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Liege Bastogne Liege 2025

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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 of the Spring Classics season as the next stop is the Giro d’Italia for many of the riders.

The professionals ride on Sunday and on Saturday it’s the turn of amateur riders to ride their LBL Challenge.

The Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive

The Sportive starts and finishes in Sprimont, 25 kilometres outside Liege.

The ultimate challenge is to cover the entire distance of Liège-Bastogne-Liège like the pros the following day. Famous hills such as the Côte de Saint-Roch (the wall of Houffalize), Côte de Wanne, and Côte de Stockeu will pepper the longest distance of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge. Shorter distance sportives of 147 km and 70 km are also available.

The Liege Bastogne Liege pro race

The race is characterised by a relatively flat start from Liege and as many climbs as possible on the way back to Liège. The Côte de la Redoute, after 224 km in the legs and 37 km to go, is the hardest. It’s 2 km long at nearly 9% so the riders will feel every metre of it. The last classified climb is the fearsome Côte de la Roche-aux-Faucons at 14km from the finish. In total, there are more than 4,500 metres of climbing, as much as a mountain stage of the Tour de France.

*Dates for this event are still to be confirmed, please don't book travel until we confirm the date of the event*

Your Experience

  • 3/4 nights at 4* hotel in the centre of Liege near the Sportive start and finish as well as the Pro race start and finish
  • Our staff service (see below)

Guided Warm-Up Rides: Arrive by lunchtime on Friday and join our 55km warm-up ride that includes ‘La Redoute’.

Mechanic support: Our expert mechanics are available all weekend to look after your bike or hire on of our Giant bikes.

Private feed stops: Our private feed and mechanic stand is around 60km before the finish and has savoury food & energy products.

Also available:

  • Airport transfers from Brussels International Airport (BRU)
  • Sportive Entry available
  • Scott Addict bike rental or similar rental

Included with all entries:

Starter pack for every participant. In addition to impressive parcours through stunning scenery, the below is included:

  • Well-stocked supply stations at every checkpoint
  • Technical assistance & breakdown service
  • Medical assistance from every supply station and by the start/finish
  • Frame plate with chip to record timing + video registration on the main hills
  • Frame sticker showing the hills and supply stations
  • Insurance (no helmet = no insurance)
  • Signallers along the parcours and by the start/finish
  • Signed parcours with perfect signage
  • Supervised bicycle storage
  • Changing rooms & showers
  • A unique finisher’s medal!
  • Storage for sports bags by the start/finish
  • A goodie bag from event partners
  • A fun après-bike event in a cosy setting
Event Includes

Your Experience

  • 3/4 nights at 4* hotel in the centre of Liege near the Sportive start and finish as well as the Pro race start and finish
  • Our staff service (see below)
Your Itinerary

*Thursday 24 April 2025: Optional Early Arrival. 

Friday 25 April 2025: 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: 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.

Our Hotel

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

Guided ride

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?

Race Briefing

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 26 April 2025: The 2025 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 2025 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.

Start 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 27 April 2025: 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 28 April 2025Departure

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.

*Dates for this event are still to be confirmed, please don't book travel until we confirm the date of the event*

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct amount of tickets. When you book, we will require full payment to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Belgium's current entry restrictions and requirements. For UK travelers information can be found here.

For other countries, please check with the relevant local authorities.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers your participation in cycling events in Belgium. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

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By car:

The city has complementary incentive parking areas around the center with easy access using public transport. You just need to buy your bus or tram ticket! Please note that parking on public roads is free on Sunday. More details about parking in Liege.

  • From Brussels via the E40
  • From Namur via the E42

Nearest train stations:

To travel by train from the UK to Belgium, the easiest and fastest option is to include the direct Eurostar train from London to Brussels (ticket price from 35 EUR, travel time 2:15).

You can travel between the Liège-Guillemins train station (Guillemins district, Boverie Park) to the Liège-Saint-Lambert train station in the city center. There are around 5 trains an hour. More information

Nearest airport

  • Liège Airport (12 km)
  • Brussels South Charleroi airport (88 km)
  • Brussels airport (94 km)
Hotel Options

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  • Pentahotel Liege

    Boulevard de la Sauvenière 100 Liege 4000 Liège

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    In the heart of Liege, you’ll find a hotel designed with comfort and style in mind. Pentahotel Liege sits on the doorstep of the famous Carre area of Liege. 

    • Distance to Place Saint Lambert (Start of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 10 minute walk
    • Distance to Quai des Ardennes (Finish of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 30 mins by public transport
    • Distance to Sprimont (start and finish of the LBL Sportive) – 25km

    Each room is spacious, non-smoking and stocked with luxurious bathroom amenities and hair dryers. There’s free and fast access to Wifi.

    The hotel’s Pentalounge has become a destination in its own right. Known for its great food, chilled vibe and array of drinks, it’s the perfect place to get together or simply unwind.

    Check in at 15.00, checkout at 12.00


    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • City Centre Location

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