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Spring Classics Tour 2025

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The start of April is when the cycling world properly awakens from its winter slumber. There are all sorts of races taking place virtually daily across Northern France, Belgium and the Netherlands over this crucial period in the racing calendar, but two giant events stand out above all others.

The Ronde van Vlaanderen is Belgium’s biggest sporting event, boasting enormous television audiences and thronged roadsides. A week later, it’s the turn of the Queen of the Classics, Paris–Roubaix. Usually described as the world’s most famous one-day race, the “Hell of the North” has captured the public’s imagination for 120 years. The images of gaunt faces streaked with mud span the decades with a timeless quality that belongs indisputably and uniquely to Roubaix.

Both events have their own amateur cycling events taking place the day before on Saturdays. Amateur riders from all over the world come and test themselves on the same roads as the professionals the day after. Each Sportive offers a variety of distances from (nearly) full-distance challenges to shorter trips over the cobbles and bergs of Flanders and Roubaix.

*Dates for this event are still to be confirmed, please don't book travel until we confirm the date of the event*

Spend 12 days with us in Flanders and Roubaix on the ultimate spring classics cycling tour. Our team of local riders and mechanics will guide you around their home roads for an unforgettable experience. Not only will the cyclists in the group be well-looked after there is also plenty to do for those who don’t ride a bike themselves but are fans of this great sport.

During your tour, you will ride and watch the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix. You will watch the Scheldeprijs. As well as this, we offer daily guided rides in their fantastic cycling region. You will also visit the Tour of Flanders museum, visit a Belgian beer brewery and do a battlefields tour including the Menin Gate in Ypres. You will also visit the famous Roubaix Velodrome including a visit of the famous showers.

Included with your tour:

  • 7 nights at hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk B&B
  • 4 nights at Mercure hotel in Roubaix HB
  • Daily breakfasts in line with event timings
  • Evening meals in Roubaix
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Brussels International Airport
  • Guided rides in Flanders and Roubaix on Friday afternoon before the Sportives on both Saturdays
  • Entry for the Tour of Flanders Sportive with choice of distance
  • Transport to start of Tour of Flanders Sportive 
  • Entry for the Paris Roubaix Sportive with choice of distance
  • Transport to the start of the long-distance Paris Roubaix Sportive in Busigny
  • Finish Hospitality experience on Tour of Flanders Pro race day
  • Inside track velodrome access on Roubaix Pro race day
  • Guided visit to Tour of Flanders museum
  • Antwerp visit plus race viewing at 'de Scheldeprijs'
  • Bike tour to visit Flanders Fields in Ypres
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • ABTA protected

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 Bike rental – all options below

Bike Options

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 tour.

The bike will be available on arrival and our mechanics are available to fit the bike for you.

Event Includes

Included with your tour:

  • 7 nights at hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk B&B
  • 4 nights at Mercure hotel in Roubaix HB
  • Daily breakfasts in line with event timings
  • Evening meals in Roubaix
  • All taxes are included
  • Return airport transfers from Brussels International Airport
  • Guided rides in Flanders and Roubaix on Friday afternoon before the Sportives on both Saturdays
  • Entry for the Tour of Flanders Sportive with choice of distance
  • Transport to start of Tour of Flanders Sportive 
  • Entry for the Paris Roubaix Sportive with choice of distance
  • Transport to the start of the long-distance Paris Roubaix Sportive in Busigny
  • Finish Hospitality experience on Tour of Flanders Pro race day
  • Inside track velodrome access on Roubaix Pro race day
  • Guided visit to Tour of Flanders museum
  • Antwerp visit plus race viewing at 'de Scheldeprijs'
  • Bike tour to visit Flanders Fields in Ypres
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed Itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Entry and Hospitality Ticket Sales

In the selling of any entry or hospitality tickets, Sportive Breaks act as an agent for the event organiser.

Your Itinerary

*Day 1 > Thursday 3rd April 2025 - Arrival day

Please contact us for extra nights if you'd like to arrive before today. hello@sportivebreaks.com

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Kortrijk today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Brussels International Airport.

Our optional 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 hotel

We are staying at 4* hotel Messeyne in Kortrijk centre. Your stay will be for 7 nights and will be on a bed-and-breakfast basis so with breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on We Ride Flanders day

What about my bike?

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. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel.

Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through We Ride Flanders logistics and of course the route.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk's many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel (not included).

Day 2 > Friday 4th April 2025 - Guided ride on the cobbles

After breakfast, we will guide you on the cobbles. It is important to have a go especially if you have never experienced the cobbles before.

In the afternoon, we will visit Oudenaarde to collect your race packs and to have a look around the event expo.

The evening meal is at your leisure in Kortrijk. There are many restaurants to sample.

Day 3 > Saturday 5th April 2025  - We Ride Flanders Sportive

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant. The long-distance starts from Bruges and the other distances start and finish in Oudenaarde so we offer transport to get there this morning.

Start & finish / location & hours

START Cyclo 249km

Bruges

07.00 – 08.00

START 177km, 144km, 75km

Oudenaarde (Lindestraat, Oudenaarde)

  • Cyclo 177 km: 07.00 – 08.30
  • Cyclo 144 km: 08.30 – 10.00
  • Cyclo 75 km: 10.00 – 11.00

FINISH

The finish of all distances is on the Markt in Oudenaarde. The last aid station closes at 19:00. If you arrive here later, you are no longer an official participant and you are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde officially closes at 20h00.

Once you finish in Oudenaarde, we provide transport back to Kortrijk.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk's many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel (not included).

Day 4 > Sunday 6th April 2025 - Tour of Flanders

Today is the day of the Tour of Flanders. Below we have listed a few different options for you today.

We will transport you to Oudenaarde from Kortrijk after breakfast to enjoy the action at the 2024 Tour of Flanders. Once there you can choose the below:

Stay in Oudenaarde

In the last 75 km, the most notorious passages are lurking: from the Koppenberg and the Hotond to the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans are eagerly looking forward to the finish in the centre of Oudenaarde. The champions sprint to the finish line. In Oudenaarde you experience it from the front row: live and on the big screen. The Donkmeer and the Markt are the place to be. You can see the race live 4 times. If you walk up and down between the market square of Oudenaarde and the arrival area you will see the race pass by and be able to witness two finishes (men and women).

Flanders Classics Hospitality Experience

FLANDERS CLASSICS CLUB

LOCATION: Oudenaarde. TIMING: From 1 p.m. until 6.30 p.m. The “Flanders Classics Club” stands for a stylish VIP formula at the finish line in Oudenaarde. Enjoy a front-row view of the finish line. Predicting the outcome of the Tour of Flanders is simply impossible. You can be sure of one thing however: like any other cycling fan, you too will have goosebumps as the winner crosses the finish line in Oudenaarde in a flash of glory. A moment you simply cannot afford to miss. And our Flanders Classics Club is the perfect place to witness the highlight of the springtime cycling season, boasting a front-row view. Get ready for a day you’ll never forget, surrounded by luxury and all the amenities you would expect.

PROGRAMME:

  • Reception with drinks and appetizers
  • Non-stop buffet and open bar
  • Lavish reception
  • VIP-ZONE
  • Access to the VIP zone along the finish line in Oudenaarde
  • Arrival of the Elite Men’s race, to follow exclusively from the VIP zone
  • Arrival of the Elite Women’s race, to follow exclusively from the VIP zone
  • We will provide transport back to Kortrijk late afternoon after the finish

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk's many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel (not included).

Day 5 > Monday 7th April 2025

Guided Ride and Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum

After yesterday’s exertions, we’ll take it a bit easier today. This morning we offer an optional guided ride of about 50 - 70km.

This afternoon, we will take you on a guided visit of the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen Museum.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk's many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel (not included).

Day 6 > Tuesday 8th April 2025

Today we have an easier, more relaxed day. We will still offer a guided ride in the morning. In the afternoon we will take you on a guided visit to a local Belgian beer brewery with plenty of tasting included of course. Transport included.

Day 7 > Wednesday 9th April 2025: Visit the city of Antwerp plus the finish of the Scheldeprijs in Schoten

The Scheldeprijs is also known as the unofficial World Championship for sprinters. The finish is in Schoten near Antwerp. After visiting the port city of Antwerp, we’ll travel the short distance to Schoten to watch the sprint finish.

The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Kortrijk's many restaurants or you can choose to eat at the hotel (not included).

Day 8 > Thursday 10th April 2025: Ypres

After breakfast it's time to leave Kortrijk. We will spend the day in Ypres before moving to Roubaix for the next 4 nights. We will stay at the Hotel Mercure in Roubaix on a half-board basis so with breakfasts and evening meals included.

Visit Flanders Fields in Ypres. 4-hour bike tour including historical sites and the Commonwealth cemetery. Visit Koers Cycling Museum in Roeselare and afterwards, we will make our way to Roubaix.

Evening meal at the hotel in Roubaix (included).

Day 9 > Friday 11th April 2025

Visit the Arenberg Forrest cobble section, either ride there and bus back or vice versa. We will finish with a ride to the velodrome and a visit to the famous showers. 

Evening meal at the hotel (included)

Day 10 > Saturday 12th April 2025: Roubaix Challenge day

You will be able to see how the riders of the Men’s and Women’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 170km long-distance Roubaix Challenge starts from the small town of Busigny. The entry fee includes transport to the start directly from our hotel if you book your entry with us.

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

The premium 170 km event is back in 2024. However, the number of places is limited because Paris–Roubaix Femmes will be taking place on the same course and day as the Paris–Roubaix Challenge. This distance is accessible only to experienced cyclists, average speed required of 21.2 km/h over the 170 km course including around 50 km of cobblestones to arrive before 3:00 p.m. at the Velodrome.

The Hell of the North and its fabled cobbled sectors, including the Carrefour de l'Arbre and the Trouée d'Arenberg. There are three increasingly difficult routes on offer, on roads which are open to traffic but secured by numerous volunteers and motorcyclists. There is a legendary race for everyone, covering distances from 70km, 145km or 170km.

This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes. Unless you are using your bike tomorrow of course. 

Evening meal at the hotel restaurant (included).

Day 11 > Sunday 13th April 2025: The 2025 Paris – Roubaix

You can join us on our guided, supported ride. Alternatively, if you want a really easy day, you can walk to the velodrome from the hotel in time for the finish.

Guided ride

After a relaxed morning, our bike guide will guide you out of Roubaix. We will ride to a venue on the route to watch the riders come past. Please note that choosing this option will mean that you’ll miss the finish.

Compiegne

Since 1977, Compiègne has been host to the start of Paris-Roubaix. Opposite the Palace, on the Place du Général de Gaulle, 25 teams will line up for the start of the «Queen of the Classics». 175 riders will be preparing to reach the Roubaix velodrome but just a few will be nourishing hopes of victory.

Roubaix Velodrome

A victory in Roubaix guarantees the rider his place in the rich history of cycling and his nameplate in one of the iconic shower stalls. On finally reaching Roubaix, the riders head to the town’s velodrome for one and a half laps in front of a crowd of enthusiasts. Whether the arena is the scene of a bunch sprint or a lap of honour by a solitary leader, it’s always an exceptional spectacle marking the fitting end to a perfect race.

You have access to the inner section of the velodrome to watch the finish and to see the riders up close.

Evening meal at the hotel restaurant (included).

Day 12 > Monday 14th April 2025: Departure

After breakfast, our optional airport transfer leaves Roubaix at 09.00 to arrive at Brussels Airport at 11.00. Please book flights to depart Brussels after 13.00 Alternatively please make your own arrangements.

*Dates for this event are still to be confirmed, please don't book travel until we confirm the date of the event*

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 amount of tickets. When you book, we will require full payment to confirm your place.

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for Belgium and France's current entry restrictions and requirements. For UK travellers information can be found here. France Travel Advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) Belgium travel advice - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

For other countries, please check with the relevant local authorities.

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 Belgium and France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Entry and Hospitality Ticket Sales

In the selling of any entry or hospitality tickets, Sportive Breaks act as an agent for the event organiser.

Location

By Air:

Most international airlines fly into Brussels International Airport (BRU). The transfer from the airport takes about an hour but can be longer due to rush hour traffic around Brussels. Another Brussels airport is Brussels South (Charleroi) but there is less choice and it’s further away as it’s about 60km south of Brussels.

By Train:

SNCB is Belgium’s national railway company. Kortrijk can be reached by train from Brussels (45 to 50 minutes) and Gent (30 minutes).

By Car:

From the UK, drive via Brugge and Ghent to arrive at Kortrijk in just under two hours from Calais. From Brussels, there are two routes. The highway route involves taking the E40 towards Gent and merging onto the E17 toward Kortrijk.

About the Tour of Flanders

The Belgian town of Oudenaarde in the Flemish Ardennes is host to the Tour of Flanders. The town comes alive in spring when Flanders Finest puts the area on the world map of cycling again.

The final 75 kilometres are the toughest part of the race. The riders circle the area around Oudenaarde and ride cobble climbs like the Koppenberg, Hotond and of course the Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg. Riders and fans eagerly look forward to the finale in the centre of Oudenaarde. The crowds in Oudenaarde eagerly await the arrival of the riders and watch the race unfold on large TV screens. The Donkmeer and the market square are turned into the epicentre of the cycling world for a couple of days every spring.

The day before the Tour of Flanders, thousands of sportive cyclists ride their own Tour of Flanders during the 'We Ride Flanders' Cyclo. Just like the riders the next day, amateur cyclists tackle the same Flemish ‘Bergs’ and cobbled sections. From about midday, thousands of amateur cyclists from Belgium and beyond cross the finish line in Oudenaarde. The crowds at the finish line can enjoy all that Oudenaarde has to offer.

Hotel Options

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  • Spring Classics Hotels

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    Our tour to the Spring Classics will take in stays at Oudenaarde and Roubaix. We've selected hotels that are ideally loctated for both the Tour of flanders and Paris Roubaix.

    Kortrijk

    Nestled in the centre of Kortrijk is the Hotel Messeyne, an elegant family hotel just five minutes from the Grote Markt. For business travel as well as a family vacation, this hotel is the ideal base of operations. It's within walking distance of all of Kortrijk's many attractions. All the rooms are up to standard and are regularly renovated and refreshed.

    The inspiring meeting rooms, free parking and the gourmet restaurant with a terrace are just a few of the perks that hotel guests love to return to.

    When the sun is shining, our terrace is one of the most sought-after spots in Kortrijk. Every morning, the hotel restaurant serves an extensive breakfast buffet, too.

    All guests are welcome to use wellness facilities, including a sauna and hammam, and a modern fitness room at any time.

    All rooms offer WiFi, and parking at the hotel is free.

    • Free WiFi
    • Free wellness spa
    • Free parking
    • 28 stylish rooms
    • Beautiful sun terrace
    • Extensive breakfast buffet
    • Just a few minutes from the renowned gourmet restaurant Hof van Cleve
    • Close to all the Kortijk attractions

    Roubaix

    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
    • On-site Parking
    • City Centre Location

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