Date April 22, 2023
Nights 3 Nights
Price From £399pp
Liege Bastogne Liege April 22, 2023 Belgium The Monuments

Liege Bastogne Liege with Sportive Breaks

The hardest sportive of the spring classics, the full route of Liege Bastogne Liege is a full 271km and a massive 4,400 metres of climbing - more than Stelvio Santini or the Etape du Tour! The following day Sunday 24th April is the final pro race of the spring classics making this a great weekend to explore a rarely visited part of Belgium.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Stay at one of the best hotels in Liege: The Penta hotel is a 4* hotel located in the centre at a 10 minute walk from Place Saint Lambert where the Pros start on Sunday.

  • Ride and watch: Ride the toughest of all the spring classics on Saturday and watch the Pros on Sunday.

  • Transport: The Sportive start and finish are in Sprimont at 25km from Liege. We provide transport there and back.

  • Bike rental : Mechanic available throughout the weekend. Giant bike rental available from £140

What's Included

Accommodation

4* Hotel in Liege

Included Meals

All breakfasts

Transfer

Transport to Sportive Start and Finish

Transfer

Airport transfers from BRU available at £50 return

Bike Rental

Giant bikes available from £140

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Friday afternoon

Liege Bastogne Liege

The Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive on Saturday 22 April is the hardest sportive of the spring classics. The full route of the Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive is a full 271km and a massive 4,400 metres of climbing – more than Stelvio Santini or the Etape du Tour! The following day on Sunday 23 April, the Pros tackle the 2023 Liege Bastogne Liege thus making this a great weekend to explore a rarely visited part of Belgium.

We offer a hotel for 3 nights in Liege so it’s easy to get to both the start and the finish of the Sportive as well as to watch the Pro race the next day. We offer transport to get to the start and back from the finish of the Sportive. For amateur riders, the ultimate challenge is to cover the entire distance of Liège-Bastogne-Liège like the pros the following day. Famous hills such as the Côte de Saint-Roch (the wall of Houffalize), Côte de Wanne, Côte de Stockeu will make an impression on the longest distance of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge.

Shorter distances of 147k and 70 km are also available with all Sportive distances starting and finishing near Liege.

Please note that the start and the finish of the LBL Challenge are no longer in the centre of Liege. The new start and finish location is in Banneux, rue de l’esplanade (4141 Banneux, Sprimont)

Itinerary

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21 April, 2023 : Travel to Liege

Please make your own arrangements to Liege or meet us at Brussels International Airport (Zaventem). We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour so we will get to Liege for about 12.30. We will have your Sportive Entry available for you so no need to visit the expo today to collect your bib for tomorrow's LBL challenge. If you have hired a bike with us, we will take you to collect your bike.

22 April, 2023 : The 2023 Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive

Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant. It’s 25km to the Sportive start location so we offer transport to get there. The challenge operates rolling start times rather than a mass start. 257 km: between 6:30am and 7:30am 147 km: between 6:30am and 9:30am 70 km: between 8am and 10am

23 April, 2023 : Liege Bastogne Liege Pro Race Day

After breakfast we will walk over to Place Saint Lambert to enjoy the build up to the race. The race starts for about 09.15 and finishes at about 16.00. After the riders are on the way, we provide a guided ride to watch the riders come past several times in different locations. We will be back in Liege for the finish. In the afternoon, we will collect rental bikes plus we assist with re-packing your bikes for travel.

24 April, 2023 : Departure

We will run one airport transfer to Brussels Airport on departure at 09.00 for flights departing after 12.00. (available at a supplement)

Sportive Options

Below routes are the Sportive distances as they took place in 2022. The route displayed is for information only and is subject to change if the organisers decide to change the start and finish location for 2023. Either way we'll have you covered with transport.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 255km 4400m 5/5
Medium Route 147km 2930m 3/5
Short Route 81km 1319m 1/5
Long Route

Accommodation

Pentahotel Liege

Liege Bastogne Liege

In the heart of Liege, you’ll find a hotel designed with comfort and style in mind. Pentahotel Liege sits on the doorstep of the famous Carre area of Liege. • Distance to Place Saint Lambert (Start of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 10 minute walk • Distance to Quai des Ardennes (Finish of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 30 mins by public transport • Distance to Sprimont (start and finish of the LBL Sportive) – 25km Each room is spacious, non-smoking and stocked with luxurious bathroom amenities and hair dryers. There’s free and fast access to Wifi. The hotel’s Pentalounge has become a destination in its own right. Known for its great food, chilled vibe and array of drinks, it’s the perfect place to get together or simply unwind. Check in at 15.00, checkout at 12.00

Airport Transfers

We offer airport transfers at set times from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) at £50 per person for a return transfer. If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us to discuss private transfer options.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Brussels (BRU)
Please make your own arrangements to Liege or meet us at Brussels International Airport (Zaventem). We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour so we will get to Liege for about 12.30.
We will run one airport transfer to Brussels Airport on departure at 09.00 for flights departing after 12.00.

Dates & Book Now

Sportive Breaks is part of the Destination Sport Experiences Group. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]

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