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Sunday, August 14, 2022

Recreational ride

Not everyone has the condition or the time to cycle around the entire Flemish Ardennes three days in a row, we totally get it! Since we want to be a three-day event for every cyclist, we are also including a recreational ride in our program. A mini Tour of Flanders through the hills of the Flemish Ardennes, but for mountain bikers. You can chose between 33, 45 and 56 km!

In our recreational ride, you’ll pass some of the region’s best-known hills. Sometimes via their iconic cobblestones, often along their lesser-known off-road side. The Oude Kwaremont, the Paterberg, the Koppenberg: you will see them all. But the Flemish Ardennes are much more than that, especially for mountain bikers. Have you ever heard of the Leo Piron’s trail, or Mr. Dokteur’s woods? No? Don’t worry: after your passage in our Sunday ride you will never forget them, that’s a promise!

Don’t do anything too crazy on the way: In the final of the ride, the dreaded man with the hammer is waiting behind every tree in the Kluisbos to deal out punches. Who still has enough juice in their legs and will be able to outsprint the rest of their group in the very tough final kilometres?

Location: Flemish Ardennes
Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Start: 8:00 - 10:30
Distances: 33, 45 and 56 km
Climbing: about 700, 1000 and 1200 hm