CHALLENGE

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4 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 3

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200 KM

EXPERIENCE THE RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN

Get the full Tour of Flanders experience over a 4 night stay in the heart of the action, Oudenaarde. Spectate the pro-race and tackle the course yourself in the Tour of Flanders Sportive, visit the picturesque city of Ghent and taste delicious Belgian chocolate and beers. This is a cycling experience for any true cyclist & cycling fan!

The first edition of the Tour of Flanders was held in 1913 and today has become one of the 5 monuments of cycling and equals Paris Roubaix as the most iconic Cobbled Classic & the finest Flemish race on the calendar.

Join Eat Sleep Cycle for a visit to the place where cycling legends are made. Our support team will take care of you every step of the way, ensuring you and your bike are prepared for the tough road ahead!

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Meet at Brussels train station for your transfer to Oudenaarde. Lunch and a warm up ride up the Koppenberg.

Highlights: The Koppenberg

Day 2:

Ride to Ghent 67.9 km 320 m
Ride out to the city of Ghent, visit a quintessential Belgian chocolate factory. Option to take a shuttle back to the hotel.

Highlights: Ghent, Belgian Chocolate factory.

Day 3:

Tour of Flanders Sportive, Oudenaarde to Oudenaarde, 179 km

Take on the hallowed roads of the Ronde Van Vlaanderen in the official Tour of Flanders sportive.

Ride Highlights: Bergs of the Tour of Flanders

Day 4:

Watch the Tour of Flanders pro races and soak up the atmosphere!

Highlights: Pro races

Day 5:

10:00 Departure. Transfer to Brussels train station.

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Yes!

This is a great tour for hardcore cycling fans and/or hardcore cyclists. With full vehicle support during your own RVV attempt, riders can choose to hop in the broom wagon when the cobbles start to take their toll.

MAP

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • THE TOUR OF FLANDERS COBBLED CLASSIC
  • THE KOPPENBERG, WHICH MAXES OUT AT 23%
  • THE MUUR OF GERAARDSBERGEN
  • CHOCOLATE FACTORY AND TASTING IN GHENT

TOUR OF FLANDERS TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The tour is fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime. Our Tour Leader for Flanders knows the region & the race well.

Quick Facts
  • 2004 SAW THE ADDITION OF A WOMEN’S PRO RACE
  • RUSSIAN ZOULFIA ZABIROVA WON THE INAUGURAL EDITION
  • TOM BOONEN & FABIAN CANCELLARA HOLDS 3 RACE WINS EACH

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Flemish Cuisine

Enjoy Flemish hospitality in the town of Oudenaarde. Flemish food is defined by authenticity & quality and seasonal produce is where it’s at. Expect hearty fare including beef stews slow cooked in beer, chicken and fish stew, mussels and chips, with Belgian chocolate in reserve for dessert

Breakfast and roadside lunches prepared by the team are included in the package.

Enjoy evening meals in town at your own expense – we’ll recommend the best options in Oudenaarde and make group reservations.

Flemish Hospitality

Stay in the 4* Flemish guest house, Hotel Steenhuyse in the town of Oudenaarde – the heart of the Tour of Flanders.

Steenhuyse offers unique open-plan rooms in a monumental 16th-century building on the market in Oudenaarde. This Danish-inspired design hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a peaceful garden with a terrace.

All of the accommodation at Gastenverblijf Steenhuyse benefits from an unusual layout with a free-standing bath as well as a walk-in shower, basin and toilet in the room. They also offer views of the garden or historic town.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a state-of-the-art Factor bike, an Italian-made Basso, or a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium.  

Need a boost? Why not hire our Orbea e-assist road bike, the M20 Gain.

All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

BASSO ASTRA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Disc brakes
  • 11-32 cassette

BASSO VENTA DISC

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  • Microtech wheels
  • 11-32 cassette

FACTOR O2 VAM

  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Black Inc wheels, finishing kit
  • 11-32 cassette

ORBEA M20 GAIN

  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset
  •  Mavic Aksium Elite Disc UST wheelset
  • Ebikemotion X35 25kmh motor

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

 2nd– 6th April 2020

 

On demand for groups

Available as a custom tour 

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€2,499

Single Supplement

€799

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: Meet at Brussels Midi Train Station at 14:00 on the 6th April 2019. It is a 42 min bus journey from Brussels Airport for those flying in.

Guests will be returned to Brussels Midi Train Station by 14:00 on the 9th April 2019.

A transfer with the support team from Girona is also possible, please inquire.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4 nights, luxury guest house
Food: Breakfast & roadside lunches
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Return group transfer to Brussels train station

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

The team at Eat Sleep Cycle (ESC) are hands down the best in Spain that I've worked with! I've been on around 10 trips with different tour organizers, and ESC's have been the best organized, most fun, most challenging trips I've experienced. Their attitude really encourages everyone to have a great time, regardless of level or experience, and their support and equipment are top notch. Staying in Girona, I've really enjoyed their rental bikes (Ridley's in 2018) and their shop mechanic is top notch. Overall just a fantastic group of people who encourage everyone to enjoy cycling, at all levels.

Rich Siegel

Superb experience with the Eat Sleep Cycle team in Emilia-Romagna on the Adriatic coast with guided rides to San Marino and the surrounding gorgeous countryside, culminating in the Squali Granfondo. Every detail was taken care of and all we needed to do was ride and enjoy ourselves! The ESC team are not only super-pro tour operators and talented cyclists - they are lots of fun as well!

James R

I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!

Jennifer Oh

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

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EXPERT GUIDES

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