Tour of Flanders Cycle Sportive

Ronde van Vlaanderen Weekend Trip

Ronde van Vlaanderen Date 3rd to 6th April 2020

2 days of cycling including the bone-jarring but must do, Tour of Flanders Cycle Sportive event.
If you are a true Cycling Enthusiast then you must make the pilgrimage to the Ronde once in your life!
After all it is the race that stops the nation.
Highlights
TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:
  • 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
Details

Dates: April 3, 2020 to April 6, 2020
Start: Brussels, Belgium
Finish: Brussels, Belgium

Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
Price:
 $2990AUD
Single Supplement: $300AUD

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.

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 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
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
  • 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.

Former Professional Eric de Clercq winning a stage
Eric de Clercq winning a stage at Tour of Britain

Tour of Flanders Weekend Itinerary

  • Arrival at the Spring Classics
  • Tour of Flanders Cycle Sportif
  • Tour of Flanders
  • Farewell from Flanders

Arrival at the Spring Classics

Friday, 5 April 2019
Gent, Belgium
Welcome Dinner

Welcome to Gent, our accommodation centrally located in Gent, it is ideal for visiting the historic city or to the other neighbouring Flemish Cities of Art.

We start today with our staff meeting you at Zaventem airport in Brussels at 11.30 am and transferring you to our first hotel in beautiful, lively Gent, our base for the next 6 nights where you can unpack and settle in. There will be someone to meet you at the Airport and assist you to …

Tour of Flanders Cycle Sportif

Saturday, 6 April 2019
Gent, Belgium
Breakfast, Dinner

The Tour of Flanders Sportif  has on average 16,000 riders participating in this great event and you too will have the opportunity to do either the 170km, 130km or the 74km distance events – you choose.

Each year there is a special Cycling Sportif event for cycling tourists on the day before the real boys come out to play.  On average 16,000 riders do this great event and you too will have the opportunity to do either the 170km, 130km or the 74km distance events – you choose. Our great location …

Tour of Flanders

Sunday, 7 April 2019
Gent, Belgium
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

The Tour of Flanders is a living monument to cycling thanks to its past winners and demanding parcours. Hard men shine through this race typically hit with snow, wind and/or rain… Men like Rik Van Looy, Eddy Merckx, Roger De Vlaeminck, Tom Boonen and Johan Museeuw.

I don’t think there is anything quite like seeing a big Classic race live. The crowds are getting bigger every year. All of Flanders comes out to celebrate as if it is their National Day. To me, this is the real heart of cycling. If you are a cyclist you have to see this race …

Farewell from Flanders

Monday, 8 April 2019
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Breakfast

Sadly, our trip comes to an end today. We hope have enjoyed the Tour of Flanders experience and challenged yourself on some of the toughest roads in Europe.

Sadly, our trip comes to an end today. We hope have enjoyed the Tour of Flanders experience and challenged yourself on some of the toughest roads in Europe. Most of all we hope you’ve created new friendships and great memories. The trip ends and we head our separate ways but we hope to see you again …

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.

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