RIDE #60 Caffeine Culture – Flanders, Belgium

Ride #1 – Scheldepeloton
The fast, fun Saturday ride.
(Starts from the Zwijnaarde Bridge just outside of Ghent)

Distance: 77.3km

Difficulty: 516m of elevation gain. Max gradient — 6 per cent.

 

Ride #2 – Tour of Flanders Sampler
Super nice route with the fantastic trio of the Kwaremont, Paterberg, and Koppenberg to finish the day.
(Starts from the Ronde van Vlaanderen museum in Oudenaarde)

Distance: 93.9km

Difficulty: 1,309m of elevation gain. Max gradient — 14 per cent.

 

Ride #3 – Pays des Collines
Everyone knows about the Flemish Ardennes, not so many know about the hills just over the border in Wallonia. This also includes what I consider to be the toughest cobbled climb in the area: Mont Saint Laurent. It’s a bastard. It’s a shame it doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
(Starts from the Ronde van Vlaanderen museum in Oudenaarde)

Distance: 78.2km

Difficulty: 1,130m of elevation gain. Max gradient — 18.7 per cent.

 

Image Gallery by Jered Gruber

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    Caffeine Culture #60 - Flanders Surrounds by Jered Gruber

  • RIDE Cycling Review

    Caffeine Culture #60 - Flanders Surrounds by Jered Gruber

  • RIDE Cycling Review

    Caffeine Culture #60 - Flanders Surrounds by Jered Gruber

  • RIDE Cycling Review

    Caffeine Culture #60 - Flanders Surrounds by Jered Gruber

  • RIDE Cycling Review

    Caffeine Culture #60 - Flanders Surrounds by Jered Gruber

 


Author: greg@ride

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