- A true cycling enthusiast must make the pilgrimage to the Ronde once in their life!
- 2 days of cycling including the bone-jarring but must do, Tour of Flanders cycle sportive event
- 3 days in beautiful Gent
- Experience Belgian hospitality and share their passion for all things cycling
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.
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 on Friday and Monday
- Accommodation in a 3 star apartment (Gent)
- Buffet breakfast daily.
- 3 course evening meals on 2 nights.
- Lunch on 1 day.
- Mechanical assistance with your bike.
- Sightseeing as listed.
- Bikestyle Tours Itinerary.
- Bikestyle Tours Cycling Jersey & Bibs
- Entry to Tour of Flanders
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
- 4 Days
- 2 Dinners, 1 Lunch
- Tour of Flanders
- Luxury Transport
- High Staff Ratio
- Intermediate to Experienced
- 3 & 4 Star Hotels
Share the road with former professional cyclist and local, Eric de Clercq
A career spanning 11 years from 1991 to 2002, including 19 victories including a stage win in the Tour of Britain. He is one of the hard men of Belgium.
Experience in racing the big Classics such as Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) and Paris-Roubaix. Eric rode for:
- La William-Duvel from 1991-1993
- Collstrop from 1994-2002.
In 2004 he became a Director Sportif for the Vlaanderen Women’s Professional Cycling Team. He continues to work with professional cycling teams as a team soigneur and hosting team VIP’s during race days.
Eric has been with Bikestyle Tours for many years and runs many trips each year. His favourite are the Spring Classics and the race that often passes his home, Tour of Flanders.
Speaking three languages, you will find Eric to be a great guide and even better to socialise with after a ride.
Ride Tour of Flanders cycle sportive
Your trip starts in Brussels and our staff help you prepare for the Tour of Flanders cyclo sportif.
Statistics surrounding this weekend are just astounding — some 16,000 riders participate in the cycle sportive and over 80% of the Belgium population tunes in to watch the race. This is the heartland of cycling! The sportif is extremely well organised and our guests always enjoy the tough day on the bike conquering the Flemish bergs — Koppenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Muur de Geraardsbergen, Paterberg just to name a few.
Our staff will also assist you with all of your preparations for the sportive. Our weekend guests even have the option to use one of our hire bikes for the weekend. Perfect for you to tie in some work travel around one of the worlds biggest cycling races!
Ride the Ronde course in a very well organised cycle sportive
VIP Experience – Ronde Van Vlaanderen
Soak up the atmosphere of one of the most exciting races on the cycling calendar – Tour of Flanders.
Sip champagne and see the race on the famous Oude Kwaremont
The final circuit has multiple passes of the Oude Kwaremont and often is where the winning rider breaks away from the field. Earlier in the day, the professional women battle out on the same course.
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.