Before the pros hit the circuit for Sundays Liège-Bastogne-Liège, we will attempt some of the climbs of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. and Côte de la Haute Levée.
After breakfast, we’re leaving our hotel by van to Spa.
Spa is one of Belgium’s main tourist cities. The town of Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs and is also the location of mineral water producer Spa, whose mineral water is exported worldwide.
Our ride today is all day up and down on quiet countryside roads. We will tackle the famous climbs of Liege-Bastogne- Liege, Côte du Stockeu with the Eddy Merckx statue on top of the climb and Côte de la Haute Levée.
Côte du Stockeu is 2,3km long and the average grade is 9,5% with a maximum of 20%. If you like a longer climb Côte de la Haute levée will suits you better. The start of the climb is the hardest part with a max of 11%. After this, it gets a bit flatter. The total length is 3,6km with an average of 5,6%.
The professionals are not the only ones who think La Doyenne is the ultimate cycling classic and challenging experience. Cyclists will be nervous for the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge too.
Once we finished our ride and lunch we’ll have a guided tour on the Belgium Formule one track in Fancorchamp. (TBC)
The circuit, which hosts the annual Belgian Grand Prix, is in the village of Fracorchamps near Spa.
The circuit is one of the most challenging race tracks in the world, mainly due to its fast, hilly and twisty nature. It’s the favourite track of many racing drivers and fans.