March 28 - April 8, 2024
Why Book This Trip?
April is when the cycling world properly awakens from its winter slumber. Races take place daily across Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands, but two giant events stand out above all others; The Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix.
Amateur cycling events take place the day before each of the pro-rides and cycling enthusiasts from around the world come to test themselves on those roads made famous by the elite riders. Each Sportive offers a variety of distance challenges to chose from.
Spend 12 days with us in Flanders and Roubaix on the ultimate spring classics cycling tour. Our team of local riders and mechanics will guide you around their favorite roads for an unforgettable experience. Cyclists and supporters will be well-looked after and there is plenty to do for those who don’t ride a bike but are fans of this great sport.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.
Ride two sportives: Start with ‘We Ride Flanders’ and finish with the Paris Roubaix Challenge. Distance options are available for both and transportation is included. Guided rides included daily.
Watch 3 Spring Classics: Watch two of the Monuments of Cycling; Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix. A mid-week stop on a guided ride for the Scheldeprijs makes three.
Fully supported tour: Our team of local hosts, drivers and mechanics look after you with all in-resort transport and support on guided rides. Bike rental is available at additional cost.
Cycling related activities: Finish hospitality for the Tour of Flanders is included as is Velodrome access on Paris Roubaix day. Guided rides include visits to a brewery, the Tour of Flanders museum, the Roubaix velodrome and it’s iconic showers, and rest stops in Antwerp and Ypres.
Well-located 4 star hotels: Stay in Kortrijk for the Tour of Flanders before moving to Roubaix. Breakfasts are included throughout plus dinners in Roubaix.
7 nights in 4* Hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk
4 nights in 4* hotel Mercure in Roubaix
Return transfers from Brussels Airport at set times. Private transfers available at additional cost
Breakfast included throughout (dinners included in Roubaix)
Fully supported rides
Expert mechanic on hand
Entries and Hospitality
Entry for the Tour of Flanders Sportive and Roubaix Challenge are included as well as finish hospitality in Oudenaarde and inside Velodrome access in Roubaix on race day
Visit to Tour of Flanders museum, a Belgian brewery, and a Battlefield tour of Menin Gate. Spectator itinerary provided on Flanders and Roubaix race days
Bike Rental available from $315
Day to day
Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to “fit” your rental bike or to assist you with building your bike after travel. Bikes are safely stored at the hotel. In the evening, our guides go over the tour itinerary.
Bike rental information
- We provide 3 different bike rental options for you on the Spring Classics Tour. Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 – $555
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra – $432
- Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano 105 – $315
After breakfast, join us on our guided warm-up ride (31 miles) that will include some cobbled climbs. It is important to get your first taste of the cobbles ahead of the Sportive tomorrow.
We will stop in Oudenaard to attend the Tour of Flanders Sportive Expo, collect race numbers and shop for race merchandise.
We have an early start this morning and have arranged for you to be well nourished with an early breakfast in your hotel. Transportation to Antwerp (135 mile riders) and Oudenaarde (110/85/45 mile riders) is provided this morning.
Start & finish / location & hours
START Cyclo 135 Miles
Antwerp – 7:00 – 8:00 AM
START 110 Miles, 85 Miles, 45 Miles
Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)
- Cyclo 110 miles: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
- Cyclo 85 miles: 8:30 – 10:00 AM
- Cyclo 45 miles: 10:00 – 11:00 AM
All distances finish on the Market Square in Oudenaarde where you can celebrate your accomplishment in Belgian style. The last aid station closes at 7:00 PM. If you arrive here after this cut-off time, you will be directed to take the shortest route back to the Market Square as the route is officially closed at 8:00 PM. Upon finishing your ride and celebrating in Oudenaarde, we provide transportation back to Kortrijk.
This afternoon and early evening we will assist with re-packing your bike for travel. Your rental bike can be returned unless you plan on using it in the morning.
The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk’s many restaurants.
to eat out in one of Kortrijk’s many restaurants.
Riders and fans are eagerly looking forward to the finish in the centre of Oudenaarde. The champions sprint to the finish line. In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row with Flanders Classics Club Hospitality.
We will provide transport for you to get to Oudenaarde.
In the last 45 miles, the most notorious passages are lurking: from the Koppenberg and the Hotond to the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans are eagerly looking forward to the finish in the centre of Oudenaarde. The champions sprint to the finish line. In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row
Tour of Flanders Finish Hospitality
FLANDERS CLASSICS CLUB
LOCATION: Oudenaarde. TIMING: From 1 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. The “Flanders Classics Club”stands for a stylish VIP formula at the finish line in Oudenaarde. Enjoy a front row view of the finish line. Predicting the outcome of the Tour of Flanders is simply impossible. You can be sure of one thing however: like any other cycling fan, you too will have goosebumps as the winner crosses the finish line in Oudenaarde in a flash of glory. A moment you simply cannot afford to miss. And our Flanders Classics Club is the perfect place to witness the highlight of the springtime cycling season, boasting a front row view. Get ready for a day you’ll never forget, surrounded by luxury and all the amenities you would expect.
- Reception with drinks and appetizers
- Non-stop buffet and open bar
- Lavish reception
- Access to the VIP zone along the finish line in Oudenaarde
- Arrival of the Elite Men’s race, to follow exclusively from the VIP zone
- Arrival of the Elite Women’s race, to follow exclusively from the VIP zone
We will take it down and notch today and offer an optional guided ride (30–45 miles). Enjoy the afternoon with our guide at the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum.
Today we relax. A guided ride is offered in the morning and in the afternoon we visit a local Belgian brewery with with tasting. Transport included.
The Scheldeprijs is known as the unofficial World Championship for sprinters. After visiting the port city of Antwerp, we’ll travel the short distance to Schoten to watch the sprint finish.
Final night in Kortrijk
Today we visit Flanders Fields in Ypres on a 4 hour bike tour that will include historical sites and the Commonwealth cemetery. Afterwards, we will visit Koers Cycling Museum in Ypres before moving to Roubaix.
At 2:00PM our guided ride over the cobbles will allow you to test your bike and your skills. Our guide will share their tips for your ride tomorrow.
As the elite women tackle Paris Roubaix, you will ride your own “Hell of the North”, challenged by the cobbled sections of “Carrefour de l’Arbre” and the “Trouée d’Arenberg” and finishing, with bragging rights, at the Roubaix velodrome. Dinner tonight is at the hotel.
Long route: Transfer leaves our hotel in Roubaix at 5:00 AM. It is a rolling start between 7:00 AM and and 7:30 AM in Busigny. Transfer is approximately 90 minutes.
Medium and short route: Start at the Roubaix velodrame any time between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.
Today is Paris Roubaix day. We offer a guided ride this morning to watch some live action on the cobbles or you can stay in Roubaix and take your place inside the velodrome. Tickets to the velodrome to see the finish are included.
Dinner at the hotel. We will assist you with re-packing your bikes for travel tomorrow.
After breakfast, a transfer to (BRU) Brussels International airport is available at 9:00 AM at additional cost. Please book flights that depart after 1:00 PM.
More About the Event
The first Sunday of April is reserved for The Tour of Flanders and is Belgium’s biggest sporting event, boasting enormous television audiences and thronged roadsides. A week later, the “Queen of the Classics”, Paris Roubaix, adds it’s cobbles to the Monuments. Described as the world’s most famous one-day race, the “Hell of the North” has captured the public’s imagination for 120 years. The images of gaunt faces streaked with mud span the decades with a timeless quality that belongs indisputably and uniquely to Roubaix.
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We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organizing cycling trips for more than 25 years.
Plenty to choose from
We offer the largest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.
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We know the routes and we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organize everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional fuel stops, local guides, mechanical support and more.
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