Thursday, 1st of February: 11am, pick up at Brussels airport (on request Amsterdam airport), cave biking and visit Leo's Bike Collection
Ben Berden will meet you at the Brussels airport and will assist you to the Go4Cycling-minibus.
We collect you from Brussels airport and bring you to our accommodation where we will spend the next 4 nights in our 4 star hotel near Maastricht.
After lunch we will take bicycle tour of 8 to 10 km through the vast corridors of the mysterious Sibbergroeve, the largest underground passages in Europe. Follow the experienced guide deeper and deeper into the mysterious soft yellow marl quarries during this active exploration tour. You will be riding a special cave bike, a mountain bike without a chain, adapted for use in the caves.
In the evening we will visit Leo's Bike Collection. Leo owns an unique private collection of bikes. Discover the bikes through history from Fausto Coppi, Johan Museeuw, Cadel Evans, Tom Boonen and many others. All these historical bikes tell you a unique story one by one ... and Leo would like to share this information with you!
Tonight a Welcome Dinner is provided at the hotel. Your host Ben Berden will explain the whole itinerary and present the programme of the following days. This is a good occasion to ask any questions you might have but of course also to meet the people who you will be spending your holiday with.
Friday, 2nd of February: Visit Sven Nys Cycling Center
There’s only one place to go for offroad cycling fans: the Sven Nys Cycling Center! The centre’s main attraction is its experience centre. Beneath the championship jerseys you walk from one historic cycling event to another victory. Check out the camper where the cyclo-cross racers prepare for a race. See how far you can get with your bicycle in the sand pit. Match the right tyre profile to the right road surface. And after all the hard work, you can relax with a drink or a snack on the terrace of Velo café. But the real work starts around the Experience Centre, on the flanks of the Balenberg.
Optional: You are able to try the famed cyclo-cross circuit of the GP Sven Nys.
In the afternoon we will drive to Valkenburg centre and visit the Amstel Gold Race Experience Center. This is a small kind of museum about the history of the Amstel Gold Race and the riders who have won this race. You can find different cycling jerseys and also have a drink.
Saturday, 3rd of February: UCI World Championships Cyclo Cross Day 1
Today we will witness 3 different races:
- 11h: Juniores Men
- 13h: Women -23
- 15h: Women Elite
Sunday, 4th of February: UCI World Championships Cyclo Cross Day 2
Today we will witness 2 different races:
- 11h: Men -23
- 15h: Men Elite
Monday, 5th of February: a goodbye from Go4Cycling
The trip ends and we head our different ways. Maybe we’ll see you again on another tour. We will have a bus available to shuttle people to the airport during the day.
10% discount starting from 2 persons!