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Join Ride International Tours for a VIP experience of the 2023 Paris Roubaix race.

Our Paris Roubaix VIP Day tour will travel to visit the race start, we’ll then follow the race to see multiple viewpoints, including the Forrest of Arenberg, and finally back to the VIP Access at the Roubaix Velodrome. We’ll experience all of the excitement of the race finish from the infield of the Roubaix velodrome.


VIP Day Tour – Paris Roubaix
Day Tour Date: Sunday 17th April, 2023
Price: AUD $695 – approximately USD $500 per person
Includes: Transfers, Gourmet European Style Picnic Lunch, Champagne, Drinks.


2023 Paris Roubaix – VIP Day Tour

You’ll spend Paris Roubaix on a VIP experience as we follow the race start to finish.

A Champagne, gourmet picnic lunch is included enroute to the famous Roubaix Velodrome.

Phil Anderson was based in Belgium and France for much of his early pro cycling career, he knows the regions like a local and has helped to design much of our Spring Classics tours.

Phil was always passionate about doing well in these early season Spring Classics races. He had great success including winning the Amstel Gold Race, 2nd place at the Tour of Flanders and many podium places in the one-day monument races.

Our combined experience allows us to see the race at multiple viewing points en route, including being at the finish of the Paris – Roubaix in the velodrome.


• Arrival – Early Morning Pick Up: Lille TGV Trainstation
*( If your program allows we highly recommend arriving the night prior to build in some wiggle room for your transport to Lille. Contact us if you’d like to stay at our Team Hotel – optional extra)
• All transfers including to race start, multiple viewpoints en route, VIP Area Roubaix Velodrome
• Departure: Lille TGV Trainstation

• The Hell of The North, Paris – Roubaix, France

• Gourmet European Style Picnic Lunch, Champagne, Snacks, Drinks
• VIP Access To Official Paris Roubaix Velodrome Infield


DAY 1 Paris Roubaix VIP Day Tour – Sunday 17th April, 2023

Pick up: 6.30am Lille Train Station or alternatively meet at our Team Hotel.

Pre Tour:

NB, if time permits in your travel program we highly recommend arriving at our Team Hotel the night prior (optional extra), arriving the night prior will dramatically assist in reducing travel stress

About our day:

We’ll meet/collect you at 6.30am at the Lille Trainstation, or alternatively, meet you in the lobby of our Team Hotel. Our Team Hotel is in Lille old town and positioned centrally to Lille’s train stations.

From Lille, we travel in our team vehicles to the start town for the Paris – Roubaix, it’ll be a buzz with the pre-race excitement.

After the race start we remount into our vehicles and start our day chasing the race, we’ll visit multiple viewing points en route including the famous Forrest of Arenburg. We pause mid-day among the action to enjoy our gourmet picnic lunch and to sip on champagne and drinks prior to heading to the Roubaix Velodrome. We’ll arrive at the Roubaix Velodrome in time to enjoy the excitement of the moment and enjoy the festivities of the Queen of the Classics finish. It’s a wonderful day, a day to remember.

 Après Race:

Suggested Post Race rehydration: 

We are in the north of France, perhaps celebrations should include a glass of local bubbly, the Champagne region is just two hours directly south of us in Lille.



$695 AUD – Approximately USD $500 Payment in full reserves your position 

*Note, our Paris Roubaix – VIP Day Tour is new each year, to accommodate for changes to the race route and program, we maximise your experience with race viewing and a wonderful cultural experience.

$695.00 AUD

Hotel Option

Our Tour

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

The proximity of our Team Hotel in the Belgium to the Netherlands border region allows us to cross the borders with ease. Our Best of Belgium Tour, is the ideal way to ride plenty each day, recover off the bike, combined with plenty of time available each afternoon to explore Belgium and the local area.

You’ll have your fill of riding, optional extra rides are available each day for those that are keen for more. Plus we visit many places of interest including a small local Belgium Brewery, Chocolatiers, Local Artisan Producers, Bike Stores, lovely cafe’s / coffee shops and take a scenic tour of Brugge. Let us know your passions, interests and things you’d like to see and do, we have plenty of great recommendations for Brugge and Belgium.

We’ll see different aspects of Belgium, the Netherlands, mixed with a cultural, historic, culinary and beverage experience. April is a beautiful time to visit and ride, there’s plenty of seasonal produce available, along with the bursts of Spring flowers.

The atmosphere, passion and knowledge of the fans in Belgium and the Netherlands is unrivalled, they create an electric atmosphere. We’ll show you the smaller roads, ride classic roads, see famous monuments, picture postcard villages, beautiful cities and stay in a lovely hotel.

There’s something endearing about riding a bike in Belgium, it’s a country practically born and raised on bike racing. The terrain is almost purpose-built for cyclists, cycle racing and cycling is still regarded as the nation’s number one sport in Spring.

Our Spring Classics tours are led by our experienced team who’ve been hosting tours to these races and areas for many years, we’ll get you up close and personal with the Pro riders to experience the excitement first hand. 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 2024 Spring Classics Best of Belgium Tour. 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

Meet your hosts for our 2024 Spring Classics Tours

Pat and Grace worked tirelessly to make sure everyone’s needs and expectations were met

S. Charlton (2015)Queensland, Australia

A big thanks to you for making my trip, as a non-rider, very memorable

L. Green (2010) New Zealand

Grace and Pat go above and beyond to make sure you have a good time

Steph W. (2015, 2014 & 2013)NSW, Australia

Nothing was too much trouble, their demeanour was always cheery

Andrew S. (2014)Melbourne, Australia

Knowledgeable, multilingual, always helpful, a great team

Tommy. E (2016, 2014, 2013, 2012)USA

Grace is the most organised of guides, no request is too unusual or difficult

A. Saunders (2017)Victoria, Australia

You took care of my wife wonderfully… I am grateful and appreciative

David S. (2016)Canada

Thanks very much for a highly enjoyable and excellently run tour

Daren A. (2012)QLD, Australia

Grace and Pat are remarkable. Thank you so much!

Claudia H. (2104)Canada

Grace… you are warm, inclusive and infectious in your enthusiasm

John H. (2014)Australia

Pat and his team did an absolutely brilliant job

L. Hocking (2015)Victoria, Australia

Big thanks to Grace & Patrick… we had a Brilliant time

Andrew E (2016)Australia

The trip ran like clock work… all we had to worry about was enjoying ourselves

Ben K. (2013)NSW, Australia

Grace… you are still as efficient and organised as always

Richard B. (2016, 2012)Western Australia

Pat’s leadership gave everyone what they needed

Peter F. (2010)New Zealand


  • Spacious Cycling Friendly Four Star Accommodation.
  • Daily breakfasts (Evening Meals, Lunches, Drinks Etc As Per Detailed Itinerary Below).
  • Local guides for cycling and non-cyclists including former Australian Pro Rider Phil Anderson
  • Minimum of three guided ride options per day, to suit your preferred distance and amount of climbing
  • Pro mechanical support on tour
  • Support vehicle to carry daypacks, spare parts, hydration and ride snacks
  • Separate Spectator Itinerary for Non-cyclists
  • Itinerary, including daily ride maps
  • Free download of our GPS Ride Routes
  • Complimentary return train station transfers
  • Daily Bike Spa including Bike Wash, Mechanical check and tune, by a Pro Mechanic
  • Cyclists Receive Our Premium Quality European Rider Pack including: Jersey, Knicks, Socks, Cycling Cap and Musette Bag
  • Non-Cyclists Receive a Spectator Pack including Designer Ride International Tours Polo Shirt, Socks, Cap and Musette Bag

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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

Star rate
“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

Star rate
“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

Star rate
“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

Star rate
“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

Advance Bookings:

We open up our Advance Reservations for trips so you can book well ahead. Guarantee your position by booking up to 12 months prior.

If you’d like to organise and book your trip more than 12 months prior, contact us via email or phone, we’ll arrange everything so you can make an advanced early booking.

An advance booking, accompanied by a fully refundable $750 AUD (Australian Dollar) ensures priority booking status when the trip details are announced. Note, an advance booking is not considered final until payment is received.

Once specific trip itinerary details are finalized, we’ll contact everyone on the advance reservation list via email, we’ll include the itinerary and offer a priority booking position before opening up bookings to the wider community.

If a trip fills – as it often does in the advance bookings, we create a waiting list and then offer reservations on a first-come, first-serve basis (based on the date the advance reservation was made) once our advanced booking guest have finalised.

To cancel an advance reservation a cancellation request must be submitted in writing/ via email within 10 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 10-day period.

Travel Insurance:

As a Ride International Tour participant, it is compulsory to have your own travel insurance. We recommend activating your travel insurance as soon as you’ve placed your booking deposit to ensure you are covered from the outset. Please ensure that your policy includes coverage for:

  • Cancellation charges
  • Medical expenses in the event of an accident or illness.
  • Baggage
  • Cycling activities and associated risks
  • Cycling equipment

We encourage each participant on our tours to contact your travel agent, and or travel insurance provider directly. Your travel insurance experts are best equipped to provide clarification, recommendations for best providers and or further information on the cover that suits your specific needs.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 150 days prior to your trip departure date, we will forward via email your final payment invoice. You can choose to make full payment earlier if you prefer to finalise your trip payment early, contact us and we will arrange for an invoice to be sent.

What if I have to transfer, change or cancel my trip:
We understand you may not be able to go on your trip, cancel, change or transfer due to personal or medical reasons. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to transfer to another trip that has places available. If you have a question give us a call or email.

Due to the high demand, limited hotel availability and the advance payments expected by our hotels and restaurants we use, the following cancellation conditions apply to all of our trips.


150 days prior to departure 50% cancellation fee of the trip price
90 – 61 days prior to departure 75% cancellation fee of the trip price
60 days and less prior to departure 100% cancellation fee of the trip price
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