Spring Classics Week 2015
Amstel Gold race, Fleche Wallonne and Liege Bastogne Liege
18th to 27th April 2015
For 2015, we are offering this trip to the second week of the Spring Classics, taking in three monuments of the sport with a chance to ride two sportives.
- Ride the Amstel Gold sportive and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge
- Ride the roads of the Fleche Wallone
- Watch Amstel Gold, Fleche Wallone and Liege Bastogne Liege
- Visit the battle fields and museums of the Battle of the Bulge
We stay in Valkenburg, Holland for the first three nights where you will have the chance to ride the Amstel Gold sportive and watch the pro race. From Valkenburg you will head over to the Walloon area of Belgium and the 2015 Fleche Wallonne where you will watch the pro race after riding the route yourself, staying close to the route for 4 nights in Bastogne. We finish the week with the sportive version of the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege followed by watching the 101st Liege Bastogne Liege staying in Liege for 3 nights.
Please fly to Brussels airport where we will come to collect you from the airport to take you across to Valkenburg for the first 3 nights, followed by 4 nights in Bastogne and 3 nights Liege.
We use minibuses and there will be 2 Sports Tours members of staff looking after you. Our group size is limited to 10.
Friday the 17th of April: Arrival day
We spend the first 3 nights on half board basis at the centrally located Hotel Walram. The hotel is in the centre of Valkenburg so is ideally located to ride and watch the Amstel Gold Race.
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 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.
For those not bringing bikes, the day will be at leisure.
Sunday the 19th of April: 2015 Amstel Gold Race
Today is the 2015 Amstel Gold Professional race. We will use our expert knowledge of the region to see the race at numerous locations, including some of the famous short climbs like the Cauberg.
This evening we will return to the hotel in Valkenburg.
Monday the 20th of April: Ride the Amstel Gold race route
After breakfast we will check out of the hotel and we ride all or part of the Amstel Gold race route. The route is permanently marked out in the Limburg countryside due to the popularity of the event.
Another option is to ride all or some of the way to Bastogne whilst we transport your luggage for you.
After our ride today, we will move on to the Hotel Melba in Bastogne where we will stay the next 4 nights.
Tuesday the 21st of April: Ride the Fleche Wallone route
After breakfast today we will take the minibus and head over to Huy.
Today we will take the opportunity to ride part of the Fleche Wallonne route. The 2015 edition of la Flèche Wallonne will start in Bastogne. The finish will be on the Mur de Huy as in previous years.
After riding we will return to our base in Bastogne.
Wednesday the 22nd of April: The 2015 Fleche Wallone
After breakfast we will travel to Huy to see the pro race. We will spend the day here as it is an excellent location with a big screen, refreshments and stalls.
After the race we return to Bastogne and the Hotel Melba.
Thursday the 23rd of April: Ride the Liege - Bastogne - Liege climbs
Today we will have a free day to explore the area round Bastogne including some of the famous climbs such as the Cote de la Roche-en-Ardenne and Cote de Saint-Roch. Also the possibillity to visit some of the famous World War 2 museums.
Friday the 24th of April: Transfer to Liege
After breakfast, we transfer to our final hotel of the trip, The Husa in Liege.
In the afternoon you'll be taken to the registration for the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge. After this, you'll have some time to take a short ride and make sure your bike is in full working order for the event on Saturday.
Saturday the 25th of April: 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge
After an early breakfast, you can ride to the start of the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge. After the ride we'll be there for you at the finish in Liege.
After everybody has finished, you can ride back to the hotel in Liege. We will be well placed to watch the race tomorrow.
Sunday the 26th of April: 2015 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.
Monday the 27th of April:
Return travel to Brussels airport. Please book your flights after 12:00. We will run 1 transfer back to the airport.
£1299 per person sharing a twin room, on bed and breakfast basis.
Single occupancy for the use of a twin or double room: £549
What's not included:
- Airport transfers to and from Brussels airport at set times
- Bike transport throughout the tour
- Bike storage at the hotels
- All in-resort transport for you and your bike
- 3 nights at the Hotel Walram Valkenburg
- 4 nights at the Hotel Melba in Bastogne
- 3 nights at the Hotel Husa in Liege
- Daily breakfasts
- Evening meals in Valkenburg and Liege
- The services of our experienced Sports Tours bike guide and driver
- Daily guided group rides with support vehicle
- Evening meal at Hotel Melba in Bastogne
- Travel insurance including insurance for your bike
- Any hotel extras
- Event entry to the Amstel Gold race and Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge (Available as a bookable extra)
Entry into the 2015 Amstel Gold race tour version:
Entry fee for the 150km distance:£100
Included with your entry:
Entry into the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge:
- Guaranteed participation in the Amstel Gold Race cyclo sportive
- 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 the course director and a special guest
- Group photo
- Unique souvenir of the Amstel Gold Race
- Extensive buffet after the Amstel Gold Race sportive
- Reserved shower- and changing rooms before and after the event.
- 276 km: £35
- 160 km: £30
- 79 km: £25
Twin to Share Option:
Do you want to take part in this great travel package 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.
Deposit required at time of booking: £250
(If you select the race entry for the 2015 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge and/or the 2015 Amstel Gold race tour version, this is payable in addition to the standard deposit and this part of it is non-refundable).
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