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Day 1, Thursday
Arrive and pickup at Brussels Airport. Check-in at hotel in Tongeren, Flanders, Belgium. Explore Tongeren via bike or on foot.
Day 2, Friday
Light warm-up and shakedown ride in the eastern Flanders and Maastricht regions, a serenely beautiful area which is very special for cyclists. The Netherlands is known for its astonishing displays of driver courtesy where cyclists often have all the rights to the road. We visit Valkenburg for lunch / coffee just as race fever is starting to build for the Amstel Gold on Sunday, sitting at an outdoor cafe and watching the pros ride by on their way to reconnoiter the Cauberg. We finish the day with a visit to Kerkom Brewery for drinks and ample portions of bread and cheese.
Day 3, Saturday
Join thousands of local riders as they tackle the Amstel Gold Tour Version and ride all or parts of the Amstel Gold course (various distance options from 60km – 250km).
Day 4, Sunday
Ride to and/or van transfer to watch the AMSTEL GOLD RACE. See the race unfold live from our carefully chosen viewing location, watching the race come through multiple times, then slip into the local bar between passings to continue to watch the gladiators battle it out on the course. For the finale, enjoy the local ambience as the fans pack into the bar to scream for their favorites.
Day 5, Monday
Transfer to the Wallonne region via van or bicycle with a stunning ride from the Limburg region, down to the French speaking area of Belgium. You’ll ride the Fietsroutes and part of the Flèche Wallonne and Liege Bastogne Liege race courses as you pass from the rolling hills of Limburg to the forests of the Southern Ardennes. Keep an eye out for pros who are reconnoitering the race courses!
Day 6, Tuesday
We’ll participate in a local cycling club sportive, which tackles most of the La Flèche Wallonne race course, including the infamous Mur de Huy. A real ‘Belgian’ cycling experience as you ride with the locals and join them at the finish for a beer and lasagne.
Day 7, Wednesday
Ride to, or van transfer to watch the women’s and men’s professional LA FLÈCHE WALLONNE. See the Pros tackle the Mur de Huy three times, while enjoying the festival atmosphere at the top of the climb.
Day 8, Thursday
A stunning ride through the Ardennes region visiting some very special locations and ‘off the beaten track’ roads. You’ll be blown away by the beauty of the region and the quality of cycling around here. The day finishes with a visit to La Chouffe Brewery.
Day 9 , Friday
Ride to, or van transfer to Liège to enjoy this lovely city, which sits between two worlds: Flemish and Waloon. Once in Liège you have time to explore the city. Our hotel is carefully selected for close proximity to the race start and a popular hotel for the pro teams.
Days 10, Saturday
An epic day on the bike. You get an official entry into the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge where you can choose to ride 80km – 270km of the LBL race course including the infamous Côte de la Redoute, Côte de la Roche aux Falcons and Côte de Saint-Nicolas. Riding this you get a real feel for just how tough the racers have to be to survive the relentless pace of the peleton and counter the attacks on the climbs.
Day 11, Sunday
See the Grand Départ of the LIÈGE-BASTOGNE-LIÈGE race, which leaves from the square just 5 minutes walk from our hotel. We’ll then head over to Philipe Gilbert’s home town and join the festivities on the Cote de la Redoute where you can watch live on the big screen or get up close to the race action as the riders make their way up the 20% grades of La Redoute.
Day 12, Monday
Depart and drop-off at Brussels Airport.