Durbuy Gravel

16 September, 2023

A MIX OF ALTIMETERS, THE DARKEST ARDENNES FORESTS AND POSTCARD PANORAMAS

The fourth and last event of the Flanders Gravel Series 2023 took place in the middle of the beautiful Ardennes countryside. We welcomed Saturday Troopers on September 16.

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2023 EDITION

The Ardennes classic

We offered routes for gravel riders of every level. Participants could choose between four routes of 55, 70, 110 and 135 km
The routes guided them through the Ardennes hills and forests and offered a combination of surprising gravel, unpaved roads and some tarmac. The elevation gain was between 1200 and 2500m, depending on the distance.

RIDERS ABOUT DURBUY GRAVEL

PARTNERS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Register

What is the deadline for registration for Durbuy Gravel?
We only have a limited amount of tickets available, so don't wait too long. Deadline when we're sold out.
What are the ticket prices?
Saturday Trooper Ticket
Ticket Price: € 64,95.
Can I cancel my registration?
After entering Durbuy Gravel there is no refund possible. You are free to resell your ticket.
Can anyone join Durbuy Gravel?
The organisation recommends everyone not to perform heavy exercise without sufficient physical preparation. Make smart choices in terms of the distance you wish to complete and the pace you want to ride at. Those who want to exercise at a high intensity, with performance in mind, are urged to get a yearly medical check-up by a qualified (sports) physician.

It is not necessary to present medical certificates. It is up to the participant to decide what to do with his or her medical information. As such the organisation is not responsible in this area.

Bike

What bike do I need?
Preferably you'll ride on your gravel bike with wide tires (42mm). But a CX or mountainbike is also an option.
Can I rent a bike?
At this moment we don't have a gravel bike rental partner.
Why can't I use my road bike?
You'll simply not make it to the finish. Especially when we've had some rain.

Overnight stay

Can I camp at the festival site?
Yes! On Friday you can put your tent at our festival area. Don’t forget to book this option via your dashboard. Overnight stay on Saturday isn’t possible. 
Are there other options to spend the night?
We can offer our participants a 15% discount on their stay at Durbuy Green Fields. You will receive a discount code after buying your ticket for Durbuy Gravel.

Routes

What route are we taking?
The route will be a great mix of unpaved roads, gravel, paths and some tarmac.
What are the distances I can choose from?
There are four stunning routes, you can choose between 55, 70, 110 or 150 km.
Where's the start and finish?
Start and Finish will be in Durbuy.
Do I have to pick a distance when I register?
No, you can decide what route you will ride just before you start. Tired after lunch? You can pick the short loop after lunch also. It's all about flexiblity at Durbuy Gravel.
Is the route signposted?
Yes the route will be signposted.

Saturday Trooper

What is in the Saturday Trooper Ticket?
A lot! Check out all the information about the Saturday Trooper Ticket in the tickets section above.
When and where can I collect my starter pack?
All other participants will be able to collect their envelope on site. We'll inform you about the exact location a couple of weeks prior to the event.
What Food & Beverages are included?
This is included in your Saturday Trooper Ticket:
  • Pre-ride coffee
  • Two feed stations with everything a gravel cyclist needs
  • Bavet pasta (veggie options too) 
  • Free post ride Ename beer

Weekend Warrior

What is in the Weekend Warrior Ticket?
Too much to write in this FAQ. Just check out the Tickets page above.
When and where can I collect my starter pack?
You can collect it when at the registration desk on Friday.
What's the size of a camping spot?
If you would like to sleep at the campsite, you need to order a Weekend Warrior+ Ticket. It includes an Overnight Stay Package.
I want to bring my camper, is that possible?
If you would like to sleep at the campsite, you need to order a Weekend Warrior+ Ticket. It includes an Overnight Stay Package.
Is there power on the camp site?
There will be a charging station at the festival area.
What Food & Beverages are included?
This is included in your Weekend Warrior Ticket:

Friday:
  • Welcome Ename beer (or soda) 
  • Pasta

Saturday:
  • Pre-ride coffee
  • Two feed stations with everything a gravel cyclist needs
  • Bavet pasta (veggie options too) 
  • Free post ride Ename beer

Sunday:
  • Coffee at the coffee stop
  • Surprise
Are there showers at the campsite?
We call our campsite the basic campground, but we have toilets & showers!

Weekend Warrior+

What is in the Weekend Warrior+ Ticket?
Too much to write in this FAQ. Just check out the Weekend Warrior+ page.
When and where can I collect my starter pack?
You can collect it when at the registration desk on Friday.
What's the size of a camping spot?
The size of the camping spot, included in your entry ticket is: 2,5x2,5 meter.
I want to bring my camper, is that possible?
A camper spot is not included in the entry package. Upgrades for campers can be booked. The price is € 50.- per camper spot.
Is there power on the camp site?
Your camp spot does not have a power outlet. There will be a charging station at the festival area.
What Food & Beverages are included?
This is included in your Weekend Warrior+ Ticket:

Friday:
  • Welcome Ename beer (or soda) 
  • Pasta

Saturday:
  • Flandrien breakfast
  • Pre-ride coffee
  • Two feed stations with everything a gravel cyclist needs
  • Bavet pasta (veggie options too) 
  • Free post ride Ename beer

Sunday:
  • Flandrien breakfast
  • Coffee at the coffee stop
  • Surprise
Are there showers at the campsite?
We call our campsite the basic campground, but we have toilets and showers!

TICKETS

What's in?

Saturday Trooper Ticket
This is included in your Saturday Trooper Ticket:
  • A stunning signposted gravel route of 55, 70, 110 or 135 km
  • Durbuy Gravel starter pack: bib number, energy bar, goodies, and more
  • Komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99)
  • Bavet pasta (veggie too)
  • Free post ride Ename beer
  • Feed zones on the route
  • Café Copain coffee before start
  • Rider support (mechanics/first aid)
  • Durbuy Gravel t-shirt, finishers patch andsticker
  • Cyclon bike washing Station
  • Parking close to the festival area
  • Access to finish festival with live music, DJ, foodtrucks and campfire
  • Free Panaracer tire for Saturday Troopers (value €54,99), two tires (value €109,98) for those who also book the Friday Overnight Stay Package
  • A monumental experience with friends

  • The Saturday Trooper Ticket is €64,95.
    Friday Overnight Stay Package
    Would you like to arrive on Friday? Upgrade your ticket with the Friday Overnight Stay Package. It includes:
    • Campsite for a tent on the venue on Friday
    • Friday night campfire
    • Breakfast on Saturday

    The Friday Overnight Stay Package has to be ordered per person and is €35.

    Camper Spot Upgrade
    Would you like to arrive on Friday and plan to come with a camper? Upgrade your ticket with the Camper Spot Upgrade. It includes:
    • Campsite for a camper on the venue on Friday
    • Electricity 1x 220V
    Only small campers allowed, no campers which need a drivers license for trucks.

    The Camper Spot Upgrade is €15. You need to buy both the Overnight Stay Package and Camper Spot Upgrade. If you're planning to come and sleep in the camper with (for example) four friends, only one person needs to buy the Camper Spot Upgrade. Every person needs to buy the Overnight Stay Package.

    Friday Night BBQ
    Book your spot around our table on Friday night. A delicious and festive meal will be served. A vegetarian option will be available as well!

    The Friday Night BBQ is €20.
    Weekend Warrior Ticket
    This is included in your Weekend Warrior Ticket:

    Friday
    • Social Gravel Ride Out
    • komoot workshop
    • Pre ride briefing
    • Live music
    • Pasta party
    • Goodie bag

    Saturday
    • A stunning signposted gravel route of 55, 70, 110 or 150 km
    • Durbuy Gravel starter pack: bib number, energy bar, goodies, and more
    • Komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99)
    • Bavet pasta (veggie too)
    • Free post ride Ename beer
    • Two feed zones on the route
    • Coffee before start
    • Rider support (mechanics/first aid)
    • Durbuy Gravel t-shirt and finishers patch or sticker
    • Bike Washing Station
    • Bike expo
    • Access to finish festival with live music, DJ, foodtrucks and campfire
    • A monumental experience with friends

    Sunday
    • Social ride together with Laurens ten Dam, coffee stop included
    • After ride surprise
    If you would like to sleep at the campsite, you need to order a Weekend Warrior+ Ticket. It includes an Overnight Stay Package.

    The Weekend Warrior Ticket is € 99,95 as an Early Bird. Discount ends on 23 August 2023.
    Weekend Warrior+ Ticket
    This is included in your Weekend Warrior+ Ticket:

    Friday
    • Social Gravel Ride Out
    • komoot workshop
    • Pre ride briefing
    • Live music
    • Pasta party
    • Goodie bag
    • Friday Overnight Package (tent spot)

    Saturday
    • A stunning signposted gravel route of 55, 70, 110 or 150 km
    • Durbuy Gravel starter pack: bib number, energy bar, goodies, and more
    • Komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99)
    • Bavet pasta (veggie too)
    • Free post ride Ename beer
    • Two feed zones on the route
    • Coffee before start
    • Rider support (mechanics/first aid)
    • Durbuy Gravel t-shirt and finishers patch or sticker
    • Bike Washing Station
    • Bike expo
    • Access to finish festival with live music, DJ, foodtrucks and campfire
    • A monumental experience with friends
    • Flandrien breakfast
    • Saturday Overnight Package (tent spot)

    Sunday
    • Flandrien breakfast
    • Social ride together with Laurens ten Dam, coffee stop included
    • After ride surprise
    The Weekend Warrior+ Ticket is € 154.95 as an Early Bird. Discount ends on 23 August 2023.
    Weekend Warriors of Flanders Gravel enjoying the camp fire

    WEEKEND WARRIOR

    € 174.95 ticket price

    • A tent-spot on the Durbuy Gravel Camp Ground
    • DIY routes on Friday, signposted routes of 45, 65, 105 or 140 km on Saturday, a coffee or DIY ride on Sunday.
    • Durbuy Weekend Welcome pack: bib number, energy bar, unique Durbuy Gravel t-shirt, weekend goodie bag and more
    • Komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99)
    • A lot of food (2x breakfast, 1x BBQ burger) (veggie too)
    • Free pasta on Friday
    • On Saturday a free pizza party by our partner Sportful
    • Weekend Festival with live music, Belgian beer, and more
    • Rider support (mechanics/first aid)
    • Feedzones 
    • Pre-ride Coffee
    • Free post ride beer (the real deal or alcohol free)
    • Durbuy Gravel finishers patch or sticker after the finish
    • Bike expo
    • A monumental experience with friends

    SATURDAY TROOPER

    € 64.95 ticket price

    • Saturday Entry Ticket with signposted routes of 45, 65, 105 or 140 km
    • Durbuy Gravel Starter pack: bib number, energy bars, goodies, and more
    • Komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99)
    • Nutritious BBQ Burger (veggie too)
    • 2 Feedzones on the route
    • Coffee before start
    • Rider support (mechanics/first aid)
    • Free post ride beer (the real deal or alcohol free)
    • Durbuy Gravel finishers patch or sticker and t-shirt after the finish
    • A free pizza party by our partner Sportful
    • Bike expo
    • Access to finish festival
    • A monumental experience with friends

    UPGRADE YOUR STAY

    Glamping at Durbuy Green Fields

    Do you like camping in the most comfortable way? Upgrade your Durbuy Gravel experience with a very unique glamping feeling at Durbuy Green Fields! Because we're good friends with them, you get a 10% discount. Don't hesitate and spend your stay in a green setting where you can prepare for and recharge your batteries after your Durbuy Gravel ride.

    Durbuy Green Fields includes a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and activities (beachvolley, petanque, padel, bowling, wellness) with a lounge atmosphere throughout the day. Glamping at its finest! Bring your family or friends, even if they don't participate in Durbuy Gravel. We promise you all will have a lovely time in this unmissable place! Book your stay and the 10% discount will be calculated automatically by clicking the button.

    FAQ

    Register

    What is the deadline for registration for Durbuy Gravel?
    We only have a limited amount of tickets available, so don't wait too long. Deadline when we're sold out. 
    What are the ticket prices?
    There are 2 types of tickets available. Check out what's included (it's a lot!) on our package page.

    Saturdayday Trooper (September, 10): € 64.95

    Weekend Warrior (September, 9 - 11): € 174.95
    Can I cancel my registration?
    After entering Durbuy Gravel there is no refund possible. You are free to resell your ticket.

    Weekend Warrior

    When and where can I collect my starter pack?
    You can collect it when at the registration desk on Friday.
    What's the size of a camping spot?
    The size of the camping spot, included in your entry ticket is: 2,5x2,5 meter. 
    I want to bring my camper, is that possible?
    A camper spot is not included in the entry package. Upgrades for campers can be booked. The price is € 50.- per camper spot. Because of the surface of the campsite we recommend to bring blocks to level your camper.
    Is there power on the camp site?
    Your camp spot does not have a power outlet. There will be a charging station at the festival area.
    What Food & Beverages are included?
    This is included in your Weekend Warrior Ticket:

    Friday:
    • Welcome beer (or soda) 
    • Free pasta
    Saturday:
    • Breakfast
    • A BBQ Burger lunch (veggie options too) 
    • 2 Feedzones with everything a gravel cyclist needs
    • Pre-ride coffee
    • Free post-ride beer (the real deal or alcohol free)
    • A free pizza party by our partner Sportful
    Sunday:
    • Breakfast
    Are there showers at the campsite?
    We call our campsite the basic campground, but we sure have toilets & showers!
    Are there any other accommodation options?
    Do you prefer a glamping tent? Stay with your family or friends in the heart of the Belgian Ardennes a green setting at Durbuy Green Fields! The resort is open to all and includes a restaurant, bar, swimming pool and activities with a lounge atmosphere throughout the day, as well as a glamping area to extend your experience in this unmissable place.

    Another option is to book a room at Le Sanglier Hotel Durbuy (*****). You definitely want to experience this 5-star hotel! It's located nearby (300 meters) the Gravel Durbuy festival and finish area.

    Bike

    What bike do I need?
    Preferably you'll ride on your gravel bike with wide tires (38mm). But a CX or mountainbike is also an option.
    Can I rent a bike?
    At this moment we don't have a gravel bike rental partner
    Why can't I use my road bike?
    You'll simply not make it to the finish. Especially when we've had some rain. 

    Saturday Trooper

    When and where can I collect my starter pack?
    All participants will be able to collect their starter pack on site.
    I have a Saturday Trooper Ticket can I enter the camp and festival site on Friday or Sunday?
    If you have a Saturday Trooper Ticket you can only enter Durbuy Gravel areas on Saturday. 
    What Food & Beverages are included?
    This is included in your Saturday Trooper Ticket:
    • Pre-ride coffee
    • 2 feed stations with everything a gravel cyclist needs
    • A BBQ Burger lunch (veggie options too) 
    • Free post ride beer (the real deal or alcohol free)
    • A free pizza party by our partner Sportful

    Routes

    What route are we taking?
    You can expect the beautiful surroundings of The Ardennes, Condroz and Famenne. We offer four stunning routes and we will publish them a couple of days before the event.
    What are the distances I can choose from?
    Whether you are a beginner or expert in gravelling, we offer four stunning routes on Saturday:
    - 45 km, 660 elevation gain
    - 65 km, 970 elevation gain
    - 105 km, 1640 elevation gain
    - 140 km, 2250 elevation gain

    We'll ride in 2 loops: morning loop and afternoon loop. For the 45 and 65 km, there will only be a morning loop. After the morning loop you'll return to the festival area for a BBQ Burger (it's included). 
    Where's the registration, start and finish?
    Registration, start and finish is at LPM, Rue du Comte Théodule d'Ursel 51, 6940 Durbuy. After finishing you go down easy and enjoy delicious food, beers and live music at the festival site.
    Do I have to pick a distance when I register?
    No, you can decide what route you will ride just before you start. Tired after lunch? You can pick the short loop after lunch also. It's all about flexiblity at Durbuy Gravel.
    Is the route signposted?
    Yes, the Saturday routes will be signposted. 
    What are DIY routes?
    Exclusive for Weekend Warriors we have routes on Friday and Sunday. These routes are not signposted, but will be available on GPS.
    Do we receive GPX files of the routes?
    Yes, as a participant of Durbuy Gravel you can download the GPX files on komoot. A couple of days before the event you receive an email with a unique code. With this code you can unlock a Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99) and you can download the GPX files.

    Health

    Can anyone join Durbuy Gravel?
    The organisation recommends everyone not to perform heavy exercise without sufficient physical preparation. Make smart choices in terms of the distance you wish to complete and the pace you want to ride at. Those who want to exercise at a high intensity, with performance in mind, are urged to get a yearly medical check-up by a qualified (sports) physician.

    It is not necessary to present medical certificates. It is up to the participant to decide what to do with his or her medical information. As such the organisation is not responsible in this area.

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