Overland Belgium Travel
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- 1 Visiting Belgium
- 2 Entering Belgium with a Car or Motorbike
- 3 Driving in Belgium
- 4 Gas price in Belgium and Diesel price in Belgium
- 5 Safety and Security Considerations
- 6 Camping in Belgium
- 7 Navigation
- 8 Special Overland Travel interests
- 9 Vehicle Maintenance
- 10 Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Belgium
- 11 References
- 12 Helpful External links
Belgium is part of the European Union. Motorhomes are relatively common and you will find both paid and free camping areas. Must sees are: Brugge, Flanders Fields, and the Ardenes.
Entering Belgium with a Car or Motorbike
You can simply drive across a border, take a ferry from Britain, or ship into Zeebrugge or Antwerp.
(To check if you need a travel Visa for Belgium, application instructions and fees see: Belgium Visa online application at VisaHQ.com)
Registration documents, identity, and vehicle insurance.
Process at border
Briefly describe the process at the border to enter with a vehicle
Cost of entry
Permitted length of stay
As no paperwork is completed on entry your vehicle is okay to stay as long as it is insured.
Extension of stay
Not necessary for vehicle.
Storing a vehicle and temporarily leaving the country
A vehicle can be stored on private property without problems.
Exiting with a vehicle
Describe the paperwork requirements and process at the border to exit.
Driving in Belgium
Recommended books for Overlanding in Belgium
Travel insurance for Belgium
Vehicle insurance requirements
Green card insurance is necessary.
Cost of vehicle insurance
State the price of insurance and a time period.
Where to purchase vehicle insurance
Describe where insurance can be purchased.
State the kind of driving licenses required. i.e. International Driving Permit.
Driving side of road
RHD vehicles can be driven in Belgium.
Mandatory items in vehicle
State any mandatory items that must be carried in the vehicle. (i.e. safety triangle, first aid kit, fire extinguisher, etc.)
General Road quality
Give a brief description of the general road quality. Mention if one way streets are common.
Briefly describe the overall quality & existence of road signs for directions and hazards.
List the frequency and approximate price of toll roads.
Bribery in Belgium
Briefly describe how common bribery is and whether it should be expected, and the best way to deal with it.
describe the frequency of checkpoints (police or military and what to expect.
Traveling with pets
List the entry requirements and anything else required to travel with a pet.
Gas price in Belgium and Diesel price in Belgium
Last updated: October 2012
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|Unleaded||€1.77 EUR per Liter|
|Diesel||€1.57 EUR per Liter|
Gas and Diesel Availability / Frequency
Briefly describe if gas shortages are known to occur.
Also state the approximate average distance between gas stations. This is a very rough estimate.
Gas and Diesel Quality
Discuss if gasoline / diesel considered "clean" or "dirty", and generally high or low quality.
State the sulfur content of diesel, if known.
Safety and Security Considerations
Driving at night
Discuss driving at night and if it should it be avoided. Mention why.
Discuss if vehicles can be parked on the street, if they are considered "safe" at night. If vehicles can not be parked on the street, list the other options that exist.
Special driving considerations
A List of special things to be careful of (i.e. Unsigned speed bumps, abnormal road rules, people or animals on the road, etc.).
List any roads that are not recommended to drive for safety or other security reasons.
Security advisories and information
- Country Specific Information - U.S. Department of State
- Travel Reports and Warnings - Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada
- Travel advice by country - Foreign and Commonwealth office (U.K.)
- Travel Advice for Belgium - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Camping in Belgium
Describe if organized "pay" camping is common. List the facilities commonly found at these campsites.
List the approximate average price range of camping in organized campgrounds.
Also discuss the possibility of "wild" or "roadside" camping. How common is it? Is it considered safe, or a bad idea.
Camping guide books
List and link to books specifically for camping.
Tap water is safe to drink and of very good quality.
Michelin are amoung the best paper maps. Paper maps are available in Belgium from Fuel Stations and Book stores.
GPS Maps of Belgium
Review different GPS companies, quality and coverage (Tomtom, Garmin, OSM, Tracks4Africa). (with links to each).
GPS co-ordinates for camping, propane, gas, repairs, etc. in Belgium
- iOverlander is a website and iPhone application designed by Overlanders, for Overlanders. It contains GPS co-ordinates and reviews for camping, hotels, propane, water, mechanics, borders and much more.
Link to sites that have a list of GPS co-ordinates (or directions) for camping locations (including "wild" campsites), propane filling, gas stations, repair shops, places of interest, etc.
Special Overland Travel interests
List any special items / places that are popular with Overlanders
4x4s / Trucks
- Toyota Global Dealer Locator
- Land Rover International Dealer Locator
- Mercedes Benz International (select country on bottom right)
- Jeep International site locator
Add known good mechanics here.
Buy or sell a car or motorbike in Belgium
Describe how a foreigner can buy a vehicle. List any difficulties or limitations on where the vehicle can be driven.
Describe how a foreigner can sell a foreign-plated vehicle, or list not possible.'
Links to the source of any information - blogs or discussion forums, etc.
Add any helpful external links here.