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.
Ride with 16,000 others from around the world on one of the most iconic routes in cycling. Flanders is one of the biggest sportives of the year with many people coming back every year.
Arrive by lunch on Friday to join us for a guided ride out of Oudernaarde. We do a relaxed 50km spin taking in the Kwaremont & Koppenberg without the crowds. Our local expert will give tips on how to conquer the cobbles to get your ready for the sportive.
There is no pro race quite like Flanders to watch live. The route is set up for the fans with loops of the main climbs as well as the Women's Ronde before hand. The locals are so pumped for the day and the atmosphere all around is incredible.
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. Choose between four routes to suit all cyclists and then enjoy the great atmosphere at the pro race on Sunday.
Arrive in Oudenaarde by lunch time and join us for a 50km warm up spin with our expert local guide. We hit the Kwaremont & Koppenberg, a much easier proposition without the company of 16,000 riders.
Sportive day! Transfers to Antwerp for the long route are from Oudenaarde from 5am or the other routes start from town from 7am.
Ronde day! Choose between hospitality packages or join us for a full day experience starting in Antwerp before heading to the Kwaremont.
- Perfect location for Flanders
- Comfy rooms
- Bike cleaning area
A cracking hotel for the Tour of Flanders situated in Oudenaarde a short walk from the town square. With secure parking, storage for bikes and a good breakfast, this is ideal for the Tour of Flanders without needing to move your car.
Choose from a whole race day experience with local fans or hospitality in the best spots. Bringing a corporate group? Ask us about some great VIP options.
There are four routes for the Tour of Flanders - a full 229km starting in Antwerp and three shorter distances starting in Oudenaarde. All routes finish in Oudenaarde. The long route is the closest replica to the pro race but the first 80km are pretty dull. The routes out of Oudenaarde are all action packed from the beginning. The key feature of the routes is the relentlessness of the bergs, coming at you every 5 to 7km so by the end your legs are well and truly sapped. The classic climb of the Kappelmuur in Geraardsbergen is only on the 229 & 174km routes. All routes finish with the Kwaremont / Paterberg double before a quick sprint home.
Choose the Route
Ride Distance: 229
Elevation gain: 2160
Ride Distance: 174
Elevation gain: 1853
Ride Distance: 139
Elevation gain: 1497
Ride Distance: 74
Elevation gain: 919
The easiest way to get to Oudenaarde is by driving - approx 1hr45 from Calais. Alternatives are flying to Brussels (1hr away) or Eurostar.
We deliver your race packs to your hotel on Friday. Long route transfers to Antwerp leave Oudenaarde at 05:30. If you are staying in Antwerp there is a return shuttle at 19:00 or 20:00.
There is a rolling start for all routes. The long route should start in Antwerp between 7am and 8am. The medium and short routes start in Oudenaarde between 7am and 9am for the medium and 7am and 10am for the short route.
All routes finish in Oudenaarde.
Arrive early on the Friday and join us for a 50km warm up loop from Oudenaarde. Our local guides take us to the Koppenberg, Kwaremont and Paterberg giving a cobble riding masterclass to help you smash the bergs on the sportive.
We have minimum three night stays in Oudenaarde. Arrive early to join us for the warm up ride with a cobbled masterclass from our expert local guides.
All Packages Include:
3 Nights: Twin Room & Medium Route (for 2 people)
3 Nights: Twin Room & Long Entry (for 2 people)
3 Nights: Single Room, Medium Entry
3 Nights: Single Room, Long Entry