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Paris Roubaix Challenge and Pro Race 2023 - Prices from £229.00pp

Paris Roubaix Challenge and Pro Race 2023

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Destination Sport Experiences are proud to be appointed as official tour operator of the 2023 Paris Roubaix Challenge which will take place on Saturday 8 April, 2023. We also offer hospitality and VIP experiences for the Paris Roubaix pro race which takes place the day after on Sunday 9 April, 2023. 

On Saturday 8th April, 2023 you can ride your Queen of the Classics and ride the cobbles of Paris – Roubaix the day before you see both the elite women and the men take on the Hell of the North.

The Paris Roubaix Challenge offers 3 distances: 70km, 145km and 170km. The 70 and 145km distances start and finish in Roubaix so easy to get to and from if you are staying in Roubaix. The 170km distance starts in Busigny which is located at about 30km from Roubaix and therefore requires transport (included with your trip). All sportive distances finish in the iconic Roubaix Velodrome.

Prices

2 nights - Fri, Sat (Available at hotel B&B only) 

  • £239 pp based on 2 people sharing a twin room (2 single beds) or double (1 bed for couple)
  • £314 pp based on single use of a room with double bed

3 nights - Fri - Mon (Available at hotel B&B and Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel)

  • from £299 pp based on 2 people sharing a twin room (2 single beds) or double (1 bed for couple)
  • from £309 pp based on single use of a room with double bed

Book this experience and you'll get:

Stay with us in the centre of Roubaix within minutes of the Roubaix Velodrome where all Sportive distances finish. 

Included with your weekend :

  • Guaranteed entry for the Roubaix Challenge with choice of distance
  • Transport to the start of the long distance sportive
  • 2 or 3 nights at hotel B&B in Roubaix Centre or 3 nights at the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand hotel
  • Breakfasts
  • Evening Meal (Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel only)
  • Guided warm up ride on Friday
  • Spectator options on Pro race day
  • Bike stored in your room
  • Free car parking near the hotel
  • Detailed itinerary

Also available:

  • Bike rental (available at supplement) - more information below
  • Airport transfers from BRU (Zaventem airport) at set times on Friday and Monday - £50 single, £100 return

Bike rental

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend.

We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.

  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra Di2 : £240
  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra : £190
  • Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame Shimano : £140
Your Itinerary

Typical 3 night Itinerary 

Friday 7 April, 2023 : Travel to Roubaix

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Roubaix today. If you arrive by car, the hotel has free parking nearby. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Brussels International airport at set times at a supplement of £50 per person (£100 return). The journey to Roubaix from Brussels takes approximately 2 hours. Bike rental, mechanical support plus your entry for tomorrow will all be waiting for you. 

Our airport transfer will depart from Brussels Airport at 11.00. Please arrive at Brussels airport by 10.00 to allow time for baggage collection and passport control.

Our hotels

We are staying at either the hotel B&B or the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel in Roubaix Centre. Your stay will be for 2 or 3 nights depending on which hotel you choose.

If you stay at the hotel B&B your stay will be on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included.

If you stay at the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel your stay will be on a half board basis, so with breakfasts and evening meals included.

You will have an early breakfast on Sportive day and on Pro race day if you are staying for that.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike, alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. You can keep it in your room with you.

We offer you a choice of Giant bikes from Aluminium frame with Shimano 105 to Carbon frame with Ultegra Di2.

  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Giant TCR Advanced carbon Shimano Ultegra
  • Giant Contend SL 1 aluminium frame Shimano

Guided ride

At 14.00 we lead a guided ride over the cobbles so you can test, bike and sway tips with our guide and the rest of the group.

Saturday 8 April, 2023 : Roubaix Challenge day

You will be able to see how the riders of the Men’s cycling elite handle the cobbled sectors of Roubaix tomorrow. Today it’s your turn. 24 hours before the professionals, amateurs from around the world will have the opportunity to measure themselves against the legend of the Hell of the North with its mythical cobbled sections like the "Carrefour de l'Arbre" and the "Trouée d'Arenberg".

You have a choice of 3 sportive distances today. The 70km and 145km start and finish at the velodrome. After an early breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will guide you the short distance to the velodrome for the start. 

The long distance Paris Roubaix Sportive

Our coach will transport you and your bike to Busigny. We expect the journey to take about 90 minutes. The sportive starts at 07.00 so we will depart Roubaix at 05.00. We will provide hot drinks and a breakfast box with plpenty of food for you as breakfast at the hotel is not available this early.

The premium 170km event is back in 2023. However, the number of places is limited due to the fact that Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. The 170km distance is reserved for seasoned cyclists. The average speed needed to reach the Velodrome by 4pm is 30km/h on asphalt roads and 15km/h on the cobblestones (the Challenge covers about 50km of cobblestones). If you are unable to maintain this speed, the local authorities will ask you to leave the course and find your own route back to Roubaix.

The long distance Roubaix Challenge starts from the small town of Busigny. The entry fee includes transport to the start directly from our hotel.

All sportive distances finish at the Roubaix velodrome. From here it’s just a short distance to get back to our hotel.

This afternoon and early evening re-pack your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes. We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon.

Sunday 9 April, 2023 : The 2023 Paris – Roubaix

Today you have 2 options. Join us for our guided ride or if you want a really easy day, you can walk to the velodrome from the hotel in time for the finish. We can provide access to the inner area inside the velodrome where you can watch the race on big screens and see the finish live.

Monday 10 April, 2023 : Departure

After breakfast make your own arrangements for departing Roubaix. Our optional airport transfer leaves Roubaix at 09.00 to arrive at Brussels Airport for 11.00. Please book flights to depart Brussels after 13.00 

Need to Know

How to book

Please make your booking by clicking on the orange button at the top of the page. Please ensure that you select the correct room type for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place. 

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for France current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note you do not need a medical certificate to take part in the Roubaix Challenge. 

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

The Venue

Located just 13km from Lille, the town of Roubaix is easily accessible from France and further afield

170km Distance

The premium 170km event is back in 2023. However, the number of places is limited due to the fact that Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. The 170km distance is reserved for seasoned cyclists. The average speed needed to reach the Velodrome by 4pm is 30km/h on asphalt roads and 15km/h on the cobblestones (the Challenge covers about 50km of cobblestones). If you are unable to maintain this speed, the local authorities will ask you to leave the course and find your own route back to Roubaix.

Location

Getting to...Roubaix

Located just 13km from Lille, the town of Roubaix is easily accessible from France and further afield.

Our hotel is next to the train station and there is free parking nearby.

BY PLANE

Lille Lesquin Airport: www.lille.aeroport.fr / +33 (0)891 67 32 10 (€0.25/min from a French landline).

Roubaix is also less than an hour by train from the international airports of Roissy-Charles de Gaulle (Paris, France) and Brussels Zaventem (Brussels, Belgium).

BY TRAIN

Roubaix is accessible by train via Lille, which is easy to reach by rail from most major European capitals.

  • Paris: 1h30
  • Brussels: 1h30
  • Londen: 1h50

SNCF

www.sncf.fr / 36 35 when calling from France (€0.40/min) - +33 892 35 35 35 when calling from abroad.

Eurostar

www.eurostar.com / +33 (0) 892 35 35 39 (0,34€/mn).

BY CAR

Roubaix is served by five motorways:

  • A1 from Paris (220km)
  • A25 from Dunkirk (71km) and Calais (110km)
  • A23 from Valenciennes (56km)
  • A27 from Brussels (123km)
  • A22 from Ghent (73km), Antwerp (124km) and Amsterdam (287km).
  • Eurotunnel : www.eurotunnel.com / +33 (0)3 21 00 61 00
Hotel Options

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  • B&B HOTEL Lille Roubaix Campus Gare

    22 place de la Gare Roubaix France 59100

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    This convenient hotel is a great base for your Roubaix experience. B&B HOTEL Lille Roubaix Campus Gare is well connected by two train stations. If you are arriving by car, parking is not available at the hotel, though there are secure options close by for a fee.

    The comfortable rooms offer basic amenities including a TV with a sports entertainment package, air-conditioning, supportive mattresses, high-speed Wi-Fi and a private bathroom.

    Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the-all-you-can-eat buffet, starting early so you can kick start your day with a bountiful and healthy selection of locally sourced foods. Dine-in or takeaway, there are hot and cold options on offer, in addition to a guest favourite "tartine" bar offering a delicious selection of fresh breads and spreads. Wash it down with a choice of fruit juices and hot drinks. You will also find a vending machine in the hotel for all your snacking needs throughout your stay and food delivery services are available.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • City Centre Location
  • Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel

    22 avenue Jean Lebas Roubaix 59100 ROUBAIX

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    The Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hotel welcomes you in beautiful historical Art Deco surroundings. All bedrooms have air-conditioning and a courtesy tray. Enjoy the hotel’s cozy bar, and fresh, seasonal dishes in its restaurant; Le Vieil Abreuvoir. A sauna and a fitness room are also available.

    The hotel is located in the heart of Roubaix at just a 10-minute drive from Lille with its Eurostar connection from the UK. The hotel is within 500 metres from Roubaix SNCF Train Station and less than 250 metres from Roubaix Grand Place Metro Station. The hotel is within 15 minutes of the Roubaix Velodrome.

    Guest rooms at the Mercure Lille Roubaix Grand Hôtel are equipped with free Wi-Fi access and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. The private bathrooms have either a bath or a rain shower.

    The Vieil Abreuvoir restaurant serves traditional brasserie-style cuisine, and guests can enjoy an evening drink in the hotel bar, by the fireplace.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Gym
    • City Centre Location

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