The Heuvelland Hellingenroute tackles 40 hills (the Kemmelberg is the most famous one), over a total distance of 116 kms and makes you climb 1498 m.
This route is a rouleur’s paradise, plenty of hills nothing too severe, momentum your friend. The only cobbled stretch is up the Kemmelberg.
“The Kemmelberg is a savage little climb made harder by the up and down effect of the hills before it, by the deadly Flemish roads and by the speed of the race. I loved it.” – Barry Hoban, winner of the 1974 Ghent-Wevelgem.
Looking down from the top of the Kemmelberg is the Monument to fallen French servicemen and women. Careful on this steep cobbled descent. Many professional riders crashed over here. So keep focussed.