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Join Ride International Tours for a VIP experience of the 2024 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, we’ll experience all of the excitement of the race finish at the Roubaix Velodrome.

*Additional VIP Extras: Roubaix Velodrome VIP Tickets


VIP Day Tour – Paris Roubaix
Day Tour Date: 7 April 2024

Price: AUD $695 – [approximately USD $475 per person]
Includes: Transfers, Multiple Race Viewing Points, Gourmet European Style Picnic Lunch, Champagne, Drinks, Race Finish Roubaix Velodrome.

*Optional Extras: Roubaix Velodrome VIP Tickets, inc VIP Area plus food and drinks package. Cost per person: $645.00 [AUD – Australian Dollars] approximate conversion rate for USD $410 – GBP £340 – Euro €390


2024 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 [former Australian professional cyclist] and Belgium local Rudy Rogiers assisted to co-designed this tour. 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.

Rudy who co-hosts our 11 Day Tour finished Second at Paris Roubaix in one of the muddiest editions of the race ever held in 1984.

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.

Contact us if you’d like optional VIP tickets for the Roubaix Velodrome finish, we have limited tickets available.


Transfers Included:
• Arrival – Early Morning Pick Up: Lille TGV Trainstation
* NB. 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, viewpoints en route, Roubaix Velodrome
• Departure: Lille TGV Trainstation

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

• Paris Roubaix Race Start
• Gourmet European Style Picnic Lunch, Champagne, Snacks, Drinks
• Midpoint Race Viewing
• Paris Roubaix Velodrome.
*NB VIP Tickets To Paris Roubaix Velodrome Available [Contact Us – Option extra]


DAY 1 Paris Roubaix VIP Day Tour – 7 April 2024

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 at least the night prior (optional extra), arriving early or the night prior will dramatically assist in reducing travel stress, you’ll also enjoy sometime to explore your surrounds in the north of France.

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 the region of Lille and well positioned for airport and train transfers.

From our meet up point, 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 view 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.


Sold Out – Contact us to go on the waitlist.
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Our Tour

2024 Spring Classics Paris Roubaix VIP Day Tour ”.

There’s something endearing about being in northern France in Spring, 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 Spring Classics experience, all in a safe, supported, team like environment.

This VIP Paris Roubaix day tour is perfect for passionate cyclists, cycling fans, non cyclists, and non cycling partners – Today we experience the thrill of watching one of the most exciting one day races on the calendar.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Spring Classics in April.
Ciao Pat, Grace, and the Ride International 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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