Date April 8, 2023
Nights 2 or 3 Nights
Price From £229pp
Paris Roubaix April 8, 2023 France The Monuments

Paris Roubaix with Sportive Breaks

The most famous one day race in the world and the most brutal sportive of the year in one weekend. You can experience both. The Paris Roubaix sportive takes you over all of the hardest sectors of this assault of a route finishing in the legendary velodrome in Roubaix. Choose from 3 Sportive distances that all start and finish in Roubaix at the famous velodrome apart from the long distance which starts in Busigny (90 mins from Roubaix).
The premium 170 km event is back in 2023. However, the number of places is limited due to the fact that Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. This distance is accessible only to experienced cyclists, average speed required of 21.2 km/h over the 170 km course including around 50 km of cobblestones to arrive before 3:00 p.m. at the Velodrome.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Hotel in Roubaix: We offer a budget option and a 4 star option. Our hotels are both well-located in Roubaix within easy riding distance of the velodrome.

  • Entries with choice of distance included: Choose from all sportive distances. All Sportives start and finish at Roubaix Velodrome apart from the long distance start which is in Busigny. Transfer to start included with 172km sportive (90 minutes).

  • Bike rental: Don't want to use your own bike.? Rent one of ours from £140 for the weekend. Mechanic on hand.

  • Watch the Pros: Spectator options on Pro race day included with your trip

  • Non-rider discount: If you are coming along on the trip but you are not taking part in the Sportive or you have your own entry, we apply a discount of £50

What's Included

Accommodation

Choice of 2* or 4* hotel in Roubaix

Included Meals

Breakfasts at both hotels. Dinners at Mercure

Sportive Entry

Included. All distances available

Transfer

To Long Distance Start (90mins)

Guided Rides

Friday PM and Sunday

Pro Race Spectator options

On Sunday

Bike storage

In room at B&B hotel. In bike store at Mercure

Mechanic

On hand all weekend

Additional Extras

Bike Rental

From £140 for the weekend

Transfer

Airport transfers at set times at £50 one way/ £100 return

Paris Roubaix

Paris Roubaix is the world’s most famous one-day race plus one of the 5 Monuments, together with Milan Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Liege Bastogne Liege and Il Lombardia. Sportive Breaks offers all 5 Monuments. Known as the ‘Hell of the North’, it is one of the most brutal Sportives that you can ride. Ride the cobbles yourself on the Saturday and watch the pros on the Sunday.

What is the Paris Roubaix Sportive?
In addition to being the most famous cycling race, Paris Roubaix is one of the 5 Monuments and it is also one of the oldest bike races; dating back to 1896. The race starts in Compiegne and ends on the border of Belgium in Roubaix. The men’s race is 260km consisting of a winding route covering old farm tracks, country lanes and cobbled roads. Since 2021 there is also a women’s Paris Roubaix which takes place on the Saturday. If you ride the long distance sportive, you will finish just ahead of the women’s race.

The popular sportive is the day before with a choice of routes ranging from 70km to 173km so that you can experience as much of the Hell of the North as you dare. All Sportives start and finish in Roubaix apart from the long distance start in Busigny. Transport to Busigny is included if you ride the long distance sportive with us.

Itinerary

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7th April : Warm up ride

Arrive in Roubaix today by your own means or take our transfer at 11.00
Contact us about private transfer options from BRU airport
Race pack delivered to your hotel and rental bikes available on arrival
Mechanic available on arrival plus optional warm-up ride at 14:00 including guidance on bike set up and technique for the Sportive

8th April : Sportive Day

Long route: Transfer leaves central Roubaix at 05:00 with start of the sportive between 07.00 and 07.30
Medium and short route: Start at any time between 07:00 and 10:00 from Roubaix velodrome

9th April : Pro Race Day

Two options available to catch the pro race:
1) Full-day cycling trip spotting the pros tackle the cobbles without watching the finish in the velodrome
2) Leisurely morning in town before travelling to the velodrome to watch the end of the race from the track centre of the Roubaix Velodrome

10th April : Departure day

Please make your own travel arrangements for departure or make use of our optional airport transfer to Brussels Airport (additional cost)

Sportive Options

There are 3 Paris Roubaix Sportive options. All Sportives start and finish in the famous Roubaix velodrome apart from the long distance which starts in Busigny at about 30km from Roubaix. When you book your long distance entry with Sportive Breaks, transport to the start is included. Ride the Hell of the North and its fabled cobbled sectors, including the Carrefour de l’Arbre and the Trouée d’Arenberg. There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists. There is a legendary race for everyone, covering distances from 70km, 145km or 170km.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 173km 821m 4/5
Medium Route 145km 419m 3/5
Short Route 70km 250m 1/5
Long Route

Accommodation

B&B Hotel Lille Roubaix Campus Gare

Paris Roubaix Challenge

This convenient hotel is a great base for your Roubaix experience. B&B HOTEL Lille Roubaix Campus Gare is well connected by two train stations. If you are arriving by car, parking is not available at the hotel, though there are secure options close by for a fee. The comfortable rooms offer basic amenities including a TV with a sports entertainment package, air-conditioning, supportive mattresses, high-speed Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the-all-you-can-eat buffet, starting early so you can kick start your day with a bountiful and healthy selection of locally sourced foods. Dine-in or takeaway, there are hot and cold options on offer, in addition to a guest favourite "tartine" bar offering a delicious selection of fresh breads and spreads. Wash it down with a choice of fruit juices and hot drinks. You will also find a vending machine in the hotel for all your snacking needs throughout your stay and food delivery services are available.

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

Lille Eurostar station is easily accessible to/ from Roubaix. We offer one transfer on arrival at 11.00 from BRU airport (Zaventem). Optional private transfers are also available from Brussels. The transfer takes between 1.5 to 2 hrs depending on traffic. Please contact us to discuss transfer options and costs . [email protected]

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Brussels (BRU)
Our transfer departs BRU airport (Zaventem) at 11.00. Please ensure that you are there before.
Our transfer departs Roubaix for BRU airport (Zaventem) at 09.00. We expect to arrive at BRU for 11.00 so please book flights that depart after 13.00.

Dates & 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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