What to expect ? : -We will start on Friday evening to meet together, get to know each other and share stories and proceed to some carb loading (aka “pasta party”) you will meet old friends and make new ones. -Saturday morning you will discover the first 140km we prepared for you. Every meter you will ride has been ridden by us, selected, curated, chosen carefully. We left no stone unturned, we wanted to find the perfect balance between challenge and pleasure. Le Fabuleux will be a sequence of wonderful landscapes, unforgettable tracks of all kinds and challenging efforts. It will be tough and long, we threw in some easier parts (aka tarmac) in the mix to help you recovering, but make no mistake, there is no easy way to go across the Ardennes without some intense climbing, the theoretical D+ is around 4300m (based on Komoot), it could be more than that on your own GPS and it will certainly feel like much more in your legs. -Saturday evening, you will enjoy a well deserved barbecue and a good night sleep in your tent. -Sunday morning after the breakfast we prepared for you, you will leave for 130km to go back to the first camping site, using another route of course but with a twist : You will ride all day with that everlasting souvenir of the previous day in the legs. -Sunday evening, we will be waiting for you, back to the start with dome drinks and eager to listen to your stories. The future is hard to predict, but we already know that you will hate us every now and then and most probably during the last miles of each day (at least you have been warned). We also know that we will do everything to get you thinking : “Hey, this is why they called it Le Fabuleux, now I get it”
Limited to 75 participants
Entry fee 130€ including :
-camping for 2 nights (2 different places) -2 Breakfasts (Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th) -Pasta Party Friday night -Barbecue Saturday 26th evening -A drink back at the camping on Sunday
25/09/2020 Kick off, get together somewhere near Liège -5:00 PM : Arrival, final registration and installation in the Camping -6:00 PM : Get together at “the bar” -8:00 PM : Pasta Party
26/09/2020 Group start to head south -6:30 AM Breakfast -8:00 AM start for a Gravel ride of about 140km -6:00 PM arrival at Camping -8:00 PM Barbecue
27/09/2020 Start to go back to the starting point (with a different route of course) -6:30 AM Breakfast -8:00 AM start for a Gravel ride of about 130km -6:00 PM arrival at Camping, welcome drink
Bags transfer option 18€ :
Choose this option and we will make sure your luggage and camping stuff follows you to the second camping site and back.
You don’t have bikepacking bags yet ? You want to give a try to multi day riding without investing first ? You have a camping tent but it wouldn’t fit on your bike? You’d rather ride light ? You’re triggered but the distance and the scenery, but you’re not sure you make it with the extra heft of your luggage ? We don’t want this stop you from joining us so... We got you covered !, we can transfer your luggage for you !!
(you might still want to carry spare tubes, water and food with you, we will not follow you with a team car and spare bikes 😉 )