The Amstel Gold Race Sportive and Pro Race 2015
29th April 2015
Why not join us and lots of cycling fans at the 2015 Amstel Gold Race for a fantastic weekend of watching the cycling professionals take on one of the finest Cycling Classics?
Please note that for the 2015 Amstel Gold Race Cyclo Sportive the amount of participants is limited and the online entry system sells out of entries within hours. At Sports Tours International we can offer you guaranteed entries to this iconic cycling event.
The Amstel Gold race is part of the Spring Classics season and takes place in the province of Zuid-Limburg in the south of the Netherlands. This is your chance to ride the 150km cyclo-sportive the day before watching the Pro race.
Friday the 17th of April:
Please make your own way to our hotel in Valkenburg or we can come and collect you from Brussels airport. We will run one transfer at 15.00 to Valkenburg.
This evening we arrive at the Hotel Walram in the centre of Valkenburg in the heart of all the action
Saturday the 18th of April - Amstel Gold Race cyclo sportive
There will be the option of taking part in the 150km Amstel Gold Race cyclo sportive event that follows the latter part of the race route including all the famous climbs.
Included with your entry:
- Guaranteed participation in the Tour Version Amstel Gold Race
- A warm welcome on race day with coffee, traditional local pies and sandwiches in a special room in the Amstel Gold Race Xperience in Valkenburg
- A dedicated room for you to pick up your starter kit
- A speech from course director Leo van Vliet and a special guest
- Group photo
- Unique souvenir of the Tour Version Amstel Gold Race
- Extensive buffet after the Tour Version Amstel Gold Race
- Reserved shower - and changing rooms before and after the Tour Version.
For those not bringing bikes, the day will be at leisure.
Sunday the 19th of April - The Amstel Gold Pro Race
Today is the Amstel Gold Race Professional race. We will use our expert knowledge of the region to see the race at numerous locations, including the famous climb of the Cauberg.
On Sunday the 19th of April 2015 the 50th Amstel Gold Race will take place. The first edition was in 1966 and since then the race has become a veritable Dutch Classic. Characteristic of the race are the many twists and turns coupled with the dozens of short, sharp climbs. The event takes place in Southern Limburg (nowhere near the Ardennes) and you will be able to see that not all of Holland is flat. The event has 34 little climbs (hellingen in Dutch) and a whopping 251km.
It all came to a head at 7km from the finish in 2014 where all the favourites came together on the Cauberg and Phil Gill (Phillippe Gilbert) finished his team mate Greg van Avermaet's preparational work off mercilessly.
This event is very well organised and spectators are offered many different vantage points throughout the day whilst enjoying a few cans of Amstel. Why not?
In the evening we will return to Hotel Walram and enjoy our evening meal.
Monday the 20th of April:
Return home today. After breakfast we will transfer you back to Brussels airport, please book flights to depart from Brussels after 12.00 midday.
COST: £359 per person, based on sharing a twin room
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: £229 for the single occupancy of a room.
TWIN TO SHARE OPTION:
Do you want to take part in this great event but your mates are not into cycling or they can't get time off work? Use our 'twin to share' option. We will pair you up with another person so you don't have to pay the sole occupancy supplement.
SPORTIVE ENTRY: £100
Whilst we try very hard to deliver your tour itinerary as specified at the time of booking, sometimes circumstances beyond our control may prevent us from providing the exact tour itinerary that is advertised and in such circumstances we do not assume liability for any loss of the advertised elements of the itinerary. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further details.
- Return airport transfers from Brussels airport at set times
- 3 Nights accommodation at the Hotel Walram in Valkenburg centre
- Breakfasts and evening meals
- Service of our guide
- Bib number on arrival if you get your entry through us
- Bike storage at the hotel
NOT INCLUDED (Not exclusive):
- Entry into the 2015 Amstel Gold race cyclo sportive with lots of extras - option to purchase for £100.
- Travel insurance
- Meals other than those specified
- Any hotel extras (room service/ telephone/ mini-bar etc)
- Drinks with meals
Please note, if you do not take our option for the cyclo sportive and you want to ride, you need to enter yourself directly with the race organiser. Please also note that for the 2015 Amstel Gold Race Cyclo Sportive the entries will not be available on the day of the event as the event is likely to sell out in advance. At Sports Tours International we can offer you guaranteed entries to this iconic cycling event.
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person, plus the full race entry fee, which is non-returnable once booked. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
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