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Ostend, the only true City by the Sea

Ostend has a rich past. King Leopold II, the famous painter James Ensor and the soul icon Marvin Gaye were all inspired by the magic of the City by the Sea. The authentic architecture, the dazzling nightlife, the fine port, the many shops and the wide range of events make the city truly irresistible.

In addition to all these aspects the European City of Sport 2017 also offers all kinds of sports for all age groups. No less than 1 in 3 residents are active in one or more of the over 170 different Ostend sport associations. In many sports disciplines it can boast of teams and athletes which belong to the international top. Thanks to its location by the sea and its open-air infrastructures Ostend hosts many sports events.

Website Ostend :



Official Resident Partner:
Holiday Clubs Vayamundo
Zeedijk 290-330
B-8400  Oostende (Mariakerke)
Reservation: Email:

Vayamundo will accommodate UCI, the athletes & their entourage in their hotel in Ostend:

  • Great infrastructure
  • > 500 rooms, multiple restaurants, swimming pool and many more...
  • Conference rooms for meetings, classification, accreditation, press etc.
  • Perfectly adapted for people with disabilities
  • Right next to the race circuit
  • Located at the seaside (rooms with a view!)

Official Hotel Accommodation list:

  • Hotel room
  • 1 bed room apartment
  • 2 bed room apartment

Comfort: Shower or bath, separate toilet, telephone, TV with information channel, refrigerator, Coffee maker, Microwave

Food and drink :
Plenty of choice: in total five food and beverage outlets at your disposal. From a quick snack to culinary delights, all chefs Vayamundo are at your service. The registered athletes and staff receive a wristband which gives access to the restaurant !

You can use free wireless internet. Ask the receptionists and become the code to log into the network.

Pool and Wellness:
The Holiday Clubs Vayamundo has a family friendly, heated swimming pool. Sauna and Jacuzzi make the Wellness experience complete.

Base price:

  1. A choice of 3 different reservation possibilities:
    • Bed and breakfast (price per person/per night): upon request
    • Half board, breakfast and dinner (price per person/per night): upon request
    • Full board, breakfast, lunch and dinner (price per person/per night): upon request
  1. The opening hours of the restaurant to enjoy your meal:
    • Breakfast from 07.30AM until 10.00AM;
    • Lunch (a self-service restaurant) from 11.30AM until 01.45PM
    • Dinner (self-service restaurant) from 05.45PM until 08.45PM.
  1. Good to know:
    Made bed upon arrival small and large towel: 8,00 EUR
    Cleaning room, small and large towel, bed-linen Price: 8,00euro per person/per day
    A single additional charge is € 20 per person and per night.

Reservations will be done directly with the Isomundo secretariat and filled upon basis of availability.
Booking responsible: Ginette Thys/Alain Demortier
Please ask for bookings to:

Transportation from/to the Airports:
Ask for our brochure at:

How to reach our venue?

International Airport Brussels/Belgium:
125Km in 01:10 Highway

International Airport Charleroi/Belgium:
170Km in 01:35 Highway

International Airport Schiphol/the Netherlands:
285Km in 02:40 Highway

International Airport Lille/France:
90Km in 00:56 Highway

International Airport Paris-Charles de Gaulle/France:
305Km in 02:50 Highway

International Airport Frankfurt/Germany:
520Km in 04:45 Highway

International Station Oostende:
4,6Km in 00:08

International Station Lille/France:
90Km in 00:56



Date Morning Afternoon

*OC only

Please note all requests will need to be done on



Confirmation of starters
Wednesday May 05, 2021: 10:00 – 12:00 Holiday Clubs Vayamundo
Athletes Forum
Wednesday May 05, 2021: 14:00 – 15:30 Holiday Clubs Vayamundo
Nations Forum
Wednesday May 05, 2021: 16:00 – 17:00 Holiday Clubs Vayamundo
Team managers meeting and distribution of race numbers
Wednesday May 05, 2021: 17:00 – 17:30 Holiday Club Vayamundo


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Each federation is responsible for obtaining the necessary documentation to gain entry into Belgium.
Every person seeking to enter Belgium must be in possession of a valid passport for travel to Belgium and, where necessary, a visa. Enquiries can be directed to Belgium diplomatic representatives abroad or the Department of Home Affairs in Brussels. Visitors who intend traveling to Belgium's neighbouring countries and back into Belgium are advised to apply for multiple entry visas. Visas are not issued on arrival at Belgium ports of entry. 

Visa Requirements: 
  • Passport valid for no less than 30 days after the expiry of the intended visit; 
  • Passports must contain at least one unused page for entry or departure endorsements; 
  • Payment of the prescribed fee, if applicable; 
  • A vaccination certificate, if required by the Act; 
  • Statement and/or documentation confirming purpose and duration of visit; 
  • Two identity photographs (see website for details); 
  • Proof of financial means; and A return / onward ticket. 

In terms of existing arrangements, passport holders of certain countries are exempt from visa requirements. Tourists must satisfy immigration officers that they have the means to support themselves during their stay, and that they are in possession of return or onward air tickets. They must also have valid international health certificates. 

For those riders that require support documentation from the organisers to make their visa applications, this can be arranged and Wim Decleir from Isomundo (Ambassador) can assist with this and he can be contacted at




Climatic conditions at the time of the event
Ostend has a maritime temperate climate, influenced by winds from the North Sea, making summers cooler than inland Europe.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Now Dec
Average high °C (°F) 6.1 (43) 6.5 (43.7) 9.2 (48.6) 11.4 (52.5) 15.3 (59.5) 17.7 (63.9) 20.3 (68.5) 20.9 (69.6) 18.3 (64.9) 14.5 (58.1) 9.7 (49.5) 7.1 (44.8)
Average low °C (°F) 1.1 (34) 0.5 (32.9) 2.3 (36.1) 4.1 (39.4) 7.9 (46.2) 10.7 (51.3) 12.8 (55) 12.5 (54.5) 10.2 (50.4) 7.1 (44.8) 4.0 (39.2) 2.3 (36.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 62.6 (2.465) 44.5 (1.752) 55.0 (2.165) 45.5 (1.791) 56.2 (2.213) 66.7 (2.626) 59.2 (2.331) 57.3 (2.256) 79.9 (3.146) 78.1 (3.075) 83.9 (3.303) 73.2 (2.882)





Online registration must be done on the UCI online registration system at only.

In case of issues with the UCI online registration system, please contact


Organiser’s contact:

Isomundo vzw
Secretariat, Gistelsesteenweg 1D bus 1.5, B-8400 Oostende
Phone: +32 (0)59 70 79 70


Secretariat Hotel Vayamundo: Ginette Thys
Race Director: Thierry Diederen


Board of directors Isomundo vzw/asbl
Alain Demortier Founder/Chairman/General Management
Els Bogaert Administrator/VIP Management
Robert Declercq Administrator/Logistics Management
Wim Decleir Member of Board/Financial Management/Press/Communication
Andre Deruyver Member of Board/Legal adviser/Medal ceremony


The UCI remain available for any further information. You can contact the UCI headquarters in
Aigle, Event Coordinator, Tel. +41 468 58 11, Fax +41 24 468 58 12;
You can also find information on our website: