VIP SPRING CLASSICS
GO BEHIND THE ROPES IN 2018!
Make your plans today to join us for an unforgettable cycling pilgrimage to the 2018 Spring Classics where you will enjoy VIP status at the "Queen of the Classics," Paris-Roubaix! Beginning in Belgium, you'll be immersed in the legendary landscapes of "the Ronde" as you enjoy a VIP guided visit to the Tour of Flanders Museum before riding many of the fabled cobbled climbs like the Koppenberg, the Olde Kwaremont, and the Muur de Geraardsbergen. Afterwards, you'll cycle through some of the most historical battlefields of World War I while also challenging yourself on the famed climb of the Kemmelberg, the pinnacle climb of Ghent-Wevelgem, with it's 23% gradient! Finally, you'll have the opportunity to ride the Paris-Roubaix Challenge where you'll be able to test yourself on the most famous cobbles in "the Hell of the North" in such places as the Arenberg Forest and at Camphin-les-Peves before finishing in the Roubaix Velodrome. In addition, on the following day, you'll experience VIP status as we hang with the pros at the start in Compeigne before race-chasing and enjoying the live sprint at the finish.
Along the way, you'll enjoy relaxing in our four-star hotels in the charming Belgian villages of Oudenaarde and Kemmel where you'll enjoy their first-class comfort and delicious international cuisine! So make your plans today to ride the Classics in 2018 and see why many cycling aficionados believe it's the best time of the year!
Dates: April 3 - 9, 2018
Length: 7 days / 6 nights
Price: $4,899.00 pp in double occupancy
Single Supplement: $999.00
April 3 - Welcome to Belgium!
Following your arrival into Brussels Intl Airport, we'll transfer you to the village of Oudenaarde. Following check-in at our four star hotel for the next two nights, build up your bike before enjoying a short warm-up spin through the Flemish countryside to loosen up. This evening, we'll kick off your week with our "Welcome Meeting and Dinner."
April 4 - VIP Tour of Flanders Museum / Tour of Flanders Ride.
Fuel up with a hearty breakfast at our hotel before enjoying a VIP guided tour of the Tour of Flanders Museum where you'll learn about the history of Belgium's greatest cycling event. Afterwards, it's time to ride the mythical climbs such as the Koppenberg, the Olde Kwaremont, and the Muur de Geraardsbergen. This evening, we'll explore the brasseries of Oudenaarde for dinner on our own before enjoying waffles for dessert!
April 5 - Oudenaarde to Kemmel / The Kemmelberg.
Your Spring Classics odyssey will continue as you ride through the hollowed ground of Flanders WWI battlefields while visiting some of its most beautiful villages like Ypres, Kortijk, and Kemmel. Then, you'll feel the presence of such cycling greats as Merckx, Maartens, DeVlaminck, and Kelly as you ride up the fabled cobbles of the Kemmelberg! Enjoy the view at the summit before checking into our four-star hotel for the next four nights. Group dinner this evening.
April 6 - Flanders Ride / Paris-Roubaix Challenge Registration.
This morning, we'll ride through the picturesque villages of Belgium and France before visiting the Expo Village for the Paris-Roubaix Challenge where we'll register for tomorrow's ride and visit the event's sponsors. Afterwards, relax as much as possible before finalizing the details for your personal ride through "the Hell of the North."
April 7 - Paris Roubaix Challenge!
Following an early breakfast and transfer, today you will take part in the 2018 Paris-Roubaix Challenge where you can choose from 1 of 4 courses. Highlights will include riding on the "pave' " through the Arenberg Forest and at Camphin-les-Peveles before finishing in the Roubaix Velodrome! Tonight, we'll celebrate your accomplishment with a festive group dinner and Belgian beers!
April 8 - VIP Paris Roubaix!
Get ready to go behind the ropes and rub shoulders with the professionals as a VIP while they sign-in at Compeigne before the Grand Depart. Afterwards, we'll chase the race around Northern France before enjoying a privileged viewing space at the Roubaix Velodrome where we'll witness the climatic final sprint. this evening, we'll celebrate your week at the Spring Classics with our "Farewell Dinner."
April 9 - Transfer Day.
Enjoy your final breakfast overlooking the Flemish countryside before a morning transfer to Brussels Intl Airport for your return flight home with memories of having experienced the very best of the Spring Classics!