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The Ghent 6 Day 2017

17th to 20th November 2017

Every year, the very best track racing cyclists compete for the victory in the legendary ‘Kuipke’ cycling stadium. Since starting in 1922, the Ghent 6 day cycling event sees cyclists racing around the clock for six days and 6 nights! 
You will be greeted with a spectacle like at no other Velodrome. Bradley Wiggins’ in his final year partnered up with Mark Cavendish to take the win in the Zesdaagse Gent-Vlaanderen in ‘t Kuipke in Ghent one last time. Take in the intimate venue that is home to hot dogs, local beer and world class cyclists, where you will be guaranteed a fun weekend in the cycle loving town of Ghent.

For the 2017 Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent track cycling event we are pleased to offer you various ways of joining us to experience this fantastic event.

Travel and ticket options:

  • Ticket only for every day from Tuesday to Sunday – £40 per ticket
  • VIP Cafe with seats available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday – £129 per person – More info below
  • Seated dinner and VIP Cafe – £245 per person – More info below
  • Hotel and ticket for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday
  • Coach transport from the UK with hotel for 3 nights. Includes Saturday visit to Brugge and Sunday visit to the Koksijde Cyclocross

Tickets are available on all days from Tuesday through to Sunday and cost £40 per ticket if bought as ‘ticket only’ without hotel or travel. If you book a hotel or the coach travel package from the UK with us, the ticket is discounted to £25.

Velodrome hospitality options:

VIP CAFE:
Visit the Ghent 6 track cycling event in style and have a fantastic evening without a care in the world. You will have access to the VIP Cafe with open bar and a buffet of snacks and nibbles. VIP café ticket holders will sit in category 3 (blocks G-I-M) and the opening hours are 18.00 until 02.30 on Saturday and 11.30 until 19.30 on Sunday.
Available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for £129 per person – More information here.

THURSDAY November 16th until SUNDAY November 19th – SEATED DINNER:
Reserve your table(s) in the VIP loge and enjoy a wonderful all-inclusive evening. We can offer tables for 2 and 4 people. Seated dinner clients get seats in category 1 (block A-B on the start and finish line).

From 19.00 (Sunday from 12.00), you are welcome in the new restaurant, where you can watch the chefs while they they prepare the food. The aperitif with nibbles will be served at your table. At 19.45 (Sunday at 12.45) the buffet will open and you can make your choice. Four cold and four warm options will be available. Your meal is followed by a dessert buffet with coffee and tea. After 23.00 (Sunday after 15.00) the evening can be continued in the VIP café and the open bar. Open until 02.30 on Saturday and until 19.30 on Sunday.
Thursday Nov. 17th until Sunday Nov. 20th – £245 – More information here.

Ghent 6: Trip Highlights 

  • Tickets available for all nights
  • Ghent city centre hotel within walking distance of the track for 1, 2 or 3 nights
  • Watch riders take on the track in the legendary ‘Kuipke’ cycling stadium
  • Soak in the unique Ghent 6 atmosphere
  • Explore the cities of Ghent and Brugge. Taste the local foods and beers on offer
  • Optional visit to the Koksijde Cyclocross on the Sunday
  • Optional visit to Brugge on our UK coach tour on the Saturday

The track at Ghent is only 166 m round, but this combined with its steep bankings ensures fantastic racing and a superb atmosphere. Our hotel for the weekend is conveniently situated within walking distance of the stadium. The Hotel Ibis is also situated close to many shops, bars and restaurants. This trip is a very popular, end of season finale and places do sell quickly so early booking is advisable. Your ticket will be in seating area H. Please see the map below for the location of your seats.

Weekend coach tour from the UK or ticket and hotel options without coach from the UK. Tickets and optional hotel nights are available on every day from Tuesday through to Sunday. Our tour from the UK gives you the chance to spend the weekend in Ghent with day times at leisure in the beautiful city of Ghent. Join our optional visit to the beautiful city of Brugge before heading back to a night filled with cycling, food, beer and a great atmosphere. We have a range of travel package options available for your trip away to Ghent.

Planned itinerary for our coach trip from the UK:

You will have a selection of collection points around the UK and we will sail from Dover to Calais. Travel directly to Ghent where we anticipate arriving at approximately 20.00hrs on Friday night. On arrival we will check into the Hotel Ibis Opera where we spend 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis. The racing starts at 19.00hrs and finishes at 02.00hrs. The hotel is well located within less than a mile’s walking distance. If you wish to see the racing straight away, then we will take you to the track immediately after checking in

Tuesday to Sunday....
Every day we offer you the option to book one or more night’s accommodation at the Hotel Ibis Opera which is excellently located in Ghent within walking distance of ‘t Kuipke’.

Travel Itinerary Coach trip from the UK....

Friday November 17th:
Our coaches will collect from the following locations en-route to Ghent:

  • Leeds Queens Hotel (City Square)
  • Birch Services
  • Knutsford Services (M6 Southbound)
  • Keele Services (M6)
  • Birmingham International Airport
  • Newport Pagnell (M1)
  • South Mimms
  • Thurrock Services
  • Maidstone

We can collect at other service stations along the above route (Please contact us for more details).

Saturday November 18th:
Spend the day at leisure in the beautiful city of Ghent or join our optional visit to the beautiful city of Brugge. At 18.00hrs you will be taken to ‘t Kuipke Sportpaleis for the evening’s racing.

Sunday November 19th:
Spend the morning at your leisure in Ghent. The afternoon’s racing starts at 12 mid-day and finishes at 7pm, giving you the opportunity to spend the evening in Ghent.
Alternatively why not join us for our day trip to the UCI World Cup Cyclocross event in Koksijde? More details will follow soon.

Monday November 20th:
Today we will travel home, stopping at a French hypermarket for some Christmas shopping, before taking the mid-day sailing to Dover, arriving in the North of England late evening.

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Coach trip from the UK:
£299 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room (Not including tickets for the Stadium)

Hotel nights Tuesday to Sunday:
1 night - £59 per person based on sharing a room and £39 single supplement
2 nights - £115 per person based on sharing a room and £75 single supplement
3 nights - £175 per person based on sharing a room and £109 single supplement
4 nights - £229 per person based on sharing a room and £150 single supplement

Included in our trip from the UK:

  • Return travel to Belgium
  • Choice of collection points in the UK
  • Ferry crossings
  • 3 nights at hotel Ibis Opera in Ghent centre
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Discounted tickets at £25 per person per night
  • An optional Saturday visit to Brugge and a Sunday visit to Koksijde for the UCI World Cup Cyclo Cross
  • Supermarket stop en-route back to the UK
  • Services of our experienced representative throughout the trip
  • Also available:

    • Velodrome tickets available at £25 per person per night if booked with travel package
    • VIP Velodrome access tickets and meals available. More information here
    • VIP hospitality in Koksijde available at £345 per person
    • Travel insurance – please visit our insurance page here

    HOW TO BOOK:
    Click on the green button below.
    At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit, plus full payment of the stadium seat ticket fee, which is non refundable. 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.

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    Important Information:

    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 traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

    General, visa, passport and health information:
    For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

    Travel Insurance:
    For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events if you will be doing so. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

     

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