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2025

Tour of Flanders

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The Tour of Flanders is one of the prestigious 5 monuments of cycling. It’s the first cobbled classic of the year. The 2025 event sees the 188th edition of the Tour of Flanders, which takes place on Sunday 6th of April 2025. The We Ride Flanders Cyclo Sportive is held the day before on Saturday 5th April 2024. Sports Tours International offer transport, hotels and Sportive entries.

 

 Tour of Flanders Sportive/We Ride Flanders

Tour of Flanders

Join Team Sports Tours

Sports Tours International offers you the opportunity to ride the Tour of Flanders route in the Cyclo-Sportive the day before the pros tackle it. There are several different courses that can be attempted. There are four choices of event to enter: 75km, 144km, 179km and 257km sportives from Oudenaarde and the full 235km distance from Antwerp.

Watch the Pros tackle the same roads on the Sunday in the 2025 Tour of Flanders. We offer a fantastic Ghent city centre hotel for 3 nights. Enjoy this enormous spectacle on the roads of Vlaanderen in Belgium.

Supporting you on the ground will be our Spring Classics team led by Darrel Glover who has worked across Europe looking after cyclists. His experience and customer feedback are second to none and he will ensure that you have a great time at the classics. We operate a fleet of specially equipped cycling support vehicles with box trailers for luggage and bike racks on the roof.

Included in your package

  • 2/3 nights hotel at the Ibis Kathedraal*** in Ghent centre
  • Return transport to Oudenaarde or Antwerp (long distance only)
  • Transport to Oudenaarde or Antwerp on Sunday pro race day (return)
  • The services of our Sports Tours International team including mechanics
  • We Ride Flanders medal worth €10
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Ibis Hotel Gent Kathedraal
Ibis Hotel Gent Kathedraal

Hotel ibis Gent Centrum Cathedral is located in the heart of the city centre, opposite the St. Bravo's cathedral with the famous Van Eyck brother's adoration of the lamb. Close to Belfry, city hall and castle of the counts. All rooms are equipped with the new comfortable ibis-beds and free WIFI. Recently renovated bar, lobby and reception. The authentic city of Gent offers art and culture, cosiness and lots of shopping possibilities. Restaurants in front of the hotel on the St. Bravo's square and along the different canals.

Amenities:

Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WIFI)
Coffee shop
Bowling offsite
Squash offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Telephone
Flat screen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer

3 nights
£615

* Please note that the price is based on 2 people sharing a room with double bed or 2 single beds. Single supplement fee for a single occupancy of a room.

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4 April

Arrival day

Today is about getting you to Bruges via your preferred method, You can make your own way by car or air.

Flying in to Brussels? We offer airport transfer at £35.00 per person each way

If you want to come and join via Brussels International airport (BRU, not Brussels South/Charleroi), we will be running airport transfers to our hotel in Ghent. We will be providing 2 transfers from Brussels airport at 11.00* or at 16.00*. Airport transfers for flights after 15:00 cannot be accommodated. We will provide 1 departure transfer on the 7th of April departing the hotel at 08:00 for flights departing Brussels Airport (BRU) after 12:00 noon. Airport transfers for flights departing before 12:00 noon cannot be accommodated. * Times subject to change. 

5 April

Tour of Flanders Sportive Day

The longer distance sportive will start in Antwerp. The 3 shorter distances start in Oudenaarde. All sportives finish in Oudenaarde. At the finish we will be waiting for you with a well-deserved complimentary drink and snack. We will transport you and your bike safely back to Antwerp.

6 April

Tour of Flanders Pro Race

At the time of booking, you have the ability to chose one of the following options:

Option 1 – You can purchase Official 2025 Tour of Flanders Hospitality with Sports Tours International. There are different types of VIP and hospitality access at various prices, you can find further information HERE and you can add any type of Official VIP to your package at the time of booking.

Option 2 – You can follow the race with our Sports Tours representative from Ghent straight to Oudenaarde and watch the full schedule of events from there including the women’s race start and finish, multiple passages of the women’s and men’s race plus the finish of the men’s race. If you want to join us to Oudenaarde, we will be leaving Ghent at approximately 09:00 to allow some extra time in bed than the official VIP packages. In Oudenaarde, there will be large TV screens to watch the race and many facilities for food and drink at your own expense.

Oudenaarde Itinerary

  • 11.00: start of Tour of Flanders for women in the Oudenaarde marketplace
  • 12.25: Passage women on the Wolvenberg
  • 12.30: Passage Tour of Flanders men at the market in Oudenaarde
  • 13.10: Passage Eikenberg and Wolvenberg
  • 13.15: Passage cobblestone zone Ruiterstraat/Kerkgate
  • 14.45: Finish women at Minderbroedersstraat in Oudenaarde
  • 15.10: Passage men Koppenberg
  • 16.10: Finish men at Minderbroedersstraat in Oudenaarde

*Times subject to change by race organisers 

7 April

Please check out of the hotel and make your own onward travel arrangements or make use of our airport transfer. We will provide 1 departure transfer on the 1st of April departing the hotel at 08:00 for flights departing Brussels Airport (BRU) after 12:00 noon. Airport transfers for flights departing before 12:00 noon cannot be accommodated. Airport transfers are available at £35 per person each way. 

 

257km - Starts from Antwerp +

Price: £TBC

179km - Starts from Oudenaarde +

Price: £TBC

144km - Starts from Oudenaarde +

Price: £TBC

75km - Starts from Oudenaarde +

Price: £TBC

Plane +

Fly into Brussels Airport (BRU). From there, we have transfers available to get to the hotel in Ghent (alternatively train services are available)

Car +

It is possible to self drive to Belgium using either the channel tunnel or a ferry channel crossing. If you plan to do this, we recommend making arrangements for your parking in advance

Train +

It is possible to travel by train to Ghent – Eurostar journey time from London to Ghent approx. 2hr 49 mins

The course +

This classic cycling race is famous for featuring short, sharp climbs. The race starts from Antwerp. The final section of the race follows the usual finishing circuit with the Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg. We support all 4 distance options which includes the opportunity to cycle the full 257km from Antwerp.

Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

Do you cater for children? +

Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

Can I extend my stay along the way? +

Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

How can I pay for my holiday? +

Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

Do I need travel insurance? +

Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

Can I travel on my own? +

Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

What is twin to share? +

On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

Is the entry guaranteed? +

All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

Do I need to pay a deposit? +

A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

When will I receive my tickets? +

Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

What is included in the price? +

What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

What is not included in the price? +

What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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