April – Season Opening

Season opening 2020
24-25-26 April

Even though the 2020 season is already well underway, we think the ‘climbing season’ starts just about now. It’s time to fuel the legs with some vertical meters and April is the perfect moment to do so. This weekend is all about creating that baseline which will help you thrive through the rest of te season. Three magnificent rides await you in this beautiful region, packed with all kinds of challenging but rewarding climbs. Long and lasting, short and vigorous and everything in between. Here on the borders of Germany and Luxemburg you will find what you need to boost your stamina and those climbing legs. A comfortable and luxurious hotel will be your basecamp in the charming wine-village of Nittel. All your meals are included (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and are of outstanding quality and taste to meet the true cyclists needs. On top of that, we serve tasty but healthy after-bike-snacks to quickly replenish those burnt carbs and minerals and recover better. Speaking of recovery, we also invite you to join are foam-rolling sessions to help your muscles get ready for next days ride quicker. Yeah, that can hurt a bit, but you will be grateful the next day 🙂 Also, we offer a free optical bike-fit to make sure your posture on the bike is correct. You don’t want to look silly ;-).
We’ve got your back the whole time, all you have to do is bike, eat, sleep, repeat!

What’s all inclusive?
We aim to make your weekend as care-free as possible. This means you don’t have to worry about a place to stay, meals, making routes, recovery et cetera. Below you will find a brief summary of the most important things that are included in our weekend:

-3 guided routes
-2 overnight stays
-2x lunch
-pick-up service if your bike is damaged.
-Guarded bike-parking
-English, German, Dutch speaking

-2x breakfast
-2x diner with table water
-optical bike-fit
-After bike snacks
-Info on nutrition and training
-Foam-rolling recovery

How does it work?
Before we start making our routes, we would like to get to know you a bit better. Therefore we aks you to fill in some questiones for us in advance. These questions help us to make the perfect weekend for you. These concern information about your current form and health, your biking experience, specific wishes, et cetera. Don’t worry, your info is safe with us, we will never pass it on to a third party without your consent. When everyones information is gathered (max 10 persons), we start making and molding the weekend to everyones satisfaction. From there on it’s just, bike-eat-sleep-repeat :-).

“I really enjoyed this weekend and highy recommend it to anyone!

-Koen, participant april 2019

Who are we?
Good question! We are Rick Berends and Mark Schouten. Two dutch guys whith a great passion for roadbiking and gravelbiking. We are both sports physiotherapists and have cycled many miles (well, kilometers actually, but you get the point) together. Rick moved to Germany some years ago and lives close to the Luxemburg border. From there, we organize training events for cyclists a few times a year, because the region is hilly, beautiful and very well accessible from the Netherlands, where most of our guests come from. However, we speak English and German as well (and some French), so please don’t let the ‘Dutch’ scare you :-). By combinig our passion for cycling with our medical knowledge, we offer cyclists a personalised, all inclusive weekend packed with great guided rides, good food, good sleep and a lot of fun. We also enjoy sharing our knowledge about training, nutrition and technical advice on the bike. We offer free optical bike-fits and after-bike foam rolling session to help recover the muscles. Feel like a pro for a weekend!

Price for whole weekend: €385,- p.p.
Groups of 6 persons or more: €345,- p.p.

Not inluded: Travelling and health insurance. Panache! is not responsible for any (physical) harm, damage or theft of material during the weekend, all though we do our best to keep you safe. Extra food or drinks besides what Panache offers, are to be paid by the guest. If you wish to stay in a 1-person room, we have to charge €40,- extra for the whole weekend.

Send a mail to info@panache.bike to sign up or click here to visit our contact page (in dutch, still working on that ;-))