2020 TOUR OF FLANDERS
RIDE THE FAMED COBBLES OF “LE RONDE!”
Welcome to the “Super Bowl of the Spring Classics!” Considered by many to be the greatest one-day race on the professional calendar, the Tour of Flanders is mythical, iconic, and continues to be Belgium’s most-prized weekend of cycling and racing. Since 1913, generations of cyclists have tested themselves on Flanders most famous climbs such as the Koppenberg, Patersberg, and the Olde Kwaremont while cheering on such legendary cyclists as Eddy Merckx, Freddy Maartens, John Museuuw, Tom Boonen and many others.
Our program for the 2020 Tour of Flanders will have you “front row and center” for all of the action! Highlights include riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive, watching the Start and Finish of the Women’s Race, and seeing the Men’s Race multiple times, including at the Finish (which is just two blocks from our hotel!). In addition, you will also visit the Tour of Flanders Museum where you will learn the fascinating history behind this national treasure. Finally, when all of the day’s activities are finished, you can look forward to relaxing in our four-star hotel in charming Oudenaarde, which features charming rooms, bar, restaurant, and an in-house Starbucks! Location is everything and we have the absolute best hotel and location for the 2020 Tour of Flanders!
Make your reservations today for this unforgettable ride at the 2020 Tour of Flanders! We’re sure that you will have the cycling experience of a lifetime as you create a new legend to call your own!
Dates: April 2-6, 2020
Length: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: $4,499.00 pp in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $899.00
Meeting Point: Brussels Intl Airport (Belgium)
Drop-Off Point: Brussels Intl Airport (Belgium)
April 2: Welcome to Belgium! / Afternoon Spin / Welcome Dinner!
Following our meeting at the Brussels International Airport hotel at 1 pm, we'll transfer you to the village of Oudenaarde, Belgium, and the four-star Hotel Leopold! Following check-in for the next four nights, assemble your bike with the assistance of our professional mechanics before enjoying an easy ride through Flanders to loosen up. This evening, we'll enjoy a festive "Welcome Meeting and Dinner” at the hotel.
April 3: Tour of Flanders Museum Visit / Flanders Ride / Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive Registration.
This morning following breakfast, we’ll visit the Tour of Flanders Museum (2 blocks away)! For lovers of cycling and the Spring Classics, this is a “must-do!” After our visit, we’ll change into our cycling gear and go for a ride in the nearby Flanders countryside on primarily flatter roads. After lunch in town, we’ll register for tomorrow’s Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive. Choose from a challenging course of either 174 km, 139 km, or 74 km that features the classic climbs of “Le Ronde!” (Note: The registration is only 10 minutes by bike from our hotel). This evening, we’ll enjoy a group dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant in town where they make the best pasta and pizzas!
April 4: Tour of Flanders Amateur Ride!
Today is your opportunity to be a part of history as you ride the famed cobbles of the Tour of Flanders! Following breakfast, we’ll ride to the start (only 10 minutes away) and begin our adventure riding through the Flemish Ardennes at the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive. During the course of your day, you can look forward to riding such famed cobbled climbs as the Koppenberg, Patersburg, and the Olde Kwaremont before crossing the finish line just outside Oudenaarde (Please note that our hotel is less than 5 minutes from the finish by bike). Afterwards, celebrate your accomplishment with your fellow riders in the town square with Kwaremont beers and Belgian frites! This evening, explore the center of Oudenaarde for dinner on your own at one of the local brasseries.
April 5: 2020 Tour of Flanders!
Welcome to Belgium’s “Super Bowl!” Today is the most anticipated day on the Belgian cycling calendar and you will be able to experience it throughout the entire day at various viewing locations. In Oudenaarde, only minutes from our hotel, you will be able to see the start and finish of the Women’s Race. In addition, you will be able to see the Men’s Race pass through the town center before seeing the live finish just two blocks away from our hotel. Other options include riding to the Koppenberg or the Olde Kwaremont to watch both races there. Wherever you decide to go, you will be able to experience both races up-close and be a part of this unforgettable day in Flanders! This evening, we’ll celebrate day’s champions and our time together in Flanders with our “Farewell Dinner.”
April 6 - Transfer Day.
After breakfast, we’ll organize transfers to the Brussels International Airport. Estimated time of arrival into the Brussels Airport is 12 noon.
Four nights at the four-star Hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde. Location is everything and we are happy to announce that our guests will be staying in the best hotel for the Tour of Flanders! The Hotel Leopold also has an in-house Starbucks!
Tour of Flanders Museum Visit.
Riding the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive. Choose from a challenging course of either 174 km, 139 km, or 74 km that features the classic climbs of “Le Ronde!”
All breakfasts and three dinners.
Experienced, bi-lingual staff.
Professional mechanical assistance.
Daily routes, guide and van support.
Registration assistance at the Tour of Flanders Cyclosportive.
Pre-Tour Info Packet to assist with your trip preparations.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
Airfare to Europe.
Transportation to the meeting point in Brussels.
Lodging before or after the trip.
Alcohol. There are some meals where alcohol is included. For all other instances, you are responsible for your alcohol.
Personal souvenirs and incidentals. Be sure to leave space in your suitcase for Tour of Flanders merchandise.
Optional activities not covered in the original trip schedule that you wish to do on your own.
Gratuities for Velo Echappe’ Staff.