Friday - 12 April 2024.
Please make your own way to meet us in Valkenburg. Valkenburg is a 3.30hr drive from Calais if you are driving. Alternatively, we provide one airport transfer from Brussels Airport (BRU) at 11.00. Private airport transfers available from Brussels (BRU). Contact us for details
Our staff will assist you with getting your bikes ready after travel and if you have ordered bike rental, these will also be available. This afternoon, enjoy a short coffee spin where we will see parts of the Amstel Gold Race.
The evening is free for you to eat out.
Saturday: Amstel Gold Race Sportive (Toertocht) - 13 April 2024.
Included with the Amstel Gold Race Sportive entry
- Participation in the Tour version Amstel Gold Race (Sportive), without the need to enter the lottery
- Breakfast at the VIP-pavilion
- Reserved parking near the VIP-pavilion
- Guarded bicycle parking
- Special shower- and changing facilities
- Photo with the ‘flower girls’
- Buffet after your ride of the Tour version Amstel Gold Race (Sportive)
- Unique gift
This morning we will have breakfast at the VIP pavilion. Here there’s secure bike parking and changing facilities.
- 06.30 – 09.00: Start 240km (orange arrows)
- 06.30 – 09.00: Start 200km (pink arrows)
- 07.00 – 11.00: Start 150km (red arrows)
- 07.00 – 11.00: Start 125km (yellow arrows)
- 07.00 – 11.00: Start 100km (blue arrows)
- 08.00 – 11.00: Start 65km (black arrows)
- From 07:00 breakfast is available in private start area in Valkenburg near the start
- 09:30-11:00 Start Toerversie Amstel Gold Race
- 14:00-18:00 Pastabuffet in private area at the finish
VIP Parking area
For car drivers, we have parking tickets available that give access to the VIP parking area next to the start and finish in Valkenburg.
The VIP pavilion is in the finish village (Rijksweg (Vilt)). the area is well-signposted.
After the finish we will return to our hotel.
The evening is free for you to eat out in Valkenburg.
Sunday - 14 April 2024.
After breakfast we will spend the day in Valkenburg where we will be in a great position to see several passages of the riders.
If you’d like to make today extra special, we also offer a the chance to purchase a VIP /Hospitality experience in Valkenburg (bookable on check out).
Monday – Guided ride and Museum - 15 April 2024.
Today’s programme is to be confirmed.
Tuesday - Guided ride and Brewery visit - 16 April 2024.
Today’s programme is to be confirmed.
Wednesday – La Fleche Wallone and travel to Liege - 17 April 2024.
This morning we will check out of the hotel and we will head for Huy.
On Wednesday 17 April 2024, the men’s, and women's editions of the Flèche Wallonne will welcome the biggest stars of the pelotons on the characteristic roads of these exhausting and explosive events. The Walloon Classic, in the heart of spring, is a highlight of the cycling season. A race reserved for the ‘puncheurs’ and ‘puncheuses’. The race features the infamous Mur de Huy. The Flèche Wallonne is one of the 3 'Ardennes Classics'. The others being the Amstel Gold Race and Liege Bastogne Liege.
La Fleche Wallonne Femmes and La Fleche Wallone
The Mur de Huy has long been the steepest climb on the women’s calendar, the one that allows hill-climbing and sprinting specialists to get together on a climb that can suit both explosive riders.
A wall to decide the king of the The Flèche Wallonne promises an intense battle between the best climbers capable of swallowing double-digit percentages.
Before the great battle of the Chemin des Chapelles, the men's peloton and the two-time World Champion will be able to build up pressure on the slopes of the climbs of Tancrémont and Les Forges. The start will be unprecedented, from Blegny, where the Royal cyclist’s Pesant Liège club is based. They’ve co-organized Liège-Bastogne-Liège since 1892.
Our Hospitality area is positioned at the finish atop the famous Mur de Huy which features percentages of more than 15 % and one section rising to 26%.
La Fleche Wallonne - Finish Hospitality
At the hospitality venue, you will enjoy the 2 passages of the women's race and the 3 passages of the men's race.
Included with your hospitality experience:
- Enjoy catering and open bar at the finish on the Mur de Huy
- Watch the race LIVE on TV screens at the hospitality venue
- Included is your access ticket to the VIP area located on top of the Mur de Huy
- You have a great elevated view on the finish line
- Champagne served at the arrival of the riders
- Parking (1 parking pass for 2 people)
After enjoying the hospitality, we will make our way to the hotel in Liege where we will have the evening meal at the hotel.
Thursday - 18 April 2024.
This morning, join us on our first ride in the area; a 60km guided ride around Liege that takes in some of the LBL route.
Friday - 19 April 2024.
AM itinerary TBC
Late afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. This afternoon you are free to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. You ae free to eat your meal at the hotel or to explore some of Liege’s restaurants. Moules Frites anyone?
This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through the LBL Challenge race day logistics and of course the route.
Evening meal at the hotel
Saturday: The LBL Challenge - 20 April 2024.
Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant.
Getting to the start
The start and finish of the Sportives are in Sprimont at about 30km from Liege. We provide transport today. Our staff will be on hand this morning if you have any last-minute mechanical issues, or if you need directions to the start line.
The challenge operates rolling start times rather than a mass start so you can start between the below times.
- 257 km: between 6:30am and 7:30am
- 147 km: between 6:30am and 9:30am
- 70 km: between 8am and 10am
The official closing of the finish is scheduled to be at 8pm.
We’ll meet you for post ride beers at the hotel from 17.00 before having the evening meal together.
Sunday – Liege Bastogne Liege - 21 April 2024.
After breakfast we’re staying in Liege today and we have finish hospitality included.
Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the 4th Monument of the season. As it has been around for so long, it’s also called ‘La Doyenne des Classiques’ (the old lady of the classics). LBL marks the end of the Ardennes Classics period usually as Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallonne and LBL follow on from each other in a week. It also spells the end for the Spring Classics season as the next stop is the Giro d’Italia for many of the riders.
The start and finish are both located at the Quai des Ardennes in Liege. It takes about 30 minutes to get there from the hotel.
Enjoy catering and open bar at the finish in Liege. Watch the race LIVE on TV screens at the hospitality venue. Included is your access ticket to the VIP area located at Quai des Ardennes in Liège. You have a great elevated view on the finish line. Champagne served at the arrival of the riders.
Evening meal at the hotel
Monday April - Departure - 22 April 2024.
We will run one airport transfer to Brussels Airport on departure at 09.00 for flights departing after 12.00.
If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us to discuss private transfer options.