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Classic Aachen-Roubaix Tour

The best of the spring classics – 29/05-3/06/2018

Even though we prefer to be in the saddle ourselves, the pro racers exercise a certain fascination over us nonetheless. Mont Ventoux and the Col du Tourmalet would not be the myths they are if epic dramas had not been played out there in the battle for the yellow jersey. It is similar with the spring classics – who hasn't sat on the edge of their seat in front of the TV as the peloton shoot over the cobbles between Paris and Roubaix?

Now, with Epic Climbs, you can live the fascination of the spring classics yourself at June Bank Holiday. We will tour the scenes of all these thrilling races on a long-distance ride from Aachen to Roubaix. The Heuvelland hills in the South Limburg region of Holland. The Ardennes with their gruelling ramps. The cobblestones in Flanders. And France's Hell of the North. Following the wheels of the Amstel Gold Race, the Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the Tour of Flanders and the Paris-Roubaix.

Conquer the cobbles!


Impressions


The Guides

Jan – The Boss

quäldich-Guide Sahner Jan

Founder and CEO of Epic Climbs and, as such, on a very special mission - with his inimitable style he motivates his flock to perform great deeds in the saddle. Sometimes does great things in the evening programme, too!

Marcel – The Artist of the Slopes

quäldich-Guide Marcel F.

Marcel is Senior Editor at Epic Climbs and an artist on ascents, so you'll usually find him on the steep dirt trails of his native Hohenlohe or South Limburg in the Netherlands. He knows his way around the Ardennes like nobody.

Peter – The Little Explorer

quäldich-Guide Peter Hefner

Friendly,
cute,
grey.

Tirelessly on the lookout for anything true and beautiful.

Sille – Sport Support

quäldich-Guide Sille Stefaniak

Our Sille loves following the group in the broom wagon, in first or second gear. She dishes out excellent sympathy to everyone that approaches her and her vehicle suffering from exhaustion or a crash. Her lunchtime buffets are legendary, and her sports massages save the day for many. Founder, boss and the good fairy of Sille's Sport Support.


Getting there

Our starting point of Aachen is easily reached with all forms of transport.

We offer the option of return transport from Roubaix to Aachen. On Sunday 3rd June you can travel back to Aachen on our bus which has a bike trailer.

From southern Germany, Austria and Switzerland via Frankfurt and Cologne on the A4 to the Aachen exit, then into the town centre on the A544.

From northern Germany via Düsseldorf or Köln to Aachen.

There is no free parking close to our initial hotel. You can park in a nearby underground car park at a reduced rate.

We recommend you use our internal forum to organise car-sharing.

The nearest airports are Düsseldorf and Cologne-Bonn. From there, take a regional train to Aachen Hauptbahnhof.

Aachen Hauptbahnhof is served by long-distance trains (ICE, IC).


The Itinerary

Guided Bike Tour 29/05-3/06/2018

  • Tuesday, 29th May 2018
    Travel to Aachen. Evening meal together at 8pm in the hotel.
  • Wednesday, 30th May 2018
    Stage One Aachen - Spa
  • Thursday, 31st May 2018
    Stage Two Spa - Namur
  • Friday, 1st June 2018
    Stage Three Namur - Oudenaarde
  • Saturday, 2nd June 2018
    Stage Four Oudenaarde - Roubaix
  • Sunday, 3rd June 2018
    optional return transport by bus from Roubaix to Aachen and return home.

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