We will base ourselves out of Ghent, Belgium for the duration of this trip, in our 4 Star Grand Reylof Hotel which is right in the center of this historic town. Ghent was home to David McKenzie for much of his Pro cycling career and is a wonderful old town, steeped in history and stunning architecture.
During this trip you will have the option of riding both the Tour of Flanders and Paris Roubaix Cyclosportives (GrandFondos) as well as seeing both of these epic Classics live on race day. Rides will feature the traditional Belgian countryside you are now accustomed to seeing on TV during the spring, including the dreaded and much loved “pavé”.
FLANDERS - ROUBAIX
You will get to see the Tour of Flanders up close and personal from the VIP tent right on the finish line, while enjoying some food, wine and being able to follow the race on a big screen TV.
For the Paris - Roubaix you will have the luxury of seeing the race live on a few different cobbled sections before seeing the end of the race on TV from our tent right on the exit of cobbled Section 7.
One of the main focuses of this trip is getting to ride the Cyclospotives (or "Gran Fondos") of both the Tour of Flanders and Paris - Roubaix. You will get a real life experience of what it is like to ride the cobbles. In addition to the Cyclosportives you will also get to flavor some of David McKenzie's old training roads, as well as some classic local rides.
We have planned plenty of activities to cover all eventualities in the event of bad weather and Belgium has lots to offer both on and off the bike.
Single room Supplement:
Start & Finish:
Spring Classics & Cyclosportives
- All Breakfasts
- 5 Evening Meals
- Guided Rides
- Airport Pickup & Dropoff
- Cyclosportive Entries
- Brewery Visit
- War Memorial Visit