VIP hospitality and hotel accommodation
Sunday 23rd April 2017
New for 2017 is VIP hospitality at the start and/or the finish of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege with or without a hotel stay in the centre of Liege. If you book both start and finish hospitality with our hotel then transport is included. Liege-Bastogne-Liege is the oldest of cycling’s classics. First run in 1892, Liege Bastogne Liege, or LBL as it is also called, takes you through the hilliest parts of Belgium, along routes typical of the Ardennes.
Liege Bastogne Liege is nicknamed ‘La Doyenne’ as it is the oldest race out of the classics which is still taking place today. Don’t be fooled and think that Belgium is flat. This race takes in plenty of steep, hilly sections and makes for some dramatic racing.
The new route with the uphill finish sections and the cold and wet weather whittled the Peloton down until just a small group was left. Strongest on the day was Team Sky’s Dutch ace Wout Poels who delivered Team Sky their first victory in a Cycling Monument. Liège offers a wealth of tourist, cultural and commercial attractions all year round. With a great selection of museums, shows, exhibitions, concerts and gastronomic delights. With a lot of live viewing of the action, this is a great day of watching one of Belgium’s iconic cycling races.
Liege Bastogne Liege hospitality areas:
We are pleased to offer exclusive access to the start of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege in Liege to enjoy the event from the comfort of the hospitality area.
The “Depart” in Liège...
Your day starts at 08.15 at the VIP lounge near to the start on the Place St Lambert in Liege. Our hotel, the 4 star Ramada Plaza in Liege is located at just a short walk away, making it a very convenient place to stay for your weekend in Liege.
You will have breakfast at the VIP lounge followed by exclusive access to the signing in protocol and the team paddock areas where you will see the riders of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege get ready for the event. You will also see the fictive start of the race and the Start Village will finish at 10.30.
Price – £209 per person (no transport or hotel included)
The Finish of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege in Ans...
After the Roche-aux-Faucons (1.3km at 11%) 20 kilometres remain before the finish. On the outskirts of Liege, the business end of the race will start as the race tackles the difficult Côte de Saint-Nicolas (1.2km at 8.6%) followed by the short Côte de la Rue Naniot (600 metres at 10.5%), before the seemingly interminable haul to the finish at Ans.
The VIP coach at the finish line in Ans:
The village of Ans is just outside Liege. The VIP area in Ans opens at 14.30 and you will be welcomed on arrival. Whilst you watch the race on live on TV screens you can help yourself to hors d’oeuvres and you can make use of the open bar which serves soft drinks, Champagne, beer and wine. You will watch the finish of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege and after witnessing the podium ceremony your day ends at 17.45.
Price – £279 per person (no transport or hotel included)
Full day VIP experience:
For a full day at Liege Bastogne Liege we offer you the opportunity to book the Start and Finish hospitality experience together with a LIVE race viewing point in between (not hospitality). Booking at least 1 night at our hotel in Liege, the 4 star Ramada Plaza is required if you would like to make use of our transport.
Price – £485 per person (transport included if booked with hotel)
Ramada Plaza Liege:
The hotel is a beautifully converted 17th Century convent located in the historic city centre on the banks of the river La Meuse. This centrally located, 4-star hotel is less than a 15 minutes walk from the central station and shopping area. There is FREE WiFi internet access for all guests.
The hotel is located a mile away from the start and finish of all sportive distances of the 2016 Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge directions here
Motorways to Germany, Holland, France, Luxembourg, Brussels and Liege are accessible within a short space of time and there is on-site parking for guests.
Liège offers a wealth of tourist, cultural and commercial attractions all year round. With a great selection of museums, shows, exhibitions, concerts and gastronomic delights.
Full day hospitality itinerary:
Please note that transport with the full day hospitality programme will only be included if you book at least 1 night’s hotel accommodation at our hotel. If you book just either Start or Finish hospitality tickets, no transport is included.
Friday April 21st or Saturday April 22nd – Arrival day:
You will spend the next 1, 2 or 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis at the centrally located hotel in Liege namely the Ramada Plaza Liege. The rooms are nice and spacious.
Sunday April 23rd – 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege:
Our location at the hotel Ramada in Liege is ideal for accessing
the start area:
Below you will find a short itinerary of today’s schedule if you have booked the full day hospitality itinerary:
- Registration and start area: Place Saint-Lambert, Liege at 15 minutes walking distance from the Ramada Hotel
- Hospitality lounge opens – 08.15
- Rider’s signing on: From 08.55 until 10.05
- Final call at 10.10
- ‘Départ fictif’ at 10.15, place Saint-Lambert
- Official start at 10.30, after a 7,3 km procession from the start and registration area
- Closing of start hospitality area at 10.30
After watching the start we will take you to a vantage point en-route. We will go to one of the uphill sections before “La Redoute”. Either the Côte de Wanne, Côte de la Haute Levée, Col du Rosier or Col du Maquisard. No need to worry about lunch as we will bring it with us. The finish of the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege is in Ans again which is only 5km from the hotel.
- Opening of finish hospitality area: 14.30
- Arrival of the caravan: 16.00
- First rider arrival: 16.30
- Podium ceremony: 17.00
- Last rider arrival: 17.15
- Closure of finish hospitality area: 17.45
After enjoying finish hospitality, we will take you the short distance back to the hotel if you have booked the Saturday night at the hotel.
Monday April 24th – Departure day:
Please check out of the hotel after breakfast.
(Prices for the VIP hospitality options are listed above).
3 nights – Friday to Monday:
£269 based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£219 supplement for the sole occupancy of a single room
2 nights – Saturday to Monday:
£179 based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£149 supplement for the sole occupancy of a single room
1 night – Saturday night:
£99 based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room
£79 supplement for the sole occupancy of a single room
HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person, plus the full race entry fee, which is non-returnable once booked. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
Please look here for our full booking conditions.
Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options.
A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
General, visa, passport and health information:
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