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  • 125-175
  • 7000-14000 FT
  • 3 RIDING DAYS
  • 1 RACE DAYS

Any view of the Belgian Ardennes likely will bring up two things that are essential to life in Wallonia:  Well crafted beer and serious cycling.  And while conversations will continue about which beer is the best, cycling here begins and ends with the spring classics and Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the hardest single day race and the oldest of the five monuments.  And like the beer,  there is always a worthy winner.

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Welcome to Liege-Bastogne-Liege! Heading deeper into the Ardennes, we’ll trace the early portion of the course including the Cote de la Roche-en-Ardenne and the short and steep Cote St. Roch. The constant undulations give good credence to why this race is considered the hardest of the classics. Following our ascent of the Col du Rosier the luxurious grounds of the Manoir de Lebioles await, as does the refined cuisine of chef Olivier Tucki.  Ride: 25 miles Overnight: Spa/Manoir de Lebioles

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“No man has ever won Liege-Bastogne-Liege on luck.” To better understand this, one must ride the portion of the racecourse that defines its difficulty. Every race has its crucible, and here its the Cote de La Redoute, a menacing 2.2 kilometer climb that cannot be underestimated. We’ll also climb the Cote de Wanne, Cote de Haute-Levee, Cote Stockeu, Col du Rosier and the Col du Maquisard. And we’ll do it with the pro teams in sight as they recon the course. Ride: 55-75 miles Overnight: Spa/Manoir de Lebioles

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The final day of our trilogy puts this race into daunting perspective- 10 categorized climbs and enough vertical feet to match a tough day in the mountains in a Grand Tour. We’ll finish off with a visit to the Stan Ockers memorial, a native of Les Forges who did Le Double Ardennais in 1953 before winning the world championship in 1955. His died tragically in a track race accident in Antwerp the following year. Ride: 45-60 miles Overnight: Spa/Manoir de Lebioles

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Few things can match the anticipation on the morning of a spring classic- the nerves, the energy, the excitement. From Leon Houa in 1892 to Eddy Merckx’s record five victories, the peloton departs the gritty urban streets of Liege to fight it out across the hills of the Ardennes, to return for a chance at glory after 253 kilometers and lay claim as the victor of La Doyenne. Race: Liege-Bastogne-Liege Overnight: Spa/Manoir de Lebioles

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Another spring classics season has come to a close, its champions crowned, its legends created. The famed roads of the Amstel Gold Race, La Fleche Wallonne and Liege-Bastogne-Liege, across Limburg and the Ardennes, have been conquered, brought to life on and off the bike. Your next legend awaits and until then we’ll get you where you need to go today to get home.

BELGIUM REDEFINED

A TASTE OF THE ARDENNES

BASTOGNE, BELGIUM

AN ENDURING LEGACY

The Belgian town of Bastogne is synonymous with World War II and the Allied Offensive to defeat Nazi Germany, something I am proud of that my father was a part of. As the turnaround for La Doyenne, the town is also synonymous with cycling and the oldest classic on the calendar. The town enjoys its peace now, and on the 4th Sunday of every April, rings the bells of the rebuilt church that was an infirmary during the war, welcoming the peloton to Bastogne.

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Defining a Monument: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Historically, the Belgian Ardennes are regarded as one of the most significant and important military battlegrounds. Movies, documentaries, television series and books have all gone to great length to describe…

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    One Man’s Pilgrimage From Stavelot to Liege

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    The Beauty of Liege-Bastogne-Liege Frank Schleck has hopefully learned that image is, in fact, not everything. As he propelled the 2007 edition of the race known as La Doyenne towards the finish, Schleck, lean and powerful and in full command,…

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    Youth Movement: LBL '09

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    Youth Movement: LBL '09

    If knowledge comes with experience, and experience brings wisdom, then Andy Schleck is destined to become a wise old man. Starting in only his third Liege-Bastogne-Liege, the 23 year-old is clearly ready to carry the future of the sport on…

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"THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR LIVES"

We cannot stop thinking about our most wonderful time.  As the days pass and we have to get in the swing of normal life we actually realize how great the trip was. To meet such great people and to tour with you two will be surely, until the next trip, the highlight of our lives.  Once again, for every detail and the extra mile you went to make this a life experience we never had before- THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

LEIGH AND SUSAN DURHAM DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA

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