Ronde Van Vlaanderen - Blue Loop

Oudenaarde
Ronde Van Vlaanderen - Blue Loop

The blue loop (80km) is the shortest of the three on offer from the Centrum Ronde Van Vlaanderen, but this by no guarantees an easy day in the saddle. It's Parcours is a circuit around the finale of the Ronde beginning with the classic trio of the Oude Kwaremont, Paterberg and Koppenberg. If you've still got the legs you'll continue on to the Taaienberg, Kruisberg and Hotondberg before returning to Oudenaarde.

 

The route step by step

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Start

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First things first: coffee.

Peloton Cafe
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Oude Kwaremont
11KM

Kwaremont-dorp

"Kwaremont-dorp is a picturesque painter's village that attracted seeral artists after the Second World War. And even today, the streets are still lined with art galleries and cafés. Bar/brasserie/restaurant 't Palet and the restaurant pub In de Zon are just a few examples. Definitely worth a detour!

Paterberg
17KM
Koppenberg
23KM

Koppenberg Cobblestones

Artist Vladimir Tanghe once counted the number of cobblestones on the steepest part of the Koppenberg: 66,240 cobblestones over 2760 rows at an average of 24 stones per row. On the entire hill there are even more cobblestones.

The Koppenberg / GCN'S Epic climbs

GCN takes on the most brutal climb of the Tour of Flanders.

Taaienberg
31KM
Kanarieberg - (c) Too Soon Too Late
37KM
Oude Kruisberg
45KM
Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat
50KM

Ronde van Vlaanderen street

In de Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat in Kwaremont you can greet Karel Van Wijnendaele, founder of the Tour of Flanders. But also keep your eyes on the road. All the winners of the Ronde are indicated on the asphalt.

d’Oude Hoeve
51KM
Kluisbergen

This authentic cycling bar is located in the Ronde van Vlaanderenstraat. Perfect place to hang out. You can also have a shower here, grab something to eat or use some tools to fix your bike.

Cycling
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Congratulations! You made it.

Time for some post-ride Belgian beers. Santé!

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Finish


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While you're here: discover OUDENAARDE!


Located on the Scheldt’s left bank, Oudenaarde is a cycling mecca but it also rejoices in an impressive history.

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