Amstel Gold Race courses.
The Amstel Gold Race tour version offers no less than 6 courses. This is actually quite unique, but also a way to spread the many participants over the hilly landscape and narrow roads of the South Limburg area. All routes start and finish in Valkenburg. The starting location is the Amstel Gold Race Experience. This also houses the brand new Shimano Experience Center that can be visited all year round. Showers and changing facilities are offered there, you can rent road bikes, plan routes or just enjoy a cup of coffee with a slice of apple pie.
The finish is not right at the top of the Cauberg, but some 2 kilometers down the road. So save just a little bit of energy for after the climb, because if you are dropped on that final climb, there is a short, flat stretch that allows you to claw back to your mates! The entourage such as the finishing arch and the finish line for the pros are already set up when you pass the finish line and only add to the experience.
All routes wind through Limburg and the Voer region of Belgium. The routes are slightly different than with the pros, but the climbs are largely the same. Of course, the number of altimeters also varies, depending on the distance. The 65-kilometer route has 780 vertical meters, while the longest distance of 240 kilometers has 2960 meters.