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REGION: Flanders (Belgium)

TOUR DATES: 30 Mar – 8 Apr 2018


HOTELS: Izegem (x5), Gent (x2), Oudenaarde (x2), 3-4 star hotels

Arrival & Departure transfers
9 nights accommodation (twin share)
9 breakfasts
5 dinners with beer & wine provided
7 guided cycling stages fully supported
Entry to Flanders & Roubaix sportives
Food & drinks during cycling stages
Flanders Cycling Museum
Sierra Sports cycling jersey

PRICE: 3500 € p.p.


Carbon Road Bike Hire: 300 €
Cyclo Cross Bike Hire: 400 €

DAY ONE – Friday 30 March 2018
Flanders Reccie Ride

We can pick you up from Lille Train Station (Gare de Lille Europe) or Hotel Crowne Plaza (Lille) at 8:00am. After a 45 minute transfer to Oudenaarde you will be in the heart of Flanders! Here we will set-up the bikes and enjoy a warm-up ride over important sections of the Flanders route as practise for tomorrow´s Cyclo Sportive ride.

Cycling the famous Kwaremont, Paterberg and Koppenberg climbs before the Cyclo Sportive event is a good introduction to what is in store tomorrow!

Meals: Dinner included

Destinations: Oudenaarde

Ride: 60km cycling

Izegem (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY TWO – Sat 31 March 2018
Flanders Sportive Ride

Today you can choose between 80km or 140km of pure Cyclo Sportive action! Depending on which option you choose you will need to tackle 12 or 16 authentic cobbled stone walls; Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg, Berendries, Steenbeekdries to name a few.

Our cycling guides will be on hand along the course should you require any assistance. A great intro to what the elite riders need to contend with tomorrow!

Meals: Breakfast

Destinations: Oudenaarde

Ride: 80km or 140km cycling

Izegem (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY THREE – Sun 1 April 2018
Flanders Pro Race

You will watch the Flanders Elite Race from the critical Kwaremont and Paterberg climbs. The Kwaremont sees the peloton pass through narrow small village streets while the Paterberg is out in the farming fields and its fearsome ´wall´ is where many race victories have been strategically planned! Who will win in 2018?

This is a fun day for cyclist and non cyclist guests. LIVE action (at least 4 race viewing opportunities) and plenty of big TV screen action means you are really connected with this great race!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Kwaremont Village & Paterberg 'Wall'

Izegem (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY FOUR – Mon 2 April 2018
Roubaix Pave Reccie Ride

In the morning there is a 1hr transfer to northern France before you will cycle eight  sectors of the Paris Roubaix pavé. Previous guests have really loved the chance to practise on the pavé before the following weekend (Roubaix Cyclo Sportive).

Your ride will also finish on the famous Roubaix Velodrome and there is nothing like having this stadium all to yourself! During the Cyclo Sportive ride you only get one chance on the Velodrome so today is your time to ride as many laps as you like! Be sure to practise your Victory Salute for your special arrival next Saturday!

Meals: Breakfast & Picnic Lunch included

Arenberg Forest & Roubaix Velodrome

Ride: 80km cycling

Izegem (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY FIVE – Tues 3 April 2018
Gent Wevelgem Course

Cycling from the hotel, passing the Tyne Cot Commonwealth WWI field and linking up with the Cobbled Classic Gent Wevelgem course is what is in store for you today. You will follow an undulating course on winding roads which also includes the famous Kemmelberg cobbled climb.

In the evening, the entire group will visit Ypres and attend the WW1 Commonwealth Memorial Service.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Kemmelberg & Ypres

Ride: 100km cycling

Izegem (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY SIX – Wed 4 April 2018
Scheldeprijs Pro Race

There is always the chance for some time on the bikes (to discuss with the group) but from previous Classics campaigns we have found that today is the perfect chance for our guests to take a well earned rest before the demands of the upcoming Paris Roubaix Cyclo Challenge. While we move our base to Gent today you can take advantage of a visit to the impressive BMC Concept Store!

During the afternoon you can also watch the mid-week classic Scheldeprijs race LIVE. In recent years Marcel Kittel and Alexander Kristoff have made this race their own and the ´Schelde´ has incredible access to the professional cyclists!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: BMC Store & Schoten

Ride: Rest Day (Open For Discussion)

Gent (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY SEVEN – Thur 5 April 2018
Bruges to North Sea

Belgium only has 70km of coast on the North Sea and your ride today will take you to the Belgian seaside at Knokke-Heist. The ride to the Belgian coastline follows the cycle path from Bruges and your ride will be 100% ´vibration´ free! Non-cyclists might also like us to hire a city/hybrid bike so they too can explore and enjoy the Bruges bike path.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Bruges & Knokke-Heist

Ride: 80km cycling

Gent (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY EIGHT – Fri 6 April 2018

This morning we say goodbye to Gent and transfer to Oudenaarde. Cyclists will have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with their favourite section of ´cobbles´! Extra practise also makes perfect and previous guests have found that on the second or third attempt they have managed to scale the Koppenberg or Paterberg climbs without stopping!

You will also have the chance to get an early night sleep in preparation for tomorrow´s Roubaix cycling challenge.

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Geraardsbergen

Ride: 80km cycling

Oudenaarde (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY NINE – Sat 7 April 2018
Roubaix Sportive

You will start and finish cycling in Roubaix with a visit to the infamous Arenberg Forest. Many Paris Roubaix dreams have been shattered along this cobbled sector. After passing the Arenberg Forest the technical Mons-en-Pevele and Carrefour de l´Arbre sectors await.

Once out of the Carrefour de l´Arbre you only need to think about your glorious arrival to the Roubaix Velodrome which has been hosting the finish of this Cobbled Classic for more than 100 years! 

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner included

Destinations: Roubaix Velodrome

Ride: 70km or 140km cycling

Oudenaarde (Flanders, Belgium)

DAY TEN – Sun 8 April 2018
Paris Roubaix Pro Race

In the morning everyone will transfer in the vans to the edge of the Arenberg forest. Cyclists and non cyclists alike love the Paris Roubaix race atmosphere! It will be incredible to hear the sound of the wheels as they ´whoosh´ 50km/hr across the pavé. You will also visit the Carrefour de l´Arbre where thousands of supporters will be waiting and cheering for the cyclists! We will be sure to cheer right until the final cyclist passes us. Watch the big screen TV with other passionate fans as the Paris Roubaix crown is disputed on the Velodrome!

Meals: Breakfast included

Destinations: Carrefour de l'Arbre


Tearing up the Flanders cobbles and Roubaix pave!
BMC Racing Team dominated the 2017 Spring Classics with Philippe Gilbert and Greg Van Avermaet winners of the Tour of Flanders & Paris Roubaix respectively. In 2018 you too can tear up the cobbles and pavé to make some history of your own! The ´Spring Classics´ as they are referred to are the most anticipated one day races of the European cycling season. Join us and your dream of cycling the magnificent pavé and cobbles that have played centre stage for up to a century will become reality!

Our 10 day tour provides the ultimate Belgium & France cycling experience. During 2018 it will be our 5th year hosting cycling groups at the Spring Classics and many activities and excursions are also planned for non cycling guests, including visits to Oudenaarde, Gent, Bruges and Ypres!

The Spring Classics tour includes seven (7) fantastic rides to experience first hand the terrain of Flanders, Paris Roubaix and Gent Wevelgem. After cycling Flanders & Roubaix you will have ticked off 2 of the 5 Cycling Monuments! The tour program also includes the opportunity to ride the Tour of Flanders & Paris Roubaix Cobbled Classic Cyclo Sportive events. Alongside other cycling enthusiasts you will ride critical sectors of these races before being on course the following day to watch the professionals battle it out live! When it comes to live race action the tour program also includes catching the pro pelotón at the mid-week Scheldeprijs classic race on the outskirts of Antwerp!

We eagerly await to share the drama of the 2018 Springs Classics with you all!

Dates: 30-03-2018 to 08-04-2018

Tour price: 3500 € per person (twin share)



  • Tony(Australian), 2017
    Such a great trip, probably the best so far. The pave is special and a must do for all cycling fanatics. Top area for cycling, so much cycling history. Thank you Paul for your excellent tour once again. You guys consistently deliver the goods. Highly recommend this trip.
  • Jodie(Mansfield, Victoria), 2016
    This was an amazing trip, thank you Paul. From the rides to the organization. All the attention to the details that make it an awesome trip were there. We look forward to doing another adventure with you in the future. Bravo!
  • Damian(Melbourne), 2014
    Thanks Paul & Crew for the bucket list trip of a lifetime! The Ronde & Roubaix sportives were beyond incredible, thanks for the logistics and support, it made me feel ever so slightly pro knowing you & the crew had my back in case of any issues and the dream was alive for a short while! It was a very special trip. Paterberg, Koppenberg, Kwaremont, Cauberg, Bosberg, Arenberg & Carrefour de l´Arbre I never dreamed I would get the chance to ride them, just incredible. What more can I say, I have De Ronde, Paris Roubaix, Amstel, Fleche & Liege all safely on my Foxtel box and watching them brings back incredible memories and a sense of de ja vu! Did it really happen? Thanks again for a truly wonderful time.