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Liège-Bastogne-Liège 2015

24th to 27th April 2015

Be a part of LBL's rich cycling history and join us for the Liege Bastogne Liege in 2015. You ride the full course on the Saturday with shorter distances also available and and you watch the Pro race on the Sunday. Join us on this weekend travel package to the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege sportive and pro race.

Liege Bastogne Liege is nicknamed 'La Doyenne as it is the oldest race out of the classics which is still taking place today.

All the big guns of the cycling world have taken the Liege Bastogne Liege title: Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Hinault, Argentin, Bartoli and more recently Gilbert.

Don't be fooled and think that Belgium is flat. This race takes in plenty of steep, hilly sections.


Planned itinerary:

Friday 24th April:
We'll have an afternoon sailing to Calais, arriving in Liege 20:30hrs, where we spend 3 nights on Half Board basis at our centrally located hotel in Liege namely the Ramada Plaza Liege. For those of you who have bought an entry through us, we will hand out your race numbers for tomorrow's amateur event to you this evening.

Our touring coaches equipped with box trailer for the safe storage of bikes in bike bags will make collections at:

East Coast coach: West Coach coach: Coach 3:
  • Brussels airport arrivals - Hotel Husa de la Couronne

If you want to come and join us in Belgium without taking the coach from the UK, we will also be running 2 transfers from the airport to our hotel in Liege. At 12.00 and at 19.00.  Please advise us of your flight details at the time of booking and we will come and collect you from Brussels airport at the above times only. Alternatively make your own way to the Hotel Husa de la Couronne.

Saturday 25th April -  Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge
After an early breakfast, ride the short distance from the hotel to the start. There will be the option of taking part in either the 276km, 160km or 79km events. For those not riding the sportive the day will be at leisure in the city of Liege. After the Challenge, we will have dinner together at the hotel and our reps will brief you about tomorrow's Pro event.

Sunday 26th April - Liege Bastogne Liege pro race
Our location in Liege is ideal for accessing the start area where you will be able to see the teams arrive, after which we take you to numerous points along the route to get as many sightings of the race as we can, including the steep hills of the Cote St Roch, Cote de Wanne, Cote de Wanneville, Cote de La Redoute and the finish in Ans.

Monday 27th April:
After breakfast we return home, taking the 13.30hrs sailing to Dover, arriving London 16.00hrs, Birmingham 19.00hrs, Manchester 21.00hrs, Leeds 22.00hrs.

Our return transfer to Brussels airport will take palce at 09:00 so please book return flights after 12:00.

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Coach trip from the UK:
When you book this you will stay at the Hotel Ramada Plaza Liege
£429 based on the double occupancy of a twin or double room on half board basis.
Deposit: £100 plus any non refundable sportive entry fee.
Single room supplement: £129 for the single occupancy of a twin or double bedded room

Flying to Brussels airport:
When you book this you will stay at the Hotel Husa de la Couronne
£449 based on the double occupancy of a twin or double room on half board basis.
Deposit: £100 plus any non refundable sportive entry fee.
Single room supplement: £159 for the single occupancy of a twin or double bedded room

Twin to share:
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.

What's Included:
  • Return executive coach travel from various pick up locations in the UK
  • Airport transfers (Brussels arrivals)
  • Ferry crossings
  • 3 nights on half board so with breakfast and dinner included
  • The services of our Sports Tours International staff
  • Coach transport to various viewing locations on Pro Race day
  • A packed lunch on the day of the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge
  • Bike storage at the hotel
What's not included:
  • Entry into the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge available at a supplement. Prices and details below
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Any hotel extras not included in the above

Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge START & FINISH:

Centre Sportif de Naimette-Xhovémont
Boulevard Philippet 83
4000 Liège

Entry Fees for the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge:

  • 276 km :£35
  • 160 km : £30
  • 79 km : £25

The finish in Liège will be closed officially at 8pm.

Included with your entry:
  • Event insurance (helmet is compulsory, participants without helmet are not insured)
  • Plenty of provisions at every checkpoint, including sports drinks, fruit and snacks
  • Timing and video-recording with chip on 4 slopes
  • Technical and medical service
  • An itinerary
  • Massage at finish
  • An exclusive medal and certificate
  • LBL Challenge t-shirt
Your ascent will be timed on these sections:
  • Côte du Rosier: 4500m - 5,7%
  • Côte de La Redoute: 2100m - 9,7%
  • Col du Maquisard: 3000m - 5,1%
  • Côte de St. Nicolas: 1000m - 7,6%

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
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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Important Information:
If you are a British passport holder visas are not required to enter Belgium and you may stay as a visitor for three months. For links to General travel information, click here. If you are not a British passport holder please refer to your own country's rules for entry into this destination. For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page.
There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.
 

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