Tour of Flanders 2014

04 Apr 2014 to 07 Apr 2014

Tour of Flanders 2014

Why not join us and over 100,000 cycling fans at the 2014 Tour of Flanders (or Ronde van Vlaanderen to give this cycling classic its Belgian title) for a fantastic weekend of watching the cycling professionals take on one of the finest Cycling Classics?

Please note that for the 2014 Flanders Cyclo Sportive the amount of participants were reduced by 5000 and also that entries will not be available on the day of the event. At Sports Tours International we can offer you guaranteed entries to this iconic cycling event.

In 2013 the Tour of Flanders Sportive sold out with 16000 riders so ensure you get your entry in advance.

Tour of Flanders 2014

Itinerary

Friday the 4th of April:

Our touring coaches equipped with box trailer for the safe storage of bikes in bike bags will make collections at:

Coach 1:

  • Leeds Queens Hotel (City Square)
  • Sheffield Train Station
  • Leicester Forrest East Services (M1 Southbound)
  • Watford Gap Services (M1 Southbound)
  • London (Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 2 Bridge Place Near Victoria Train Station)
  • Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)

We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact us for more details)

We take a mid-afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais and arrive in Ghent at approximately 20.30hrs where we spend 3 nights on bed and breakfast at the centrally located hotel Ibis in Ghent.

Coach 2:

  • Manchester Victoria Train Station
  • Knutsford Services (M6 Southbound)
  • Keele Services (M6)
  • Junction 7 M6
  • Birmingham International Train Station (N.E.C.)
  • Oxford Services (M40 Southbound)
  • Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)

We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact for more details).

Coach 3:

  • Cardiff
  • Bristol
  • Reading
  • Maidstone
  • Dover Eastern Docks (Ferry Terminal)

We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact for more details).

We take a mid-afternoon sailing from Dover to Calais, and arrive in Ghent at approximately 20.30hrs, where we spend 3 nights Bed and Breakfast at the centrally located Hotel Ibis Centrum Kathedraal in Ghent and the Ibis Centrum Opera.

If you have ordered your Flanders entry through us, we will register on your behalf and your number will be available for you on arrival in Gent at no extra charge. If you get your own entry, you will have to join the queue in the morning with many others to collect your race number.

Please note that if you want to come and join us in Belgium without taking the coach from the UK, we will come and collect you from Brussels airport. Please contact us for more details.

Saturday the 5th of April:

There will be the option of taking part in either the 259km, 133km or 83km Tour of Flanders cyclo sportive event that follows the latter part of the race route including all the famous climbs.

Those who take part in the 259km big one will be taken by minibus to the start of the race in Brugges, aproximately 55km away from Ghent. The other 2 distances will start from Oudenaarde which is about 30km from Ghent.

All distances will finish in Oudenaarde where we will be waiting for you with a well deserved drink and sandwich.

For those not bringing bikes, the day will be at leisure in the city of Ghent. We will have a Sports Tours International vehicle which will support as many of you as possible, giving feeds and mechanical back up, but there will be numerous organised feeding stations and mechanical service present.

Sunday the 6th of April:

Today is the Tour of Flanders Professional race. We will use our expert knowledge of the region to see the race at numerous locations, including the famous cobbled climbs of Flanders.

Monday the 7th of April:

Return home, taking an afternoon sailing to Dover, with approximate arrival times of- London 16.00hrs, Birmingham 19.00hrs, Manchester 21.00hrs, Leeds 22.00hrs.

INCLUDES:

  • Return coach travel (with bike) from the UK
  • In-resort coach transfers on Pro Race day
  • 3 Nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis in central Ghent
  • Support vehicle back up during rides
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey
  • Service of our guide
  • Bib number on arrival if you get your entry through us
  • Bike storage at the hotel in Ghent

NOT INCLUDED (Not exclusive):

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Any hotel extras (room service/ telephone/ mini-bar etc)
  • Drinks with meals
  • Entry into the 2014 Tour of Flanders cyclo sportive - option to purchase. 

Please note, if you do not take our option for the cyclo sportive and you want to ride, you need to enter yourself directly with the race organiser but you will have to queue to register in the morning before the race to collect your race number. Please also note that for the 2014 Flanders Cyclo Sportive the entries will not be available on the day of the event as the event is likely to sell out in advance. At Sports Tours International we can offer you guaranteed entries to this iconic cycling event.

PRICES:

COST: £349 per person, based on sharing a twin room

DEPOSIT: £100

SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT: £149

TWIN TO SHARE OPTION:

Do you want to take part in this great event 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.

SPORTIVE ENTRY: £27.50

Whilst we try very hard to deliver your tour itinerary as specified at the time of booking, sometimes circumstances beyond our control may prevent us from providing the exact tour itinerary that is advertised and in such circumstances we do not assume liability for any loss of the advertised elements of the itinerary. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further details.

How to Book

Please click on the green button at the top of the page

Important Information 

If you are a British passport holder visas are not required to enter France and you may stay as a visitor for three months. For links to General Travel Information. If you are not a British passport holder please refer to your own country's rules for entry into this destination. For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page

There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

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