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Spring Classics Week 2014
Tour of Flanders, Scheldeprijs and Paris Roubaix

4th to 14th April 2014

For 2014, we will again be offering you the chance to spend 10 days at the Spring Classics.

You will start the week doing the sportive version of the 2014 Tour of Flanders and after this you will see 2 fantastic races, the 2014 Tour of Flanders and the 2014 Scheldeprijs before riding the 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge and watching the 2014 Paris Roubaix Pro race.

Please fly to Brussels airport where we will come to collect you from the airport or the Eurostar station.

Planned itinerary:

Friday 4th of April:
Please arrange your own flight to Brussels airport or Brussels Eurostar train station where we can come to collect you. To do this, we have to receive your flight arrival and departure times.

We spend 6 nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis at the centrally located Hotel Novotel in Ghent. The hotel is in the centre of Ghent and the rooms have free WIFI and free coffee and tea making facilities.

If you have booked to take part in the 2014 Tour of Flanders cyclo and you have booked your entry through us, we will have your entry info and bib number ready for you on arrival at the hotel.
Please note that if you get your own entry, you will have to queue up in the morning before the race.

Saturday 5th of April: 2014 Tour of Flanders Cyclo
There will be the option of taking part in either the 259km, 133km or 83km Tour of Flanders cyclo event that follows the latter part of the pro race race route including all the famous climbs. We will have a Sports Tours International vehicle which will support as many of you as possible, giving feeds and mechanical back up, but there will be numerous organised feeding stations and mechanical service present.

Those who take part in the 259km big one will be taken by minibus to the start of the race in Brugges. The other 2 distances will start from Oudenaarde which is about 30km from Ghent.
All distances will finish in Oudenaarde where we will be waiting for you with a well deserved drink and sandwich.

Sunday 6th of April: 2014 Tour of Flanders Pro race
Today is the 2014 Tour of Flanders Professional race. We will use our expert knowledge of the region to see the race at numerous locations, including the famous cobbled climbs of Flanders.
There are plenty of roadside food establishments dotted around the route.

Monday 7th of April:
We hope to repeat previous year’s program where we visited the famous Eddy Merckx factory in the morning and in the afternoon we had a bike ride through the Flanders countryside.

Tuesday 8th of April:
After breakfast we will go for a ride this morning. It is likely that there are pro teams out training as well. In previous years we have encountered various Pro teams. In the afternoon we will visit the Tour of Flanders museum in Oudenaarde.

Wednesday 9th of April: The 2014 Scheldeprijs
Today we travel to Antwerpen for the start of the 102nd Scheldeprijs. Using our expert knowledge of the region we hope to see the race at numerous locations and the finish back in Antwerpen.

Thursday 10th of April:
After breakfast today we travel from Ghent to Valenciennes (France) where we spend 4 nights on dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Campanile Valenciennes. Those with bikes can ride from Ghent to Valenciennes.

Friday 11th of April:
After breakfast, you'll be taken to the registration for the 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge near St Quentin. After this, you'll have some time to take a short ride and make sure your bike is in full working order for the event on Saturday.
Alternatively you can ride the 80km to St Quentin and we will take you back on the minibus. We will be able to drop you half way there as well if preferred.

Saturday 12th of April: 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge
After an early breakfast, we will take you down to the start of the 2014 Paris Roubaix Challenge. At the end, we'll be there for you at the finish in the Velodrome in Roubaix.
After everybody has finished, we will take you back to the hotel in Valenciennes so we are well located to see the race the day after.

Sunday 13th of April: 2014 Paris Roubaix Pro race
You will be taken to the start in Compiegne, after which using our expert knowledge of the race route and you will see a number of pave sections such as the Forest of Arenberg and the finish on the Velodrome at Roubaix. After the finish you will return to our hotel in Valenciennes.

Monday 14th of April:
Return travel to Brussels airport. Please book your flights after 12:00. We will run 1 transfer back to the airport.

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£1179 per person in a twin or double room, based on 2 people sharing
Single room supplement: £369 for the sole occupancy of a room

Entry into the Flanders Sportive: £25 More details here
Entry into the Roubaix Challenge: £20

Twin to Share Option:
Do you want to take part in this great event but your mates are not into cycling or they can't get time off work? Use our 'twin to share' option. We will pair you up with another person so you don't have to pay the sole occupancy supplement.

Deposit required at time of booking: £250
(If you select the race entry for the 2014 Tour of Flanders cyclo and/or the 2014 Roubaix Challenge, this is payable in addition to the standard deposit and this part of it is non-refundable).

What's included:

  • Minibus transport to and from Brussels airport
  • Bike transport throughout the tour
  • Bike storage at the hotels
  • A visit to the Eddy Merckx factory
  • A visit to the Tour of Flanders Museum in Oudenaarde
  • All in-resort transport for you and your bike
  • 6 nights on a Bed and Breakfast basis at the centrally located Hotel Novotel in Ghent
  • 4 nights on dinner, bed and breakfast at the Hotel Campanile Valenciennes
  • The services of our experienced Sports Tours guides and drivers

What's not included:

  • Evening meals in Ghent
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance including insurance for your bike
  • Any hotel extras
  • Event entry to the Tour of Flanders and Roubaix Challenge (Available as a bookable extra)

HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person, plus the full race entry fee, which is non-returnable once booked. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

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Important Information:
If you are a British passport holder visas are not required to enter France or Belgium and you may stay as a visitor for three months. For links to General travel information, click here. If you are not a British passport holder please refer to your own country's rules for entry into this destination. For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page.
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