Friday 19 April 2024: Travel to Liege
Please make your own arrangements to Liege or meet us at Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) and take our optional airport transfer.
Optional Airport Transfer: £50 per person return
We will run one transfer from the airport today at 11.30. Please allow an hour from your flight landing time to your transfer time, to allow you to get through passport control and collect your luggage. The transfer takes approximately 1 hour so we will get to Liege at about 12.30.
What about my bike?
You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.
We will have your Sportive Entry available for you so no need to visit the expo today to collect your bib for tomorrow's LBL challenge. If you have hired a bike with us, we will take you to collect your bike.
We are staying at Penta Hotel Liege. Our hotel is located at 4km from the Quai des Ardenens where the pro race starts and finishes on Sunday. The hotel is booked on half board basis with breakfasts and evening meals included. You will also have free access to the following:
- Access to the hotel gym
- Secure bike store
At 14.00 this afternoon after bike building and fitting of rental bikes, join us on our first ride; a 60km guided ride around Liege that takes in some of the LBL route including La Redoute.
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 are 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.
Saturday 20 April: The 2024 LBL Challenge
Today is the day! We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurant.
Getting to the start
For 2024 the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge will start and finish in the town of Sprimont, 25km South of Liege. After breakfast, we will take you to Sprimont where your challenge awaits you!
The challenge operates rolling start times rather than a mass start so you can start between the below times.
- 257 km: between 6:30 am and 7:30 am
- 147 km: between 6:30 am and 9:30 am
- 70 km: between 8:00 am and 10:00 am
The official closing of the finish is scheduled to be at 8 pm.
Transport back to Liege and evening meal at the hotel.
The return after the finish
We will have some food and drinks available at the finish and we will operate a shuttle service back to Liege based on when people finish.
Sunday 21 April, 2024: Liege Bastogne Liege
After breakfast, we will ride over to the Quai des Ardennes to enjoy the build-up to the race. The race starts at about 09:00 and finishes at about 16.00.
After the riders are on the way, we provide a guided ride to watch the riders come past several times in different locations. We will be back in Liege for the finish.
In the afternoon, we will collect rental bikes plus we assist with re-packing your bikes for travel.
Evening meal at the hotel.
Monday 22 April: Departure
After breakfast, it's time to check out and depart Liege.
Optional Airport Transfer
We will run one airport transfer to Brussels Airport on departure at 09.00 for flights departing after 12.00.