65 or 92 km
600 to 1190 m
Moderate to hard
CYCLE THE LEGENDARY ROUTES
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 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.
The heart and soul of classic cycling
Highlights of your trip
At the end of each day, enjoy the comfortable 4* accommodation double room with en-suite. And kick start each morning with the excellent buffet breakfast included in every stay. The hotel is in a fantastic central location in Oudenaarde so you can easily explore the local area in your leisure time. Secure bike storage and wash stations are available onsite.
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.
Flanders is home to some incredible road rides, most of which are included in world-famous road races. The area produces some of the best riders in the sport. Let the locals show you the way, give you guidance, and soak up their pedalling wisdom. Not only will they help you with the local area, but you may be able to pick up a thing or two on how to improve your cycling.
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. Cycling is at the heart of Flanders' culture. Mythical climbs like Koppenberg, Kwaremont, Paterberg, Kemmelberg or Muur are all within easy reach and suited for all levels. Another gem to discover is the routes from the classic Gent-Wevelgem also known as ‘In Flanders Fields’ which takes you back to some historic routes along the battlefields of WWI, the famous ‘Plugstreets’ and of course the notorious ‘Kemmelberg’.
Be prepared to experience all four seasons in one day. The winters can get fresh but you can still find true, die-hard cyclists tackling the routes. Summer months are pleasant for long days of exploring without getting too hot.
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.
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.
Hotel Leopold - 4*
This modern boutique hotel is situated in the centre of Oudenaarde, a historic town with an impressive gothic Town Hall and Belfry along with a numerous amount of bars and restaurants.
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’. Within a couple of miles, you find a true cycling theatre of dreams!
The hotel offers extremely cosy and spacious rooms. An outstanding buffet breakfast is included each morning at the hotel restaurant.
All bikes can be stored in the secured bike storage within the hotel premises. A bike wash is also available.
Arrival to Oudenaarde
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.
Dinner at leisure in the hotel or in one of the many restaurants of Oudenaarde.
‘RONDE’ Flanders Ride
IN FLANDERS FIELDS
What’s included in your trip
3 nights in Hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde with included buffet breakfast
4 day carbon bike rental Specialised Roubaix or Ridley Fenix SL
Professional guide on bike and support
Entrance ticket to the Ronde van Vlaandere museum
What's not included.
Available upon request at an extra fee
Flights & Insurance
Please book for yourself
Lunch and Dinners
Only breakfast is included
Local City Tax
To be paid at the reception of the hotel upon arrival (+/-1€ pp/night subject to change)
Book with nothing to pay upfront
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