Date April 1, 2023
Nights 3 or 4 nights
Price From £499pp
Tour of Flanders April 1, 2023 Belgium The Monuments

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, de Oude 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.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • 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. 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 or rent one of our bikes.

  • 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.

What's Included

Accommodation

Based in the wonderful Hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde

Transfer

Optional airport transfers from Brussels

Included Meals

All breakfasts

Guided Warm Up Ride

Friday PM ride on the cobbles

Mechanic

Available all weekend

Sportive Entry

Expo within easy walking distance

Bike Rental

Available as an optional extra

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 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. No transport required as you’re staying at the heart of all the action.

Itinerary

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30 March. 2023 : Optional early arrival day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Oudenaarde today. If you plan to fly then we offer optional airport transfers for you from Brussels International airport.

31 March, 2023 : Guided warm up ride, race briefing. Arrival day

Arrive today for our 3 night package. Our optional airport transfer will depart from Brussels airport at 1100 (for flights arriving at or before 1000). Rental bikes and mechanical support are available on arrival.
At 14.00 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.

1 April, 2023 : Sportive Day

Sportive day! Transfers to Bruges for the long route are from Oudenaarde from 5am or the other routes start from town from 7am. Most people ride the 174km route with a start & finish in Oudenaarde before some celebratory beers at the finish. Long distance starts from Bruges. Transfer included when you book the long sportive.

2 April : The 2023 Tour of Flanders

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).

3 April, 2023 : Departure day

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).

Sportive Options

Choose from 4 routes for the We Ride Flanders Sportive. All routes start and finish in Oudenaarde near our hotel apart from the long distance which starts in Bruges. Routes below are from 2022 but we expect the 2023 routes to be similar, apart from the 229km route now starting in Bruges.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 239km 1978m 4/5
Medium Route 174km 1853m 3/5
Medium Route 139km 1497m 2/5
Short Route 74km 886m 1/5
Long Route

Accommodation

Hotel Leopold****

De Ham 14, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium

The Leopold is our favourite base for the Tour of Flanders weekend. A smart, modern hotel in Oudenaarde, close to the train station and the start and finish line, it's perfect for soaking up the buzz of Belgium's biggest sporting weekend. Delicious Belgian dishes are served in the hotel’s restaurant “Bar Del Mundo”. Besides the great food, the bar also offers a great selection of cocktails and fine wines. Check-in from 3 PM & check-out until 11 AM

Airport Transfers

Please make your own arrangements to get to Oudenaarde. The nearest airport is Brussels International Airport (BRU) and Charleroi Airport (CRL). The transfer from BRU takes approximately 1.30 hours depending on traffic and from CRL about 2 hours. For groups please contact us to discuss transfer options and costs . [email protected]

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Brussels (BRU)
On Thursday and Friday our optional airport transfer will depart from Brussels airport at 1100 (for flights arriving at or before 1000). For private transfers and groups please contact us to discuss transfer options and costs . [email protected]
On Monday our optional airport transfer will depart from Oudenaarde at 0630 (for flights departing after 1030). For private transfers and groups please contact us to discuss transfer options and costs . [email protected]

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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