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Tour of Flanders Sportive -Stay in Kortrijk

5 April 2025

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Days

3 or 4 nights

Choice of Distances

From

£499

2025 We Ride Flanders and Tour of Flanders Weekend with Sportive Breaks

Here at Sportive Breaks we are proud to be an official partner of the Tour of Flanders and We Ride Flanders (Tour of Flanders Sportive). 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. The Tour of Flanders Sportive will take place on Saturday 5 April and the professionals will race on Sunday 6 April 2025. 

We are staying in Kortrijk within easy reach of both the Sportive on the Saturday and to watch the Pros on the Sunday.

We Ride Flanders

We Ride Flanders | Tour of Flanders Sportive is one Sportive that every amateur cyclist needs to tick off their bucket list. This is your opportunity to ride some of the classic cobbled climbs from the Tour of Flanders including the Koppenberg and Oude Kwaremont. Taking place on the Saturday before the Tour of Flanders, you ride the Sportive before watching the professionals the next day.

2025 Tour of Flanders Weekend

Sportive Breaks offer a choice of hotels in Kortrijk close to the location of the 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. Our local Belgian team of hosts, guides and mechanics will look after you throughout the weekend with guided rides, mechanical support, transport to and from the Sportive and the Pro Race. We also offer optional bike rental and airport transfers from Brussels.

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 Kortrijk: Kortrijk is within easy reach of Oudenaarde where the Sportive starts & finishes & the pro race ends. Transport is included with our packages

Guided warm up ride on the cobbles: On Friday afternoon we ride with our local guide over the cobbles on a short route. 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.

What's Included?

Accommodation

Choice of 3 or 4 star hotel in Kortrijk from £499

Included meals

All breakfasts

Guided warm-up ride

Friday PM ride on the cobbles

Mechanic

Available all weekend

Transfers

Included for Sportive and Pro Race day

Additional Extra - bike hire

Available from £279 for the weekend

Additional Extras - Transfer

Optional airport transfer from Brussels Airport 

Additional Extra - Sportive Entry

From £95. Delivered to your hotel (entries booked after 7 March to be collected in person from start area)

Additional Extras - Private Transfer

Private transfers from Brussels or Charleroi Airport. 

Packages and Prices

One of the highlights of the Sportive calendar, We Ride Flanders (the Tour of Flanders Sportive) takes place in early spring. The day before the Tour of Flanders, amateur cyclists from around the world descend on Flanders and ride the Tour of Flanders on the same roads as the pros will the day after. The event is massive. In 2023, about 16,000 cyclists from all over the world took on the Flemish ‘bergs’, and cobblestones.

Prices

  • £499 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds)
  • £679 per person based on a single room. 

 Included with your weekend

  • 3 or 4 nights at a choice of hotels in Kortrijk
  • Daily breakfasts
  • All taxes are included
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Guided warm-up ride on the cobbles on Friday
  • Detailed itinerary

Also available

Guaranteed entry for the 2025 We Ride Flanders (chip and medal included)

The following distances are indicative and may change.

  • 235km – Starts from Bruges – £145 (includes transport to Bruges)
  • 177km – Starts from Oudenaarde – £130
  • 144km – Starts from Oudenaarde – £110
  • 75km – Starts from Oudenaarde – £95
  • Bike rental – Scott Addict for £279 – More info here
  • Airport transfers from Brussels Airport at £135pp return – More info here

VIP Hospitality tickets available – More info here

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Kortrijk 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 at 11:00am.

Our hotels

Choose to stay at either 3* Hotel Square or 4* Hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk centre. Your stay will be for 3 or 4 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis, 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 made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our 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 Kortrijk’s many restaurants.

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Kortrijk 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 at 11:00am

Click here to view group transfer information

Our hotels

Choose to stay at either 3* Hotel Square or 4* Hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk centre. Your stay will be for 3 or 4 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis, 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 made arrangements 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.

Guided ride

At 14:00pm we will take you on a supported, guided ride of about 50km that prepares you for the Sportive. Entries will be delivered to you at the hotel today.

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 Kortrijk’s many restaurants.

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. The long distance starts from Bruges and the other distances start and finish in Oudenaarde. We offer transport to get you to your correct starting location this morning.

Start & finish / location & hours

START Cyclo 235km
Bruges – 07:00am – 08:00am

START 177km, 136km, 72km
Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)

  • Cyclo 177km: 07:00am – 08:30am
  • Cyclo 136km: 08:30am – 10:00am
  • Cyclo 72km: 10:00am – 11:00am

FINISH

The finish of all distances is on the Markt in Oudenaarde. The last aid station closes at 19:00pm. 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 20:00pm. Once you finish in Oudenaarde, we provide transport back to Kortrijk.

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 Kortrijk’s many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel.

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).

We will provide transport for you to get to Oudenaarde. Below we have listed a couple of different options for you today.

Stay in Oudenaarde

In the last 75km, 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.

Tour of Flanders Hospitality

Alternatively we also provide a programme of official VIP experiences – More information here

Enjoy a well earned breakfast before heading home. We offer our optional transfer back to Brussels Zaventem Airport, which will depart from Oudenaarde at 06:30am (for flights departing after 10:30am).

Tour of Flanders review

One of the highlights of the Sportive calendar, We Ride Flanders (the Tour of Flanders Sportive) takes place at the end of March. The day before the Tour of Flanders, amateur cyclists from around the world descend on Flanders and ride the Tour of Flanders on the same roads as the pros will the day after. The event is massive. In 2023, about 16,000 cyclists from all over the world took on the Flemish ‘bergs’, and cobblestones.

Choice of distance

To make this event accessible to all levels of riders, participants can choose from 4 distances. The longest is a whopping 235km and starts in Bruges. Riders can start from 7am (time to be confirmed). A reason to choose the longest distance or the 179km option is that the famous Muur van Geraardsbergen is included in the amateur event.

The 3 other distances (177, 144 and 75 km) all start and finish in Oudenaarde. Starting times are staggered in such a way that riders are spread out as much as possible along the course. The routes of these 3 distances have remained the same as in previous years so everyone gets to ride the Koppenberg, Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg.

An added measure to ensure riding pleasure for all is that security has been stepped up. Frame plates will be checked to prevent people taking part who are not officially registered. Also, at the foot of the Koppenberg, a large video screen displays the current situation on the climb. Those who find it too busy or prefer to avoid the difficult cobblestone climb can follow a small detour. In this way, each participant can complete his or her Tour of Flanders in the most comfortable and safe manner possible.

The Finish in Oudenaarde

The finish area in Oudenaarde has undergone a major facelift and has been transformed into a real We Ride Flanders café. Participants and supporters can go to one of the various food and drink stands in a fully decorated cycling café and immerse themselves in the atmosphere and history of the Ronde. For example, you can go there for a mini exhibition of the Tour of Flanders Centre, admire bicycles and jerseys of former winners, and relive the previous editions of the Tour of Flanders on one of the big screens. It is the place to linger, recover and chat after the cycling experience.

As in previous years, We Ride Flanders is taking the lead with the ‘We care about cycling’ campaign to ensure that the event takes place in an atmosphere of respect: for fellow cyclists, for other road users, for residents and for nature.

Facts and figures of the 2023 version of We Ride Flanders

16,000 participants split as follows over the various distances:

  • 75km: 200 participants
  • 144km: 5000 participants
  • 177km: 4500 participants
  • 242km: 4000 participants

5,920 Belgians, 10,000 participants from abroad, 64 nationalities.

Top 5 countries:

  • Belgium: 5,920 participants
  • Netherlands: 2,900 participants
  • Great Britain: 2,000 participants
  • France: 1,755 participants
  • Italy: 810 participants

Ride the 2025 Tour of Flanders Sportive with Sportive Breaks. You can take part in this great event in several ways depending how long you’d like to stay and what else you want to see and do.

We Ride Flanders weekend – Tour of Flanders Sportive – We Ride Flanders – Sportive Breaks

Choose from a 3 or 4-night’s stay in Kortrijk. There are two hotels to choose from and transport to and from Oudenaarde is included on both We Ride Flanders day on Saturday and 2025 Tour of Flanders day on Sunday. Transport to Bruges is included for those who choose the long distance. A guided ride on the cobbles is included on Friday for those who choose the 4-night package. In addition to the basic weekend package, extras can be added like airport transfers from Brussels Airport and bike rental.

Spring Classics Tour – Spring Classics Tour – Flanders and Roubaix 2025 – Sportive Breaks

On this 11-day tour you stay for 7 nights in Kortrijk and 4 nights in Roubaix. You will ride and watch the Tour of Flanders before a midweek visit to Schoten near Antwerp for the Scheldeprijs and then a trip to ride and watch Paris Roubaix. In between this you will visit the Tour of Flanders Museum, inspect a Belgian beer brewery and enjoy lots of nice local food and drink. Airport transfers from Brussels Airport and bike rental are available for this tour. Our team of local riders and mechanics will guide you around their home roads for an unforgettable experience.

Riders pass over the cobbles and through the tree-lined routes of the famous Tour of Flanders

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