2024 Tour of Flanders Weekend – Cycle Sportive
March 29, 2024 to April 1, 2024
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 have to see a Classic once in your life! After all it is the race that stops the nation.
- 4 Days
- Intermediate to Experienced
- 2 Dinners, 1 Lunches
- Support Vehicle
- Mechanical Assistance
- Navigational Guidance
Twin Share $3500Single Supplement $400
Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2024
Brussels, Belgium, April 1, 2024
Group Size: 15 guests – 3 staff
Rides: Sealed roads, some bikeways and Cobble Stones
Challenge Rating: Some small hills – Cobble Stones
Accommodation: 3 to 4 star hotels, twin share, optional single supplement when booking
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.
Experienced Riders: Your cycling holiday is all actually about the bike! Our epic and challenge ride options seek more vertical metres and longer miles.
Buffet breakfast every day, 2 dinners and 1 lunch
- 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
- 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
Price: AUD $3500 (twin share)
Single Supplement: AUD $400
Note: All trip costs are per person, not including airfare, and are based on two persons per room. If traveling alone we will match you with a person to share. Alternatively, you may choose to have a room of your own by paying a single supplement.
Note: It is a requirement of Bikestyle Tours that you have Travel Insurance for your trip.
Many guests find it convenient to hire one of our professionally prepared quality hire bikes.
- Hire a bike so that you’re not lugging a bike around on your extended European holiday
- Hire a bike and mitigate damage or delays during international transit
Bike Hire Charges
Bike Hire: AUD $180.00
Note: Renters of our hire bikes are liable for damages to their hire bike during the period of hire, treat it like you own for the rental period. Bikes are set up to your measurements before your arrival and are fully serviced by our professional mechanic.
Arrival at the Tour of Flanders
Friday, 29 March 2024
We start today with our staff meeting you at Zaventem airport in Brussels at 11.30 am and transfer you to our first hotel in beautiful, lively Gent, our base for the next 3 nights where you can unpack and settle in.
There will be someone to meet you at the airport and assist you to our vehicle. After we collect everyone we will be on our way to Gent and our self-contained apartment-hotel in the centre of town. The first job will be to assemble your bike and Bikestyle staff will be on hand if you have mechanical problems or need any other assistance.
Tonight a Welcome Dinner is provided at the Hotel Restaurant and there will be plenty of time to ask questions and meet the staff and of course, the people who you will be spending your holiday with and maybe a Belgian beer or two!
- Arrive in Gent
- Warm-up ride
- Welcome dinner
On arrival at our, accommodation our Bikestyle Tours guides will assist your check-in and assemble your bike. Whatever help you may need, your caring guides will be on hand. We will head out for an easy warm-up ride and to check that our bikes are ready for tomorrows Gran Fondo.
Tour of Flanders Cycle Sportif
Saturday, 30 March 2024
Today we have the special Cycling Sportif event for cycling tourists on the day before the real boys come out to play.
Our great location in Gent will be to our advantage this morning as the hotel will prepare an early breakfast for us. After breakfast, we will head off to the start line to start your Flander Sportif experience. The 130km is the pick of the events as it gives you a true feel of the race as it traditionally goes over all the final (13 or so) climbs including the famous Molenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Berendries, Valkenberg, Paterberg. It’s a great day on the bike but a hard one as the growing popularity of the event now means that almost 16,000 people participate.
The Tour of Flanders for Cyclists is the second event on the Golden Bike calendar, an initiative of the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) to promote bike races worldwide. The Tour of Flanders (the race) is without a doubt one of the biggest sporting events in Belgium.
After the event, we will gather everyone and head back to Gent for a well-deserved shower and maybe some frites and mayo with a Belgian beer to wash it down along the way!
- Ride the the famous Molenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Berendries, Valkenberg, Paterberg.
- Ride across the finish of Tour de Flanders
- Experience Flemish cobbles first hand
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.
The Tour of Flanders
Sunday, 31 March 2024
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 once in your life.
The 2022 route is still to be confirmed but based off previous years the route should finish in Oudenaarde. In 2019 Alberto Bettiol (EF Education First) has created one of the biggest surprises in the recent history of the Tour of Flanders. The 25-year-old Italian drove away from all the big names on the Oude Kwaremont, on his way to his first professional victory ever. Kasper Asgreen and Alexander Kristoff completed the unexpected podium.
- See the hard men shine on the cobbles
- Witness true Belgium cycling up close.
- See the Tour of Flanders as multiple locations
No ride today
Farewell from Flanders
Monday, 1 April 2024
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 soon. We will have a bus available to shuttle people to the airport during the day.
No ride today
Bike hire available
Worried about travelling with your own bike? We have basic and premium options available.
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