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2022 SPRING CLASSICS TOURS

UPDATE:

On Wednesday 29th September 2021, the race organiser for the Paris Roubaix announced that the 2022 edition of the race will now occur on Sunday 17th April, 2022, a full week later than normal, due to the upcoming French election. The Paris Roubaix and Amstel Gold Race have agreed to swap weekend (read the official statement below”)

We enjoy visiting the Amstel Gold Race and Sportif each year, it’s a fantastic event, that for one edition only will be bookended by the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix events.

We’re in the process of updating our information to accommodate for these last minute changes by the organisation, please feel free to contact us with any concerns or questions.

“The organisers of Paris–Roubaix and the Amstel Gold Race have decided to switch the slots of their races on the calendar to deal with the fact that the first round of the French presidential election is due to take place on Sunday 10 April 2022. Paris–Roubaix will be held on Sunday 17 April and the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday 10 April 2022. “This solution was made possible by the cooperation and willingness to compromise of Amstel Gold Race director Leo van Vliet and the Union Cycliste Internationale. In the name of the thousands of fans who love the Queen of Classics, ASO wishes to thank them warmly for agreeing to this change in the calendar”, said Christian Prudhomme, head of the ASO Cycling Division.”

Cyclists at Spring Classics Tour

Ultimate Spring Classics

 11 Days

Location:

Belguim & France

BelgiumFrance

Date:

1st April – 11th April, 2022

Price:

Refundable Deposit $750

$750 – $7,650 AUD

Tour Spring Classic 4 day Flanders

Vip Tour of Flanders

4 Days

Location:

Belguim

Belgium

Date:

1st April – 4th April, 2022

Price:

Refundable Deposit $750

$375 – $3,350 AUD

Cyclist at Spring Classic Tour 2020

The Best of Belgium

5 Day Week

Location:

Belguim

Belgium

Date:

4th April – 8th April, 2022

Price:

Refundable Deposit $750

$395 – $2,950 AUD

Ultimate Vuelta a Espana Tour

VIP Amstel Gold RACE

4 Day Weekend

Location:

Netherlands

Date:

8th April – 11th April, 2022

Price:

Refundable Deposit $750

$395 – $3.350 AUD

Cyclists Spring Classic Tour Day 4

Vip Paris Roubaix

4 Days

Location:

France

France

Date:

Fri 15th April – Mon 18th April, 2022

Price:

Refundable Deposit $750

$395 – $3,395 AUD

Paris Roubaix VIP Day Tour

VIP Paris Roubaix Day Tour

VIP Day Tour

Location:

France

France

Date:

Sunday 17th April, 2022

Includes

Start, Pick up: Lille TGV Station, France

Race Start, Multiple strategic cobble section viewing points enroute, VIP Tour includes European style picnic lunch with Champagne, local wine, craft beer. Experience the thrill of the race finish in the historic Roubaix velodrome.

Finish, Drop Off: Lille TGV Station, France

Price:

$695 AUD (approx $525 USD)

OVERVIEW

Official tour operator of the 2020 Spring Classics

Official tour operator of the 2022 Spring Classics

Once again we are Official Tour Operators of the Paris Roubaix Challenge. Join Australian Cycling Legend Phil Anderson* and Ride International Tours for a VIP experience of the 2022 Spring Classics, including the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix races.

We offer a wide range of cycling, non-cycling and DIY tours to the Spring Classics, choose from VIP Day Tours, right up to our premier tour the Ultimate 11 Day Spring Classics Tour. We cater for a wide range of dates, tour lengths, budgets and experiences to suit you.

Our 11-Day, Ultimate Spring Classics Tour includes the best of everything the Spring Classics offers. The tour includes both the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix 4 Day Weekend Tours, VIP race days and sportifs, as well as our midweek Belgie Training Camp based in beautiful Brugge.

We’ll visit and ride the border regions of Belgium, Netherlands and Northern France. While in the region we attend a moving World War II memorial, as well as cycling Belgium’s iconic landmarks including: the Koppenberg, Kwaremont, Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Forrest of Arenberg.

If you’re after a shorter tour, we have broken down our 11-day Ultimate Spring Classics Tour into smaller modules so you can mix and match to suits your needs.

We ride two of the worlds best amateur Gran Fondo’s, the Tour of Flanders Sportif and the Paris Roubaix Challenge the day prior to each of the big races.

Both Spring Classics sportifs can be achieved by anyone, and are the best single days you are ever likely to spend on a bike. There’s a distance to suit everyone and we’ll coach you in the art/technique of riding these famous courses, you’re guaranteed to love it.

When we’re not at the races or riding the sportifs, we offer a unique tour where we ride more – transfer less and experience the many famous towns, villages and iconic cycling locations of the Spring Classics.

Tour Spring Classic Tile
Tour Spring Classic Tile
Woman Cyclist at Spring Classic Tour

Our Spring Classics tour provides the ideal mix of “ride more – transfer less”.

The proximity of France, Belgium, Netherlands in this border region allows us to participate in the “must do” Tour of Flanders sportif and Paris – Roubaix Challenge. Plus midweek enjoy our “Belgie Training Camp”, it’s the ideal way to ride each day, recover and with plenty of time off the bike each day to explore.

You’ll have your fill of riding, plus we’ll visit the Tour of Flanders Museum, the World War II Memorial at Menin Gate “The Last Post” to honour the fallen British and Commonwealth soldiers.

We’ll see different aspects of the Spring Classics races, including stage starts, midpoints, feed stations, stage finishes, mixed with a cultural, historic, culinary and beverage experience of Belgium, Netherlands and northern France.

April is a beautiful time to visit and ride the Spring Classics. The atmosphere, passion and knowledge of the fans at the races is unrivalled, the Belgium, Netherlands and northern France fans create an electric atmosphere. We’ll show you the smaller roads, ride the iconic Spring Classic climbs, see famous monuments, picture postcard villages, beautiful cities and stay in lovely hotels.

There’s something endearing about riding a bike in Belgium, Netherlands and France, they are countries practically born and raised on two wheels. The terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists and cycling is still regarded as each nation’s number one sport in Spring.

Each of our Spring Classics Itinerary’s provides a unique experience as the race routes change a little each year, you can count on riding many of the legendary routes made famous by the Spring and Ardennes Classics including: The Koppenberg, Kwaremont, Muur van Geraardsbergen and the Trouée d’Arenberg – Forrest of Arenberg just to name a few.

Our Spring Classics tour is led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting tours to these races for many years, we’ll get you up close and personal with the Pro riders, to experience the excitement of the incredible Spring Classics, the Tour of Flanders and Paris – Roubaix races. We know how to get the best out of your riding, Spring Classics experience, all in a safe, supported, team like environment.

This tour is perfect for passionate cyclists, cycling fans, non cyclist, non cycling partners or people who’d like to do a bit of riding and race watching. $750 (per person) reserves your spot for the 2022 Spring Classics. Come ride with us, we’re the Spring Classics experts.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Spring Classics in April.

Ciao Pat, Grace, Phil and the Team

YOUR HOSTS

Pat Fitzpatrick and Phil Anderson are two of the world’s most experienced and credentialed hosts, guides, coaches and all-round good guys, you’ll enjoy every minute with them on and off the bike.

2022 SPRING CLASSICS BIKE HIRE

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

4 Day Tour of Flanders

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

4 Day Paris
Roubaix

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

5 Day Belgie Training Camp

$70 AUD per day

Mens Scott Addict 20 Disc Bike

11 day Ultimate Spring Classics

$65 AUD per day

OUR GUEST REVIEWS

Star rate
“Both Pat and Grace have excellent people skills, they build relationships quickly, they were always well organised with itineraries or plans for the day re weather, road changes, or unexpected issues that arose. Hard work from them made our tour of two weeks a dream holiday along with all the extra drama of the biggest cycling race in the world.”

- J. & I. Aplin . Napier, New Zealand

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“Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour. You and your team certainly exceeded my expectations, not only with the rides but local knowledge which helped make life simple.”

- Daren A . QLD, Australia

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“It is the small things that you guys do behind the scenes that makes all the difference. It was an amazing experience to ride in Italy and experience the Giro first hand. Thanks again and looking forward to the next tour.”

- Stephen P . QLD, Australia

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“I first met Pat and Grace on a cycling tour in Europe in 2013. Pat and Grace make the perfect team to run these types of tours, both are friendly, bubbly and outgoing in their personalities and each bring their own invaluable skills to touring with a group.”

- A. Saunders . Victoria, Australia

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“Wow, two of the greatest tour guides I know. Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team to handle your once in a life time tour. I’ve done at least 4 two-week cycle tours with one or both of this husband wife team. Every one has been extraordinary. You will not go wrong with one of these two as your tour coordinators.”

- Tommy. E . USA

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