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The Ghent 6 Day 2018

13th to 18th November 2018

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. 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.

Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent 2018:
The iconic ‘t Kuipke velodrome in Ghent will play host again to the Ghent 6 track cycling meet. For the 2018 Lotto Zesdaagse Vlaanderen-Gent track cycling event we are pleased to offer you various ways of joining us to experience this fantastic event. The track at Ghent is only 166 m round, but this combined with its steep bankings ensures fantastic racing and a superb atmosphere.

Hotel and travel options:
We offer you the option to book your weekend hotel stay in Ghent with us. We have selected 2 hotels in Ghent within easy walking access of the Velodrome. The excellent hotel Carlton which currently ranks No1 on Tripadvisor for hotels in Ghent is right next to the train station and at less than a 10 minute walk from ‘t Kuipke Velodrome. The Ibis Opera is in the centre at a 20 minute walk from the Velodrome. You can choose to book 1, 2 or 3 nights with us. If you book your tickets with a hotel stay, you will get them at a discounted rate of £35 instead of £45 if you buy just the ticket.

For more information about the hotels, please see below. Also available is our tour from the UK with a selection of collection points in the UK, ferry crossings and the services of our driver/ host. Please refer to the ‘READ MORE’ page for details.

UK collection points:
For our trip from the UK we have chosen the below collection points. Please note that we will use 8-seater minibuses and that we have just 16 seats available. To avoid making the journey longer than needed, we will keep collection points to a minimum. One minibus will start at Knutsford Services, and one will start in Leeds. We will avoid London collecting in the centre of London as it can add hours to the trip.

Our Sports Tours International Representative will collect you in our minibus at the following times:

  • 07:00 – Knutsford M6 Southbound – View Map
  • 09:00 – Birmingham International Train Station – View Map
  • 11:00 – South Mimms Premier Inn Hotel – View map
  • 13:00 – Dover P&O Passenger Terminal – View Map

Our Sports Tours International Representative will collect you in our minibus at the following times:

  • 07:00 – Leeds Queens Hotel, City Square – View Map
  • 08:45 – Leicester Forest East M1 Southbound – View Map
  • 10:00 – Newport Pagnell M1 Southbound – View map
  • 11:30 – Thurrock Services M25 – View map
  • 13:00 – Dover P&O Passenger Terminal – View Map

We expect to arrive at Dover in time for the 13:55 crossing to Calais.

Ticket and hospitality options:

  • Tuesday opening night buffet and opening reception – £199 per ticket
  • Ticket only for every day from Tuesday to Sunday – £45 per ticket
  • VIP Cafe with 1st class seats available every night – £139 per person – More info below
  • Seated dinner and VIP Cafe Thu/ Fri/ Sat/ Sun – £269 per person – More info below
  • Hotel and ticket for Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday – Hotel price plus £35 per ticket

Tickets are available on all days from Tuesday through to Sunday and cost £45 per ticket if bought as ‘ticket only’ without hotel or travel.
If you book a hotel with us, the ticket is discounted to £35 per ticket.

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 £135 per person – More information here.

Thursday November 15th until Sunday November 18th – 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). Please see the plan of the stadium layout below.

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.
Available Thursday Nov. 15th until Sunday Nov. 18th – £269 – More information here.

The Hotels:

★★★ Hotel Carlton Gent:
The Hotel Carlton Ghent is located at just a few hundred metres from Ghent Saint Peter’s Train Station making this exceptionally convenient to get to if you are traveling to Ghent by train. t’ Kuipke, the venue of the 2018 Zesdaagse Gent Vlaanderen track cycling meet is less than a 10-minute walk away from the hotel meaning you can enjoy the evening’s festivities and wander back easily.

The Citadelpark with the Museum of Fine Arts is an 11-minute walk away. Veldstraat Shopping District, the Belfry of Ghent and the Saint Bavo Cathedral are all located nearby.  A tram stop located 5 minutes away connects gives easy access to the historical centre of Ghent.
You will benefit from free WiFi access in the rooms and all rooms at the Carlton are equipped with a minibar, a seating area and a desk. A shower or a bath, a hairdryer and free toiletries are featured in the en-suite bathroom.
The hotel offers a continental breakfast buffet and also has a bar and a lounge. Plenty of restaurants and cafes can be found less than a 2-minute walk from the accommodation.

Prices:
£270 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£170 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

★★ The Ibis hotel Gent Centrum Opera:
The Ibis hotel Gent Centrum Opera is located in the heart of Ghent’s historical centre, with the St Bavo Cathedral and St James’ Church just steps away. It is also ideally located for the Ghent 6 event stadium.
Equipped with the new Sweet Bed by ibis bedding, the practical and inviting ibis room boasts all the features you want most: large double bed 2 twin beds), desk, internet, TV with all the best channels and a bathroom with shower or bathtub.
Ghent offers many cultural pleasures, including the Huis van Alijn, the Arnold Vander HaeghenMuseum and St Peter’s Abbey. Take advantage of the 24-hour bar, free WI-FI access or paying HSIA internet access.

Prices:

Ibis Opera Ghent – Hotel only – 1 night:
£79 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£49 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – Hotel only – 2 nights:
£139 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£89 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – Hotel only – 3 nights:
£189 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£119 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – Hotel only – 4 nights:
£249 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£159 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

How to reach ‘t Kuipke Velodrome in Ghent:

  • E17, afrit 9 (Gent-centrum), Exit 1 (alle richtingen/ all directions), left to ‘Citadellaan’, then continue to ‘Citadelpark’

Parking options near the Velodrome:
Parking is included with your ticket if you book one of our VIP tickets. If you want to park your car and not drive then why not book one of our hotels? The Ibis opera is a 20 minute walk away and the Carlton is less than a 10 minute walk from the Velodrome.
Parking needs to be pre-arranged with the hotel directly.

Alternatively you can park:

  1. In the underground ‘Parking Sint-Pietersplein’ at 150m from ’t Kuipke – Citadelpark – 700 places available, open 24 hours; info www.parkeerbedrijf.gent.be
  2. In the underground ‘Parking Gent-Sint-Pieters’ – GPS Gent Sint-Denijslaan 244 at 500m from ’t Kuipke – Citadelpark – 1100 places, open 24 hours; info www.b-parking.be

Parking in the Citadelpark is not allowed.

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’.

Also available:

  • Velodrome tickets available at £35 per person per night if booked with a hotel stay, £45 if you book just the ticket
  • VIP Velodrome access tickets and meals available. More information here
  • Travel insurance – please visit our insurance page here

Rouleur magazine spent a night in Ghent watching the Ghent 6 action. Read more about his time here.

Tuesday 13/11/2018 – Opening evening:
Velodrome tickets available at £35 per person per night if booked with a hotel stay. £45 if you book just the ticket

Opening reception & Standing Buffet – £199 per person

  • 18:00    Reception with drinks & snacks in the VIP café
  • 18:45    Team presentation & start UIV-23 Memorial Noël Foré
  • 19:30    Opening speech
  • 20:00    Team presentation & start of the Lotto Six-Days Flanders-Ghent
  • 21:00    Qualitative standing buffet in the restaurant (until 11 p.m.)
  • 01:00    End sport event
  • 02:00    End VIP

Wednesday 14/11/2018:

  • Velodrome tickets available at £35 per person per night if booked with a hotel stay. £45 if you book just the ticket
  • VIP Café – £139

Thursday 15/11/2018:

  • Seated dinner
  • Velodrome tickets available at £35 per person per night if booked with a hotel stay. £45 if you book just the ticket
  • VIP Café – £139
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Coach Tour from the UK – Fri – Sat:
£349 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£119 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Includes:

  • The services of our excellent staff
  • Transport from a selection of collection points in the UK
  • Ferry crossings
  • 3 nights on B&B basis at the Ibis Opera Ghent centre
  • All hotel taxes
  • Saturday visit to Brugge

Also available

Hotel stay options without transport from the UK:

Hotel Carlton – 3 nights – Fri – Sat:
£270 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£170 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – 1 night:
£79 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£49 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – 2 nights:
£139 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£89 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – 3 nights:
£189 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£119 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ibis Opera Ghent – 4 nights:
£249 per person sharing a room on bed and breakfast basis
£159 per person supplement for the single occupancy of a room

Ghent 6 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.

Tickets and optional hotel nights are available on every day from Tuesday through to Sunday for nights filled with cycling, food, beer and a great atmosphere.

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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