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Panache-en-Ardennes edition DEMI-SEC (8-10/04/22)

In Brief

Full of bravado, we ride from Maastricht (departure at Maastricht CS) via the Belgian roads to the Ardennes. This hefty tour is named after the Champagne variety with a sweet round; the "Demi-Sec". And that's what this one should be called, not as intense as the BRUT but certainly as challenging!
We go in 3 days time for 332km and 4300hm!

Highlights:
- Challenge yourself, the DEMI-SEC version may not be as intense as the BRUT but it is certainly a challenge where you will 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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April 08, 2022 / April 10, 2022
Road bike / Ultra Rides Race - Gravel
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499,00

Availability: In stock

3 days
332 km
Incl. lodging

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Medical examination advice

A medical examination is advised prior to travel! Make an appointment at Ancora Health. They have a Health studio in both Eindhoven and Amsterdam. For this trip it is advisable to have a sports medical examination. Our advice is to go for at least "Basic Plus" but we always advise to go for an extensive sports medical examination (USMO). Ancora is affiliated with SMI Federation and SCAS certified. This means that you can get money back from most Dutch health insurers for the Ancora packages. An average reimbursement is easily € 150, -. On the site of Ancora you can calculate your own reimbursement.

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Details

A hefty trek for the real men and women with Panache in their legs.

We gather at 2 points:

1-Cyklist Eindhoven and then take the train to Maastricht. In Maastricht we will pick up the route together or not with the heroes who will ride the BRUT edition then OR
2-Maastricht CS where you can also hook up and this is also the starting point for the DEMI-SEC version.

Full of bravado, we ride from Maastricht (departure at Maastricht CS) via the Belgian roads to the Ardennes. This hefty tour is named after the Champagne variety with a sweet round; the "Demi-Sec". And that's what this one should be called, not as intense as the BRUT but certainly as challenging!


We are going for 332km and 4300hm in 3 days!

Day 1: Departure Cyklist Eindhoven OR Maastricht CS and luggage for 2 days in the follow car. Departure bicycle tour from Maastricht CS.
We have planned a stop after about 60km.
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 tackling those last beautiful climbs in the Ardennes. The route goes east around Liege and through Maastricht (lunch stop).
From here you can take the train back to Eindhoven.

Note: The purchase of train tickets is not included in this group tour.

Arrived in Eindhoven at the Cyklist a warm welcome awaits us there with the not to be missed beer and bitterballen 😉

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)