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3 days by bike with an exceptional guide: ALESSANDRO BALLAN.
Ronde van Vlaanderen
Meeting and discussion with those who contributed to writing the history of world cycling. Together with us the 2008 World Champion, for information, advice and suggestions, for your performances and training.
An evening dedicated to stories and comments on Alessandro Ballan's fantastic PRO career.
4* Hotel from € 1490.-/px
(travel program see below)
Belgium, home of the Nordic classic races, rich in history, monuments and traditions of the Trappist monks.
4 days on the roads of the Great Nordics, on the 'Roubaix' pavée, on the climbs of the Bastogne Ardennes and on the amateur 'Flanders' route - Ronde Cyclo, led by the world champion Alessandro Ballan.
The Ronde van Vlaanderen is one of the most popular historical races for cycling enthusiasts.
All Flemings follow with enthusiasm this event which belongs to their tradition and their culture. In Flanders, people don't just pedal: in this period of the year even the less sporty throw themselves on two wheels or crowd the streets to support the runners.
The Ronde can be breathed and lived at 360 °!
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Where are we going to go?
Roubaix with its pavée, the last stretch with two long porphyry roads. A visit to a famous Brasserie to taste Belgian beer.
The climbs near Bastogne, a path dotted with historical testimonies, with arrival in the historic town touching the scene of clashes of the II World War.
We will participate in Fiandre Amatori, optionally 136k or 77k, with the last challenging walls on pavée in Oudenarde.
We will attend the Fiandre PRO along the way.
How will it be?
We will have a coach that will take us from Venice to Bruges, in which, during the trip, videos, stories and anecdotes will be chaired by our Team with the presence of Alessandro Ballan. The bus will support all the stages of our holiday.
We will be hosted in a cozy hotel in Bruges, with every comfort, and we will move to the departure of the tours by bus.
Your bikes always in tow on a bus trailer and we will have a minivan in tow for assistance and support.
Along the way you will find your refreshment, food, energy and light support, with energy drinks and water.
Along the way you will find your refreshment, food, energy and light support, as well as water.
At the end of the day we will have a visit to a Brasserie or to a historic city and possibly to museums or historic locations.
On your return one evening after dinner you will find a meeting room for a meeting with Alessandro Ballan.
On the day of the Pro race we will be along the route to see the transit of the teams and we will listen to the live TV that Alessandro will comment on on RAI.
I'll make it?
You will have two guides AIG2R and Alessandro Ballan who will guide you along the paths of this electrifying holiday.
The daily stages are all between 75 km. And the 140km, with stops for refreshments.
The amateurs' granfondo (Cyclo Flanders) on Saturday before the Pro race is 136km or 77km.
The roads we will travel on are mixed traffic, well-known cycling routes, with the characteristic stretches on Pavée.
Everything you need for maintenance or for transporting personal effects can be transported by the minivan that follows you on almost all sections of the routes.
Everyone takes care of the maintenance of the private cycle.
After the tour, rest, with change of clothing, to visit cities or attractions.
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(travel program see below)
booking and deposit (30% total amount)
before 30.01.2022 € 1490.-/px
before 25.02.2022 € 1590.-/px
from 26.02.2022 € 1750./-px
single room € 260.-/px
transfer by coach € 60.-/px
road bike rental € 200.-/px
Accommodation in a double room
4 Buffet breakfast
4 dinners at the hotel
3 energy lunch
1 food and wine festival along the PRO race
transfer to the tour departure and return by coach
2 AIG2R enabled guides
Transport of personal effects and bike equipment with minivan along the route
Assistance along the way
on request when booking
transfer by coach (IT/BE/IT) € 60.00
Road Bike rental (€ 200.-/px)
Unexpected consumption along the way
Single room (260 .- / pers.),
Any overnight stays pre / post trip,
Registration for the Granfondo directly
on the site we ride flanders
Anything else not specified in the "Included" item,
Up to 12.00 (Italian time) on the 30th day before the departure of the holiday, you can cancel without penalty and the amount will be refunded minus the bank transfer costs and the deposit.
From 12.00 (Italian time) on the 30th day to 12.00 (Italian time) on the 20th day before the departure of the holiday, in case of cancellation or modification of the travel contract, a penalty of 50% of the price will be applied and returned the remaining amount, minus the bank transfer fees.
From 12.00 (Italian time) on the 20th day, in case of cancellation, the penalty is 100%.
In the event of restrictions, exacerbation of COVID contagions or contagion of the participant, no penalty will be applied and the entire amount will be returned net of expenses incurred.
All participants must have the pass with the relative doses of vaccine. For insurance reasons, participants without vaccines are not allowed.
All excursions may vary according to environmental conditions.
Our tours are led by professional guides with AIG2R enabled bicycles.
Reservations can be canceled at any time, without penalties, in case of limitations due to Covid19.
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1st day - 01 April 2022
Departure from Venice airport and arrival in Bruges in the evening.
Meeting in Bruges in the evening for those arriving by plane.
2nd day - 02 April 2022
Transfer to Oudenarde early, for registration and departure 'granfondo Fiandree22' (77km or 136km), led by Alessandro Ballan
Flying refreshments along the way.
Return to the hotel, dinner and relax in the center of Bruges.
77 / 136K - 350 / 600d +
2nd day - 03 April 03 2022
We return to Oudenarde to participate, along the way, in the passage of the PROs and listen to the live RAI commented by Alessandro Ballan.
PARTY ON THE WALL with typical Venetian food and wine products.
3th day - 04 April 2022
Short transfer by coach to France.
We will cover the last stretch of the Roubaix.
Flying refreshment and energy lunch on arrival
In the afternoon visit to important Brasserie.
Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Relax and dinner.
In the evening meeting with Alessandro Ballan. Meeting
74K - 250d +
4th day - 05 April 2022
Transfer to Liège. Path on the Ardennes up to Bastogne, led by Alessandro Ballan.
Flying refreshment and energy lunch on arrival.
Visit to the city of Bastogne and to the WWII museum.
In the afternoon transfer to the airport and return to Venice by plane.
68K - 750d +
6th day - 06 April 2022
Return to Venice by coach, with bicycles and personal effects.
He goes professional at the beginning of 2004 with Giuseppe Saronni's Lampre, and during the season he takes part in some World Cup tests. The following year he ranks sixth in the Tour of Flanders, he is called up, albeit as a reserve, in the national team for the online test of the world championships in Madrid.
In 2006, after winning the Laigueglia Trophy and finishing fourth in the Milan-Turin and eighth in the Milan-Sanremo, he stands out in the Northern classics, taking fifth place in the Tour of Flanders and, a week later, third place to Paris-Roubaix. At the end of the season the in-line race of the world championships in Salzburg begins, won by Paolo Bettini, retiring.
In 2007 he managed to establish himself in the Tour of Flanders by shooting on the Grammont wall and then beating the Belgian rival Leif Hoste in a sprint. A few months later, in August, he won the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg thanks to a finisseur attack that started less than a kilometer from the finish; just like the previous year he was deployed in the world championship online race, and like the previous year, Paolo Bettini's team mate prevailed.
The following year he finished fourth in the Tour of Flanders and again third in the Paris-Roubaix, while at the Vuelta a España he managed to win a high mountain stage, thanks to an escape from afar, and to wear the jersey of leader of the classification for a day.
September 28, 2008 is the day of his most important success: Ballan wins the world championship in line on the Varese circuit; on this occasion he is the protagonist of a shot 2 km from the finish that allows him to break away from a group of 12 runners.
He starts the 2009 season and manages to win the championship by winning the fifth stage of the Tour of Poland; he also wins the race leader's jersey, which he will wear to the final finish line, thus becoming the third Italian to win the race after Locatelli in 1949 and Fondriest in 1994.
It is usually held on the first Sunday in April, a week before the Paris-Roubaix, and is in calendar order the first of the great classics of the "Northern countryside", that is the group of races that take place in spring between France and Belgium. and the Netherlands (since 1989 it has been included in the World Cup calendar and since 2005 in the UCI ProTour calendar; since 2010 it has been part of the UCI World Calendar, today World Tou
Conceived by the journalist Karel Van Wynendaele, founder of the Sportwereld newspaper, the race was held for the first time on May 25, 1913 and that first edition included a 330-kilometer route that passed through all the most characteristic places in Belgium, such as Ghent and Bruges. in the heart of Flanders.
37 runners participated. Interrupted after only two editions due to the First World War, the race resumed in 1919.
Since then it has been held continuously, the only great classic not to have suffered interruptions during the Second World War.
The race's multiple winners are Achiel Buysse, Fiorenzo Magni, Eric Leman, Johan Museeuw, Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara with three wins each.
Magni is the only one to have won three consecutive editions, from 1949 to 1951, a hat-trick that earned him the nickname "Lion of Flanders".
Alessandro Ballan won first place, winning clearly, in 2007, he reached the podium of the 'Flanders' other times, as well as other winning participations in other classics of the north.
Permanent seat of the College of Europe and of a Catholic diocese, the medieval historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000.
In 2002 the city was the European capital of culture together with the Spanish city of Salamanca.
Medieval city whose origins date back to the 'Roman' period, it lived its splendor in the central Middle Ages.
With the awakening of city life in the 12th century, the wool and clothing market and the related textile industry prospered also thanks to the stability guaranteed by the patronage of the counts of Flanders. The city was also included in the circuit of fabric and clothing fairs of the time.
Bruges entrepreneurs established economic colonies in the wool districts of Scotland and England. The contacts with England made the city a point of importation of the grain of Normandy and of the wines of Gascony.
Ships of the Hanseatic League crowded the port, which was extended beyond Damme, as far as Sluys to dock the new nocks.
In 1277 the first merchant fleet from Genoa appeared in the port, in 1314 it was the turn of the Venetian galleys; Bruges thus became the main center of trade between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.
This development, in addition to making the spice trade flourish from the Levant, also introduced new commercial and financial techniques and a flow of capital into the banks of Bruges.
In 1309, what is considered to be the first stock exchange in the world was established in the city.