GRAN FONDO

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3 NIGHTS

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COMFORT

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LEVEL 2 – 3

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200 KM

EXPERIENCE THE HELL OF THE NORTH

Experience the iconic Paris Roubaix: the Hell of the North & the Queen of the Classics. Spectate the Pro-race and tackle the course yourself the day before at the Paris Roubaix Challenge Sportive.

We recommend entering the medium, 140 km sportive route which packs in all the cobbled sectors and highlights of the course, without the soul-sapping run-in from Paris.

Stay in a boutique guesthouse just 40 kms from Roubaix in the heart of the Flanders region. Enjoy exclusive access to the race through Ridley & add some culture into the mix with a tour of a Belgian brewery & beer tasting.

Join Eat Sleep Cycle for a fabulous, fun weekend where cycling legends are made. Our support team will take care of you every step of the way, ensuring you and your bike are prepared for the tough road ahead!

CYCLING ITINERARY

Day 1:

Arrival in Oudenaarde
Warm-up ride, Cobbled bergs of Flanders

Day 2:

Ghent, 68 km, 320 m

Day 3:

Paris Roubaix Challenge,
147 km, 526 m (this is for the medium, recommended distance)

Day 4:

Paris Roubaix Pro Race
Highlights: Spectate the Pro’s as they hurtle over the brutal cobbles of Roubaix. Watch the final showdown in the Roubaix velodrome.

Day 5:

Departure to Brussels

IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

This is a great tour for hardcore cycling fans and/or hardcore cyclists. Will vehicle support during your own Paris Roubaix attempt, riders can choose to hop in the broom wagon when the cobbles start to take their toll, making this accessible to riders with varying fitness levels.

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TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • ACCESS TO PRO TEAMS VIA THE BELGIAN CYCLING FACTORY
  • PARIS ROUBAIX PRO RACE
  • PARIS ROUBAIX CHALLENGE
  • CARREFOUR DE L’ARBRE
  • ARENBERG TRENCH

PARIS ROUBAIX TOUR INFORMATION

RIDE SUPPORT

Full Support

The tour is fully supported by our team of guides and vehicles.

Eat Sleep Cycle ride leaders are experienced riders from all walks of life united by a love of Cycling who’ll help to keep the group safe, motivated and savouring the trip of a lifetime.

Quick Facts
  • PARIS ROUBAIX IS ONE OF THE MONUMENTS OF CYCLING
  • THE FIRST EDITION OF THE RACE WAS IN 1896
  • THE RACE EARNED ITS TITLE ‘HELL OF THE NORTH’ IN THE POST-WAR RACE WHICH HAD TO NAVIGATE SHELLS AND TRENCHES LEFT BY THE WAR.

FOOD & ACCOMMODATION

Rest & Recover

Enjoy Flemish hospitality in the town of Vollezele. Flemish food is defined by authenticity & quality and seasonal produce is where it’s at. Expect hearty fare including beef stews slow cooked in beer, chicken and fish stew, mussels and chips, with Belgian chocolate in reserve for dessert

Breakfast and roadside lunches prepared by the team are included in the package.

Evening meals are included & we’ll enjoy home-cooking at our guest house, as well as meals at our nearby local favourite restaurants.

French Hospitality

Stay in the Flemish guest house, Hof Ter Haegen. Enjoy a warm welcome by our hosts & a comfortable stay in this converted farmhouse.

Located in the heart of Belgium this is the perfect location to enjoy a variety of riding and, of course, great access to the Paris Roubaix race.

BIKE HIRE

Bike Hire

Benefit from a 10% discount on any Eat Sleep Cycle bike hire as part of this package.

Choose from a Ridley, designed in cycling’s heartland of Belgium, or a state-of-the-art Factor bike.  All our bikes are supplied with compact 50-34 chainsets & 11-32 cassettes. 

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

9th – 13th April 2020

Bespoke options available

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€1,694

Single Supplement

€289

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Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: Meet at Brussels Train Station at 14:00 on the 9th April 2019. 

Guests will be returned to Brussels Train Station by 14:00 on the 13th April 2019.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 4 nights, comfortable guesthouse
Food: Breakfast, picnic lunches, evening meals
Bike Hire: Optional – 10% discount
Transfers: Return group transfers to Brussels train station
Paris Roubaix Challenge Entry: Included

Group Bookings

Groups of 8 or more riders: can benefit from a 5% discount.

Payment

Deposit: a 50% deposit will secure your place on the tour.
Balance: the outstanding balance is due 2 months in advance of the tour.

Eat Sleep Cycle are so good at what they do... Hands-down best cycle tour operator in Europe. They handled our group of 45 with ease. Everyone including the mechanics at the hub, the guides that took us on fantastic group rides and the guys that run the show, are simply excellent. And an extra special thank you to Lee, Silvia and Brian for making our trip so memorable.

William Jed Harrison

The enthousiasm of Louise, Lee and Brian is so highly addictive, it makes me regret I was able to spend only 2 days cycling with them. They take care of everything and show you around like a good friend would. Impossible not to love this small business!

Charlotte Meerscchaut

I just finished a bespoke trip with the crew from ESC. It was the most amazing cycling I've ever done in my life. The trip with worth every penny. Everything from the routes, support, and hotels were planned with such thought and care. Looking forward to many more trips with ESC!

Jennifer Oh

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

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EXCELLENT LOCATION

Our home in Girona, Spain, gives us unique access to remarkable people and places, allowing us to create world class cycling tours.

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EXPERT GUIDES

Our guides are experts in cycling, travel & hosting world class tours. We recruit professionals from all walks of life who love to ride.

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You’ll be back!
98% of our guests say they’ll come back to Eat Sleep Cycle for another tour.

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LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

Ride with Eat Sleep Cycle and enjoy the best roads, landscapes & cultural experiences thanks to our knowledge.

EXTEND THE ADVENTURE AT THE TOUR OF FLANDERS

Because why ride one cobbled classic, when you can ride two? Join our Tour of Flanders from 2nd – 6th April 2020.

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