Trip Type : Group Tour

Spring Classics Tour

Sports Tours
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: High intensity hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling. May experience dramatic changes in altitude. Extreme activities included. Extreme
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
10 days
From: $ 2,343 $ 234 / day
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  • Explore Brussels
  • Have a chance for Belgian Beer brewery
  • Travel to Mol for the start of the 2018 Scheldeprijs
  • Visit Roubaix

Short Description

For 2018, we will again be offering you the chance to spend 10 days at the Spring Classics in Belgium and Northern France. Ride and watch the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix and watch the Scheldeprijs, the sprinter’s classic. As well as lots of cycling a visit to the Tour of Flanders museum guided by Johan Museeuw and a tour of a Belgian brewery are also included.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Oudenaarde
End City Brussels


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Trip Includes

  • 6 nights on bed and breakfast basis at 4 star hotel NH Ghent Belfort
  • 4 nights on half board basis at 4 star Mercure Roubaix
  • Visit to the Tour of Flanders museum with former Tour of Flanders winner Johan Museeuw
  • Guided ride with Flanders and Roubaix winner and former world champ Johan Museeuw
  • Visit to ‘t Huyghe’ Belgian beer brewery
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More info
  • Airport transfers at 11.00 and 16.00 on Thursday or Friday from BRU international airport. Departure airport transfers from Roubaix at 05:00 and 13:00
  • The services of our experienced drivers, guides and the team
  • Entry pack waiting for you on arrival in Ghent and Roubaix (if purchased through us)
  • Transport for you and your bike to and from the Cyclo-sportive starts and finishes
  • A drink and sandwich at the finish of Tour of Flanders and Roubaix Challenge
  • Various guided rides and viewing locations at the Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Paris-Roubaix

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We advise you to arrive today to avoid some of the heavy Good Friday traffic. Arrange your own flight to Brussels airport where we come to collect you. Please notify us of your flight details. We will operate transfers from Brussels airport at 10.00 and at 16.00. Alternatively make your own arrival arrangements today or we also offer airport transfers on Friday.

Please note that we cannot accommodate airport transfers for flights arriving after 16:00.

We will be spending 6 nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis at the  Hotel NH Ghent Belfort in the centre of Ghent. At the hotel you will be able to put your bike together and get prepared for the Sportive tomorrow.

Day 1

Today we will provide you with a guided route recce ride to Oudenaarde to have a look at some of the Tour of Flanders route.

If you have booked to take part in the 2018 Tour of Flanders Cyclo-Sportive and you have booked your entry through us, we will have your entry info and bib number ready for you at the hotel. Please note that if you get your own entry, you will have to queue in the morning before the race.

Day 2: Tour of Flanders sportive

In the morning after an early breakfast you will be transported to the start of the Tour of Flanders sportive.

You can take part in either the 227km, 180km, 129km or 71km Tour of Flanders Cyclo-Sportive event, each follows the latter part of the pro race race route including all the famous climbs. There will be numerous organised feeding stations and mechanical service present.

The longer distances, 227km and 180km will include the famous Muur van Geraardsbergen (Mur de Gramont). 127km and 71km riders will be taken to Oudenaarde and 180km and 227km full distance riders will be transported to the expected start in Antwerp. At the finish in Oudenaarde we will be waiting for you with a well-deserved drink and a sandwich.

For those not riding the Sportive, the Saturday will be at leisure in the city of Ghent.

Flanders CycloDe Muur Flanders

Day 3: The 102nd Tour of Flanders Pro race

Today is the 102nd edition of the Tour of Flanders Professional race for both Men and Women. We will go to Oudenaarde where you can enjoy a full schedule of race-day events including the presentation and the start of the women’s race plus you can see the men come past once before watching the men’s and women’s finishes later in the day also in Oudenaarde. There are large TV screens, food stalls, beer tents, everything you need for a day at the bike races. A free shuttle service to the Oude Kwaremont runs until 12.30 where you will be able to see the men’s race come past 3 times. After the race finishes we will take you back to Ghent from Oudenaarde.

Tour of Flanders VIP access and Hospitality

To make your day extra special today, we offer a large selection of exclusive official Tour of Flanders VIP and hospitality experiences. For more information, please have a look here

Tour of Flanders Finishgilbert_finish

Day 4

We hope to repeat previous year’s programme where we went for a ride over to one of the hotels where some of the Pro teams are staying. Usually mechanics will be working on bikes and we will have the chance to chat and take some pictures. After this we will go for a short ride past the Schelde river and return to the hotel.

Team Lampre Roubaix

Day 5

After breakfast we will go for a morning ride to experience the peace and tranquillity of the Belgian country side. We will be guided by none other than multiple Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix winner Johan Museeuw. In the afternoon we will visit the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenaarde where we will have a guided visit with Johan. We will finish the day with the unmissable Belgian Beer brewery visit. You can sample some beers and taste some local cheeses and other snacks during our guided visit.

Muur van Geraardsbergen FlandersWall of beers Flanders

Day 6: The 2018 Scheldeprijs

Today we travel to Mol for the start of the 2018 Scheldeprijs. We will ride out with those of you who want to ride today. We plan to catch the race 3 times before returning to the finish where we can follow the remainder on a large TV screen 100m from the finish. Following the race we will take the minibuses back to Ghent.

Day 7

After breakfast today we travel from Ghent to Roubaix where we spend 4 nights with evening meal, bed and breakfast included at the Hotel Mercure Roubaix. As it will be busy in Roubaix, we will reserve a restaurant for lunch ahead of arrival at the hotel. (payable locally). During the afternoon we will ride over to one of the cobbled sections and we will ride to the Forest of Arenberg on the cobbles. If you are riding the Roubaix Challenge on Saturday then this will be your opportunity to train on the cobbles and play around with tyre pressures.

Roubaix cobblesPARISROUBAIX038

Day 8

After breakfast, we will ride to the end of the Forest of Arenberg and watch the various Pro Teams come past on their reconnaissance day. Usually, many of the teams stop for a chat and photos. We will then load the bikes onto the coach and travel to Roubaix, where we can take some photos of the Velodrome. You will have the opportunity to buy some souvenirs from the Roubaix club shop like a cobble on a plinth.

Day 9: Paris Roubaix Challenge

After an early breakfast, we will take you down to the start of the 2018 Paris Roubaix Challenge. At the end, we’ll be there for you at the finish in the Velodrome in Roubaix. In 2017 the showers were open to the public so hopefully you can get access again. After everybody has finished, we will take you back to the hotel in Roubaix so we are well located to see the pro race the day after. All distances will start from Roubaix apart from the long distance will will start from Busigny.

Roubaix sandwichRoubaix showers

Day10: Paris Roubaix Pro race

You will be taken to the start in Compiegne, after which using our expert knowledge of the race route you will see a number of pave sections and the finish on the Velodrome at Roubaix. After the finish you will return to our hotel in Roubaix.

Paris Roubaix 2016 - 10/04/2016 - Compiègne / Roubaix (257,5 km) - Fabian Cancellara, Trek-Segafredo, en tête des coureurs à la sortie du secteur 18, la Trouée d'ArenbergParis Roubaix 2016 - 10/04/2016 - Compiègne / Roubaix (257,5 km) - Arrivée sur le vélodrome du groupe Peter Sagan, Tinkoff

Monday the 9th of April

After breakfast we will travel to Brussels airport. Please book your flights after 12:00. We will run 1 transfer back to Brussels airport in the morning.


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  • Nh Hotel Gent – Spring Classics Week
  • Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

Additional Information:

Available at additional cost

  • Tour of Flanders Cyclo-Sportive entry, all distances accommodated
  • Roubaix Challenge Cyclo-Sportive entry, all distances accommodated
  • Bike rental – £339 (Trek Carbon 105), £449 (Trek Carbon Ultegra)
  • Travel insurance – please
  • Tour of Flanders – to make your day extra special today, we offer a large selection of exclusive official Tour of Flanders VIP and hospitality experiences.

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