Amstel Gold Race — Liege-Bastogne-Liege — Fleche Wallonne

Ardennes Classics Trip

April 2020

Ride the Cycling Sportive to Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. Ride Mur de Huy.
If you are a true Cycling Enthusiast then you have to see a Classic once in your life!
Hosted by Eric de Clercq, a Belgian former professional cyclist with a passion for Spring in the north of Europe!

Amstel Gold Race, Liege-Bastogne-Liege Trip Details

Highlights
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Ride the Amstel Gold Race cyclo-sportive and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege cyclo-sportive.
  • See last two major races of the classics season and a semi-classic:
    • Amstel Gold Race
    • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    • Fleche Wallonne
  • Ride the famous roads with Eric de Clercq, an ex Belgian Pro
  • Visit the historic Limberg region and the Gallo-Roman Museum
  • Visit historical Huy and ride the challenging Mur de Huy
  • Experience Belgian hospitality and share the passion for all cycling things
  • Visit Flanders bike valley and the Ridley wind tunnel
Details

Dates: April 2020
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Brussels, Belgium

Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
Price:
 TBD
Single Supplement: TBD

Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare and based on two persons per room. If travelling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying the single supplement.

Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.

Rides
RIDE RATINGS

Our trips allow you to choose a suitable ride each day. Alternative ride options are available on most days. We use a consistent ride rating to help you choose your ride. We rate each ride on various factors; distance, total climbing, intensity and altitude. The table below is a guide to our ride rating system.

Unfortunately, we can’t forecast the weather when designing our rides, but your trip leader will advise you on any precautions. 

DistanceSHORT: less than 30km
MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).
LONG: more than 80 km
AscentTotal climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day
IntensitySome rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.
AltitudeSome of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.
Suitability
Spectators and Off the Bike

Racing fans are always welcome!

Social Riding and Leisure

We understand that your cycling holiday is a HOLIDAY! We understand that you don't normally ride everyday at home. Our ride routes cherry-pick the best areas.

Some training will always enhance your experience!

Experienced Riders

Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.

Inclusions

Tour cost is per person twin share and includes:

  • All Transport
  • Services of experienced Tour Guides, including former Belgian pro cyclist, Eric de Clercq
  • Return transfers from Zaventem Airport
  • Accommodation in a boutique hotel (Tongeren), a quality 4 star hotel in Zaventem
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 course evening meals on 3 nights
  • Lunch on 3 days
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Sightseeing as listed
  • Ride files and Bikestyle Tours itinerary
  • Bikestyle Tours cycling jersey & bibs
  • Entry to Amstel Gold and Liege-Bastogne-Liege cyclo sportif
Bike Hire

Note: All bike hire costs include 2 water bottles for you to keep. We also provide a saddle bag with a spare tube, pump, tyre-levers and multi-tool. The pump and saddle bag with its contents must be returned with the hire bike at the end of hire.

AT A GLANCE

TWIN SHARE
  • 10 Days
  • 3 Dinners, 3 Lunches
  • Amstel, Fleche and Liege
  • Luxury Transport
  • High Staff Ratio
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 3 & 4 Star Hotels

When is the Amstel Gold Race?

Ardennes classics are raced in the weeks following the Spring Classics races. The Ardennes is a region with dense forests and rolling hills. There a a number of ridges created from erosion by the many river systems, this creates challenging cycling terrain.

You would not normally associate Holland with hilly terrain. But, the border-region between Holland, Germany and Belgium creates some of the most exciting races on the UCI World Tour calendar.

Amstel Gold Race and Liege-Bastogne-Liege are very exciting races as the earlier races in Flanders and Roubaix tire some of the riders. Driven to redeem their earlier spring classics disappointments, their tired legs come up against fresh riders that are more suited the longer climbs.

amstel gold race cycle sportive
Experience the grueling climbs of the Amstel Gold Race. Rice the Cycle Sportive.

Ride with a former professional cyclist Eric de Clercq

Eric is a native Belgian whose career spanned 11 years from 1991 to 2002, in which he had 19 victories including a stage win in the Tour of Britain. He is one of the hard men of Belgium having raced the big classics such as Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix. He rode with:

  • La William-Duvel from 1991-1993
  • Collstrop from 1994-2002.

Since retiring, Eric became a Director Sportif from 2004-2007 for the Vlaanderen Women’s Professional Cycling Team. It was here that Eric learnt the organisational skills that make him the a great cycling guide.

Eric has been with Bikestyle Tours for many years and runs many trips every year. Speaking three languages, you will find Eric to be a very capable guide and great to socialise with after a ride.

He still has many associations with the professional cycling teams, including looking after their VIP’s and being a team soigneur.

Eric de clercq

Why Pre-Book with Bikestyle Tours?

Pre-bookings are risk free and guarantees you a spot!
Our pre-booking system is risk free way to reserve your place. That means you have first right of refusal once we’ve released the official trip itinerary. You’ll have 10 days to decide from when you receive the itinerary to confirm or cancel the booking. If the itinerary doesn’t suit you, you can cancel your booking within the 10-day period and your pre-booking deposit is fully refunded to you.

Our Trips are Guaranteed Departures.
Guaranteed departures give you peace of mind that once you’ve booked your trip – you’re going! We do not cancel trips due to insufficient numbers leaving you stranded. Our customers come from all over the world, so no matter where you live we can help you with your cycling vacation.

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