Liege Bastogne Liege with Sportive Breaks
The hardest sportive of the spring classics, the full route of Liege Bastogne Liege is a full 271km and a massive 4,400 metres of climbing – more than Stelvio Santini or the Etape du Tour! The following day Sunday 24th April is the final pro race of the spring classics making this a great weekend to explore a rarely visited part of Belgium.
Stay at one of the best hotels in Liege: The Penta hotel is a 4* hotel located in the centre at a 10 minute walk from Place Saint Lambert where the Pros start on Sunday.
Ride and watch: Ride the toughest of all the spring classics on Saturday and watch the Pros on Sunday.
Transport: The Sportive start and finish are in Sprimont at 25km from Liege. We provide transport there and back.
Bike rental : Mechanic available throughout the weekend. Giant bike rental available from £110
|Sportive Distance||Sportive Elevation||Sportive Difficulty|
Back to back long days with plenty of climbing. Suitable for good club riders.
Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional climb. Social riding suitable for all riders.
Liege Bastogne Liege
The Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive on Saturday 22 April is the hardest sportive of the spring classics. The full route of the Liege Bastogne Liege Sportive is a full 271km and a massive 4,400 metres of climbing – more than Stelvio Santini or the Etape du Tour! The following day on Sunday 23 April, the Pros tackle the 2023 Liege Bastogne Liege thus making this a great weekend to explore a rarely visited part of Belgium.
We offer a hotel for 3 nights in Liege so it’s easy to get to both the start and the finish of the Sportive as well as to watch the Pro race the next day. We offer transport to get to the start and back from the finish of the Sportive. For amateur riders, the ultimate challenge is to cover the entire distance of Liège-Bastogne-Liège like the pros the following day. Famous hills such as the Côte de Saint-Roch (the wall of Houffalize), Côte de Wanne, Côte de Stockeu will make an impression on the longest distance of the Liège-Bastogne-Liège Challenge.
Shorter distances of 147k and 70 km are also available with all Sportive distances starting and finishing near Liege.
Please note that the start and the finish of the LBL Challenge are no longer in the centre of Liege. The new start and finish location is in Banneux, rue de l’esplanade (4141 Banneux, Sprimont)
Bike rental information?
We provide three different bike rental options for are customers on the Liege Bastogne Liege sportive, from a top of the range Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 to a more affordable options such as Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra and Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano.
|Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2||£265|
|Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra||£210|
|Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano||£150|
Below routes are the Sportive distances as they took place in 2022. The route displayed is for information only and is subject to change if the organisers decide to change the start and finish location for 2023. Either way we’ll have you covered with transport.
Very challenging: multiple tough sectors and a full day epic ride.
Rolling terrain with the occasional tougher section.
A flat or short easy sportive.
Liege Bastogne Liege
In the heart of Liege, you’ll find a hotel designed with comfort and style in mind. Pentahotel Liege sits on the doorstep of the famous Carre area of Liege. • Distance to Place Saint Lambert (Start of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 10 minute walk • Distance to Quai des Ardennes (Finish of Liege Bastogne Liege) – 30 mins by public transport • Distance to Sprimont (start and finish of the LBL Sportive) – 25km Each room is spacious, non-smoking and stocked with luxurious bathroom amenities and hair dryers. There’s free and fast access to Wifi. The hotel’s Pentalounge has become a destination in its own right. Known for its great food, chilled vibe and array of drinks, it’s the perfect place to get together or simply unwind. Check in at 15.00, checkout at 12.00
We offer airport transfers at set times from Brussels International Airport (Zaventem) at £50 per person for a return transfer. If you book a flight at any other time, either earlier or later, please contact us to discuss private transfer options.
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