- 19 cobbled sections
- 31.6km of cobbles (21% of the entire course length)
- Two nights half board
- Transfers from transport hubs for you and your bike
- Supported warmup rides with guide and following car
- Detailed route briefing and race strategy
- Complimentary sports nutrition
- Professional mechanical support
- Pro support at the Arenberg Forest during sportive
- Best spots to watch the pro race
What's Not Included?
- Flights and transport to Belgium
- Travel insurance
- Drinks with evening meals
- Incidental expenses
- Tips / gratuities
- Bike hire available
Please note tour deposits are non-transferable and non-refundable. Therefore please ensure you have the appropriate travel insurance in place should you have to cancel at the last minute.
Friday 7 April – ARRIVAL DAY
Arrival at Brussels Zavantem International airport or Lille Eurostar station. Our guides will meet you at the arrival gates and transfer you by minibus to our hotel. Our mechanics will assemble your bikes before we head out for dinner at one of our favourite restaurants.
Saturday 8 April – Day 1 – RACE DAY
Race Day! Our hotel will serve an early hearty breakfast with generous helpings to fuel the legs for the day’s efforts. We will have a short journey to the event start in Saint-Quentin arriving with enough time to set bikes up and your guides will be on hand to pass on some last minute words of wisdom and escort you to the starting grid.
After a tough and hopefully enjoyable race, we’ll meet you at the finish in the Roubaix Velodrome with some cold drinks and congratulations. Afterwards we’ll hopefully gain access to the iconic concrete showers in the sports complex, the scene of many a classic photo. Once showered and changed we will then make the journey back to the hotel for celebrations and a well earned meal.
Sunday 9 April – Day 2 – PRO RACE & DEPARTURE
After having suffered over the pavé to Roubaix yesterday, today is your chance to see the top professional riders slog it out over the same sections of pavé. We’ll catch the start in Compiégne, giving you the chance to mingle with the riders and sample the pre-race atmosphere. From Compiégne, we’ll travel to the Forest of Arenberg – the most famous section of pavé. This is where the action really hots up as there is normally some excitement and controversy as crashes on this dangerous section are a real possibility.
As soon as the race has passed we’ll have the TV screens on in the minibus showing live action as we head to the last decisive section at the Carrefour de l’Arbre. We’ll watch the race thunder by and catch the finale into the Roubaix Velodrome on the TV screens set up by the roadside. After catching all the action we’ll make the short journey back to your chosen departure point.