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2017 Amstel Gold Race with Cycle Classic Tours

2017 Amstel Gold Race

April 14 - April 17 2017
Valkenburg, Holland, Netherlands
 
 
 

Welcome! Cycle the Amstel Gold Race in Holland. Watch and ride the one and only Dutch UCI World cycling classic; The Amstel Gold Race. Experience this cyclo event with short, narrow steep climbs. Ride the Amstel Gold Cyclo event and immerse a beautiful cycling weekend in the South of Holland.

Jump on your bike to get a fantastic experience in beautiful southern Limburg and watch the 52th edition of the only Dutch Classic; the Amstel Gold Race. Feel the ambience of the race whilst following the riders on the track from the starting at Maastricht Market Square. Off course you will end your day on top of the famous Cauberg at Valkenburg to watch the finish of the Amstel Gold Race. Saturday 15 April will be a day to remember. The tour version of the Amstel Gold Race Challenge is the most beautiful and toughest Tour Classic in the Netherlands’. Don’t miss this unique atmosphere. Cycling in Holland is exploring beautiful picturesque villages on your way through southern Limburg. Taste the gastronomic specialities of the Dutch kitchen

On this four days cycling trip you will discover the best of the Netherlands. Explore the rolling hills in beautiful Limburg. This region on the footsteps of the Belgium Ardennes is famous for its steep, narrow climbs and is perfectly designed for cycling enthusiast. Including 31 climbs, many curves and often strong headwinds Amstel Gold race is definitely one of the toughest classics of the season. Welcome to cycling paradise! Don’t hesitate just book this fantastic Cycle Tour and immerse a beautiful cycling holiday in the Netherlands. 

DAY 1

Check in around 14.00 at the 3 *** hotel in Valkenburg. For those who want to have a railway station pick up please contact us. Valkenburg is nice little village and has the finishing place of the 2017 Amstel Gold Race. Welcome drink and evening dinner will be provided. The tour leader explains the coming activities for this Cycle Tour in Holland.

DAY 2

A day to celebrate! Are you a top class performer? Let’s see how you will do! So come and join us today with some other 12.000 cycling fanatics. This biggest cycle event in Holland is a must do challenge. Directly after our breakfast you leave to the start in Valkenburg. You will receive an itinerary, a registration chip, sport-food and drinks. There’s always technical assistance on the route. The former 13th editions have been a fantastic success. This event always takes place one day before the professional Amstel Gold Race Classic. You and your bike are one, moving together, riding steep climbs on narrow roads and absorbing the nature around. It certainly is a life time experience! You'll ride 150 km (93 miles) through Southern Limburg. Note: it’s not a race. After the Amstel Gold Tour version you go back to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

DAY 3

Day at the races. Be a spectator for a day! There’s nothing better. You will see the most important race in Holland. Why? Because today is national cycling day in Holland, everybody comes out to celebrate this monument of cycling. Have fun and enjoy your day with the Dutchies. You get up early. First breakfast and then you’ll leave as soon as possible to Maastricht Market square to watch the start of the Amstel Gold Race. Take a peek at how the professional riders prepare themselves for this awesome day. After the start you go back to Valkenburg to see the riders live in action. In Valkenburg at Cauberg hill you will see the riders passing three times. This year the finish line will be 1.8 km after the top of Cauberg hill in Valkenburg. On top you will watch the stage live on a big screen. Don’t blink! Evening at leisure.

DAY 4

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in Belgium or Holland. Transfers Maastricht Railway station will be made by the tour guide(s).

2017 Amstel Gold Race with Cycle Classic Tours

 
Routes: 93 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Entry Limit: 13,500
 
Costs

4 days/ 3 Nights
Price €695
bike hire €125 Tre 4.5 Ultegra
bike hire €125 Trek 4.3 105
Inscription €50
Extra night   €125
Deposit  € 400

What's Included?

Inclusions:

3 nights lodging in boutique hotel in Valkenburg
Daily breakfast
1 x dinner on day 3 
Welcome drink on arrival day
English & Dutch speaking tour guide
Amstel Gold Race Cycle event inscription 16 April
-Fruit/Snacks/Sport drinks during event.
-Information sheets route maps
-Medical and technical assistance
-Free insurance
-Shower facilities after the race
-Fruit/Snacks/Sport drinks during event
Group maximum 14 persons
Support van during whole Tour.
Transportation to/from Railway station Maastricht

Exclusions

Lunches
Amstel Gold cyclosportive entry €50
Single supplement € 250
Quality Racing Bikes €150 Trek Domane 4.5
Insurance
Airfares

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
 
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Electronic Start/Finish Hill Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
Two Hill Climbs
 
Event Size
5000 +
 
Start Address: Valkenburg, Holland
 
 
 
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