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Experience the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix

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This is the best way to experience the Spring Classics short of living in Belgium.

The Spring Classics inspire reverence among cycling's hardcore elite. They combine drama, savagery, pageantry and suffering. Join us in Belgium and Northern France 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. If you're up for the test, more cobbles and treachery await at the Paris-Roubaix Challenge. This incredible 11-day experience culminates at Paris-Roubaix, with VIP seats inside the velodrome to watch as another “Hell of the North” competitor crosses the line victorious.

Choose to join us for just the Tour of Flanders or Paris-Roubaix, or for the entire 11-day ultimate experience. Whatever you choose, we promise a VIP race experience.
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Dates:


Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

Day
1
Day
1

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Netherlands Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to Bruges, one of the most historic and iconic towns in Flanders. After meeting your guides at The Pand Hotel at 1:00 PM, you will begin your Spring Classics adventure with an introduction to the features and fit of your Trek bike. Enjoy lunch on your own at a nearby brasserie or explore Grote Markt ("Great Market Square") before a casual afternoon ride toward Netherland. Tonight we will explore Bruges' historic town center and enjoy our first taste of the region's famous beer before indulging at a favorite local bistro and heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

VIEW MEETING AND DEPARTING INFORMATION»

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizen Ride)
Approximately 78 miles with 4,500 feet of climbing

Description:

Today is one of the biggest cycling events in Belgium. The Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizens Ride) is a hard and increasingly popular race that attracts upwards of 15,000 participants. Today, you are one of them! It’s an early morning with a shuttle to the start in Oudenaarde. You can choose between a distance of 134km and 75km. Both courses test your mettle throughout the rolling countryside of west Flanders on the same roads where the pros will do battle tomorrow. Ride the iconic climbs and cobblestone sections of the race like Eikenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Valkenberg and Paterberg with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides. Triumphant and tired, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and visit the Ronde van Vlaanderen interactive museum. Then we will head back to the comforts of our hotel to shower and relax before sharing race stories and insights during social hour and dinner together at another handpicked Belgian bistro.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Activity:

Live Race Viewing
Tour of Flanders Pro Race

Description:

Welcome to race day. Can you feel the anticipation crackle in the air? There is nothing quite like seeing a Classics race live in Belgium, where cycling is a way of life! You'll get close to the action and see hardmen shine on hallowed ground. This is the place where names like Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boone, Johan Museeuw, Roger De Vlaeminck and Peter Sagan have been etched in the history books. Enjoy the unforgettable moment from an exclusive vantage point right on the course, complete with a catered lunch and drinks. Feel the atmosphere pulse as cyclists in the Elite Women’s Tour of Flanders speed by before the Elite Men’s peloton passes through the passionate crowds. After the race we will return to Bruges where you are free to explore and find a quaint restaurant for dinner on your own.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Ride:

Flemish Countryside Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Description:

After all the excitement of the past two days, it's time to discover a softer side of Belgium. Spin your wheels through enchanting, quiet Belgian villages and Flemish countryside painted with soft green hills, winding roads, rustic farms, peaceful canals and bustling villages en route to Diksmuide. Don’t miss a chance to visit the World War I heritage sites of De Ijzertoren and Yser Tower, which symbolize the demand for Nooit meer Oorlog ("No More War"). After a hearty lunch of local specialties we will continue back toward Bruges and return just in time for a brewery tour. Enjoy samples of Belgium beer before we dine together in our guides' favorite restaurant to celebrate an epic cycling experience!

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
5
Day
5

Today's Ride:

Bruges Coastal Loop
Approximately 39 miles with 492 feet of climbing

Description:

This morning we will cycle around the Bruges countryside, tracing some of the canals for which the city is famous. Then the afternoon is yours to explore this unique city and its wide variety of museums, chocolate shops, and pubs. Or you may opt to take a boat ride along the many canals. Tonight, choose a local bistro for an intimate dinner on your own.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
6
Day
6

Today's Activity:

Grote Scheldeprijs Race Viewing

Today's Activity:

Trek-Segafredo Team Service Course Visit

Description:

The Grote Scheldeprijs is Flanders oldest classic, first run in 1908. The event is a race for sprinters, held on 200 km of flat roads around Antwerp, and includes seven cobbled sections. After an incredible race viewing, we will drive to Deinze to visit the Trek-Segafredo Service Course. During our private tour, you will have a chance to see what happens behind the scenes of the Trek-Segafredo team only days before one of its biggest races. Then it's time to move to Kortrijk, a town closer to the French border and your home for second half of the trip. Tonight is yours to explore Kortrijk on your own for dinner.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
7
Day
7

Today's Ride:

Kortrijk Countryside Ride
Approximately 24 miles with 880 feet of climbing (for Paris Roubaix)

Description:

Today we will enjoy a morning ride through the Flemish countryside in preparation for the Roubaix Citizens Challenge Ride. Following the ride, relax in the hotel or take this chance to buy few more souvenirs like world-famous Belgian chocolate. Tonight you'll meet new traveling companions, toast each other’s exploits, and share your excitement for Paris-Roubaix as we enjoy a fantastic meal together in local restaurant.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
8
Day
8

Today's Ride:

Gent-Wevelgem Race Loop
Approximately 60 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you will ride the historic Gent-Wevelgem race course, where Peter Sagan emerged victorious last year. You'll surely recognize the names of some of today's climbs, including Kemmelberg, Monteberg, Zwarteberg, Catsberg and Cassellberg. Take this opportunity to test yourself on the cobbles before tomorrow's Roubaix challenge. This afternoon we will discover the town of Ypres and its many memorials dedicated to World War I. Then you are free to relax and prepare for tomorrow’s epic ride. Dine in the restaurant of your choosing before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
9
Day
9

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride
Approximately 85 miles with 1,870 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to the “Hell of the North”. Fill up at an early breakfast before our morning shuttle to the start of the Roubaix Challenge. Today you will test your mettle on the full (or partial) Paris-Roubaix race course over which the pros will battle for supremacy tomorrow. You’ll have the chance to experience the iconic cobblestone sections of the race on a 2017 Trek Domane with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides. Choose between 139 km and 70 km routes, both of which offer plenty of opportunities to discover legendary pavé sectors such as the Arenberg Forest and Carrefore de l’Arbre. It's the perfect way to enjoy a ride on one of the oldest and most grueling race courses in professional cycling! Later, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch near the finish of the ride before heading back to the comforts of our Kortrijk hotel to shower and relax. Tonight we will share race stories and insights during dinner together at another select Belgian bistro.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day
10
Day
10

Today's Activity:

Paris Roubaix Race Viewing
VIP Access to the Velodrome Finish

Description:

Today is Roubaix day, and don't be surprised if you feel the same butterflies as the pros as we prepare for an exciting day of spectating. An early departure will allow you to choose your own vantage point along the course and feel the electric atmosphere of the crowds as you await the first glimpses of the leaders. You’ll have a chance to see some racers flying by before heading to the famed Roubaix Vélodrome to watch the explosive finish from your VIP seats! The excitement is not over, however, as this afternoon you will enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes meet and greet with the Trek Segafredo team mechanics and see the team’s high-tech Trek bikes. Tonight, toast to the great riding, new friends, big achievement and unforgettable race experience of your Spring Classics adventure!

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
11
Day
11

Today's Activity:

Departure

Description:

Feel free to sleep in and ease into your day with a warm pain au chocolat and café au lait. You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Damier before taking the train from Kortrijk to your final destination. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

VIEW MEETING AND DEPARTING INFORMATION»

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
1
Day
1

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Netherlands Loop
Approximately 32 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to Bruges, one of the most historic and iconic towns in Flanders. After meeting your guides at The Pand Hotel at 1:00 PM, you will begin your Spring Classics adventure with an introduction to the features and fit of your Trek bike. Enjoy lunch on your own at a nearby brasserie or explore Grote Markt ("Great Market Square") before a casual afternoon ride toward Netherland. Tonight we will explore Bruges' historic town center and enjoy our first taste of the region's famous beer before indulging at a favorite local bistro and heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizen Ride)
Approximately 78 miles with 4,500 feet of climbing

Description:

Today is one of the biggest cycling events in Belgium. The Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizens Ride) is a hard and increasingly popular race that attracts upwards of 15,000 participants. Today, you are one of them! It’s an early morning with a shuttle to the start in Oudenaarde. You can choose between a distance of 134km and 75km. Both courses test your mettle throughout the rolling countryside of west Flanders on the same roads where the pros will do battle tomorrow. Ride the iconic climbs and cobblestone sections of the race like Eikenberg, Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg, Valkenberg and Paterberg with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides. Triumphant and tired, enjoy a well-deserved lunch and visit the Ronde van Vlaanderen interactive museum. Then we will head back to the comforts of our hotel to shower and relax before sharing race stories and insights during social hour and dinner together at another handpicked Belgian bistro.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Activity:

Live Race Viewing
Tour of Flanders Pro Race

Description:

Welcome to race day. Can you feel the anticipation crackle in the air? There is nothing quite like seeing a Classics race live in Belgium, where cycling is a way of life! You'll get close to the action and see hardmen shine on hallowed ground. This is the place where names like Fabian Cancellara, Tom Boone, Johan Museeuw, Roger De Vlaeminck and Peter Sagan have been etched in the history books. Enjoy the unforgettable moment from an exclusive vantage point right on the course, complete with a catered lunch and drinks. Feel the atmosphere pulse as cyclists in the Elite Women’s Tour of Flanders speed by before the Elite Men’s peloton passes through the passionate crowds. After the race we will return to Bruges where you are free to explore and find a quaint restaurant for dinner on your own.

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Ride:

Flemish Countryside Loop
Approximately 55 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Description:

After all the excitement of the past two days, it's time to discover a softer side of Belgium. Spin your wheels through enchanting, quiet Belgian villages and Flemish countryside painted with soft green hills, winding roads, rustic farms, peaceful canals and bustling villages en route to Diksmuide. Don’t miss a chance to visit the World War I heritage sites of De Ijzertoren and Yser Tower, which symbolize the demand for Nooit meer Oorlog ("No More War"). After a hearty lunch of local specialties we will continue back toward Bruges and return just in time for a brewery tour. Enjoy samples of Belgium beer before we dine together in our guides' favorite restaurant to celebrate an epic cycling experience!

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
5
Day
5

Today's Ride:

Bruges Canal Loop
Approximately 20 miles with 300 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Departure

Description:

Feel free to sleep in and ease into your day with a warm pain au chocolat and café au lait, or choose to enjoy a final spin through the quiet streets of Bruges with a finish at Chez Alberts for waffles. You'll say farewell to your guides at 12:00 PM at The Pand Hotel before you take the train from Bruges to your final destination. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day
1
Day
1

Today's Ride:

Kortrijk Countryside Ride
Approximately 24 miles with 800 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to the heart of the Spring Classics! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Hotel Damier Kortrijk at 1:00 PM and introduce you to the features of your Trek bike before ensuring a comfortable fit. Then it's time to spin your legs and build anticipation for the riding to come with a casual spin through the Flemish countryside. Tonight you'll meet the rest of your travel companions and talk about the week ahead with a lively social hour followed by a fantastic meal together in a local restaurant.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day
2
Day
2

Today's Ride:

Gent-Wevelgem Race Loop
Approximately 60 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you will ride the historic Gent-Wevelgem race course, where Peter Sagan emerged victorious last year. You'll surely recognize the names of some of today's climbs, including Kemmelberg, Monteberg, Zwarteberg, Catsberg and Cassellberg. Take this opportunity to test yourself on the cobbles before tomorrow's Roubaix challenge. This afternoon we will discover the town of Ypres and its many memorials dedicated to World War I. Then you are free to relax and prepare for tomorrow’s epic ride. Dine in the restaurant of your choosing before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day
3
Day
3

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride
Approximately 85 miles with 1,870 feet of climbing

Description:

Welcome to the “Hell of the North”. Fill up at an early breakfast before our morning shuttle to the start of the Roubaix Challenge. Today you will test your mettle on the full (or partial) Paris-Roubaix race course over which the pros will battle for supremacy tomorrow. You’ll have the chance to experience the iconic cobblestone sections of the race on a 2017 Trek Domane with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides. Choose between 139 km and 70 km routes, both of which offer plenty of opportunities to discover legendary pavé sectors such as the Arenberg Forest and Carrefore de l’Arbre. It's the perfect way to enjoy a ride on one of the oldest and most grueling race courses in professional cycling! Later, you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch near the finish of the ride before heading back to the comforts of our Kortrijk hotel to shower and relax. Tonight we will share race stories and insights during dinner together at another select Belgian bistro.

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


Day
4
Day
4

Today's Activity:

Paris Roubaix Race Viewing
VIP Access to the Velodrome Finish

Description:

Today is Roubaix day, and don't be surprised if you feel the same butterflies as the pros as we prepare for an exciting day of spectating. An early departure will allow you to choose your own vantage point along the course and feel the electric atmosphere of the crowds as you await the first glimpses of the leaders. You’ll have a chance to see some racers flying by before heading to the famed Roubaix Vélodrome to watch the explosive finish from your VIP seats! The excitement is not over, however, as this afternoon you will enjoy an exclusive behind-the-scenes meet and greet with the Trek Segafredo team mechanics and see the team’s high-tech Trek bikes. Tonight, toast to the great riding, new friends, big achievement and unforgettable race experience of your Spring Classics adventure!

Hotel:

Hotel Damier
Visit Website

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner


Day
5
Day
5

Today's Activity:

Departure

Description:

Feel free to sleep in and ease into your day with a warm pain au chocolat and café au lait. You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Damier before taking the train from Kortrijk to your final destination. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Included Meals:

Breakfast


Dates & Pricing

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Book today for the best savings of the year and the widest availability of dates. Not sure where or when you want to travel? We don’t charge a fee for changing dates or destinations up to 90 days prior to your trip start.

2017


Mar
31st -
Apr
10th
/ 11 days / 10 nights
$6999 / Person, $1400 / Single Occupancy / The Ultimate Experience: Flanders and Paris-Roubaix
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Mar
31st -
Apr
4th
/ 5 days / 4 nights
$3499 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy / Flanders
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Apr
6th - 10th / 5 days / 4 nights
$3299 / Person, $450 / Single Occupancy / Paris-Roubaix
Guaranteed *

What is Single Occupancy?

Sometimes it’s more convenient and comfortable to have your own room while on vacation. We understand and that’s why we offer a Single Occupancy option. The additional price guarantees a private room all to yourself.

Hotels

Stay at Hotel Damier on a Spring Classics bike tour

Hotel Damier

Kortrijk, Belgium

This charming 4-star hotel is situated in the city center of Kortrijk. The iconic 14th-century building with luxury rooms has welcomed legends like Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong, and it will be your home for enjoying the Springs Classics in elegant style.
pand_hotel

Pand Hotel

Bruges, Belgium

The Pand Hotel, an 18th century carriage house, has been converted to a 26-bedroom boutique hotel. Situated in the heart of Bruges, on a quiet street just steps away from the historic Market Place, Burg Square, the canal, museums and boutiques.

What's Included

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  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Entry to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo and Paris-Roubaix Gran Fondo
  • VIP passes to the finish of Paris-Roubaix Pro race
  • Entries All transportation during the trip, including private coaches and luggage transfer
  • Ultimate Experience: 10 nights of accommodation
  • Flanders: 4 nights of accommodation
  • Paris-Roubaix: 4 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On all three of our Spring Classics trips, you will stay in perfectly-situated hotel near the races and the area’s best riding.
  • Ultimate Experience: Daily breakfast, 7 lunches, social hour on some evenings, 6 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • Flanders: Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, social hour on some evenings, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • Paris-Roubaix: Daily breakfast, 3 lunches, social hour on some evenings, 3 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • On our Spring Classics trip, you'll taste the best of northern French country cuisine, including a blend of French and Belgian cooking drawing on the abundant wealth of local products. Moules and frites (steamed mussels and the ubiquitous Belgian fries), Flemish carbonnade, Belgian waffles, chocolate and beer are some of the local specialties.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • All luggage transfers
  • Comprehensive trip literature
  • The use of a 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.
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • The use of Bontrager bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Contact us for details.
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL jersey and cycling socks
  • Trek-Segafredo team kit and customized Road ID

Thank your Guides, by tipping

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.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership. Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and 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.

  • Rider Type | 3
  • Average Daily Mileage | 43
  • Terrain | Undulating
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,200 ft.

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. Spring Classics is best suited for our Type 3 Riders, but we can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is varied with rolling plains through Flemish countryside to the challenging famed cobbled climbs of the Ronde van Vlaaderen and long stretches of cobbled roads of Paris-Roubaix. We always look for the quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region. Busy roads are avoided as much as possible.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Chocolate & Beer Tastings
  • Pro Race Viewings
  • Bistro meals
  • Walking Tours
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Spas

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

Due to the nature of the roads on this trip, we only offer the new Trek Domane SL 7 road bike. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

When a trip is booked, a guest confirmation letter is immediately sent out. One week prior to the trip start you will receive an email containing a trip start meeting location reminder and any last minute information that you will need to know before your trip. Once you arrive at your destination Trek Travel staff will brief you on the day-to-day plan for the trip and provide you with daily route guides and a detailed map allowing you to ride with complete confidence and independence.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Please review our packing list page for more details.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Want to learn more about our race trip difference? Check out our Race FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that pertain to our race trips.

Meeting & Departing

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays.

If you are arriving in Brussels for the Ultimate Experience and Flanders trip, we recommend that you fly into Brussels National Airport (BRU). There is frequent bus and train service from the airport to the center of Brussels where you’ll need to catch a train to Bruges. The trip to Bruges from BRU takes approximately 60 minutes. A taxi to the center of Brussels will cost approximately 35 euros. For more information about connections from the airport please consult www.BrusselsAirport.be or for train information www.b-rail.be

If you are arriving in Kortrijk for the Paris-Roubaix trip, we recommend that you fly into Brussels National Airport (BRU). 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 trip to Kortrijk from BRU takes approximately 60 minutes. The train station in Kortrijk is located right across the street of Park Hotel. For more information about connections from the airport please consult www.BrusselsAirport.be or for train information www.b-rail.be

The Pand Hotel | Bruges, Belgium

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at The Pand Hotel (Pandreitje 16 B-8000 Bruges - Belgie) at 1:00 PM on the first day of the trip. There, your Spring Classics adventure begins with an introduction to the features of your Trek bike and a perfect, comfortable fit. Enjoy lunch on your own at a nearby brasserie or take the chance to explore Grote Markt before taking a casual ride this afternoon toward Netherland.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, The Pand Hotel (+32 50 34 06 66), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details.

Pand Hotel | Bruges, Belgium

You say farewell to your guides at 12:00 AM at The Pand Hotel before you take the train from Bruges to your final destination. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Hotel Damier | Kortrijk, Belgium

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Hotel Damier (Grote Markt 41, 8500 Kortrijk, Belgium) at 1:00 PM on the first day of the trip. After meeting your guides at the hotel, your Spring Classics adventure begins as your guides introduce you to the features of your Trek bike and ensure you a perfect, comfortable fit. Enjoy lunch on your own at a nearby brasserie before taking a casual ride this afternoon around Kortrijk.

Hotel Damier | Kortrijk, Belgium

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at the Hotel Damier before you take the train from Kortrijk to your final destination. Please allow adequate connection time for a flight or train to accommodate possible traffic delays.

Before: Bruges

Consider taking time before your trip to explore the charming city of Bruges, with its canals, stone footbridges, gabled buildings, turets and medieval architecture. Be sure to not miss the many bistros on either of the two main squares, the “Market” and the “Burg.” The Burg is home to a 14th-century masterpiece, the town hall. The city boasts numerous museums, with collections ranging from Flemish Primitives to contemporary artists and everything in between. The city is very pedestrian-friendly and you will not be disappointed with a stay here. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

Hotel Heritage Bruges

Perfectly situated near the Market Place, the four-star boutique Hotel Heritage Relais & Châteaux is within easy walking distance of many of the city’s highlights, including the theater and shopping districts, gourmet restaurants and popular tourist attractions.

Niklaas Desparsstraat 11 | +32 (0)50 444 444 | www.GrandHotelCasselbergh.com| ~$200

Grand Hotel Casselburgh

This luxurious hotel is situated at the heart of the historical center of Bruges with its wonderful medieval buildings and idyllic canals. It boasts its own spa and gourmet restaurant

Hoogstraat 6 | +32 (0)50 44 65 00 | www.bemanos. com | ~$180

Martins Bruges

This hotel has elegantly designed rooms and a restaurant serving authentic Brugois cuisine along with endless specialty beers on tap.

Oude Burg 5 | +32 (0)50 44 51 11 | www.Martins-Hotels.com | ~$100

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 post-trip hotel:

Le Dixseptième

This hotel is located in the historic center and behind the La Monnaie opera house. The hotel is in a building that dates to the 14th century, and recently underwent a total renovation. It is a beautifully traditional hotel.

25, rue de la Madeleine | +32 0 2 517 17 17 | www.LedixSeptieme.Be | ~$200

Hotel Be Manos

This hotel provides an unexpected and wonderful experience of Brussels. It's part of the family-owned hotel chain Manos and is a masterpiece of neo-70’s decor, hidden behind the façade of several 19th century mansions. Located at a stone’s throw from Brussels’ Midi station and its Eurostar terminal, it was listed in the April 2008 Condé Nast Traveler as one of the newest hot hotels in the world. It is a favorite among internationally-known artists.

Square de l’aviation, 23 | +32 0 2 520 65 65 | www.Bemanos.com | ~$260

The White Hotel

The White Hotel is ideally located in the upmarket shopping district around the avenue Louise with its luxury shops and trendy restaurants.

Avenue Louise, 212 | +32 0 2 644 29 29 | www.TheWhiteHotel.be | ~$115


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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