixed offer of ‘Saturday tours’ our guides give you a best of Brussels. Note: no ordinary style guided bike tours with tour guide monologues here! We prefer the less well-beaten track and take you to surprising spots in the city.


Custom Tour

We prefer to make a customized guided bike tour for groups, in order to create a richer and more immersive experience. During a custom tour we encourage the interaction between the group, the guide, the city and its residents. Organisations and companies can also contact Cactus for a customized offer.


Projects

Through our projects we stimulate people from Brussels to use and share their ideas, stories and passions to inspire others. By cycling, we create new encounters and invite participants to explore the city from a different angle.

 

Enthusiastic guides!

Our enthusiastic guides love to share there passion for Brussels with tourist groups,
young people, commuters, expats or Brusseleirs.

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Saturday Tour


Saturday Tour


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Discover Brussels with Cactus every Saturday.

 

Do you want to discover Brussels by bicycle? During a Saturday tour, one of our guides will take you as part of a small group to special places and explore the less well-beaten track in the European capital. Surprise yourself and book this tour now!

 
 
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Saturday Tour

Saturday tours are a fascinating introduction to Brussels and its diversity of neighbourhoods. Our guides offer you a perfect mix between Brussels highlights such as the Marolles, the Fish Market, the Courthouse and less obvious places that will give you a surprising view of the city. We put the bicycles aside at the halfway point to take a small break in a cosy bar or on one of the many terraces. And who knows, maybe we will even have an unexpected encounter with a Brussels resident!

 
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Saturday tours take place every Saturday from April until the end of October.

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The Saturday tour starts at 13h30 from central station and takes about 3,5 hours

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All Saturday tours take place in English. If you wish to take a tour in another language you can book a custom tour.

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The price of a Saturday tour is: 
18 euro euro with your own bicycle
23 euro with bicycle rental included.

 
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Inscription

Check the calendar below and choose your Saturday tour. Fill in the form and submit! Departure at 13.30 at Central Station (Carrefour de l'Europe).

 
Name *
Name
Date of Saturday Tour *
Date of Saturday Tour
Bike *
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Custom Tour


Custom Tour


Create a tour customized for your group of friends, family, organisation or company.

 
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Customized and à la carte

Cactus brews the tour of your dreams! Tell us your wishes through the request form and we will create a customized tour for your group.
 

Friends and family 

Do you plan an excursion to Brussels with family or friends? Tell us when you want to take a tour with us and indicate the number of people that will participate in the request form (link). Together we can decide on the date, departure and end time, topics and language of the guided tour. Lastly, we will search a guide who suits your group best.
 

Companies and organisations

Do you want to discover Brussels, its neighbourhoods and residents? To be inspired by the incomprehensible and surprising character of the city? Or maybe just live a different experience together with your colleagues in the European capital? Contact us for more information or a free offer and we will be happy to brew a challenging customized bicycle tour for your organisation or company.

 

A custom tour for your group can be organised throughout the year.

On average a custom tour takes about 3,5 hours. Together we decide on the departure time of the tour.

You can choose a guided tour in Dutch, French, English, Spanish or German.

A custom tour for family and friends: 18 euro with your own bicycle, 23 euro with bicycle rental included.

For organisations and companies we make a not binding offer customized to your specific request.

Click here for our terms and conditions.

 

Request form

Reserve or demand an offer through our request form.

 
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Projects


Projects


Cactus is always looking for new perspectives to explore the potential of the city and its residents.

 

Through our projects we create new connections in Brussels, as well as between locals and visitors of the city. We encourage Brussels residents to inspire others with their stories. How? By facilitating encounters and connecting people during our bicycle tours. Book one of our project tours now and get a different view on the city. Or maybe you have an idea for an ambitious project: let us know!

 
 
 
 
 

Rickshaw Bockstael

During summer Cactus guides elderly people in a rickshaw through Laeken to enjoy the benefits of cycling in the city: liberty, the feeling of the wind going through your hair and a pleasant way to experience city life. Click here for more information.

 
 
 

D’Broej on tour

D’Broej together with Cactus launched a project of bicycle tours guided by young Brussels residents. We coached these youngsters to guide groups in their neighbourhoods in Brussels, Molenbeek or Anderlecht.

They show their favourite spots and offer an alternative view on their daily life and the city as a whole. The places you will discover with these young people is also a perfect occasion to start an interesting dialogue.

In this way D’broej on tour creates an enriching exchange between young people and participants on topics like education, religion, sports and urban challenges. 

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More info?

Do you want to book one of our project tours or do you have a proposal for an ambitious project? Get in touch with Philippe Renders.

 

Metro 5, moving people, moving stories.

Metro5 is an initiative of Odisee (College University Brussels). It is an ambitious project realised with several partners, including Cactus. Metro line 5 cuts trough Brussels from west to east, and it takes exactly 28 stops to cross a mix of very diverse neighbourhoods, typical for Brussels. Exactly this diversity of Brussels, its people and their stories Metro5 wants to highlight during their guided bicycle tours. 

In the framework of the Metro5 project, Cactus developed several guided bike tours above Metro line 5. Do you want to taste the diversity of neighbourhoods and discover surprising places and inspiring stories above this metro line? Contact us for more information.

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