Spring Classics Tour - Flanders and Roubaix 2024
28 March - 8 April 2024
Why Book This Trip?
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 Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix.
Both events have their own amateur cycling events taking place the day before on Saturdays. Amateur riders from all over the world come and test themselves on the same roads as the professionals the day after. Each Sportive offers a variety of distances from (nearly) full-distance challenges to shorter trips over the cobbles and bergs of Flanders and Roubaix.
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 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.
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Ride Two Sportives: Start with ‘We Ride Flanders’ and finish with the Paris Roubaix Challenge. Distance options are available and transport is included for the long distance options if you choose those. Plenty of guided rides included in between as well.
Watch 3 Spring Classics: Watch two of the Monuments of Cycling; Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix and we’ll also make a mid-week stop for the Scheldeprijs
Fully supported tour: Our team of local hosts, drivers and mechanics look after you with all in-resort transport and support on guided rides. We also take a break from cycling with several visits and trips like a beer brewery visit, museum visits plus city visits to Antwerp and Ypres. Bike rental is also available at a supplement.
Cycling related activities: Hospitality at the finish for the Tour of Flanders is included as well as Velodrome access on Paris Roubaix day. We also combine our guided cycling rides with several visits and trips like a beer brewery visit, visit tot the Tour of Flanders museum, a visit to the Roubaix velodrome and iconic showers plus city visits to 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 evening meals 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 supplement
B&B throughout (evening meals in Roubaix). You should allow/ budget £10 for lunch
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, Belgian brewery, Battlefield tour of Menin Gate.
A spectator itinerary on Flanders and Roubaix race days.
Bike Rental available for the tour from £270. Various options.
Day To Day
Our mechanic is at the hotel to help build bikes and to fit rentals. In the evening our guides will talk through the tour programme.
Bike rental information
We provide 3 different bike rental options for our customers on the Spring Classics Tour. From a top of the range Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 to more affordable options such as Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra and Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano 105.
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano Ultegra Di2 – £475
- Giant TCR Advanced carbon with Shimano mechanical Ultegra – £370
- Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame with Shimano – £270
After breakfast join us on our warm-up ride. We head out this morning for a 50km ride including 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 to collect our race numbers and to shop for any merchandise.
We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. The long distance starts from Antwerp and finishes in Oudenaarde. All other distances start and finish in Oudenaarde so we offer transport to get there this morning.
Start & finish / location & hours
START Cyclo 217km
Brugge – 07.00 – 08.00
START 177km, 136km, 72km
Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)
- Cyclo 177 km: 07.00 – 08.30
- Cyclo 136 km: 08.30 – 10.00
- Cyclo 72 km: 10.00 – 11.00
The finish of all distances is on the Markt in Oudenaarde. The last aid station closes at 19:00. If you arrive here later, you are no longer an official participant and you are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde officially closes at 20h00. Once you finish in Oudenaarde, we provide transport back to Kortrijk.
The evening is free for you 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 75 km, 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
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
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.
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 Kortrijk
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 before moving to 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.
On the same day as the riders of the women’s peloton, you will ride your own Paris Roubaix today. You will be able to see how the riders of the Men’s cycling elite handle the cobbled sectors of Roubaix tomorrow. 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”. All distances start and finish at the Roubaix velodrome apart from the long distance route. Transport to long distance included. All distances finish in Roubaix at the velodrome.
Evening meal at the hotel.
Today is Paris Roubaix day. Today’s finish is in the Roubaix velodrome not far from the hotel. We offer either 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. We have access tickets to the inside area where you will have the best view of the finish.
Evening meal at the hotel. We will assist you with re-packing your bikes for travel tomorrow.
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.
More About the Event
The first Sunday of April is the date of the Tour of Flanders. The Ronde van Vlaanderen is Belgium’s biggest sporting event, boasting enormous television audiences and thronged roadsides. 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. 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 know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.