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Flandrien Challenge Weekender Belgium

Is This Trip For Me?

Become a true Flandrien by conquering these 59 iconic bergs and cobbled sections in under 72 hours. Four nights based in Oudenaarde, the home of the Tour of Flanders.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • Ride the Flandrien Challenge: This 72 hour challenge has been designed to cover the most iconic bergs and cobbled sections in Flanders over 3 days of riding.

  • Relax in style: The modern 4* boutique hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde is designed with cyclists in mind, with bike storage and bike wash facilities.

  • The home of cycling: See why cycling is integral to Flanders culture, riding parts of the Tour of Flanders, Omloop and Gent-Wevelgem, before celebrating your achievements in the Tour of Flanders Museum.

Avg Daily Distance Avg Daily Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 135km 1850m 3/5

What's Included

Accommodation

4 nights in a great 4* hotel

Included Meals

All breakfast & dinners (budget €10 for lunch)

Guided Rides

3 fully supported rides

Mechanic

Expert mechanics on hand all weekend

Transfer

Return transfers from Brussels (BRU)

Bike Rental

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Reviews

Flandrien Challenge Weekender Cycling Holiday

Flanders claims to be the home of cycling, and who are we to argue? We will spend 4 nights based in Oudenaarde, location of the Tour of Flanders finish line and home to the Centre Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum. Across three days of riding we will tackle the most iconic bergs and cobbled sections in Flanders, including the Kemmelberg, Muur Van Geraardsbergen, Paterberg, Koppenberg and Oude Kwaremont. While most of the climbs are less than 1km long, do not underestimate the difficulty of riding a 20% cobbled section in the saddle! By the end of each day you'll have earned the right to sample one of the famous local beers. At the end of the Challenge, the Tour of Flanders Centre is just across the road from our hotel, where you can add your name to the wall of Flandriens.

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival

Arrival day. We meet you in Brussles Airport (BRU) and head out at TBC for a TBC arrival in Oudenaarde. Please contact us to discuss a private transfer if you wish to book a later flight. Our mechanics are on hand to build bikes. For those wanting a quick spin, we have a warm up ride up the Gardena. Our welcome dinner is at 7.30pm to go through the agenda in more detail.

Day Two : Ypres

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 75km 914m 2/5

After breakfast we will head to Ypres for our first day of riding. Our mechanic is on hand for any last minute bike work. Today we will cover some of the climbs made famous by Gent-Wevelgem, including both sides of the Kemmelberg. They are the only 2 cobbled climbs on the menu today, with a further 7 tarmac climbs on this 75km ride.

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Day Three : Oudenaarde

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 190km 2392m 4/5

Today's route starts and finishes in front of our hotel. This is the longest ride of the weekend, as we head South-East to tackle the famous Muur van Geraardsbergen, also known as the Kappelmuur, or Mur de Grammont. As well as climbing the Bosberg and Molenberg, we'll also take on some longer, flatter cobbled sections, including Kerkgate and Paddestraat.

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Day Four : Oudenaarde

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Main Bunch 142km 2232m 3/5

Our third and final day will again start and finish outside our hotel. Although it's a shorter day, the climbs today are bunched up in true Tour of Flanders tradition. The highlight of today, and possibly the whole weekend, is the trident of Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg and Koppenberg in short succession. After a quick change back at the hotel, we will walk across the road to the Tour of Flanders Centre to add our names to the wall of Flandriens and celebrate with a local beer.

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Day Five : Departure

After one last breakfast, we say our goodbyes. The transfer leaves Oudenaarde at TBC to get back to Brussels in time for flights departing after TBC. Head home with some amazing memories of riding one of the world's great cycling regions.

Accomodation

Hotel Leopold

The Leopold is our favourite base for the Tour of Flanders weekend. A smart, modern hotel in Oudenaarde, close to the start and finish line and perfect for soaking up the buzz of Belgium's biggest sporting weekend.

Airport Transfers

Airport collections are from Brussels Airport (BRU) and the drive to Oudenaarde takes around 1 hour 30 minutes. If you are arriving by Eurostar, there are regular connecting trains to the airport, and the journey takes 20 to 30 minutes.

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Brussels (BRU)
We will meet you in arrivals and give you a number to call if you are delayed.
We leave Oudenaarde at TBC and get to Brussels Airport with plenty of time for you to check in with your bike, grab a last minute gift and have a stress free return flight.

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