THE Challenge


1000 KM


By bike, self-supported, without assistance on a free route (and 2 mandatory parcours).

Around 1000km for a transnational unique route, linking 7 CP’s nicely chosen.

This ultra-cycling challenge is a tribute to the famous race Liège-Paris-Liège, for which Liège-Bastogne-Liège, La Doyenne was born in 1892 as a first trial but that long distance never happened. So it was time to put this project back!

On the way down to Paris, you will make your own route through the hilly condroz. Across these limestone typical villages, you’ll reach Ciney then Chimay (more exactly scourmont abbey) where the monks have been brewing their famous beer since 1862. After that, you’ll keep pedaling until the cathedral Notre-Dame de Laon where you’ll take one minute to have a look before following the mandatory parcours. 

The parcours that you must follow carefully will lead you to the Eiffel tower and guide you out of Paris until Meaux. From that point you will plan, again, your own route until Bouillon. You will have to cross the Champagne vineyards and ride on the old automobile circuit of Reims-Gueux (which is the next CP).

Once in front of the castle, you start the Battle of the Ardennes. We planned a hilly route to guide you to the finish line in Liege where a great beer and a warm welcome will reward you for your effort.

500 KM


Liège-Chimay-Liège is a unique route of around 500km which will cross the Condroz, Ciney, to Chimay. On the way back, you will enjoy the superb panoramas around the Semois and take the mythical roads of the Doyenne des Classiques.

Countdown before the start








Liege-Paris-Liege, it’s going beyond your limits through the silence of the night, cities and towns uproar and the sweet serenity of the countryside. It is breathing deeply the particular smell of nature which awakens at the end of summer.

Are you ready ?


Registration includes :

• tracker via tracking platform

• a personal accident insurance

• the starter pack

• a Redoutable beer on arrival

• a meal on arrival

1000 KM 


Start :Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 6 a.m.
Briefing : Wednesday August 23, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Starting point : Simenon Youth Hostel, Liège
7 checkpoints : Ciney, Abbaye d’Aulne, Chimay, Laon, Paris, Reims, Bouillon

87 hours max


180 €

(registration deadline : June 30)


330 €

(registration deadline : June 30)

500 KM


Start Friday, August 25, 2023 at 6 a.m.
Briefing Thursday August 24, 2023 at 6 p.m.
Starting Point : Simenon Youth Hostel, Liege
4 Checkpoints : Ciney, Abbaye d’Aulne, Chimay, Bouillon

63 hours max



 130 €

(registration deadline : June 30)


230 €

(registration deadline : June 30)

You want to fill your diary and enjoy a life-size training session ?

Our friends of Bikeway To Hell offer you “La Maximale”, a tour of the highest points of Wallonia, at the end of June. A great and warm event, 3 distances, and 10% reduction if you participate in LIEGE-PARIS-LIEGE.



This challenge is open for everyone above 18 years old (except parental consent). Your registration is valid as soon as we have received payment. You will have to send your insurance certificate (for people outside the European Union)  and medical certificate for June 30 at the latest.


The route taken by the riders is free, you must cross each CP’s and ride the 2 parcours in their entirety (gpx files will be sent July 1). Highways and some routes are forbidden, all of them are specified in the race manual (read it carefully).

If for medical or mechanical purposes, the rider has to use another transportation, he will have to restart at the point where he had stopped.

The 1000km start will be given on 24th August 2023 at 6am at “L’auberge de jeunesse de Liège”.

The 500km start will be given on 25th August 2023 at 6am at “L’auberge de jeunesse de Liège”.

The official finish has to be before the 27th of August 2023 at 9pm at the same place.


It is an Unsupported challenge. Each participant has to move with his/her own power (no drafting, no assistance car, no public transport) and carry his/her own stuff. No outside help is accepted. Water, food and material has to be from commercial areas or provided by the organization.


We will provide you a Tracker (Follow my Challenge), a 50€ cash deposit will be asked during the check-in. This amount will be refunded at the return of this one. The device has to be turned on during the all race, the rider has to take care of it. In case of device problems the rider has to be able to deliver the gpx file of his ride. If the rider doesn’t finish the race, he/she has to bring it back to the organization (at the start or to be shipped with a tracking number).


Each participant has to respect traffic rules at any time. Roads are open during the entire challenge. Share it with the cars and be respectful.

(no light, no helmet, no race)

You will have to bring 

-2 fronts lights 

-2 rear lights

-emergency blanket


-reflective jacket

In case of an accident the rider calls the emergency number 112.


The challenge is assured by:

– Civil liability: in accordance with the law, the organization has taken out an insurance contract with a private insurance company.

– Personal accident: insurance is taken out for all competitors of European nationality to protect them, in all circumstances, throughout the duration of the event. Participants are required to be affiliated to a mutual insurance company in their country of residence.

This individual insurance against bodily accidents to which participants may be exposed during the event is taken out with Assur Connect, insurance broker, expert in the sporting risks taken by practitioners. The cover includes the costs of first aid and rescue, repatriation assistance, cover in the event of damage caused to a third party, medical, surgical and pharmaceutical costs, death and disability insurance, home and vehicle fittings after accident.

See terms and conditions.

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By registering for the event, participants agree to be filmed and photographed during the event. The images can be broadcast on the website (, the social networks of the organization and the organizers.

Refund conditions

In case of cancellation by the participant, the organization will refund 50% of the amount until February 1st. No refund after this date.

Access & accommodation


The city of Liège is easily accessible by train (Liège-Guillemins international station 3 km away).

Possibility to stay at the Simenon youth hostel (place of departure and arrival). You can book your room directly on the website. Showers will be available after the challenge for all participants.

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