2020 Cobbled Classics with Stuart O’Grady

This is it! Our famous Cobbled Classics Tour hosted by none other than former Paris-Roubaix champion, Stuart O’Grady. Let Stuart guide you through the cobbled sectors of Flanders and Roubaix whilst meeting some of his old mates from the pro peloton along the way, including; Tom Boonen, Johan Museeuw, Scott Sunderland and more! A sell out every year, we limit our group to only 25 guests, so get in quick to experience cycling at its best in its homeland.

Highlights:

  • Hosted by 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner Stuart O’Grady
  • 10 nights  premium accommodation through Belgium
  • Return transfers from Brussels Airport
  • Entry into Paris Roubaix and Tour of Flanders Sportive rides
  • The ultimate classics riding experience as you have the opportunity to ride the course of famous races including:
    • Paris-Roubaix
    • Tour of Flanders
    • Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    • La Fleche Wallone
    • Amstel Gold

** This tour has limited places remaining, so be sure to get in fast to secure your spot.

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Day 1

Welcome

April 3, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 30km

This morning, the Mummu Cycling team will welcome you at Brussels airport between 10am and 12pm to assist with your direct train transfer to our accommodation at the Marriott Hotel in Ghent. Once checked in and settled at the hotel, we will ensure your bikes are set up before heading out on a short ride to stretch the legs ahead of tomorrow’s Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo.

We will head to dinner as a group this evening, hosted by Stuart O’Grady. A great opportunity for us all to get to know one another and brief you on the exciting week ahead!

Today’s Ride: 30-40km easy loop around Ghent to stretch the legs

 

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Day 1

Welcome

April 3, 2020

This morning, the Mummu Cycling team will welcome you at Brussels airport between 10am and 12pm to assist with your direct train transfer to our accommodation at the Marriott Hotel in Ghent.

Once you’ve checked in and freshened up, you’ll have the opportunity to discover the history and the hidden secrets of one of the most beautiful cities in Belgium – Ghent.

You’ll be mesmerized by the outstanding beauty of its quays, churches and squares. Every house has its own history and every facade is hiding some legends behind. Would you like to know what’s so special about Ghent? Join our free walking tour!

You’ll learn not only the history of the city, its ups and downs, but also the urban myths, the jokes the locals have about their town, the adventures of the university students and how these young party-people are giving life to the city. At the end of the tour, you’ll discover the historical ‘must see’s’ of Ghent, and by now you’ll surely have some great insight as to where the best local bars and restaurants are in town!

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Day 2

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Sportif)

April 4, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 141km/75km

Following an early breakfast, we will transfer you to Oudenaarde, the start and finish location for the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo sportive ride. More than 10,000 people congregate in Oudenaarde each year to take part in this event – creating a festival-like atmosphere in town and pro inspired support throughout the race. Today is a unique opportunity to ride a similar course to the pros, taking on many iconic cobbled climbs famous to the race and the region, including; the Koppenberg, Oude Kwaremont and the Paterberg.

Stuart will be on hand to give you a briefing and exclusive tips on how to tackle the cobbled bergs you’re about to tackle! Once you have completed your chosen ride for the day, we will spend the afternoon in Oudenaarde enjoying the atmosphere and stalls at the exclusive fan zone located at the finish line to the sportive ride.

After a well-deserved Belgian beer and a bite to eat, we will transfer back to our hotel where the evening will be at your leisure.

Today’s ride: Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo – 141km/74km

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Day 2

Ronde van Vlaanderen Cyclo (Flanders Sportif)

April 4, 2020

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer you to Oudenaarde, the start and finish location for the Ronde Van Vlaanderen Cyclo sportive ride.

More than 10,000 people congregate in Oudenaarde each year to take part in this event – creating a festival-like atmosphere in town and pro inspired support throughout the race.

While our riding guests are on course, you’ll spend the day in the vibrant small city of Oudenaarde, enjoying the lively atmosphere and stalls at the exclusive fan zone located at the finish line of the sportive ride.

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Day 3

Tour of Flanders (Ronde Van Vlaanderen)

April 5, 2020 / Difficulty

A day the entire country of Belgium stops for has arrived! The 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders begins today from Antwerp and makes its way through the Flanders region and across some of the most famous ‘bumpy’ terrain in cycling.

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer you to our prime race viewing location on the famous Oude Kwaremont cobbled climb! Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the incredibly lively atmosphere that Belgium never ceases to deliver, among like-minded, cycling-mad crowds of passionate fans, beer and frites in hand, of course!

Concluding the race, we will transfer you back to the hotel where dinner will be at your leisure. A great opportunity to stroll through historical old town Ghent and marvel in the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 3

Tour of Flanders (Ronde Van Vlaanderen)

April 5, 2020

A day the entire country of Belgium stops for has arrived! The 104th edition of the Tour of Flanders begins today from Antwerp and makes its way through the Flanders region and across some of the most famous ‘bumpy’ terrain in cycling.

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer you to our prime race viewing location on the famous Oude Kwaremont cobbled climb! Here, you will have the opportunity to experience the incredibly lively atmosphere that Belgium never ceases to deliver, among like-minded, cycling-mad crowds of passionate fans, beer and frites in hand, of course!

Concluding the race, we will transfer you back to the hotel where dinner will be at your leisure. A great opportunity to stroll through historical old town Ghent and marvel in the beautiful architecture the city has to offer.

Today’s Ride: Spectating Day

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Day 4

A day with Johan Museeuw

April 6, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 60km

This morning, we have a special treat in store…

Following breakfast, we’ll meet up with 3 x Paris-Roubaix and 3 x Flanders winner, Johan Museeuw!

Johan, known as the ‘Lion of Flanders’ in Belgium will lead today’s ride as we explore the roads of Flanders past, finishing on the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen.

Concluding our ride, you will have the option to transfer back to our hotel via van or continue on bike.

Once back at the hotel and freshened up, Johan will join us for drinks in the bar where he’ll share some stories from his extraordinary career.

This evenings dinner will then be at your leisure before we head across the country tomorrow towards the Ardennes region.

Today’s ride: 60km ride to Geerardsbergen – includes Kapelmur and Bosberg climbs

 

 

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Day 4

A day with Johan Museeuw

April 6, 2020

Enjoy a relaxed morning in Kortrijk as the second part of today is action packed..

You’re in for a treat with a Pro Team meet and greet with one of Stuart’s former teams at their hotel. We’ll hear their thoughts on Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s race plan and strategies! You’ll also tour the bus and meet the riders.

Once back at the hotel, you’ll be hosted for pre-dinner drinks in the private dining room by 3 x Paris-Roubaix and 3 x Flanders winner Johan Museeuw!

Johan, known as the ‘Lion of Flanders’ in Belgium will lead today’s ride as we explore the roads of Flanders past, finishing on the iconic Muur van Geraardsbergen.

This evenings dinner will then be at your leisure, before we head across the country tomorrow towards the Ardennes region.

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Day 5

Mur de Huy

April 7, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 70km

Following breakfast this morning, we will check out of our hotel in Ghent and begin our transfer in pursuit of Liege – home to one of cycling’s prestigious monuments, Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Before arriving, we will have our first opportunity to ride the roads of the Ardennes Classics. First up, covering the final stages of the 2019 Flèche Wallone course, including the iconic Mur de Huy and its surrounding undulating terrain.

The Mur de Huy (in English translates to ‘the wall of Huy’) has become famous as the finishing stretch of the Fleche Wallone course. The pros tackle it a brutal 3 times, with the final ascent marking an excruciatingly tough battle for glory as the finish line awaits at its crest. It’s only 1.2km in length, yet climbs over 120m in elevation and reaches a MURderous maximum gradient of 26%…steep is an understatement!  If you can muster some energy to sightsee on your way up, be sure to check out the seven chapels along the way!

In the afternoon, we will check-in to our hotel and a group dinner to cheers to the Ardennes and share experiences from the day’s adventures.

Today’s Ride: 80km rolling hills on the 2019 Fleche Wallone course, including a few laps of the finishing circuit, including the Mur de Huy 

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Day 5

Mur de Huy

April 7, 2020

Following breakfast this morning, we will check out of our hotel in Ghent and begin our transfer in pursuit of Liege – home to one of cycling’s prestigious monuments, Liege-Bastogne-Liege.

Before arriving, we will hit the town of Huy, to explore the centre and the surrounding roads of the famous Ardennes Classic – Flèche Wallone, including the iconic Mur de Huy ascent.

The Mur de Huy (in English translates to ‘the wall of Huy’) has become famous as the finishing stretch of the race. The pros tackle it a brutal 3 times, with the final ascent marking an excruciatingly tough battle for glory as the finish line awaits at its crest. It’s only 1.2km in length, yet climbs over 120m in elevation and reaches a MURderous maximum gradient of 26%…steep is an understatement!

In the afternoon, we will check-in to our hotel and a group dinner to cheers to the Ardennes and share experiences from the day’s adventures.

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Day 6

La Doyenne

April 8, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 80km

Today marks our second day exploring the famous roads of the Ardennes classics. This morning it is ‘La Doyenne’ or Liege Bastogne Liege, one of the first of the five cycling monuments, initiated all the way back in 1892. For classics fans, this race is almost as big as the Tour de France – a definite must-do on the bucket list of classics rides!

We will set off from our hotel following breakfast, making our way towards Spa – the original start and finish location of the race and yes, it is where the term for medicinal baths comes from. This Belgian town is one of the country’s major tourist cities, made famous for the mineral springs, home of the first casino and it also hosts the Belgian Formula One Grand Prix each year.

From Spa, we will intersect the 2017 Liege Bastogne Liege course, making our way across the final challenging climbs including the Cote de la Roche and the Cote de la Redoute. The latter, another of the short sharp 10% climbs these classics are famous for.

This evening is at your leisure to explore the historic-rich city of Liege.

Today’s ride: 80-90km rolling hills on the 2018 Liege Bastogne Liege course – includes some tough short climbs.

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Day 6

La Doyenne

April 8, 2020

This morning, after our riding guests set off, we will jump in the vans to spend the day in Namur.

Namur is the capital city of the Wallonia region of Belgium. At the confluence of the Meuse and Sambre rivers is the Citadel, a medieval fortress with 7km of underground passages, gardens, views and a golden statue of a giant turtle. In town, the Felicien Rops Museum focuses on the works of this 19th-century, Namur-born erotic artist. The baroque St. Loup Church has marble columns and a richly carved ceiling.

We will spend the day exploring underground and enjoy lunch as a group before transferring back to the hotel  where the evening is at your leisure to explore the histroy-rich city of Liege.

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Day 7

Amstel Gold Experience

April 9, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 70km

Today is our final day in the Ardennes region. After check out we will be making our way across the border into the Netherlands to tackle the Amstel Gold course.

Following breakfast this morning, we will transfer by van to Valkenberg, where we will begin our ride for the day. We will cover many parts of last year’s Amstel Gold course, tackling a few of the key climbs faced in the challenging final 45km, including the infamous Cauberg. The 700m climb may be short, but it’s certainly no easy feat with an average gradient of 8% and ramping up to 20% in it’s steepest section. The vicious climb, placed just before the finish line, has been a consistent battle and race-decider since 2003. Here, will mark the perfect opportunity to get some insight into just how much pain the pro’s have to endure to win the prestigious Classic!

We will spend the afternoon in Valkenberg at the foot of the Cauberg where there are many shops and local restaurants to keep us entertained for the afternoon, before making our way to our final hotel in Kortrijk where will enjoy a group pasta dinner.

Today’s ride: 80km rolling hills on the 2018 Amstel Gold course

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Day 7

Amstel Gold Experience

April 9, 2020

Today is our final day in the Ardennes region.

After check out, we will be making our way across the border into the Netherlands where we will spend the day in Valkenberg, at the foot of the Amstel Gold, race-famous, Cauberg where there are many shops and local restaurants to keep us entertained before making our way to our final hotel in Kortrijk. Here, we will enjoy a group pasta dinner to toast to another day on tour!

You may also wish to check out the famous Amstel Gold Experience museum –  a favorite of many of our past guests.

 

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Day 8

Roubaix Velodrome VIP Visit

April 10, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 20km

This morning, we will jump in the vans and drive direct to the velodrome in Roubaix where Stuart has made special arrangements to give us a tour of the famous Roubaix showers – a privilege usually reserved only for past winners!

Following a tour and some photo opportunities in the iconic shower block alongside former race winner, Stuey, we’ll change into our gear, before setting off as a group to tackle some 5 star sectors of the Paris-Roubaix course, where we will test our legs on the challenging terrain ahead of tomorrows Roubaix Challenge.

Be sure to pick Stuart’s brain on what to expect on the cobbled roads of the French countryside as they differ greatly from those in Flanders. You’ll be doing a recon of key pavé sectors for tomorrow’s ride, to truly get a taste of what lies ahead! Note: you’ll be in for a bumpy ride!

En route to our new hotel, we will stop off for an exclusive Pro Team meet and greet with one of Stu’s old teams. Here, we’ll hear their thoughts on Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s race plan and strategies.

Today’s ride: 20-40km reconnaissance – Flat, including several cobbled sections

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Day 8

Roubaix Velodrome VIP Visit

April 10, 2020

This morning we will jump in the vans and drive direct to the velodrome in Roubaix where Stuart has made special arrangements to give us a tour of the famous Roubaix showers – a privilege usually reserved only for past winners!

While our riding guests tackle some cobbled sectors, we’ll enjoy lunch before reconnecting with them for an exclusive Pro Team meet and greet with one of Stu’s old teams. Here, we’ll hear their thoughts on Sunday’s race and get an insight into the team’s race plan and strategies.

 

 

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Day 9

Roubaix Challenge

April 11, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 145km/70km

Today marks a very special occasion, riding the Paris-Roubaix challenge alongside a former champion of the race.

It is your opportunity to ride the very course the pros will tackle in only 24 hours’ time. You’ll conquer the famous cobbled sectors of Northern France, including the iconic; Mons-en-Pevele, Carrefour de l’Aarbe and of course, the daunting d’Arenberg Forest, all under the guidance of 2007 champion, Stuart O’Grady!

Following breakfast, we will transfer you by van to the start of the Paris-Roubaix Challenge ride in Roubaix. Concluding a tough 145km or 70km ride,  you will finish your Challenge in the famous Roubaix velodrome, where the Mummu Cycling recovery tent will be waiting your arrival with gels, bars and of course, beers!  Following the sportive, we will have the opportunity to visit the Paris-Roubaix museum.

We will then return to Kortrijk for dinner at your leisure. As you will have noticed, there will be several Pro Teams staying with us at the Parkhotel, so you may wish to reserve dinner there!

Today’s ride: 145km / 70km – Paris-Roubaix Sportive ride. Includes finishing the ride into the famous Roubaix velodrome

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Day 9

Roubaix Challenge

April 11, 2020

This morning, following breakfast, we’ll set off for a morning at KORES – otherwise known as the Museum for Cycle Racing.

Located in Roeselare, at the heart of West Flanders, a region famous for producing some of the finest cyclists Flanders, Belgium and the world has ever seen…The cycling museum KOERS presents an incredible story, taking a real step back in time through the history of Belgian cycling and its most famous events and icons; certainly an experience well worth the time of any lover of cycling.

En route to the velodrome, we’ll stop off at a local establishment to enjoy a relaxed lunch before continuing on to Roubaix where we’re booked in for a beer tasting and tour at a Belgian micro brewery while we wait for the riding guests to complete the sportive.

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Day 10

The Hell of the North!

April 12, 2020 / Difficulty

The day has arrived. The Queen of the Classics takes place today! After the excitement of Philippe Gilbert’s 2019 victory, Deceuninck-QuickStep will be targeting the race in full force, in a bid to claim back-to-back victories! Can the dominating Classics squad be put to the test this time round? 2020 is sure to delight as the Hell of the North is well known for throwing up the odd surprise or two. Just ask your host Stuart!

Our Mummu staff will ensure you are right there in the thick of the action as the peloton make their way from Compiegne to the famous Roubaix velodrome. Stuart will be on hand to give his insights and thoughts on the race.

We will start the day’s excitement by making our way to the mythical Trouée d’Arenberg, securing our place roadside to watch the peloton battle it out over the train lines and onto the narrow, gnarly cobble-lined roads. Following the final rider, our VIP accredited vans will drive through roadblocks and onto the course towards the velodrome where we will take our place inside the Official VIP Hospitality on the first corner and await in nervous, excited anticipation for the leaders to come storming through.  Our VIP hospitality includes an open bar and lunch, live broadcast of the race on multiple screens and access to the velodrome lawn concluding the finish. Our 2019 guests were close enough to shake Gilbert’s hand!

After seeing the 2020 Paris Roubaix champion crowned, we will make our way back to our accommodation for our last night. To celebrate and toast to 10 days of Classics adventures, we will enjoy a final group dinner!

Today’s ride: No ride – viewing of Paris Roubaix

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Day 10

The Hell of the North!

April 12, 2020

The day has arrived. The Queen of the Classics takes place today! After the excitement of Philippe Gilbert’s 2019 victory, Deceuninck-QuickStep will be targeting the race in full force, in a bid to claim back-to-back victories! Can the dominating Classics squad be put to the test this time round? 2020 is sure to delight as the Hell of the North is well known for throwing up the odd surprise or two. Just ask your host Stuart!

Our Mummu staff will ensure you are right there in the thick of the action as the peloton make their way from Compiegne to the famous Roubaix velodrome. Stuart will be on hand to give his insights and thoughts on the race.

We will start the day’s excitement by making our way to the mythical Trouée d’Arenberg, securing our place roadside to watch the peloton battle it out over the train lines and onto the narrow, gnarly cobble-lined roads. Following the final rider, our VIP accredited vans will drive through roadblocks and onto the course towards the velodrome where we will take our place inside the Official VIP Hospitality on the first corner and await in nervous, excited anticipation for the leaders to come storming through.  Our VIP hospitality includes an open bar and lunch, live broadcast of the race on multiple screens and access to the velodrome lawn concluding the finish. Our 2019 guests were close enough to shake Gilbert’s hand!

After seeing the 2020 Paris Roubaix champion crowned, we will make our way back to our accommodation for our last night. To celebrate and toast to 10 days of Classics adventures, we will enjoy a final group dinner!

 

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Day 11

Bon Voyage

April 13, 2020 / Difficulty

Today marks the end of our 2020 Cobbled Classics Tour with Stuart O’Grady.

Following breakfast, it is time to check out of our hotel. Mummu staff will have a transfer vehicle waiting for you to transport you back to Brussels airport.

We hope you have enjoyed your Mummu Cycling tour and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Day 11

Bon Voyage

April 13, 2020

Today marks the end of our 2020 Cobbled Classics Tour with Stuart O’Grady.

Following breakfast, it is time to check out of our hotel. Mummu staff will have a transfer vehicle waiting for you to transport you back to Brussels airport.

We hope you have enjoyed your Mummu Cycling tour and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Inclusions
  • Hosted by 2007 Paris-Roubaix winner, Stuart O’Grady
  • 10 nights in 4 star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 group dinners
  • Exclusive lunch with Eddy Merckx
  • Transfers to and from Brussels airport
  • Entry into Flanders & Paris-Roubaix Sportive rides
  • Premium viewing of Tour of Flanders
  • Roadside viewing and private “on-course” transfer to VIP Hospitality inside the velodrome at Paris Roubaix
  • Visit the famous Roubaix velodrome showers alongside Stuart O’Grady
  • Ride the same course as the pros at both Spring and Ardennes classics including:-
    • Oude Kwaremont, Koppenberg and Paterberg from the Tour of Flanders
    • Paris-Roubaix cobbled sectors, such as Carrefour de l’Arbre, mons-en-pevele and the iconic Arenberg Forest
    • Famous climbs from the Ardennes classics, including the Cote de la Redoute, Cauberg and Muur de Huy
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Private support vehicles on all rides (excluding sportive rides)
  • Daily ride nutrition
  • Mummu Cycling spring merchandise pack
Exclusions
  • Flights
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bike Hire – available on request.

RRP Prices available in four currencies:

 

EURO

€5,395 per person, twin share

€795 single supplement

 

UNITED STATES DOLLARS

$6,295 per person, twin share

$950 single supplement

 

AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS

$8,595 per person, twin share

$1,250 single supplement

 

BRITISH POUND

£4,895 per person, twin share

£715 single supplement

 

Add Ons
Bike Hire – classics appropriate bikes available on request

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2020 Cobbled Classics with Stuart O’Grady

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