The Le Domestique Experience summed up in one weekend. A small group of fellow riders, transfers from the UK in our bespoke support vehicles via Eurotunnel, a fantastic hotel located in Ghent, entry into your choice of 141km or 75km routes, superb sportive support and an incredible race day experience, riding between cobbled sectors guided by one of our local experts who grew up on the cobbles and bergs of Flanders.
Our guests had an incredible time in 2017, staying in the centre of Gent, eating at the world famous De Abt restaurant, completing a choice of distances with two dedicated private support stations and being guided by our local resident guides through the back lanes on the day of the pro race to catch the men’s and women’s race on five key sectors of cobbles, including the Oude Kwaremont.
Known locally as the Ronde van Vlaanderen or De Ronde, the Tour of Flanders forms one of the five “Monuments” of the cycling calendar, owing to the brutal cobbled climbs that define this Spring Classic. Offering the ultimate test of both professional and amateur, the Tour of Flanders offers a unique experience, with Le Domestique Tours proud to present our two night Tour of Flanders 2018 package, combining the amateur Tour of Flanders 2018 sportive on Saturday 31 March 2018 with the men and women professional races on Sunday 1 April 2018, to make the perfect weekend for a hardcore cyclist.
Focussing on the 141km and 75km routes allows riders to enjoy the very essence of Flanders, without the filler miles and painfully early start associated with the longer route options. Whichever route riders opt for, they can be sure of one thing – cobbled climbs that push everyone to their limits and beyond. From the iconic Oude Kwaremont, to the near vertical 22% of the Koppenberg, via the decisive climb in so many Ronde’s in the past, the Paterberg, the Tour of Flanders is steeped in unique challenges. The flawless support of the Le Domestique Tours team provides our riders with everything they need to survive this epic ride – a private feed stop, mechanical support and a private broom wagon service.
The 2018 edition of the Ronde van Vlaanderen, debuts with a relatively sedate start, that gives way to the cobbles and bergs Flanders is known for as riders close in on the race’s epicentre in Oudenaarde. Few things show the professionals as human better than the Koppenberg and Paterberg, where even the finest bike riders in the world are reduced to pedalling squares in a desperate quest to reach the top.
With one of the greatest race day experiences it is possible to have in 2018, our riders witnessed the men’s and women’s race numerous times as they were guided around the Flanders countryside by our very own local guide, riding between sectors of cobbles, an experience nobody else can offer. We can guarantee one thing – we’ll be there on the side of the road, ready to see the action unfold, with front row seats to the Tour of Flanders 2018.
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