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BIKE TRAVEL Ardennes Special 2023

In Brief

FIETSTRAVEL challenges you to a fantastic adventure by bike from the Netherlands to the Belgian Ardennes and back again! A big tour for the real men and women with "Panache" in their legs.
You can choose from 2 different versions with starting points in Eindhoven or Maastricht. You will arrive simultaneously at our destination in the middle of the beautiful Belgian Ardennes.

Highlights:
- Challenge yourself, this is a challenge where you are going to make memories
- Care on the road with follow car
- Very varied 3 bike days in small groups
- Top accommodation in the center of cozy La Roche-en-Ardenne
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May 12, 2023 / May 14, 2023
Road bike / Ultra Rides Race - Gravel
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€375,00 - €525,00

3 days
500 km
Incl. lodging

Additional options

Bikewash service by Dynamic

Every day after cycling, let your bike be pampered. Make use of our bikewash service!

49,95

49,95

4Gold starter pack bicycle weekend

  • Experience box with 4Gold supplements
  • Discover our gastrointestinal friendly sports nutrition
  • Perfect to get acquainted with our products or to give as a gift.
  • Contents:
    • 2 Energy Bars
    • 2 Isotonic Gels
    • 3 Single Servings Carbo Electro
    • 1 Golden Bottle 600 ml

16,95

16,95

Sports massage

Take care of your body during a Cycle Travel cycling vacation and take advantage of our professional masseurs.

59,95

59,95

Laundry service bicycle clothing

After cycling, leave your clothes in the provided laundry bag. Our staff on location will make sure your clothes are clean and dry for use the next day.

9,95

9,95

Details

FIETSTRAVEL challenges you to a fantastic adventure by bike from the Netherlands to the Belgian Ardennes and back again! A big tour for the real men and women with "Panache" in their legs.
You can choose from 2 different versions with starting points in Eindhoven or Maastricht. You will arrive simultaneously at our destination in the middle of the beautiful Belgian Ardennes.

Full of bravura we ride from Eindhoven (departure at cycling cafe Cyklist) or from Maastricht (start at Fixed Gear Coffee) via the Belgian roads to the Ardennes. The tours are fully supported with a support car and guidance.

"Ardennes Special: Two Versions, One Great Adventure!"

Version 1: Eindhoven - La Roche - Eindhoven

We are going for 500km and 5000hm in 3 days!

Day 1: Departure from the Cyklist in Eindhoven with your luggage for 2 days in the follow car.
We have planned a lunch stop after about 100km at the famous Mur of Huy. In the evening a dinner awaits us upon arrival in La Roche.

Day 2: On Saturday we will ride a very nice and challenging lap in the Belgian Ardennes, around Durbuy, La Roche and we will ride all the famous hills like the Redoute, col de Haussire etc.
Care on the way from our car and in the evening a cozy gathering with good food and tall stories

Day 3: On Sunday, after a hearty breakfast, we will ride back to the Netherlands, but not without taking in those last beautiful climbs in the Ardennes. The route goes east around Liege, a stop at the famous La Redoute on the way and via Maastricht (lunch stop) we continue our way back to the Cyklist.

Arrived in Eindhoven, a warm welcome awaits us there with the not-to-be-missed beer and bitterballen 😉 .

Version 2: Maastricht - La Roche - Maastricht

We will go for 350km and 4300hm in 3 days!

Day 1: We will gather at Cyklist in Eindhoven so you can take the train to Maastricht from here. Our car with bikes and luggage will then pick you up at Fixed Gear Coffee in Maastricht.
Your luggage for 2 days will go with you in the follow car. Departure bike tour from Fixed Gear.
We have planned an intermediate stop after about 60km at the famous Mur of Huy.
In the evening, dinner awaits us upon arrival in La Roche.

Day 2: On Saturday we will ride a very nice and challenging lap in the Belgian Ardennes, around Durbuy, La Roche and we will ride all the famous hills like the Redoute, col de Haussire etc.
Care on the way from our car and in the evening a pleasant gathering with good food and tall stories.

Day 3: On Sunday, after a hearty breakfast, we will ride back to the Netherlands, but not without taking in those last beautiful climbs in the Ardennes. The route goes east around Liege and through Maastricht (lunch stop) where we climb the famous La Redoute, among other things.
After arriving in Maastricht we can change at Fixed Gear and from here we can take the train and car back to Eindhoven.

 

What is included?
-A fun group of cyclists who all enjoy a challenge!
-Top guidance with two follow cars that are always near you
-Lodging on a half board basis in a boutique hotel with spacious comfortable rooms based on 2 persons, 2-3 persons or single room option (lunch from the follow car on the routes)
-Convey luggage with your own car
-Mechanical support during the vacations
-Full car or tour guide during the tours
-Bikewash; bikes are cleaned and checked every day
-Recovery food; after each ride we provide good recovery food
-Locked storage for the bikes
-Bicycle Workshop
-Towels
-Bed linen
-Reservation fee
-End cleaning
-Free goody bag offered by FIETSTRAVEL
-FREE cycling shirt from FIETSTRAVEL Ardennes Special
-Train ticket from Eindhoven CS to Maastricht CS if applicable

What is not included?
-Carriage to accommodation
-Tourist tax €2.55 p.p.p.n. to be paid locally
-Travel and cancellation insurance
-Renting of road bike (price on request)
-Medical examination consultation; request through Ancora Health and may be reimbursed through your insurance.
-Drinks & snacks during lunches and dinners.

Additional services to book;
-Sports massagefrom €59.95; schedule a well-deserved sports massage during the week. Recover better from your efforts.
-Sports nutrition package;a package tailored to your daily consumption including recovery. More info to follow.
-Bicycle clothing laundry service; after cycling hang your clothes in accompanying laundry bag at the reception. We make sure your laundry comes back quickly and nice and clean the next morning at breakfast.
-Single room surcharge; if you choose a single room there is a total surcharge of €150 (choose option)

 

TOUR GUIDES BY, AMONG OTHERS:

Rob van de Brand

Rob is a current Worldtour mechanic with EF Education and Lotto-Soudal, among others. Rob is still in the middle of professional cycling and is a real asset for our team to bring to Tenerife. Besides his enormous technical knowledge and skills, Rob also brings along great stories from the race.
Rob is taking an assistant who will help him maintain our bikes perfectly

Image with person, outside Automatically generated descriptionVeerle Goossens
This enthusiast from Brabant has been spending more than half her life on a bike. Runs her own cyclocross team combined with freelance marketing activities. Absolutely cannot sit still and therefore forces herself to meditate. She loves to share, especially her food. Prefers breakfast with oatmeal and can spend hours looking for the best restaurant. Tries to tame her perfectionism, although that often works out far too well for her companions. Gets happy from meeting new people and sharing adventures on bikes.



SUBSCRIPTIONS BY GROUP / CUSTOM REQUEST
For this trip, it is possible to register your own group so that we ensure the best possible accommodation. You can book both private and corporate for this package.
Do you want custom custom modifications? Please let us know in time and we will look at the possibilities together.




Payment options
-Direct payment via Ideal, Creditcard, Bankcontact or Klarna.
-Oninvoice; when choosing this option you will receive the final invoice within 3 working days with a down payment of 20% within 7 days and the remainder at least 4 weeks before the trip.
-Voucher; do you still have a voucher credit from this trip? Then pay by invoice/account and receive your corrected invoice within 5 working days.
-Business; would you like to book this trip for business choose the option on invoice/account and receive a customized invoice.

General Terms and Conditions
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Location: La Roche-en-Ardenne, Panache (Belgium)

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Explanation sports level

MTB:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Road bike:

1star: beginner 50km2star
: above beginner 60km3star
: average 70km4star
: advanced 100km5star
: pro 160km



Level 1: Starter-Beginner;
You are just starting out in this sport, have no experience nor background as an athlete

Level 2: Beginner-Medium;
You are just starting with this sport, however you already have experience with other sports so you start with a good basic condition. You cycle 1 or 2 times a week.

Level 3: Average;
You are a sporty person, don't shy away from a challenge, exercise at least 2 to 4 per week, you can also already make some altitude gains and ride at higher averages.

Level 4: Advanced;
You are a trained athlete, you are looking for a challenge in sports, you are active at least 3 to 5 times a week, altitude meters and a higher average are not a problem

Level 5: Advanced/Performance oriented;
You train towards goals, challenges and also leave something for it you do not mind, you are driven and several times longer sport per week are no exception, you are performance oriented

Level 6: Advanced Plus;
As a highly trained person, you want to really test yourself to your limits, you seek challenges and are also willing to live for them, exercising is a part of your daily life.

Explanation luxury level

Level 0-1.5: Tour without overnight stay.

Level 2-2.5: Cycle Travel provides an overnight stay in a 2-star accommodation.

Level 3-3.5: Tour with overnight stays in the better bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel, hostel accommodations. Overnight stays on a half-board basis are a 3.5 rating.

Level 4-4.5: Cycle Travel provides a 4-star accommodation or boutique bed & breakfast. Optional full board booking (upgrade to level 4,5 appreciation).

Level 5-5.5: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 4-star or 5-star accommodation or boutique hotel. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 5.5.

Level 6: Cycle Travel will provide a more luxurious 5-star accommodation, boutique hotel or luxury pop-up location. We can upgrade the level of lunch, on-road catering or dinner to 6+ level if required.

Explanation guidance level

Our team of passionate guides is always there for you. For any type of trip, event or clinic, Cycle Travel will provide the right accompaniment. We have an excellent network of professionals.

With the ranking from 1 to 6, we indicate to what extent the guidance is provided on a trip. Interested in an upgrade? Please let us know! Then we will gladly look for a suitable solution.

Level 0-1: a self-guided tour without guidance. Cycle Travel provides the routes on GPX.

Level 2-2.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has a goody bag or contact person at the locations visited that you will receive as a traveler.

Level 3-3.5: a self-guided tour without guidance including routes on GPX and tips for the road. Cycle Travel has accommodation on the basis of a 3-star hotel or bed & breakfast. There is someone on site who is familiar with our clients and is personally available for you (level 3,5)

Level 4-4.5: a guided tour including routes on GPX and tour guide on the bike or in a follow car.Cycle Travel has accommodation based on a 4-star hotel, hostel or bed & breakfast. During a guided tour it is optionally possible to book a mechanic and masseur. (The valuation then amounts to 4.5)

Level 5-5.5: A fully catered vacation with a complete support team consisting of tour guide, mechanic and masseur. A follow car is provided including care on the road during the rides. Accommodation will be in luxury chalets, hotels or boutique bed & breakfasts.

Level 6: The ultimate luxury cycling vacation with top locations and carefully selected accommodations. Only the very best counts for us and you as our client! Get carried away on a next level cycling vacation.

Explanation gravity level

We roughly determine the heaviness of a trip based on a variety of circumstances. Severity can be determined by distances or by the altitude meters in distances. In addition, you experience a ride on a gravel or mountain bike already 'heavier' than a road bike ride.

Per category this is approximately what you can think of. Always discuss with us alternatives or modified routes which also influence the heaviness.

Road Bikes - Race bikesDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 170 km700-1100
Level 280 km1100-1500
Level 3100 km1500-2200
Level 4120 km2200-2800
Level 5150 km2800-3800
Hors Category175+ km3800-5500
Mountain Bike - MTBDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500
GravelDistance max - Distance MaxAltitude indication
Level 130-50 km700-1000
Level 240-60 km1000-1300
Level 350-75 km1300-1800
Level 455-90 km1800-2400
Level 560-100 km2400-3300
Hors Category150+ km3800-5500

Location: La Roche-en-Ardenne, Panache (Belgium)