Tour of Flanders 2020

Sportive & Race viewing

The Tour of Flanders is the most anticipated race of the year in Belgium. The repetition of the climbs of its cobbled mounts: Kapelmuur, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, an often capricious weather and a popular fervour have made its legend. Veymont invites you to experience Flanders through its “sportive” and race viewing in Antwerp and in the Oude Kwaremont!
Dress warmly, let’s go!

 

HIGHLIGHTS

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DAY 1 - Arrival in Flanders

Thursday, April 2

We welcome you at Lille Europe Train Station at 2 pm and drive you at your hotel in Gent where we’ll stay for four nights. After a bike fitting and a tour orientation, we explore this splendid city settled around the Lys river and its historical heart dominated by three majestic Gothic towers. Rich in a multitude of urban landscapes, from the quays of the medieval port to the massive silhouette of the fortress of the Counts of Flanders, as well as its museums, medieval squares and art nouveau buildings. As you will have understood, we did not choose to settle our Tour of Flanders 2020 basecamp  in Gent at random.

 

Night in Gent

Meal included: Dinner

DAY 2 - Ride in Flanders to the Kapelmuur

Friday, April 3

In order to enjoy Flanders unique atmosphere, we have planned today a leisurely ride from Oudenaarde to a mythical place: the Grammont Wall or Kapelmuur (1.2 km of cobbles at 7.8% with very steep sections) dominated on top by a picturesque chapel.

Before the ride, let’s explore the very interesting Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders museum) as we follow the heroic achievements of Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Philippe Gilbert. The place is a must. You can even find café coming with UCI rainbow colours !

We’ll end the ride by a round of Belgian beers before returning to our hotel in the magnigicent city of Gent.

 

Route 1 : 40 km / 530 m D+

Route 2 : 55 km / 860 m D+

Night in Gent

Meals included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 3 - Tour of Flanders Sportive

Saturday, april 4

Today you ride the route of Tour of Flanders cycling’s legendary Spring Classic one day before the pros.  You are a real Flandrien and ride with people from all over the world, as there were about to 16,000 cycling enthusiats attending the event in 2019. You’ll make new friends for sure.

As this is a cycling holidays, the 260 km route is not on our plan. It’s up to you to choose between the 75 km or 140 km route as both feature a generous helping of the trademark Belgian cobblestones to tackle. You’ll start and end in Oudenaarde.

Along the way you will face the same ascents (Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Taaienberg…), cobblestones and narrow roads, and you will get a taste of the challenges the pros have to overcome the following day in their search for eternal glory.

There are feed stations roughly every 30km along the route, stocked with energy bars, waffles and fruit. One of our guide we’ll ride the event as well and support you all day.

 

 

Route 1: 75 km

Route 2: 140 km 

Night in Gent

Meals included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

 

DAY 4 - Tour of Flanders Pro Race

Sunday, April 5

This morning we head off early to Antwerp, that historical gem on the banks of the River Scheldt, to experience Tour of Flanders Pro Race’s start. You’ll be amazed by the warm atmosphere, the cheerful and passionated Flemish crowd and the numerous Flemish flags while the heroic gladiators will cycle along the yellow carpet and up onto the start stage in the Grote Markt at the foot of Antwerp’s City Hall and Cathedral.

In the meantime, the others riders warm up in the team zone and you can inspect the shiny bicycles and the legs of the race favourites from just a few metres away.

 

Once the race is launched, we drive you to a nice spot near the Oude Kwaremont, one of the most famous berg of the race where you can view the race not once, not twice, not three but four times in a few hours (Female race x 1 and Male race x3)

When the cyclists pass through, you can witness the blood, sweat and tears on their faces.

An entertaining day until the end of the race and an experience you don’t want to miss.

 

Oude Kwaremont VIP stands might also be available with supplement. Contact us for more details.

 

Night in Gent

Meals included:  Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

DAY 5 - Departure

Monday, April 6

It is unfortunately already time to say goodbye. We will take you back to Lille Europe Train Station after breakfast to end this Tour of Flanders 2020 tripunless you want to extend your sping classics cycling trip and experience Paris-Roubaix with Veymont

Meal included: Breakfast

Tour of Flanders 2020

Veymont retains the right to change the hotels if necessary as stipulated in our GTC.

Gent – 4 nights

Hotel Harmony – 4*

Beautifully located on the banks of the river in the heart of Ghent, the luxurious Hotel Harmony guarantees you an unforgettable experience. The hotel is located in the Patershol district of Ghent, the oldest district in Ghent.

Harmony Hotel is 100 metres from the Château des Comtes and 5 minutes walk from Saint-Bavon Cathedral. If you want to visit Ghent in style, you are more than welcome at Hotel Harmony!

BIKES

Included

Carbon road bike – Shimano Ultegra

Giant TCR Advanced 1

Size: XS – S – M – ML – L – XL

Crank : 50-34

Cassette: 11-28

 

GEARS

For a more comfortable travel experience, you can choose to bring your own pedals, saddle and helmet with you on the trip. Your guides will install your equipment on the first day when you adjust your bike.

Included with a road bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL

 

Included with a hybrid bike rental

  • Pedals to choose from the following: SPD-SL / SPD-M / Look Keo / Flat pedals with cages / Flat pedals
  • 1 Pump
  • 1 Computer
  • 2 water bottles
  • 1 saddle bag: 2 spare tubes + 1 multitool + 2 tire-levers
  • 1 helmet:  Size S – M – L – XL
  • 1 handlebar bag with a map holder
  • 2 rear panniers

Dates

Price / Person*

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy supplement

 

April  2 – 6, 2020

 

 

 

   from 2590€* 

 

 

 

+ 320 €

 

*Price may vary according to the season, the hotel availability and supplement(s) chosen.

Departures are guaranteed from 4 participants. In case there are less than 4 participants a supplement will be requested to guarantee the departure of the tour.

If you are a group of more than 7 people or you would like to privatize or customize the tour, please contact us to adjust our offer to your needs.

Included

Not Included

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