Amstel Gold Race, Liege-Bastogne-Liege Trip Details
- 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
- 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
Dates: April 2020
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Brussels, Belgium
Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
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.
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.
|Distance||SHORT: less than 30km|
|MEDIUM: between 30km and 80km (depending on the total climbing).|
|LONG: more than 80 km|
|Ascent||Total climbing (ascending) for the day, anything over 2000m is a big day|
|Intensity||Some rides may have time constraints. Our rides vary from EASY, MODERATE to HARD.|
|Altitude||Some of our rides may go into alpine areas where thinner air affects your intake of oxygen.|
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!
Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.
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
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
- 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.
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.
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.