Tour of Flanders Sportive - Stay in Oudenaarde
30th March 2024
Why Book This Trip?
Here at Sportive Breaks we are proud to be an official partner of the 2024 Tour of Flanders and We Ride Flanders. We have years of experience of organising travel packages to the Tour of Flanders and we’re looking forward to welcoming amateur cyclists again in Belgium on Saturday 30 March for We Ride Flanders, the Tour of Flanders Sportive and the Tour of Flanders on Sunday 31 March 2024.
We are staying in Oudenaarde so you can’t be better placed for both the Sportive on the Saturday and to watch the Pros on the Sunday.
We Ride Flanders is one Sportive that every amateur cyclist must have done. This is your opportunity to ride some of the classic cobbled climbs from the Tour of Flanders including the Koppenberg and Oude Kwaremont. Stay with us in Oudenaarde, the heart of all the action.
Book this experience and you’ll get:
Stay in Oudenaarde, the location of We Ride Flanders start and finish as well as the finish of the Tour of Flanders Women’s and Men’s races on the Sunday.
Guided warm up ride on the cobbles: On Friday morning we invite you for a guided ride over the cobbles on a short ride taking in the Kwaremont and Koppenberg.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking
Stay in Oudenaarde: Stay in the heart of the excitement. Oudenaarde is the perfect location to stay as its where the sportive starts & finishes & the pro race ends.
Guided warm up ride on the cobbles: On Friday afternoon we ride with our local guide over the cobbles on a short route taking in the Kwaremont, Koppenberg & Paterberg. You don’t want to have your first taste of cobbles action on Sportive day!
Mechanical support: Our expert mechanics are on-hand all weekend.
Available extras: Book your choice of sportive entry with us. Bring your own bike or rent one of our bikes for the weekend. Airport transfers from Brussels are also available.
4 nights at the Leopold hotel in Oudenaarde
Guided wam-up ride
Friday PM ride on the cobbles
Available all weekend
Additional Extra - Bike hire
Available for the weekend (prices coming soon)
Additional Extras - Transfer
Optional airport transfers from Brussels at £50 return
Additional Extra - Sportive Entry
From £50. Delivered to your hotel
Day To Day
Travel to Oudenaarde
Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Oudenaarde today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike from Brussels International airport.
We are staying at the hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde. Your stay will be for 4 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on We Ride Flanders day.
What about my bike?
You can bring your own bike as we have planned to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.
Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.
This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants.
After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride of about 50 km that takes in the Kwaremont and the Koppenberg. When we return to Oudenaarde, you have plenty of time to walk over to the expo and collect your start package.
We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow. This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through We Ride Flanders logistics and of course the route.
WE RIDE FLANDERS EXPO
Opening hours: 07.00 – 20,00
Here you can pick up your starter package and hand in your frame plate after the ride. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel. They do a buffet for £35 per person. This can be added to your booking.
We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. The long distance starts from Antwerp, so we offer transport to Antwerp this morning.
After the ride, regain your strength in the Peloton Café in the Tour of Flanders Centre, and share your experience with the rest of the peloton. Relive the heroism of Flanders’ Most Beautiful in this cycling hub, near the finish in Oudenaarde.
Start & finish / location & hours
START Cyclo 217km
Antwerp (Charles De Costerlaan, Linkeroever, Antwerpen)
07.00 – 08.00
START 177km, 136km, 72km
Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)
Cyclo 177 km: 07.00 – 08.30
Cyclo 136 km: 08.30 – 10.00
Cyclo 72 km: 10.00 – 11.00
The finish of all distances is on the Markt in Oudenaarde. The last aid station closes at 19:00. If you arrive here later, you are no longer an official participant and you are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde officially closes at 20h00.
Once you finish in Oudenaarde, there’s no need to worry as you are staying near the finish.
This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us if you are not using it tomorrow.
The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants.
Today is the day of the Tour of Flanders. Below we have listed a few different options for you today.
Stay in Oudenaarde
In the last 75 km, the most notorious passages are lurking: from the Koppenberg and the Hotond to the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans are eagerly looking forward to the finish in the centre of Oudenaarde. The champions sprint to the finish line. In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row: live and on the big screen. The Donkmeer and the Markt are the place to be. You can see the race live 4 times. If you walk up and down between the market square of Oudenaarde and the arrival area you will see the race pass by and be able to witness two finishes (men and women).
Shuttle bus to Oude Kwaremont
There is a free shuttle bus from Oudenaarde station up to the public village on the Oude Kwaremont where you can see the riders 3 times. There are pubs, food and beer vans and a big screen so you can alternate between standing by the road-side and watching the big screen.
Ride to the Oude Kwaremont or another viewing point
We will offer a guided ride today to one of the viewing points. Details to follow soon.
The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel.
Enjoy a well earned breakfast before heading home. we offer our optional transfer back to Brussels Zaventem airport, which will depart from Oudenaarde at 0630 (for flights departing after 1030).
More About the Event
The Tour of Flanders weekend is a fantastic celebration of our sport by one of the most passionate cycling loving regions on earth. There are a variety of sportive routes available, all including the classic finish of the Oude Kwaremont & Paterberg.
While Roubaix is all about cobbles and the Ardennes classics are all about sharp climbs, Flanders is a mix of the two with some brutal cobbled sectors and steep cobbled climbs. The most famous of these are the Koppenberg, Muur & Paterberg with gradients pushing 20%. The sportive is so popular and the roads so narrow that on these climbs it is a challenge to get passed the numerous riders that walk up the steep sections.
The route finishes with a long flat sprint to Oudenaarde finishing in the race village with a large beer tent and food vendors to help bring your energy back.
You're in safe hands
We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.
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Spread your payments
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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.