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3 Night Tour of Flanders / We Ride Flanders 2023 - Prices from £499.00pp

3 Night Tour of Flanders / We Ride Flanders 2023

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Here at Destination Sport Experiences we are proud to be an official partner of the Tour of Flanders and We Ride Flanders. We have years of experience of organising travel packages to the Tour of Flanders and we’re looking forward to welcoming amateur cyclists again in Belgium on Saturday April 1st and Sunday April 2nd.

We are staying in Oudenaarde so you can’t be better placed for both the Sportive on the Saturday and to watch the Pros on the Sunday.

We Ride Flanders is one Sportive that every amateur cyclist must have done.  This is your opportunity to ride some of the classic cobbled climbs from the Tour of Flanders including the Koppenberg and Oude Kwaremont.. Stay with us in Oudenaarde, the heart of all the action.

Book this experience and you'll get:

Stay in Oudenaarde: the location of We Ride Flanders start and finish as well as the finish of the Tour of Flanders Women’s and Men’s races on the Sunday.

Mechanical support: Our expert mechanics are on hand all weekend at the hotel. 

  • 3 nights at hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde
  • All taxes are included
  • The services of our team including mechanic services, a race briefing and guided rides on the route
  • Bike storage at the hotel

Also available when you make your booking:

  • Airport transfers from BRU airport (Zaventem) at set times at £50 return
  • Bike rental from £140 - more info below
  • Entries for all distances

Bike Rental

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.

We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2. Same price for 3 or 4 night stays.

  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra Di2 - £240
  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra - £190
  • Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame Shimano - £140

Please check our bike rental page Destination Sport Bike rental

Sounds good, right! Click 'Book Now' to Ride in Flanders with us..

Your Itinerary

Friday 31st March, 2023 : Travel to Oudenaarde

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Oudenaarde today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel.

Our optional airport transfer will depart from Brussels Airport at 11.00. Please arrive at Brussels airport by 10.00 to allow time for baggage collection and passport control.

Alternatively, book our airport transfer from Brussels airport for you and your bike.

Our hotel

We are staying at the hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde. Your stay will be for 3 nights and will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on We Ride Flanders day

What about my bike?

Bring your own bike, 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.

Friday guided ride

On Friday at 14.00, our bike guide will take you on a guided ride around Oudenaarde. Please ensure that you arrive before this if you'd like to join.

Friday afternoon and early evening,  you have plenty of time to walk over to the expo and collect your start package. Our tour leaders and bike mechanics will then be available for you.

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through We Ride Flanders logistics and of course the route.

Tonight is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants or you can join in with the hotel’s evening buffet which is available at £35 per person per night.

You can add the evening meal option to your booking as an optional extra. This is available at £35 per person per night, and must be taken for the duration of your stay in Oudenaarde.

WE RIDE FLANDERS EXPO

Sint-Jozefsplein, Oudenaarde

Opening hours: 07.00 – 20,00

Here you can pick up your starter package and hand in your frame plate after the ride. 

Saturday 1 April, 2023 : We Ride Flanders

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. 

After the ride, regain your strength in the Peloton Café in the Tour of Flanders Centre, and share your experience with the rest of the peloton. Relive the heroism of Flanders' Most Beautiful in this cycling hub, near the finish in Oudenaarde.

Start & finish / location & hours

START Cyclo 235km - Brugge - transport included when you book this

07.00 – 08.00

START 177km, 136km, 72km Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)

Cyclo 177 km: 07.00 – 08.30

Cyclo 136 km: 08.30 – 10.00

Cyclo 72 km: 10.00 – 11.00

FINISH

The finish of all distances is on the Markt in Oudenaarde. The last aid station closes at 19:00. If you arrive here later, you are no longer an official participant and you are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde officially closes at 20h00.

Once you finish in Oudenaarde, there’s no need to worry as you are staying near the finish.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us if you are not using it tomorrow.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel. 

Sunday 2 April, 2023 : Tour of Flanders

Today is the day of the Tour of Flanders. Below we have listed a few different options for you today.

Stay in Oudenaarde

In the last 75 km, the most notorious passages are lurking: from the Koppenberg and the Hotond to the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans are eagerly looking forward to the finish in the centre of Oudenaarde. The champions sprint to the finish line. In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row: live and on the big screen. The Donkmeer and the Markt are the place to be. You can see the race live 4 times. If you walk up and down between the market square of Oudenaarde and the arrival area you will see the race pass by and be able to witness two finishes (men and women).

Shuttle bus to Oude Kwaremont

There is a free shuttle bus from Oudenaarde station up to the public village on the Oude Kwaremont where you can see the riders 3 times. There are pubs, food and beer vans and a big screen so you can alternate between standing by the road-side and watching the big screen.

Ride to the Oude Kwaremont or another viewing point

We will offer a guided ride today to one of the viewing points. Details to follow soon.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Oudenaarde’s many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel. 

Monday 3 April, 2023 : Departure

After breakfast it's time to depart Oudenaarde after a superb weekend of cycling action.

After breakfast make your own arrangements for departing Oudenaarde. Our optional airport transfer leaves Oudenaarde at 06.30. Please book flights to depart Brussels after 10:30

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking the orange book now button. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Payments

We offer all our customers a payment schedule where you pay in instalments without fees. When you confirm your booking, we will take a deposit payment. Subsequent payments are taken automatically. The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Belgium’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note that you do not need a medical certificate to take part in the 2023 We Ride Flanders Sportive. 

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 you to participate in cycling events in Belgium. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

 

Location

The Belgian town of Oudenaarde in the Flemish Ardennes is host to the Tour of Flanders. The town comes alive in spring when Flanders Finest puts the area on the world map of cycling again.

The final 75 kilometres are the toughest part of the race. The riders are circling the area around Oudenaarde and ride cobbles climbs like the Koppenberg, Hotond and of course the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans eagerly look forward to the finale in the centre of Oudenaarde. The crowds in Oudenaarde eagerly await the arrival of the riders and watch the race unfold on large TV screens. The Donkmeer and the market square are turned into the epicentre of the cycling world for a couple of days every spring.

The day before the Tour of Flanders, thousands of sportive cyclists ride their own Tour of Flanders during the 'We Ride Flanders' Cyclo. Just like the riders the next day, amateur cyclists tackle the same Flemish ‘Bergs’ and cobbled sections. From about midday, thousands of amateur cyclists  from Belgium and beyond cross the finish line in Oudenaarde. The crowds at the finish line can enjoy all that Oudenaarde has to offer.

Hotel Options

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  • Hotel Leopold Oudenaarde

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    Hotel Leopold is a 4 star boutique hotel located in Oudenaarde, Belgium. The hotel is in the “Flemish Ardennes” and it overlooks the river Schelde. The hotel has 66 spacious and stylish bedrooms.  

    Delicious Belgian dishes are served in the hotel’s our restaurant “Bar Del Mundo”. Besides the delicious food, the bar also offers refreshing cocktails, fine wines and of course the best Belgian beers. During summer you can relax and unwind on our cosy terrace. Leopold hotel Oudenaarde also has its own “We Proudly Serve” Starbucks coffee corner. As a hotel guest you can enjoy the cool frappuccinos® in the summer and the delicious warm Starbucks Originals in the winter.

    • Check-in from 3 PM & check-out until 11 AM
    • Start your day with a delicious breakfast buffet
    • Always stay up to date and connected through the free Wi-Fi network
    • The hotel have a secured underground bicycle shed and a washing area for the bicycles
    • Enjoy “Bar del Mundo” menu with snacks and drinks in the cozy bar
    • Reception is available 24/7!

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location

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