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Flanders - Belgium

Cobbles of Flanders Bike Tour 🇧🇪

4 days | Belgium | $624

Sweep through beautiful countryside and historical village cobbles. Pedal famous hill climbs and sample Belgium's flavours. A great road trip, perfect for all levels, and away from Europe's crowds.

Distance
65 or 92 km

Gain
600 to 1190 m

Road
Road

Temp
15°C

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Overview

Overview

CYCLE THE LEGENDARY ROUTES

Flying in:

Brussels

Start point:

Oudenaarde

Flying out:

Brussels

End point:

Oudenaarde

Flanders is the birthplace of modern road cycling and home to many of the world’s greatest riders. The combination of winding roads, quiet cobble lanes, and peaceful farmland make Flanders a firm favourite in the cycling world. This region is truly familiar with road races – De Ronde is a Flanders World Tour race that runs every April, bringing out around half a million cycling fans to the streets to cheer on the riders.

On this tour, you can conquer the same climbs as the professionals while stopping for a fuelling coffee and snack along the way. Sample the flavours of Belgium. And push your pedals to the max.

Highlights of your trip

4* Accommodation

At the end of each day, enjoy the comfortable 4* accommodation double room with en-suite. Kick start each morning with a buffet breakfast. The Oudenaarde hotel has a fantastic central location.

Professional Guiding

Let the pro's help get you kitted out with top-quality gear. The guides will show you around on guided rides throughout the trip, finding suitable routes for everyone, no matter your experience level.

Local Expertise

Flanders hosts world-famous road races and produces some of the best riders. Let the locals show you the way and give you guidance. Explore the local area and pick up tips to improve your cycling.

Destination

Destination

Flanders

Winding roads flowing through green and yellow fields. Cobble streets weaving among historical buildings and scenic towns. Flanders is one of the most beautiful and quintessential cycling destinations filled with natural colours and local flavours. The rolling landscapes will leave you breathless. And if this wasn't enough... This cyclist's paradise is filled with local breweries providing you with the perfect refreshment for after a long day in the saddle.

Weather

Be prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. The winters can get really fresh but you will still find true, die-hard cyclists tackling the routes. Summer months are pleasant for long days of exploring without getting too hot. Perfect for colder climate lovers!

Terrain

Rolling terrain with some steep Bergs in the Flemish Ardennes combined with some cobbles sections. Flat especially along the many rivers and canals. Medieval cities and small villages along the route but always with a church and a café in the middle. Suitable for any level of cyclist.

Culture

Cycling runs deep in Flanders. These roads have seen bikes and races for over 140 years bringing out thousands of fans to cheer along the sidelines. Along with bikes with the perfect combination of fantastic local brewers and farmers providing flavour and flair to each day.

51.0109° N, 3.7265° E

There's even more to discover on your trip.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Hotel Leopold - 4*

Oudenaarde

This modern boutique hotel is situated in the centre of Oudenaarde, a historic town with impressive gothic architecture. Oudenaarde is better known as the gateway to the Flemish Ardennes where you find all the Bergs (hills) and cobbles of the Classic race ‘De Ronde van Vlaanderen’.

The hotel offers comfortable rooms and an outstanding buffet breakfast. All bikes can be stored in the secured bike storage within the hotel premises.  A bike wash is also available.  

 

 

Program

Program

Day 1

Arrival and kick off ride

Check-in and explore your surroundings. In the afternoon we will get the bikes fitted out ready for the week followed by the trip meet & greet with your local guide. Here you will get information about the routes, timing and general information you will need.

Enjoy a gentle ride around the local area to get a feel for the place.

Dinner at leisure in the hotel or in one of the many restaurants of Oudenaarde.

Day 2

‘RONDE’ Flanders Ride

Distance

65 km

Altitude

1000 m

Distance

65 km

Altitude

1000 m

Day 3

‘MUUR’ Ride

Distance

75 km

Altitude

700 m

Distance

75 km

Altitude

700 m

Day 4

Cycle Flander's countryside and departure

Distance

92 km

Altitude

1300 m

Distance

92 km

Altitude

1300 m

Essentials

Getting there

Information to help you book your flights and get around.

Any questions about flights and transfers? The Epico team is here for you. Ping us via the chatbot in the corner of your page or send an email to [email protected]

Flying in

Fly in airport: Brussels

When best to fly in: in the morning or early afternoon on the first day of the camp (before 14:00)

Transfers: airport transfers are not included in the price of this trip; contact us if you need any assistance or need to organise a private transfer so you can arrive from your flight hassle-free

Flying out

Fly out airport: Brussels

When to leave: in the afternoon on the last day of the tour

Transfers: scheduled airport drop off’s are not included in the price of this trip; let us know if you want to add this on so you can take your flight hassle-free

What’s included in your trip

Accommodation

3 nights in 4* Hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde with included buffet breakfast

Bike Rental

4 day carbon bike rental Specialised Roubaix or Ridley Fenix SL

Guided Cycling

Professional guide on bike and support

Additional Activity

Entrance ticket to the Ronde van Vlaandere museum

What's not included.

Airport Transfers

Transportation for you and your bike to and from Barcelona/Girona Airport is available to book. You can select this option when you proceed to checkout.

Flights & Insurance

Reach out to us to find out which airport is the best to fly into. Travel insurance is essential and we always recommend you carry out your own insurance search for your specific needs.

Lunch and Dinners

Only buffet breakfasts are included. There are amazing local restaurants around the hotel so you can sample the Belgium flavours.

Local City Tax

Oudenaarde has a small tax. This is to be paid at the reception of the hotel upon arrival (+/-1€ pp/night subject to change).

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Thursday

2 Sep 2021

Sunday

5 Sep 2021

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