Cycle through the most beautiful regions in Belgium with the Proximus Cycling Challenge
From the Flemish Ardennes via the Pays des Collines to Haspengouw. This year, the seven Proximus Cycling Challenge routes will guide you through some of the most beautiful regions in Belgium.
Oudenaarde is the backdrop for the season opener of the Proximus Cycling Challenge. On Saturday 2 March, the Ename Classic combines a number of unknown but challenging hills with stunning landscapes. For those who have been training hard during the winter months, it is a first test in the Flemish Ardennes, and for the others it is the perfect moment to wake up from their cycling hibernation.
In April and May, a Walloon trio follows. Tour de Namur Cyclo will get the ball rolling on Saturday 27 April. After getting to know the Condroz, it will be the Tour des Collines one week later on 4 May. This Grinta Challenge appeals to all those who want to test their climbing legs between Tournai and Brussels. After these two routes, anyone who has not yet had enough of the hill climbs can head off to Houffalize for the Chouffe Classic on 25 May. Before you enjoy a delicious Chouffe, you will discover the Côte de Haussire, the ‘toughest climb in Belgium’.
On 1 June, we will return to the Flemish Ardennes for a formidable climbing classic: the Reuzen van Vlaanderen. The penultimate route of the Proximus Cycling Challenge, the Fietsdodentocht, is one for all cyclists. City bicycles, electric bicycles, racing bicycles... everyone is welcome on Sunday 4 August. Just over a month later, on Sunday 8 September, we will finish up the season in Hasselt during the Best of Limburg. A few days before the European Road Cycling Championships take place there, you will discover Limburg’s most beautiful roads.
The Proximus Cycling Challenge not only wants to show you the most beautiful regions of Belgium, it also wants more women to experience the joy of cycling. Therefore, in cooperation with The Women Peloton, it organises Proximus Women Rides on three events. This involves women cycling in groups accompanied by specialists from The Women Peloton. You can join a Proximus Women Ride during the Ename Classic, Fietsdodentocht or Best of Limburg.
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