Starting in 1896, the Paris-Roubaix Tour has become a unique and irreplaceable event in the history of cycling. In the Paris-Roubaix Challenge all cycling tourists are invited to live the experience of one of the most famous, heroic and challenging races of the European Classics. We will enjoy the excitement of the Professional Tour and see how the racers struggle to face this difficult test!
3 days of race, plus a 2-days tour of Flanders’ region included:
Enjoy 2 extra days in the Tour of Flanders region of Belgium before the Paris-Roubaix race, on April 5th and 6th, in Oudenaarde, in the heart of the Flemish province of East Flanders. The accommodation included is a modern, boutique 4 star hotel in the city’s vibrant new De Ham district overlooking the river Scheldt. You will have the opportunity to visit the city’s famous museum of cycling as well as riding 2 excellent routes in the area, including some of the famous Eddie Merckx.
Day 1 Oudenaarde
Arrival at Lille or Charleroi airport. We pick you up from the airport to transfer you to the hotel in Oudenaarde. You can visit the Tour of Flanders’ museum.
Day 2 Oudenaarde, circular route
Route: 80 km
Tailor-made route around the region of Flanders.
Day 3 Oudenaarde – Roubaix
Transfer to Roubaix in the morning. Today you may want to visit the exquisite Roubaix La Piscine Museum of Art and André Diligent Industry, which is home to the famous Art Deco swimming pool built in 1927. At 2pm, we will pick up the dorsals and at 3.30pm we start cycling throught the Carrefour de l’Arbre. At 7.30pm, there is a briefing organized for you to explain and talk about the race.
After that, dinner for everybody. In the evening we will go to the Bike Night charity event in the Stab Velodrome in Roubaix!
Day 4 Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Challenge
Today is the Paris-Roubaix Challenge where cycling tourists are able to ride the same routes that the racers will be completing in the Pro Tour. There are three distances of which you can choose to register for: 70, 141 or 170 kilometers. Transport is provided to the bravest riders attempting the longest route starting in Busigny. You have the option to take a shower in the famous showers of Roubaix.
Dinner with the group.
Day 5 Roubaix, Paris-Roubaix Pro Tour
Today we will watch the Paris-Roubaix Pro Tour. We will start with a bike ride to refuel the legs. We will then transport to the Arenberg forest to watch the Pro Tour and we will return to the Roubaix Velodrome to enjoy the view from the finish line.
Last dinner all together.
Day 6 Roubaix
After breakfast, end of the tour and of our services. Transfer back to the airport.
Hotel Leopold (Oudenaarde)
Leopold Oudenaarde is located in the city centre, a 300 m walk from the Market Square and 1,300 m from Oudenaarde Train Station.
At this hotel, guests can benefit from free access to wireless internet, bicycle rental services and an on-site à la carte restaurant. Rooms are equipped with a desk and a flat-screen TV. Each guest room features an en-suite bathroom with a bathrobe, a bathtub, a shower and a hairdryer. At Leopold Oudenaarde, guests can start their day with a wholesome breakfast. You can taste traditional meals in the à la carte restaurant or have a drink at the bar. Room service is available at a cost.
Hotel Ibis (Roubaix)
This ibis hotel provides free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with LCD TVs.
Featuring a radio, a desk and a telephone, each soundproofed room at the ibis Lille Roubaix Centre has a private bathroom with hairdryer and shower. Breakfast is served daily in the dining room and a 24-hour snack-bar is also at your disposal. You can also have dinner at the onsite restaurant. Featuring private parking, ibis Lille Roubaix Centre is 1.7 km from the train station and 20 km from Lille Lesquin Airport. La Piscine Museum is 950 m away.