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Spring Classics with Robbie Ventura

The Spring Classics inspire reverence among cycling's hardcore elite. They combine drama, savagery, pageantry, and suffering.

Join us in Belgium to ride the famed cobbles, sip coveted Trappist beer, and enjoy a VIP race experience. Tackle Flanders' fearful sections of pavé, like Oude Kwaremont and Paterberg in the Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo, then watch the pros battle on the same steep climbs and teeth-chattering roads.

From:
$5999 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active
Hotel Style: ?
Luxury
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 Disc More options available
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Trip Wows
Experience legendary Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo a day before the Pros
Be there for a closer-than-ever VIP viewing of the Pro Flanders race on the famous Kwaremont
Challenge yourself on this region’s famous cobbles
Ride with Robbie Ventura and receive training tips and pre-ride strategy talks
Visit a famous brewery and taste legendary beers
Watch the Experience
Absolutely epic. Nothing better than spring in Belgium, riding cobbles, winning races, creating memories. This is what life is all about.
-Michael

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Apr 5 – Apr 10 
$5999 / Person, Double Occupancy / Tiered pricing options available, contact your trip consultant to learn more. Book this date
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Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at 11:00 AM at the Brussels Airport (BRU). We will shuttle 60 minutes to the Park Hotel in Kortrijk. After arriving at the hotel, you'll enjoy a simple lunch followed by a bike fit to ensure your bike is ready to roll. We'll then go for a casual spin and make final adjustments and fine-tuning to your bike to ensure you're completely ready for tomorrow’s epic ride. We'll have special tire setups specifically for riding on cobbles as well as extra bar tape for additional padding. Tonight we'll gather for a social hour and dinner at the hotel before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Kotrijk countryside loop
Approximately 35 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

It’s an early start with a morning shuttle to the start of the Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizen Ride). Test your mettle throughout the rolling countryside of West Flanders over which the pros will battle for supremacy tomorrow. You’ll have the chance to take on one of the oldest and most grueling courses on the professional cycling calendar and traverse legendary sectors such as Koppenberg, Oude Kwaremont, & Paterberg with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides. Later you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch near the finish of the ride before we head back to the comforts of our Kortrijk hotel. Tonight you will enjoy dinner at the hotel restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Flanders Citizen Ride
Approximately 46 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Flanders Citizen Ride Avid
Approximately 124 miles with 6,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

It's all about the race today! This is Belgium, and cycling is not a sport, it’s an obsession. Witness racing history made right in the middle of the action, on the famous Oude Kwaremont! Enjoy your VIP spots with TV broadcast and all-inclusive drinks. First, witness the cyclists in the Elite Women’s Tour of Flanders power over the course before the Elite Men’s peloton charges past. This is an unforgettable experience for all cycling lovers. Tonight we toast and enjoy a fantastic meal together in a local restaurant.

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

The Belgian countryside beckons today. Start this morning spinning your wheels through enchanting Belgian villages and over some famous cobble sections like Kemmelberg and Cassellberg. We'll finish our ride at a famous Trappist brewery, home to the "holy grail of beer." An exclusive brew considered by aficionados the best beer in the world. Enjoy some for yourself along with a hearty lunch of other local specialties. We'll shuttle back to the hotel where you can enjoy the rest of the afternoon and relax at the hotel's spa. Explore Kortrijk this evening for dinner at a local bistro of your choice.

Today's Ride:

Belgian countryside ride with cobbles and brewery
Approximately 72 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today we'll shuttle across the border close to Roubaix where we'll ride part of the epic Paris-Roubaix course where you'll test yourself on the famous cobbles of the Arenberg forest. After, we'll enjoy a lunch in a local Roubaix bistro. The afternoon is yours to relax before gathering at dinner to share stories and insights from the day. We'll toast to the great riding, new friends, big achievement and unforgettable race experience of your Spring Classics adventure.

Today's Ride:

Arenberg Forest
Approximately 60 miles with 1,100 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Feel free to sleep in and ease into your day with a warm pain au chocolat and café au lait. You will then say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Park Hotel, after which you’ll shuttle 60 minutes to the Brussels Airport (BRU). Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Park Hotel

Kortrijk, Belgium

Centrally located, and recently redesigned and renovated, the Park Hotel offers a premier guest experience combining excellent facilities and superb access to the heart of Kortrijk’s historic center. The chic, minimalist styling is sure to leave an impression and the attentive service, onsite bar and restaurant, and brand new fitness center and spa, ensure a comfortable and pleasant stay in this ancient Belgian city.

What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that's how we help you create more memories.

bike

Trek Domane SL 7 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 with a special setup for the cobbles
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting
  • Special setups specifically for cobbles riding including Bontrager TLR tubeless system on Bontrager RXL wheels and extra bar tape for additional padding
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey and socks to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email prior to your trip.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
43 miles
TOTAL MILES:
387 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,100 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
10,970 feet
TERRAIN: UNDULATING
The terrain is varied with rolling plains through Flemish countryside to the challenging famed cobbled climbs of the Ronde van Vlaaderen. We always look for quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region and busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Spring Classics is best suited for our Type 3 and 4 riders.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
The Spring Classics does not lend itself well to non-rider activities. If you are interested in learning more about our great selection of cycling vacations that are non-rider friendly, please contact a Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735.

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
Brussels National Airport (BRU)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Brussels National Airport (BRU) at the Arrivals area

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Brussels National Airport (BRU)
DEPARTING TIME:
11:30 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Brussels National Airport (BRU)

Arriving

We will offer an airport shuttle for the group from the Brussels National Airport (BRU) to the Park Hotel in Kortrijk. When arriving, guests should plan their travel in order to meet the group at the Brussels Airport at 11:00 AM on April 5, 2019. The shuttle will depart at 11:30 AM.

Alternatively, there is frequent bus and train service from the airport to the center of Brussels where you'll need to catch a train to Kortrijk. The Park Hotel is just a short walk from the Kortrijk train station. The trip to Kortrijk from the Brussels Airport takes approximately 60 minutes. A taxi to the center of Brussels will cost approximately 50 euros. For more information about connections from the airport please consult www.BrusselsAirport.be or for train information www.b-rail.be.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at 11:00 AM at the Brussels Airport (BRU). We will shuttle 60 minutes to the Park Hotel in Kortrijk. After arriving at the hotel, your Spring Classics adventure begins as your guides introduce you to the features of your Trek bike and ensure a comfortable fit. Then it's time to spin your legs through the Flemish countryside and build anticipation for the riding Flanders.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides from the Park Hotel. The airport shuttle to Brussels Airport will depart at 10:30 AM and will take approximately 1 hour, arriving at the airport at about 11:30 AM. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Spring in Belgium can bring all kinds of weather- cold, rain, wind, or sun, therefore warm layers and a waterproof shell are highly recommended. Daytime temperatures are usually between 30 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before and After: Brussels, Belgium

Brussels has many charming and beautiful attractions, with deeply ornate buildings on the Grand Place, and the fish-and-crustacean overdose of St. Catherine’s Square. Stroll along and stop in for a drink at one of the many bars on Place St-Géry, or max out your credit card on the trendy Rue Antoine Dansaert. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre- or post-trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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