Sportive Breaks

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Gent Wevelgem 2024

23rd March 2024

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Days

3 nights

difficulity 

Choice of Distances

From

£399 GBP

Why Book This Trip?

Watch 2 pro races and ride your own Sportive this weekend. E3 Harelbeke is on Friday, Gent Wevelgem Sportive on Saturday and Gent Wevelgem for the Pros is on Sunday. 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 but by far the biggest challenge is the fight against headwinds.

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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

Watch 2 pro races and ride your own Sportive this weekend. E3 Harelbeke is on Friday, Gent Wevelgem Sportive on Saturday and Gent Wevelgem for the pros is on Sunday. 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 but by far the biggest challenge is the fight against headwinds.

Prices

  • £399 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds) and 1 double room (1 bed for couple)
  • £549 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

  • Airport transfers from Brussels International Airport
  • Bike rental from £265, storage at the hotel – More info here

2025 Gent Wevelgem

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

2025 Gent Wevelgem 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. 

2025 Gent Wevelgem Hospitality

Coming soon. 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 Banebeg available. Gent Wevelgem Hospitality – Sportive Breaks

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 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 07:00 and 10:00 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.

  Distance Elevation Difficulty
Short Route 68km 231m 1/5
Short Route 94km 462m 1/5
Medium Route 119km 734m 2/5
Medium Route 141km 948m 2/5
Long Route 226km 1116m 4/5

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 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.

Bike rental information?

We provide three different bike rental options for our customers on the Gent Wevelgem sportive, from a top of the range Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 to a more affordable options such as Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra and Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano.

Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2£265
Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra£210
Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano£150

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We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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