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2023 SPRING CLASSICS PARIS ROUBAIX – VIP DAY TOUR.

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.

TOUR | DATE | PRICE:

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.

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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.

inclusions

Transfers:
• 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

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

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

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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.

Pricing

Payments

$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

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YOUR HOSTS

Guide Phil

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You’ll spend the famous race days of the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix on a VIP experience with Phil Anderson as we follow the races in our vehicles. Champagne – gourmet picnic lunch’s included enroute during both classics.

Phil was based in Belgium for much of his early pro cycling career, he was passionate about doing well in these early season Spring Classics races, including winning the Amstel Gold Race, 2nd at the Tour of Flanders and many podium places in the one-day monument races.

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

Pat Fitzpratrick

PAT FITZPATRICK

Director of Ride International Tours – With a keen passion for improving riders fitness and technique in Road biking, MTB, Gravel and Cx riding. Originally Pat hails from Adelaide, South Australia, but resides half the year in Brunswick, Melbourne Australia – The balance of the year is spent in Europe hosting tours, while in Europe he's based out of lovely small medieval Spanish village, Solsona near the Pyrenees mountains.

When not on tour, Dadding is the priority - doing the bins, clothes washing, dishes and cleaning up after our very energetic young twin daughters.

Riding and racing from when I could walk, racing since the age of 7. BMX, Motorcross, Mountainbike XC, Downhill, 4cross, Road and criterium racing. Coaching and improving riders in their fitness and technique since 1997

10

Years of Experience

63

Tours Completed

1,384

Trip Guests

32,926km

Cycled on Tour

238

Hotels Visited

OUR GUEST REVIEWS

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“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

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 14 days of the trip details being published. The (AUD) $750 advance reservation payment will be immediately refunded for any cancellation received within this 14-day period.

Final Payments:

The balance of your trip payment is due no later than 120 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.

* PLEASE NOTE: For Phil Anderson to attend this tour, there needs to be a minimum of 4 guests booked. In the event that Phil does not attend this tour, our experienced, professional team of Australian and local on and off-bike guides will host your tour.

AFTER BOOKING, IF YOU CANCEL:

120 – 91 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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