2025 Ardennes Classics Tour

April 11, 2025 to April 21, 2025

Welcome to our Ardennes Classics cycling tour, where you’ll have the chance to witness the excitement of the world’s most prestigious cycling races live. During this tour, you’ll be able to witness top professionals tackle the legendary courses of Amstel Gold, La Flèche Wallone, and Liège- Bastogne-Liège, while taking in the Ardennes’s stunning scenery and electric atmosphere. Prepare for an unforgettable cycling adventure and join us on this once-in-a-lifetime journey.

Key Details

  • 11 Days
  • Intermediate to Experienced
  • 5 Dinners, 4 Lunches
  • Hotels
  • Support Vehicle
  • Mechanical Assistance
  • Navigational Guidance
PRICE (AUD)

Twin Share $TBC

Single Supplement $TBC
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2025 Pre-bookings

Pre-bookings are now open for the 2025 Ardennes Classics.

The updated itinerary and pricing will be available once the official Ardennes Classics dates and route details are released. Estimated July 2025. 

Tour Departs

Brussels, Belgium, April 11, 2025

Tour Finishes

Brussels, Belgium, April 21, 2025

Tour Style

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

Trip Suitability

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.

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast every day, 5 dinners and 4 picnic lunches

Tour Inclusions
  • Professional and experienced cycling guides
  • 10 nights accommodation – 3 star apartment (Gent), a quality 4 star Hotel (Ieper) and 4 star hotel in Zaventem.
  • Travel in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Transfers from designated collection and drop-off locations
  • All meals (as listed on itineraries)
  • Mechanical assistance with your bike
  • Ride nutrition (including drinking water, sports powders and bars/muffins and fruit)
  • Tour ride jersey and bib-shorts
  • Ride files and detailed tour itinerary
  • Entry to La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sportif
Why we love this tour
  • Ride the La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sportif Cycle Sportive event.
  • See two of the greatest races in the world and a semi-classic:
    • Tour of Flanders
    • Grote Scheldeprijs
    • Paris Roubaix
  • Ride the famous roads with Eric de Clercq, an ex-Belgian Pro
  • Visit the Tour of Flanders Centre and Museum
  • Visit traditional Belgium Brewery
  • Experience Belgian Hospitality
  • Immerse yourself in a true Cycling Culture
  • Visit Flanders Fields and Ieper with the Menin Gate and Battle Field Tour.
  • Be part of a Pro Tour Team on race day.
Pricing

Price: AUD $TBC (twin share)

Single Supplement: AUD $TBC

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.

Bike hire

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 $TBC

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.

Welcome to the Ardennes Classics

  • Date
    Friday, 11 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Your trip starts today in Brussels where we will take you to the oldest city of Belgium, Tongeren, our base for the next 6 nights where you can unpack and settle in.

Rides Type
Meals
Welcome Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Amstel​ Gold Cycle Sportif

  • Date
    Saturday, 12 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today we will travel over the border to Holland for your own Amstel Gold Race. You will experience what it feels like to grovel over these steep climbs. If you think Holland is flat, think again.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Short Ride
Long Ride

Amstel Gold

  • Date
    Sunday, 13 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today we will do the Amstel Gold Race again but this time as a spectator. The beautiful area with a mixture of tough climbs and small roads in such a small area makes this race special.

Rides Type

NO RIDE TODAY

Meals
Breakfast, Lunch

Amstel Gold without the crowds

  • Date
    Monday, 14 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today we go back to the Netherlands to ride a part of the Amstel without the other 16,000 cyclists. We will start and finish our ride in Valkenburg. After our ride, we can have some lunch in one of the many restaurants in Valkenburg.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Fleche Wallonne Ride

  • Date
    Tuesday, 15 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today we will ride the final circuit of Flêche Wallonne, which means that we start in Huy at the feed-zone. This 100km trip offers 7 hills and ends at the Mur of Huy (9,3 to 17 %).

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Fleche Wallonne Race

  • Date
    Wednesday, 16 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today we will see the first of two Belgian Ardennes classics, La Flèche Wallonne (the Walloon Arrow) is held mid-week between the Amstel Gold Race and Liège-Bastogne-Liège.

Rides Type

NO RIDE TODAY

Meals
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch

Riding through the water & Bike Valley.

  • Date
    Friday, 18 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Tomorrow’s Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sportif will be a tough day on the bike so we offer an easy ride today to keep the legs fresh for tomorrow. We also visit the Flanders Bike Valley Ridley wind tunnel near Beringen.

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Sportif

  • Date
    Saturday, 19 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

Today is our day to ride the Liege-Bastogne-Liege Challenge, the day before the race itself. We will offer 2 distances today 164km and 84km (TBC).

Rides Type
Meals
Breakfast
Short Ride
Long Ride

Liege-Bastogne-Liege Race

  • Date
    Sunday, 20 April 2025
  • Location
    Tongeren, Belgium

The start of today’s race takes place in the centre of Liege. We will see the start of the race before heading off on our own little race.

Rides Type

NO RIDE TODAY

Meals
Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Dinner

A Bientot from the Ardennes

  • Date
    Monday, 21 April 2025
  • Location
    N/A

Sadly our trip ends this morning after breakfast at our hotel. We hope you have enjoyed your week at the Ardennes Classics with us.

Rides Type

NO RIDE TODAY

Meals
Breakfast
Ride with Pro

Hosted by local Belgian and former professional cyclist, Eric de Clercq

Share the local roads of Eric de Clercq, the Tour of Flanders typically passes his front door. He can certainly claim home ground advantage. He came very close one year almost being the sole survivor in the breakaway.

Eric’s career of 11 years saw him win 19 victories including a stage win in the Tour of Britain. He is one of the hard men of Belgium. Eric rode for:

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

You will find Eric a wonderful host as he shares his experiences with professional cycling teams. From racing, to sports director, professional soigneur to hosting team VIP’s during race-day. You will learn an incredible insight into the Spring Classics races, as well as meet some of the riders and managers.

Most of all, Eric is a great guide who cares for your experience and he is a pleasure to spend time with on and off the bike.

Bike hire available

Worried about travelling with your own bike? We have basic and premium options available.

Why Book with Bikestyle Tours?

Because we understand the commitment to book in uncertain times.

Are Trips Guaranteed Departures?

We make every effort to guarantee departures to 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.

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