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Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge and Pro Race 2016

22nd to 25th April 2016

The 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege cycling race will take place on Sunday April 24th. The LBL Challenge amateur cycling event will take place the day before.

Be a part of LBL's rich cycling history and join us for the 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege at the end of April in 2016. You have the opportunity to ride the amateur event on the Saturday with 273km, 156km and 75km distances available and we will guide you to the best vantage points to watch the LBL Pro race on the Sunday.
Join us on this weekend travel package to the 2016 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.

Don't be fooled and think that Belgium is flat! This race takes in plenty of steep, hilly sections and makes for some dramatic racing.

Planned itinerary:

Friday April 22nd:
We'll have an afternoon sailing to Calais, arriving in for about Liege 20:00hrs. We will spend the next 3 nights on Half Board basis so with breakfast and evening meals included at our centrally located hotel in Liege namely the Ramada Plaza Liege.

On Sunday we will also provide you with a packed lunch as we may have limited time to stop for lunch.

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.

There is a secure bike room in the hotel for you to store your bike and bike box or bag and for you to build your bike after transport.

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

Brussels airport arrivals:
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 Ramada Plaza.

Ramada Plaza Liege:
The hotel is a beautifully converted 17th Century convent located in the historic city centre on the banks of the river La Meuse. This centrally located, 4-star hotel is less than a 15 minutes walk from the central station and shopping area. There is FREE WiFi internet access for all guests.

The hotel is located a mile away from the start and finish of all sportive distances of the 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge directions here

Motorways to Germany, Holland, France, Luxembourg, Brussels and Liege are accessible within a short space of time and there is on-site parking for guests.

Liège offers a wealth of tourist, cultural and commercial attractions all year round. With a great selection of museums, shows, exhibitions, concerts and gastronomic delights.

Saturday April 23rd -  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.

As the start and finish are so near it is easy to get to the start in the morning and back to the hotel straight after the finish.

We will provide an additional feed and mechanical stop en route with our support minibus.

After the Challenge, we will have dinner together at the hotel and our reps will brief you about tomorrow's Pro event.

Sunday April 24th - 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege
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.

Below you will find a short itinerary of today's schedule:

Registration and start area: Place Saint-Lambert, Liege at 15 minutes walking distance from the Ramada Hotel.

  • Rider's signing on: From 8h55 until 10h05
  • Final call at 10h10
  • Départ fictif at 10h15, place Saint-Lambert
  • Official start at 10h30, after a 7,3 km procession from the start and registration area

After watching the start we will return to the hotel to get on the coach and we will take you to various vantage points en-route. No need to worry about lunch as we will bring it with us.

The finish of the 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege is likely to be in Ans again which is only 5km from the hotel.

After watching the finish, we will take you the short distance back to the hotel and enjoy our final evening meal at the Hotel Ramada.

Monday April 25th:
After breakfast we return home, taking the 13.30hrs sailing to Dover, arriving London 16.00hrs, Birmingham 19.00hrs, Manchester 21.00hrs.
Our return transfer to Brussels airport will take place at 09:00 so please book return flights after 12:00.
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Coach trip from the UK:
£429 based on the double occupancy of a twin or double room on half board basis.
Deposit: £140 plus any non refundable sportive entry fee.
Single room supplement: £179 for the single occupancy of a twin or double bedded room

Flying to Brussels airport:
At time of booking, please select your transfer time: 12.00 or 17.00 on Friday. Limited space on both so please ensure you confirm your place.
£419 based on the double occupancy of a twin or double room on half board basis.
Deposit: £140 plus any non-refundable sportive entry fee.
Single room supplement: £179 for the single occupancy of a twin or double bedded room

Self-arrival at the hotel:
Please contact the hotel in advance to book your parking. Parking is available for guests at the Ramada Plaza Liège charged at €5 for the day or €10 for 24 hours. The entrance to the on-site hotel carpark is from Quai Saint-Léonard n°25 and is well signposted - simply drive straight in. Contact the hotel by E-mail here

£419 based on the double occupancy of a twin or double room on half board basis.
Deposit: £140 plus any non-refundable sportive entry fee.
Single room supplement: £179 for the single occupancy of a twin or double bedded room

What's Included:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at the 4 star Ramada Plaza Liege
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 3 evening meals
  • Return executive coach travel from various pick up locations in the UK
  • Airport transfers (Brussels arrivals)
  • Ferry crossings
  • 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 Pro race
  • Bike storage at the hotel

What's not included:

  • Entry into the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge available at a supplement. Prices and details below
  • Travel insurance - insurance page
  • Any hotel extras not included in the above
Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge START & FINISH
Halles des Foires de Liège, Quai de Wallonie 6, 4000 Liège within 10 minutes from our hotel.
  • 276 km:£30
  • 160 km: £25
  • 79 km: £20

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

Included with your entry:
  • Event insurance (helmet is compulsory, riders without helmet are not insured)
  • Plenty of provisions at every checkpoint, incl 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%

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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