The Amstel Gold Race is a famous in line race for professionals that is run in April, taking place in the Limburg region, in the Netherlands. It is one of the three classics of the Ardenne, also known as the beer race, because it takes its name from Amstel beer, the long-time sponsor.
For anyone who wants to experience the challenge of retracing the roads of this Ardenne classic, there is a competition for amateur cyclists, the Challenge Amstel Gold Race. The start of the Granfondo will be from Valkenburg, and it will be possible to choose from six different routes. The shortest of these is 60km and the longest and most demanding is 240km. The longest route has 3500 meters of altitude increase and 17 walls to face. All six races will be celebrated at the finish with rivers of beer! The following day it will be possible to watch the professional race which will compete on the same route.