Once again we are Official Tour Operators of the Paris Roubaix Challenge. Join Ride International Tours for a VIP experience of the 2024 Spring Classics, including the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix races.
We offer a wide range of cycling, non-cycling and Self Guided tour options 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 Best of Belgium experience.
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, they are likely to be 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.
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 “Best of Belgium” experience, it’s the ideal way to ride each day, recover and with plenty of time off the bike each day to explore our surrounds.
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 and roads, 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 2023 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 and the Ride International Team
Pat is the co founder of Ride Intenational Tours, he lives with his family half the year in Melbourne Australia – the balance of the year in Europe, based out of lovely small village 50km from Barcelona.
Riding from when he could walk, racing since the age of 7. Pat's raced a wide variety of disciplines including BMX, Motorcross, Mountainbike XC, Downhill, 4cross, plus criterium and road racing. As well as hosting cycling tours, Pat still makes time each year to skills coach the next generations of up and coming junior, masters and elite cyclists on MTB, Cyclocross and Road bikes
2024 SPRING CLASSICS BIKE HIRE
4 Day Tour of Flanders
From $100 AUD per day
4 Day Paris
From $100 AUD per day
4 Day Best of Belgium & Netherlands
From $100 AUD per day
11 day Ultimate Spring Classics
From $80 AUD per day
OUR GUEST REVIEWS
“Amazing experience on and off the bike, great guides and seamless planning got us around Belgium and northern France in a way we could never do on our own. Unforgettable epic spring classics riding experience, with the team providing the right level of options for everyone and fantastic rental bikes. Highly recommended!”
“After having to delay in previous years due to other factors it was finally great to join Pat and Grace for the Paris - Roubaix challenge. They were both quietly efficient, friendly and thorough in their attention to detail. They ensured that we all achieved what we wanted and no task was too difficult.”
“Ride International Tours is fantastic. Pat, Grace and the entire team are experienced, genuine, helpful, passionate and very good at what they do. My son Tyler and I had the trip of a lifetime, with experiences and memories that we are so thankful for. If you are interested in a cycling vacation, I could not recommend a company more that Ride International.”
“Having just been on the 2023 Spring Classics Tour, I can honestly say that Pat, Grace and the wider team deliver a professional and well-coordinated tour program which includes many great experiences both on and off the bike. Every day was made easy for us guests in terms of being made aware of timing, schedules, transport, and general support from the whole team such as bicycle preparation and on route fuel stops. Furthermore, one cannot underestimate the benefit the team at Ride International Tours delivers through their knowledge of routes, roads and places to ride so you can be confident you will take maximum advantage of your time in their company. Ride International Tours - Well done and thanks.”
“We’d heard fantastic reviews of Ride International before embarking on our 10-day tour of the spring classics, and I can honestly say it still managed to exceed expectations. From the transport and accommodation to the ride planning and event spectating, our tour had it all. Would highly recommend Pat, Grace and the team at RI to anybody considering an overseas cycling trip.”
“Pat is the bike skills whisperer! We worked together closely to improve my dirt skills ahead of cyclocross World Cups and world championships. With his help I achieved the best cyclocross World Cup result and world ranking ever achieved by an Australian - no small feat for an ex roadie!”
“I often do one-on-one sessions with Pat to continuously improve my technical skills for World Tour racing. He has a magic way of breaking things down so that they become achievable. We often work on race specific technique like riding cobbles, cornering, and hill climbing, but he also throws in some fun tricks along the way. I always leave feeling confident in my abilities and having had a really fun ride.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”