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PILLOWS GRAND BOUTIQUE HOTEL REYLOF

- Ghent
JUNE 8 - 11 2023
$3,743.75
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Flanders needs no introduction to even the most casual cycling fan. The home of European, and indeed World cycling plays host to a brand new weekend exploring some of the most famous historic roads from De Ronde, alongside two Belgian legends who know them best, Philippe Gilbert and Johan Museeuw, both former World Champions, winners at Paris Roubaix and of course, the Tour of Flanders. Our journey will begin at the luxurious Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof, Ghent, before venturing into the heartland of Flanders for two days and nights.

STAGES

FLANDERS ITINERARY /

THUR EVENING

TIME & PLACE

Enjoy a drinks reception before a taste of the the region’s finest produce with a 3-course dinner created by created by some of Ghent’s finest chefs.

FRI MORNING

JOYRIDE 01

Your first taste of the legendary cobbles side by side with Philippe Gilbert and Johan Museeuw. Ride from Ghent into the Flemish heartland stopping off at some of the most iconic spots from De Ronde.

FRI AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

Relax and unwind after a day riding the cobbles at a boutique hotel nestled deep in the Flemish countryside.

FRI EVENING

A TASTE OF FLANDERS

Your second taste of the terroir will be a feast created in the heartland of Flanders, cooked by local chefs, using only the best seasonal produce available.

FRI EVENING

TALES OF A RAINBOW JERSEY

An after dinner chat with cycling greats Philippe Gilbert and Johan Museeuw. Unwind and enjoy legendary tales from their victories at Flanders, Roubaix and the World Championships.

SAT MORNING

JOYRIDE 02

Our second Joyride is another stunning tour of the surrounding region, exploring yet more iconic roads from De Ronde.

SAT AFTERNOON

RECHARGE

This is your time to unwind and enjoy an afternoon of relaxation your home from home boutique hotel in the beautiful Flemish countryside.

SAT EVENING

TOUR DE FEAST

You will be taken on a culinary tour of the region, created using locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. Includes Laurent-Perrier pairings devised by LeBlanq’s own Master of Wine.

SUN MORNING

JOYRIDE 03

After two lengthier rides the final Joyride takes us back to Ghent, along the way tasting some of the finest local delicacies.

THE FINISH DINE

An opportunity to share stories and reminisce about your weekend with fellow guests over the final culinary celebration. Enjoy a relaxed meal created family style back at Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof.

TEAM

Philippe Gilbert

Philippe Gilbert

BIO
Johan Museeuw

Johan Museeuw

BIO
MATT STEPHENS

MATT STEPHENS

BIO
"Fantastic trip. Perfectly organised by a LeBlanq Team that couldn’t have done more to make this an unforgettable experience. Great bunch of riders, excellent ride leaders and spectacular routes. I'm already looking forward to the next trip."

PATRICK - LONDON

"Amazing food, glorious rides, glamours and memorable nights... but the best part of the entire experience were the special connections I made with the individuals that organised this event. Friendships for a lifetime were made and experiences I couldn't put a price on.

GWEN - CALIFORNIA

DESTINATION

OUR BASE

PILLOWS GRAND BOUTIQUE HOTEL REYLOF

Starting at the stunning Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof in Ghent, our Joyriders will be able to explore the area surrounding one of the most beautiful Gothic cities in Europe. Modern, yet authentic, with Louis XIV features remaining in a fantastic mansion property, the Pillows Grand Boutique Hotel Reylof is the perfect taste of luxury before you start your journey onto the battle scarred roads of the area.

RIDING

A TOUR OF FLANDERS

Take in the Flemish Ardennes and Flanders, areas synonymous with tough, gritty cycling. Experience two generations of Belgian cycling royalty riding alongside you with The Lion of Flanders himself, Johan Museeuw, famed for his sovereignty over the cobbles, and Philippe Gilbert who has taken the win at least once in nearly every Belgian and Northern French bike race. Allow these two former World Champions to show you Flanders as it should be seen – from the saddle of a bicycle

DINING

A TASTE OF THE TERROIR

Belgian food has been said to be 'served in the quantity of German food, with the quality of French cuisine' and that often seems true of its chocolate, frites, and beer. We're bringing you a taste of the finest things Belgium has to offer, with a culinary tour of the region, created by Ghent’s finest chefs.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

riding

RIDING

A place on each of the weekend’s rides, guided by our team of cycling legends and pro ride leaders. We offer several groups, tailored by distance and pace, to ensure you can enjoy your perfect joyride.
Dining

DINING

A Michelin standard of dining and drinks for you to indulge in, created by the world’s finest chefs and master sommeliers.
Hospitality

HOSPITALITY

Your time is precious and we’re here to help you make the most of it. Our team is on hand to host and guide you so that you can join in, relax and savour every moment.
Luxury Bikes

TEST RIDES

A selection of premium road bikes are available to test ride during the weekend. We also have a team of bike mechanics ready to support with fine-tuning and fixes to help keep you on the road.
Custom kits

CUSTOM RAPHA KIT

Each rider receives special edition Rapha kit, including a LeBlanq team jersey, gilet and cap. We also provide a laundry service for your LeBlanq kit.
Membership

MEMBERSHIP

Book any joyride package and enjoy club benefits and treats from our partners, including an annual subscription to Rouleur magazine.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Travel to and from your destination
  • Personal Ride Insurance
  • Beverages outside of our drinks list
  • Accommodation pre/post trip (please ask our Concierge for preferential rates)

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS

CHAMPAGNE IN ROOM
A bottle of Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle on ice waiting for your arrival.

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