y2012 Paris Roubaix • Greater Europe • Europe
|Months To Go||April | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||Contact us for 2013 trip details|
|Start & End||Lille, France|
|Trip Length||4 days | 3 nights|
|Rider Type||4 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 40 - 80 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Shopping, Ride Pro Race Course, RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK Team Access|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
Paris Roubaix, often called "the Hell of the North," is one of the hardest single day races and one of the oldest, dating to 1896. Riders navigate 28 sections of cobbles, many still the originals laid by Napoleon I, before the exciting finish laps in the velodrome. This legendary race is guaranteed to result in bruised bodies and battered egos while the winner receives a large cobble trophy. We will bring you as close to the race as you can get without joining the peloton.
- Exclusive Trek Travel Race viewings.
- Ride the industry's best, Trek's 5.2 OCLV Madone bike (always included in the price) or upgrade to the 6.5 - a lighter even higher performance ride.
- Behind the scenes race access.
- Our reputation as the experts in the industry for our race trips.
- Highly trained guides to offer industry renowned support and attention.
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|2012 Sample Itinerary
Sample 2012 Itinerary
Days 1-4 |
Stay at Hotel TBD
Ride part of the Paris-Roubaix race course including the infamous cobbles of the Trouée d’Arenberg | Visit with RADIOSHACK NISSAN TREK team | Meet the mechanics and see the bikes | Q&A with team rep | Ride some of the famous climbs and cobbles of the race | VIP passes to Roubaix Vélodrome
Sample 2012 Accommodations
Hotel TBD | Mons, France
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 3 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane purchase at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
Spring temperatures are usually cool with pleasant daytime temperatures(40F-60F). Belgium’s beautiful green landscapes and northern location mean that it can be hit with the odd cold spell and rain shower. Warm layers and a waterproof shell are highly recommended.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 4||Average Daily Mileage | 40|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 1,000|
On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Paris Roubaix is best suited for our Type 4 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 3 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is Varied with rolling plains. Hills can be steep and can involve cobblestones. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
This destination is best suited to guests who want to cycle every day. Because of the terrain and/or remoteness of the hotels and riding routes, there are few, if any, non-riding options available. If a non-rider wants to accompany a rider guest on this trip, they would need to spend many hours in the van and/or at the hotels on the trip. Due to this, we strongly discourage non-riders from this destination.
As an alternative, call a Trek Travel Trip Consultant at 866.464.8735 for trip suggestions where more non-rider activities are available, such as:
How do I train for my trip?
We work with Vision Quest Training to give you that little boost before your Trek Travel bike trip. Vision Quest offers custom training plans that will get you ready to tackle your trip with confidence. The coaches consider the amount of hours you can train per week, what you need to focus on based on your goals and milestones you need to hit in order to achieve them. They develop a detailed write up and training plan just for you!
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
|Paris Roubaix||2013 information will be available in September|
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Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Paris Roubaix bike vacations, here is what they said…
Paris-Roubaix showcases grit and glory on the infamous cobblestones with an emotional finish in the Roubaix vélodrome. A captivating, historic race and an excellent opportunity to experience riding the cobbles and French country roads —Penny Gatward, Trip Designer
Enjoy the gastronomic crossroads of this region: Belgian chocolate, beer and French dedication to perfection at the table. —Penny Gatward, Trip Designer