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De Ronde van Vlaanderen, the Tour of Flanders:

One of the most eagerly anticipated races on the pro's World Tour calendars which takes in one of the hottest of hot beds for cycling anywhere on the planet. The Tour of Flanders, or De Ronde as it's known in Flanders, is as iconic and legendary as it is challenging. Cobbles and short climbs are both the attraction and the challenge here.

De Ronde is a race which exudes panache in every sense, but some feel it has lost some of its flair since it moved to the new multiple lap circuit around Oudenaarde. 

We at Panache Coaching tend to agree, simply because we love the traditional route that made up the previous 25 years of the race's existence

For this reason, the 'De Ronde Panache Experience' offers you the opportunity to not only take in the climbs that make up the current route, namely the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg, but also the final 150km of the previous route. This route will give you the opportunity to experience the true heart of Flanders and the iconic climbs that made the race so famous. You will ride the Wolvenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, Steenbeekdries, Taaienberg, Berg Ter Stene, Leberg, Berendries, Valkenberg, Tenbosse, Eikenmolen and, of course, the legendary final pair: the Muur Van Geraardsbergen and the Bosberg. 

This is a fantastic, not to be missed opportunity to experience for yourself the terrain that has made this race so famous. Feel the shake of the cobbles, the intimate atmosphere of the climbs and the incredible gradients of the Koppenberg, all at a pace that suits you.

As with all of our experiences, there is a group for every ability. For those who wish to ride at a leisurely pace taking in the sights and sounds this incredible cycling country has to offer, we have a group for you. For those with good fitness levels who would like to push the speed at times, we have a group for you. We even have a group specifically for those who would like to test themselves on the iconic cobbles and chase that Strava KOM. 

Image by Coen van den Broek
Image by Coen van den Broek

As usual, we have all the bases covered for you. From transfers, accommodation and all meals to bikes, group leaders and support cars. All you have to do is get yourself to Belgium. 

The 'De Ronde Panache Experience' is a 3-day trip with full guided tour, visit to the Tour of Flanders Museum, and trip to spectate at a Belgian Kermesse race all included. 

This is a brilliant chance to enjoy some classic routes and wonderful cycling. You will also have the chance to cycle alongside our tour leaders, ask questions and hear their cycling experiences. The group leader will be alternated each day ensuring everyone has a chance to ride with all our leaders. Our tour leaders are experienced in all levels of cycling and will be on hand to give you advice and support to further enjoy your week and upcoming event. 

From World Tour professionalism to full-time working parents, we know and understand the difficulty in finding time for your cycling due to the demands and pressures of the real world. This experience will help you get more time on your bike, leave the pressures and stress at home and pick up some tips from professional coaches on how to make the most of the time you do have. 

Click here to register your interest for this trip in July 2021. 

Image by Coen van den Broek
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