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!
Meet at Brussels train station for your transfer to Oudenaarde. Lunch and a warm up ride up the Koppenberg.
Highlights: The Koppenberg
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.
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
Watch the Tour of Flanders pro races and soak up the atmosphere!
Highlights: Pro races
10:00 Departure. Transfer to Brussels train station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
RIDLEY FENIX SL 105
BASSO ASTRA DISC
BASSO VENTA DISC
FACTOR O2 VAM
ORBEA M20 GAIN
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.
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
Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.
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
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