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Spring Classics Trips – Booking Now


For many, the Spring Classics are the true start to the cycling season. With beer, frites and roadside seats close to the action the races are a firm favourite with cycling fans. The names of Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Amstel Gold, La Flèche Wallonne and Paris-Roubaix alone conjure images of cobbles, bergs and crosswinds to whet the appetite of any cycling fan.

Our trip to the home regions of the Classics is perfect for cyclists looking to experience the brutal roads and unique challenges of these early season races. We take you to the heart of the Spring action in Belgium, Northern France and the Netherlands. Be prepared for rough roads, questionable weather and great beer!

Mathieu van der Poel battles the cobbles

Cycling Trip – April 3 — 13

Over the course of the week, we’ll conquer the cobbles, catch premier pro race action, and immerse ourselves in the rich history and culture that define the Classics. You’ll start this epic trip by riding the Official Tour of Flanders Gran Fondo, the trip then continues the next day with live viewing of the Tour of Flanders on the Paterberg! Witness the sheer grit of the peloton as they battle to claim one of the oldest and most prestigious titles in the history of cycling.

Forest of Arenberg

After watching the pros in action in the Tour of Flanders, it’s your turn to test yourself in the toughest of the Classics races. We’ll spend the next 4 days riding the final 100 km of Gent-Wevelgem, then each of the Ardennes Classics: Liege-Bastogne-Liege, Amstel Gold and La Flèche Wallonne, before returning to Roubaix. We’ll ride the Official Paris-Roubaix Gran Fondo, a gruelling 170 km with 28 cobbled sections! Finally, we’ll cap off a thrilling cycling week with VIP race viewing of the start, middle, and glorious Velodrome finish of the “Hell of the North,” Paris-Roubaix!

Spring Classics

Classics season really is a special time of year and one you don’t want to miss out on. Read more detail on our itinerary pages for our Cycling trip and secure your place for 2020 now.