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The Belgian Mountainbike Challenge (BeMC) has the beautiful town of La Roche-en-Ardenne as start- and finish place. The town belongs to the Province of Luxembourg.
The territory of the municipality is almost exclusively situated in the Ourthe valley and its secondary valleys. Although the Town of La Roche-en-Ardenne is situated at the bottom of the valley, the villages are located on the plateau. The highest point of the municipality is situated near Baraque de Fraiture, at an altitude of 652 metres. La Roche-en-Ardenne itself lies at an altitude of 207 metres.
The total surface area of the municipality amounts to 147.5 km². More than 85 km² are covered in forests and 50 km² is arable land. Only 8 km² of the municipality’s territory is built on. Although La Roche-en-Ardenne has a vast territory, its population density is very low: 29.5 inhabitants/km².
Therefor the town of La Roche-en-Ardenne and its surroundings are ideal for organizing an attractive and though mountainbike race. The epic-centre of the race will be located just outside of the city centre at the peaceful domain of Hotel Floreal, near the banks of the river. The hotel will form the official partner for all accommodation.
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La Roche is located between two major motorways and therefor easily accessible by car.
By the E25 from Liège: take exit 50 (La Roche, Vielsalm, La Baraque de Fraiture), coming from Liège go right on the N89 (left when coming from Luxemburg). Follow the N89 for 17km until you reach the center of La Roche-en-Ardenne. Follow the N860 in the direction of Houffalize for 850 meter. Hotel Floreal is on your right side.
By the E411 / N4: take exit La Roche, Waha and follow the N888 for 13 km until you reach the center of La Roche-en-Ardenne. Follow the N860 in the direction of Houffalize for 850 meter. Hotel Floreal is on your right side.
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Marloie (Marche-en-Famenne) : 32 km from La Roche – 45 min by bus
Hotton : 26 km from La Roche – 35 min by bus
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The closest international airports are Luxemburg and Brussels-Zaventem.