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Spring Classics

Experience the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix

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. We're now taking reservations for the 2019 Spring Classics. These trips sell out every year so give us a call at 866 464 8735 or fill out the form below to reserve your spot. Reserve your spot in 2019
From:
$3499 Per Person
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Trip Wows
Experience legendary Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo and Paris-Roubaix Challenge the day before the pros race
Enjoy VIP exclusive viewing at the summit of famous Kwaremont where you experience the race live with a front row seat
Enjoy premier seating at the Roubaix Vélodrome race finish
Experience a closer-than-ever roadside view of Grote Scheldeprijs classic race
Visit the Trek-Segafredo service course and see behind-the-scenes race preparations
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

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price is guaranteed.
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Apr 5 – Apr 15 
Guaranteed
$7099 / Person, Double Occupancy / Ultimate Experience Book this date
Apr 5 – Apr 10 
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$3999 / Person, Double Occupancy / Flanders Book this date
Apr 11 – Apr 15 
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$3499 / Person, Double Occupancy / Paris Roubaix Book this date
Don't see your ideal travel date?
Call us at (866) 464-8735 for custom date availability
Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience?
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 the Pand Hotel Bruges at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After your group is gathered, your Spring Classics adventure will begin as your guides introduce you to your Trek bike and ensure a perfect, comfortable fit. Enjoy lunch at a nearby brasserie or take the chance to explore Grote Markt before taking a casual ride to Netherland with the avid option to the North Sea. Tonight you’ll explore the historic town of Bruges, sip some of the locally brewed beers, and indulge in a bistro meal before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Netherlands loop
Approximately 30 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Bruges to the sea loop
Approximately 40 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner

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. We will head back to the comforts of our hotel to shower and relax. Tonight you will have a chance to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizen Ride)
Approximately 45 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo-Avid Option
Approximately 86 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

It’s all about race today! Get up close to the action to watch the Pros battle it out and soak up the atmosphere of this historic and festive event as you wait with anticipation for the riders to fly by. This is Belgium, and cycling is not a sport, it’s an obsession! Enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of our VIP area right on the summit of the Oude Kwaremont. This is the hill where only the best can make a difference. You will have a front row seat, not once, not twice, but three times as the cyclists pass through and you can witness the blood, sweat and tears on their faces. A live experience you don’t want to miss. Tonight enjoy your evening in Bruges where you are on your own to explore a quaint restaurant for dinner.

Today's Activity:

VIP Live Race Viewing at Kwaremont
Tour of Flanders Pro Race

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

After all the excitement of the past two days, it's time to discover a softer side of Belgium-and a chance to sample the ultimate beer! We start this morning spinning our wheels along the canal and through enchanting Belgian villages en route toward the town of Diksmuide. On our way, we'll stop to explore the World War I heritage site of De IJzertoren before we continue to the legendary Sint Sixtus Trappist brewery, home of the holy grail of beer drinkers–‘Westvleteren 12’–an exclusive brew considered by aficionados as the best beer in the world. After enjoying the Abbey and a hearty lunch of local specialties, we'll make our way back to Bruges where we'll dine together at a local bistro.

Today's Ride:

Diksmuide and Sint Sixtus Trappist ride
Approximately 50 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning we'll cycle around Bruges and its surroundings, tracing some of the canals that have made the city famous. This afternoon, take the time to explore this unique city. Considered the Venice of the North, Bruges boasts a wide variety of museums, chocolate shops and pubs. Or you can take a boat ride along the many waterways to see the city from a different perspective. Tonight, enjoy dinner of your choice in one of the local bistros.

Today's Ride:

Bruges coastal loop
Approximately 40 miles with 700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

This morning we will say goodbye to Bruges and cycle toward the start of the Scheldeprijs race. The Grote Scheldeprijs is Flanders oldest classic, dating back to 1908. The event is a race for sprinters held on 200 km of flat roads around Antwerp and includes seven cobbled sections. We'll be back fro a race viewing later in the day, but first, after a light lunch, we'll drive to Deinze to visit the Trek-Segafredo Service Course. During our private tour, you'll 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 close to the French border and your home for second-half of the trip. Tonight is yours to explore Kortrijk for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Terneuzen
Approximately 40 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Grote Scheldeprijs race viewing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Today you'll ride part of the historic Gent-Wevelgem race course. You'll surely recognize the names of some of today's climbs, including Kemmelberg or Cassellberg. Take this opportunity to test yourself on the cobbles before the Paris-Roubaix challenge on Saturday. We'll also discover the town of Ypres and its many memorials dedicated to World War I, cross the French border to get some more miles and enjoy a well-earned post-ride beer. Tonight we toast and enjoy a fantastic meal together in a local restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Gent-Wevelgem race loop
Approximately 65 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Prepare yourself for race-lover’s nirvana as you head out on your Trek bicycle today as we'll be doing a little warm-up before tomorrow. Enjoy a ride in the Flemish countryside and feel free to stop for a coffee or beer along the way. In the afternoon you may decide to hit the brand new Wellness Avenue Spa for a massage or relax in the pool. Check in with your guide to discuss final adjustments and fine-tuning for your bike to ensure you're completely ready for tomorrow’s epic event. We'll have the tires setup specifically for riding cobbles as well as extra bar tape for additional padding. Dine in the restaurant of your choice before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible-albeit early-day tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Kortrijk countryside ride
Approximately 40 miles with 870 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to the “Hell of the North.” It’s an early start with a morning shuttle to the beginning of the Roubaix Challenge. 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 for yourself the iconic cobblestone sections of the race with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides on amazing Trek bikes—the perfect way to enjoy a ride on one of the oldest and most grueling races on the professional cycling calendar! You can choose between the 145km course or 70km course. Both of them include legendary sectors such as the infamous Arenberg Forest and Carrefore de l’Arbre. Later you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch near the finish of the ride before heading back to the comforts of our Kortrijk hotel. Shower and relax before sharing race stories and insights tonight during dinner together at another handpicked Belgian bistro.

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride

Approximately 44 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride-Avid Option
Approximately 90 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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! Tonight, toast to great riding, new friends, big achievements and an unforgettable race experience on your Spring Classics adventure!

Today's Activity:

Paris Roubaix race viewing
VIP Access to the velodrome finish

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 say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at Park Hotel 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

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Pand Hotel Bruges at 10:00 AM on the first day of the trip. After your group is gathered, your Spring Classics adventure will begin as your guides introduce you to your Trek bike and ensure a perfect, comfortable fit. Enjoy lunch at a nearby brasserie or take the chance to explore Grote Markt before taking a casual ride to Netherland with the avid option to the North Sea. Tonight you’ll explore the historic town of Bruges, sip some of the locally brewed beers, and indulge in a bistro meal before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible (albeit early) day tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Bruges to Netherlands loop
Approximately 30 miles with 400 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Bruges to the sea loop
Approximately 40 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner

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. We will head back to the comforts of our hotel to shower and relax. Tonight you will have a chance to enjoy the evening at your leisure.

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Citizen Ride)
Approximately 45 miles with 3,000 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo-Avid Option
Approximately 86 miles with 4,900 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

It’s all about race today! Get up close to the action to watch the Pros battle it out and soak up the atmosphere of this historic and festive event as you wait with anticipation for the riders to fly by. This is Belgium, and cycling is not a sport, it’s an obsession! Enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of our VIP area right on the summit of the Oude Kwaremont. This is the hill where only the best can make a difference. You will have a front row seat, not once, not twice, but three times as the cyclists pass through and you can witness the blood, sweat and tears on their faces. A live experience you don’t want to miss. Tonight enjoy your evening in Bruges where you are on your own to explore a quaint restaurant for dinner.

Today's Activity:

VIP Live Race Viewing at Kwaremont
Tour of Flanders Pro Race

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

After all the excitement of the past two days, it's time to discover a softer side of Belgium-and a chance to sample the ultimate beer! We start this morning spinning our wheels along the canal and through enchanting Belgian villages en route toward the town of Diksmuide. On our way, we'll stop to explore the World War I heritage site of De IJzertoren before we continue to the legendary Sint Sixtus Trappist brewery, home of the holy grail of beer drinkers–‘Westvleteren 12’–an exclusive brew considered by aficionados as the best beer in the world. After enjoying the Abbey and a hearty lunch of local specialties, we'll make our way back to Bruges where we'll dine together at a local bistro.

Today's Ride:

Diksmuide and Sint Sixtus Trappist ride
Approximately 50 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

This morning we'll cycle around Bruges and its surroundings, tracing some of the canals that have made the city famous. This afternoon, take the time to explore this unique city. Considered the Venice of the North, Bruges boasts a wide variety of museums, chocolate shops and pubs. Or you can take a boat ride along the many waterways to see the city from a different perspective. Tonight, enjoy dinner of your choice in one of the local bistros.

Today's Ride:

Bruges coastal loop
Approximately 40 miles with 700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Pand Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to the heart of the Spring Classics! Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Park Hotel at 9:00 AM and introduce you to the features of your Trek bike before ensuring a comfortable fit. Then it's time to spin your legs through the Flemish countryside with cobblestones hills and build anticipation for the riding of Paris-Roubaix. 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.

Today's Ride:

Gent-Wevelgem Loop
Approximately 65 miles with 3,200 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Prepare yourself for race-lover’s nirvana as you head out on your Trek bicycle today as we'll be doing a little warm-up before tomorrow. Enjoy a ride in the Flemish countryside and feel free to stop for a coffee or beer along the way. In the afternoon you may decide to hit the brand new Wellness Avenue Spa for a massage or relax in the pool. Check in with your guide to discuss final adjustments and fine-tuning for your bike to ensure you're completely ready for tomorrow’s epic event. We'll have the tires setup specifically for riding cobbles as well as extra bar tape for additional padding. Dine in the restaurant of your choice before heading to bed early in anticipation of an incredible-albeit early-day tomorrow.

Today's Ride:

Kortrijk countryside ride
Approximately 40 miles with 870 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Welcome to the “Hell of the North.” It’s an early start with a morning shuttle to the beginning of the Roubaix Challenge. 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 for yourself the iconic cobblestone sections of the race with the support, encouragement and expertise of your Trek Travel guides on amazing Trek bikes—the perfect way to enjoy a ride on one of the oldest and most grueling races on the professional cycling calendar! You can choose between the 145km course or 70km course. Both of them include legendary sectors such as the infamous Arenberg Forest and Carrefore de l’Arbre. Later you’ll enjoy a well-deserved lunch near the finish of the ride before heading back to the comforts of our Kortrijk hotel. Shower and relax before sharing race stories and insights tonight during dinner together at another handpicked Belgian bistro.

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride

Approximately 44 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Today's Ride:

Roubaix Challenge Citizen Ride-Avid Option
Approximately 90 miles with 1,700 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Park Hotel

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

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! Tonight, toast to great riding, new friends, big achievements and an unforgettable race experience on your Spring Classics adventure!

Today's Activity:

Paris-Roubaix race viewing
VIP Access to the velodrome finish

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 say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at Park Hotel 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

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.
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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

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

  • 10 nights (Ultimate Experience) or 4 nights (Flanders and Paris-Roubaix) 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, 7 lunches (Ultimate Experience) or 3 lunches (Flanders and Paris-Roubaix), 6 dinners (Ultimate Experience) or 3 dinners (Flanders and Paris-Roubaix)
  • 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-Segafredo pro team kit to keep
  • Customized Road ID
  • 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 Disc 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-Segafredo pro team kit 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 and long stretches of cobbled roads of Paris-Roubaix. 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.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
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. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Chocolate & beer tastings
  • Pro race viewings
  • Bistro meals
  • Walking tours
  • Shopping
  • Museums
  • Spas
  • Entry to the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo and Paris-Roubaix Gran Fondo
  • VIP passes to the finish of Paris-Roubaix Pro race

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:
10:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Pand Hotel (Ultimate and Flanders), Park Hotel (Paris-Roubaix)

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
Brussels National Airport (BRU)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
Park Hotel (Ultimate and Paris-Roubaix), Pand Hotel (Flanders)

Arriving

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

Meeting Time and Location: Ultimate Experience and Flanders | Pand Hotel, Kortrijk, Belgium

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at The Pand Hotel (Pandreitje 16 B-8000 Bruges - Belgie) at 10:00 AM 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 at a nearby brasserie or take the chance to explore Grote Markt before taking a casual ride this afternoon toward Netherland.

Meeting Time and Location: Paris-Roubaix | Park Hotel, Kortrijk, Belgium

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at Park Hotel at 9:00 AM 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. Then it's time to spin your legs through the Flemish countryside and build anticipation for the riding Paris-Roubaix.

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.

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Leaving

Departing Time and Location: Flanders | Pand Hotel, Kortrijk, Belgium

You will 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.

Departing Time and Location: Ultimate Experience and Paris-Roubaix | Park Hotel, Kortrijk, Belgium

You will say farewell to your guides at 10:00 AM at Park Hotel 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.

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Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Special race trips call for special bike setups. The Domane SL 7 Disc will be modified to handle the rigors of the Spring Classics. We recommend bringing your favorite saddle from home and SPD M540 mountain-style shoes for easy walking when you are off of the bike.

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. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

before

Before: Bruges, Belgium

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:

after

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:

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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