GRAN FONDO

3 NIGHTS

COMFORT

LEVEL 2 – 3

200 KM

EXPERIENCE THE HELL OF THE NORTH

Experience the iconic Paris Roubaix – spectate the Pro-race and tackle the course yourself at the Paris Roubaix 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.

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 Roubaix

Day 2:

Warm-up & recon ride – spot the pro-teams doing the same!

Day 3:

Paris-Roubaix Sportive, our recommended medium distance route is 140 kms.

Day 4:

Paris Roubaix Pro Race – ride & spectate (or hop in the van if you need a rest!)
Departure

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.

MAP

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • PARIS ROUBAIX PRO RACE
  • 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

Stay in the Haras de Chartreux guesthouse perfectly placed close to the finish of the race in Roubaix.

Enjoy hearty food thoughout the tour. Enjoy breakfast at the guest house and nutritious road-side lunches prepared by your support team.

Evening meals are in nearby towns and are at the riders own expense.

French Hospitality

Stay in the 2* Haras de Chartreux guesthouse, 12 km from the race finish in Roubaix.

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. 

Our Bikes

RIDLEY FENIX SL 105

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano 105 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY HELIUM X

  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Forza RC23 wheelset

RIDLEY FENIX DISC

  • Disc Brake Road Bike
  • Carbon Frame
  • Shimano Ultegra 11-speed
  • Hydraulic disc brakes
  • DTSwiss R24 DB wheelset.

FACTOR O2

  • State-of-the-art lightweight frameset
  • Black Inc. carbon wheels & finishing kit
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2

TRIP SUMMARY

Classic Climbs of the Alps Tour Dates

Trip Dates

11th – 14th April 2019

Classic Climbs of the Alps Cycling Tour Pricing

Price Per Head

€729

Travel Logistics

Meeting Point: Meet at Lille Train Station at 14:00 on the 11th April 2019. 

Guests will be returned to Lille Train Station by 18:00 on the 14th April 2019.

A transfer with the support team from Girona is also possible, please inquire.

What's Included?

Cycling: Fully guided and supported.
Accommodation: 3 nights, 2* guesthouse
Food: Breakfast & roadside lunches
Bike Hire: Optional
Transfers: Return group transfer to Lille 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.

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 6th – 9th April 2019. Enjoy two night’s additional accommodation free of charge when you book Roubaix & Flanders.

WHY EAT SLEEP CYCLE?

Classic Climbs of the Alps

EXCELLENT LOCATION

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

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Tour Guides

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.

Classic Climbs of the Alps 5 star reviews

5 STAR REVIEWS

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

Classic Climbs of the Alps Expert Local Knowledge

LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

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

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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.

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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!

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