The beauty of fatigue and the thrill of conquest

Important Announcement!

Dear Eroica Valkenburg Participants,

Due to the adverse weather conditions in recent months, we regret to inform you that we are required to remove some gravel roads from the route due to potential hazards. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause!

Best regards,

The Eroica Valkenburg Team

Welcome to Eroica Valkenburg 2024: the 'Tour de France Femmes' edition

Go back in time with Eroica Valkenburg and be carried away to a bygone era of cycling! A unique cycling event that brings together vintage bicycles, classic clothing and a touch of nostalgia for cycling enthusiasts of all ages.

On a beautiful day in picturesque Valkenburg aan de Geul, cycling enthusiasts from all corners of the world have been gathering since 2016 to participate in this unique cycling event. The atmosphere is imbued with unparalleled charm, with everyone getting the chance to shine in authentic retro cycling clothing. From wool sweaters to suspenders and butterfly saddles - everything you can think of from yesteryear can be admired during Eroica Valkenburg.

The main attraction of Eroica Valkenburg is of course the bike ride itself. This year we pay tribute to the 'Tour de France Femmes'. The ultimate race on the calendar of professional women's cycling, of which Valkenburg is a (start) stage location in August 2024.

This year you can again choose from three beautiful routes through the rolling South Limburg landscape. While you ride on the old roads and climb the hills, you will experience Eroica Valkenburg together with those who, like you, share a love for cycling and a passion for traditions.

There are numerous picturesque stops along the way where you can enjoy local specialties and artisanal drinks. During Eroica Valkenburg you not only enjoy the landscape and your fellow travelers, but it is also an excellent opportunity to enjoy the rich culture and hospitality of the region.

At the finish line in Geulhem you will find yourself in a cozy atmosphere. While enjoying a delicious regional dish and a delicious beer or a good glass of wine, you can look back on a beautiful day on the bike with the other Eroica riders. Of course you also have the chance to score some vintage cycling clothing, bicycles and parts to further expand your collection.

Eroica Valkenburg is a celebration of a rich cycling history in a region that, together with Belgium, was the cradle of professional cycling. It is a tribute to the pioneers of yesteryear, whose perseverance and passion laid the foundation for what this sport is today.

As a fan of retro cycling, you really don't want to miss Eroica Valkenburg. Reserve the date for Eroica Valkenburg 2024 and experience this unforgettable journey through time with your friends and family. Feel the wind in your hair, hear the clatter of the cobblestones and experience the fun of times gone by. We look forward to welcoming you to Eroica Valkenburg!


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The Routes
Prix de la Montagne Route
Prix de la Montagne Route
During the ‘Prix de la Montagne’ route you will climb the toughest calf-biters and, just like the women's peloton during the Tour de France Femmes, you will suffer.
Sprint Route
Sprint Route
The 'sprint' route is the shortest route of Eroica Valkenburg and ideal for those who are new to the world of Eroica. And is therefore also ideal for riders who want to enjoy an easy going route.
Tour de France Femmes Route
Tour de France Femmes Route
The 'Tour de France Femmes' route is the ultimate Eroica Valkenburg challenge. This 150-kilometer-long route is a cycling ode to the women's peloton who will also ride parts of this route in August during the 'Tour de France Femmes'.