Genk is a great city to discover by bike. You can access pretty much everything with just a bicycle.
At the station in the heart of the city center, you can find Fietspunt ('Bicycle Point'). Here you can rent a bicycle, park your bicycle in a secured area. Need to get some small reparations done? Fietspunt can fix it in no time!
Are you a student at UHasselt UC Leuven-Limburg or LUCA School of Arts? Thanks to the support of the city, you can rent a bike for free. However, you'll need to pay a guarantee of 70 euro. This will be refunded when you the return the bicycle.
You first have to register and apply for a bike. You can do that by filling out this form.
T: +32 11 35 27 31
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 am 11:30 am -18:30 pm
Weekends and holidays: 9:00 am – 13:00 pm
You can also make use of the sharing bicycles. These are called Mobit. Go to the website, download the app and find bikes spread all over the city! Don't have a bike? Just go to the app and it will find the nearest bicycle for you! Mobit isn't free, but for a small fee you can travel with ease through the city. All info here: www.mobit.eu
Want to take a different route and discover the city whilst riding your bicycle? Genk offers at least 30 kilometers of bike lanes in the cycle route network. Want to plan your route? Use Naviki!
You can take the bus with De Lijn. You can download their app for your smartphone, or go on their website to plan your route.
Buying tickets is fairly easy. You can pay on the bus, or you can order a ticket online. You can find the different price ranges here.
Do you plan on using the bus regularly? Then you should consider purchasing a Buzzy Pazz. With this travel pass, made for people under the age of 25, you can freely use the bus and tram in the Flanders region. The Buzzy Pazz is not valid in Brussels and Wallonia, these regions have different bus compagnies.
Check this page to see what you have to do in order to get a Buzzy Pazz.
Older than 25? Then you can go for an Omnipas.
With the train (SNCB) you'll have a rather quick and easy access to the different cities in Belgium. You can find everything on their website: https://www.belgiantrain.be/en.