Available Months 31 March - 10 April 2023
Nights 10 Nights
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Spring Classics Tour - Flanders and Roubaix Belgium

Is This Trip For Me?

The start of April is when the cycling world properly awakens from its winter slumber. There are all sorts of races taking place virtually daily across Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands over this crucial period in the racing calendar, but two giant events stand out above all others. The first Sunday of April is the date of the Tour of Flanders. A week later, it’s the turn of the Queen of the Classics, Paris – Roubaix. Usually described as the world’s most famous one-day race, the “Hell of the North” has captured the public’s imagination for 120 years.

Spend 10 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 home roads for an unforgettable experience. Not only will the cyclists in the group be well-looked after there is also plenty to do for those who don’t ride a bike themselves but are fans of this great sport.

Tour Highlights

Tour Highlights

  • EXCELLENT HOTELS: Stay with us for 6 nights in Oudenaarde in Flanders, the best place to start for the Tour of Flanders & Flanders Sportive. Then stay in Roubaix for 4 nights within a couple of miles of the famous velodrome. Breakfasts, lunches on some days and evening meals are all included.

  • GREAT ITINERARY WITH LOTS INCLUDED: We include entries for the Flanders and Roubaix Sportives, airport transfers from Brussels plus a daily itinerary. As well as riding two Sportives and watching 3 Spring Classics, we also visit a beer brewery, the Tour of Flanders Museum, the cities of Antwerp and Bruges plus we'll take you on a battlefields tour (from Bruges). Bring your own bike or rent one from us for the 10 days.

  • YOU ARE IN SAFE HANDS: Our team are local Belgian riders, drivers and mechanics who will ensure you have the best experience. Your booking has financial protection from ABTA, the UK's association of tour operators.

Avg Daily Distance Avg Daily Elevation Difficulty
Front Group 60-80km 500-1000m 4/5

What's Included

Accommodation

6 nights at hotel Leopold in Oudenaarde

Accommodation

4 nights at hotel Mercure in Roubaix

Included Meals

Daily Breakfast & Dinner in line with timings

Transfer

Return airport transfers from Brussels international airport

Guided Warm Up Ride

Guided rides in Flanders and Roubaix on Friday afternoons before the Sportives

Sportive Entry

Entry for the Tour of Flanders & Paris Roubaix Sportive with choice of distance

Transfer

Transport to the start of the long-distance Tour of Flanders Sportive in Bruges

Transfer

Transport to the start of the long-distance Paris Roubaix Sportive in Busigny

Hospitality

Finish Hospitality at the Roubaix velodrome

Guided Rides

Guided rides and visits to Antwerp and Ypres

Mechanic

The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic

Spring Classics Tour - Flanders and Roubaix Cycling Holiday

Itinerary

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FRIDAY 31 MARCH - ARRIVAL DAY | WARM UP RIDE : Oudenaarde

Join us at the hotel our take our airport transfer at 11.00 and join our supported, guided ride of about 50 km that takes in the Kwaremont and the Koppenberg. When we return to Oudenaarde, you have plenty of time to walk over to the expo and collect your start package.

SATURDAY 1 APRIL - FLANDERS SPORTIVE : Oudenaarde

We’re in the best place today as all Sportives finish in Oudenaarde so no messing about with transport unless you take part in the long distance which starts in Bruges. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. After the ride, regain your strength in the Peloton Café in the Tour of Flanders Centre, and share your experience with the rest of the peloton. Relive the heroism of Flanders’ Most Beautiful in this cycling hub, near the finish in Oudenaarde.

SUNDAY 2 APRIL - TOUR OF FLANDERS RACE DAY : Oudenaarde

In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row: live and on the big screen. The Donkmeer and the Markt are the place to be. You can see the race live 4 times. If you walk up and down between the market square of Oudenaarde and the arrival area you will see the race pass by and be able to witness two finishes (men and women). Alternatively take the free shuttle to the Oude Kwaremont and experience the action there.

MONDAY 3 APRIL - GUIDED RIDE AND RONDE VAN VLAANDEREN MUSEUM : Oudenaarde

After yesterday’s exertions we’ll take it a bit easier today. This morning we offer an optional guided ride of about 50 – 70km. This afternoon, we will take you on a guided visit of the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum.

TUESDAY 4 APRIL - BREWERY VISIT : Oudenaarde

Today we have an easier, relaxed day. We will still offer a guided ride in the morning. In the afternoon we will take you on a guided visit of a local Belgian beer brewery with plenty of tasting included of course. Transport included. Evening meal at the hotel.

WEDNESDAY 5 APRIL - ANTWERP AND SCHELDEPRIJS : Oudenaarde

The Scheldeprijs is also known as the unofficial World Championship for sprinters. The finish is in Schoten near Antwerp. After visiting the port city of Antwerp, we’ll travel the short distance to Schoten to watch the sprint finish. Final night in Oudenaarde and evening meal.

THURSDAY 6 APRIL - YPRES : Roubaix

Visit Flanders Fields in Ypres. 4 hr bike tour including historical sites and the Commonwealth cemetery. Afterwards we will visit Koers Cycling Museum in Ypres.

FRIDAY 7 APRIL - ROUBAIX : Roubaix

At 14.00 we lead a guided ride over the cobbles so you can test, bike and share tips with our guide and the rest of the group.

SATURDAY 8 APRIL - PARIS ROUBAIX CHALLENGE : Roubaix

You will be able to see how the riders of the Men’s and Women’s cycling elite handle the cobbled sectors of Roubaix tomorrow. Today it’s your turn. 24 hours before the professionals, amateurs from around the world will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the legend of the Hell of the North with its mythical cobbled sections like the “Carrefour de l’Arbre” and the “Trouée d’Arenberg”.

SUNDAY 9 APRIL - PARIS ROUBAIX RACE DAY : Roubaix

Today is Paris Roubaix day. Today’s finish is in the Roubaix velodrome not far from the hotel. We offer a full day spectator experience with live race viewing. Your day finishes with hospitality in the velodrome.

MONDAY 10 APRIL - DEPARTURE : Roubaix

After breakfast we offer our optional transfer back to Brussels International airport at 09.00. Please book flights that depart after 13.00. Alternatively please make your own arrangements.

Accomodation

Hotel Leopold****

De Ham 14, 9700 Oudenaarde, Belgium

The Leopold is our favourite base for the Tour of Flanders weekend. A smart, modern hotel in Oudenaarde, close to the train station and the start and finish line, it's perfect for soaking up the buzz of Belgium's biggest sporting weekend. Delicious Belgian dishes are served in the hotel’s restaurant “Bar Del Mundo”. Besides the great food, the bar also offers a great selection of cocktails and fine wines. Check-in from 3 PM & check-out until 11 AM

Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Roubaix, France

The Mercure is the Tripadvisor #1 hotel in Roubaix (June 2020). Close to the town centre with parking available close by. Rooms are modern and comfortable.

Airport Transfers

On Friday 31 March on arrival and on Monday 10 April on departure, we provide airport transfers from Brussels International Airport. We facilitate transport of bikes in bike boxes on our transfers.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Brussels International Airport
On Friday meet us at Brussels International Airport and take our airport transfer at 11.00.
After breakfast on Monday we offer our optional transfer back to Brussels International airport at 09.00. Please book flights that depart after 13.00.

Date's & Book Now

Sportive Breaks is part of the Destination Sport Experiences Group. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]

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