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Gent Wevelgem 2025

Saturday 29 March 2025 (TBC)

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Days

3 nights

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£435 GBP

2025 Gent Wevelgem with Sportive Breaks

The dates for the Gent Wevelgem 2025 weekend are Saturday 29 March for the Cyclo Sportive and Sunday 30 March for the Gent Wevelgem Men’s and Women’s pro race. Dates are still to be confirmed*. 

Gent Wevelgem 2025 Weekend Tour

Sportive Breaks offer a package which includes a 3* hotel in Kortrijk, which is perfectly placed for both the Cyclo Sportive and the pro race, guided ride with a stop to watch the E3 race and mechanic and staff support throughout the weekend. 

Watch two Spring Classics and ride your own Sportive this weekend. E3 Harelbeke 2025 is on Friday 28 March, Gent Wevelgem Sportive on Saturday 29 March and Gent Wevelgem for the Pros is on Sunday 30 March 2025. Gent Wevelgem is one of our favourite Sportives of the year and an event that experienced Sportive riders love to come back to every year. The event is much smaller than the Tour of Flanders and most of the peloton are locals. The Sportive route is mostly flat over exposed lowlands of Western Flanders. The route goes past many WW1 battlefields & cemeteries with some sections on the unpaved Plugstreets close to the trenches. The main climb in the race is the very steep Kemmelberg.

*Please note the dates for the 2025 Gent Wevelgem weekend haven’t been confirmed. Please don’t book your travel until the dates are confirmed. Your booking will be secure for the Gent Wevelgem weekend.*

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Guided Warm-Up Ride on Friday: Join us from 2pm as we lead a 50km guided ride with a few cobbles. We ride the last part of E3 Harelbeke just before the pros and watch the sprint finish.

Mechanic at the Hotel: On Friday & Saturday morning our expert mechanics are on hand to make sure your bike is in perfect condition, or rent one of our bikes.

What's Included?

Accommodation

3 nights in 3* hotel in Kortrijk

Meals Included

Breakfasts

Guided Warm-Up Rides

50km E3 ride on Friday

Sportive Entry

Included in your package

Mechanic

On hand Friday & Saturday

Bike Rental

Available as an extra. Bike storage at hotel

Packages and Prices

Prices

  • £435 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £615 per person based on single occupancy of a room

 

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at 3* Hotel Square in Kortrijk
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Breakfasts
  • Guided warm up ride – 50km E3 – on Friday
  • Sportive entry – included in your package
  • Private feed stop during Sportive
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Also available

2025 Gent Wevelgem Hospitality

Book hospitality tickets for the 2025 Gent Wevelgem. Start Village, Finish Hospitality or choose a hospitality option on the route, with VIP on the Kemmelburg or Baneberg available. Gent Wevelgem Hospitality – Sportive Breaks

Riders pass through a war memorial during Gent Wevelgem 2025

Gent Wevelgem Photo Gallery

Itinerary

Day To Day

Arrive in Kortrijk in time for lunch.
Enjoy a 50km coffee spin where we will see parts of the E3 Harelbeke (including a cobbled section and a climb). 
We will check out the E3 finish line before heading back to the hotel.

Airport Transfers

Most people drive to Gent Wevelgem. Kortrijk is a short 1hr30 drive from Calais. Private airport transfers are available from Brussels (BRU). Contact us for details and prices for private transfers.

  • Early breakfast at the hotel
  • Mechanic support before riding the short distance to the start line
  • Starting times are open from 07:00am and 10:00am depending on your chosen route
  • Social post ride beers in the hotel bar

Sportive Options

All Sportive distances start and finish in Wevelgem, at just 6km from Kortrijk where we are staying. Choose from 5 distance options. During the ride you will discover monuments of the First World War such as the Menin Gate. There are also gravel sections called Plugstreets and of course cobbled climbs such as the Kemmelberg.

 DistanceElevationDifficulty
Short Route68km231m1/5
Short Route94km462m1/5
Medium Route119km734m2/5
Medium Route141km948m2/5
Long Route226km1116m4/5

A variety of options are available, depending on how you would like to spend your day.
The starting line is in Ypres and guarantees a lively atmosphere.
Our race day package includes watching the start of the race before cycling a route that offers fantastic views from three vantage points. We end the cycle at the finish line and celebrate with a beer.

After breakfast, please check out of the hotel and depart.

More About the Event

One of the best cycling weekends of the year, Gent Wevelgem is the start of Flanders week & a more intimate Sportive than the much bigger Tour of Flanders. Most of the peloton are locals so you will get a lesson in how to ride in the wind and on the few cobbled sectors. In recent years the race has included the gravel Plugstreets – famous WW1 roads going through battlefields.

Each year sees the race change slightly, so there is always something new to discover. The next edition’s Sportive will start and end in Wevelgem, but the pro race will start in Ypres rather than Deinze. However, the famous mid-section is still part of the race; promising tough climbs, off-road riding and a battle against strong headwinds. In March it’s once again time for your classic springtime ride through the fields of Flanders. Gent-Wevelgem is a race unique in its kind.

What is the Gent Wevelgem?

Since 1934, Gent Wevelgem is frequently referred to as a ‘sprinters classic’, stemming from the flat terrain at the end of the race allowing for a final push to the finish line. However, wind and rain, along with multiple climbs and cobbled roads, means that this event is not for the faint-hearted.

On the Sportive there are multiple race routes so that cyclists of all experience levels can take part in the gruelling yet satisfying race. The long route drops into France on an undulating route. All three options include the Kemmelberg as the main climb on a route that features headwinds, cobbles, a couple of climbs & some gravel sections. The main challenge is battling the winds, this is a sportive to use your brain as well as your legs and share the work in groups – getting stuck on your own in the wind can be a lonely ordeal.

Riders cross the finish line during the Gent Wevelgem 2025

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