Tour of Flanders with Sportive Breaks
One of the must ride sportives in world cycling and possibly the best one day classic in the pro circuit. The Tour of Flanders sportive is your chance to ride over classic cobbled climbs including the Koppenberg, Kwaremont and Paterberg. Stay with us in Oudenaarde, the heart of the race weekend and soak up the atmosphere in the cycling capital of the world.
Stay in Oudenaarde: Most Flanders weekends are based in Ghent or Kortrijk. Oudenaarde is where the sportive starts & finishes & the pro race ends so you don't need to spend the weekend driving around and fighting the traffic.
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.
Mechanical support: Our expert mechanics are on hand all weekend or rent one of our bikes.
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional climb. Social riding suitable for all riders.
Tour of Flanders
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 finished 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.
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.
Optional private transfers available from Brussels. Contact us for pricing.
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