La Doyenne, Liege-Bastogne-Liege:
the oldest of the monuments
The pros say it's the hardest race of the year, all the way from Liege to Bastogne and back again. The race not only visits some truly iconic climbs including the Cote de Wanne and La Redoute, but it also traverses some of the worst hit areas of WWII and the infamous Battle of the Bulge, a.k.a. the Ardennes Counteroffensive.
This experience is not only a cycling adventure through the route of one of professional cycling's most famous races, but also an experience for the senses. Our route will take in all the famous climbs, including the Cotes De Wanne, Stockeu, Haute-Levee, Rosier, Maquisard, La Redoute, Sprimont, Roche aux Faucons and the Saint-Nicolas. The route will also treat you to stunning scenic views, flowing descents, beautiful roads through vast forests and poignant, thought-provoking former battle fields.
This is a fantastic, not to be missed opportunity to experience for yourself the terrain that has made this race so famous. 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.
As with every Panache Experience, 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 'La Doyenne Panache Experience' is a 3-day trip with full guided tour, visit to a WWII site, and trip to spectate at a Belgian Kermesse race all included.
This is a fantastic, not to be missed opportunity 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.
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