Hell of the North: Spring Classics with the Pros
The Spring Classics are just that – Classic . Contested in Europe’s northern countries, these are the longest, and often cruelest, events on the calendar. For that reason, they’re also the most feared and respected in the pro peleton.
Imagine being so close to a pro that you can ask any question, and get a real answer. Join us for an intimate view and cycling experience at the Hell of the North.
About the Riding…
The spectacle of these races is one thing – to see them and ride some of these epic routes, is something not many cyclists could ever imagine. We’re here to guide you over the challenging cobbles, up the simple, yet mind-bending burgs (muur aka climbs) that will provide a reason to celebrate each day.
Ride with Marty Jemison, a former top Spring Classics & Tour de France rider, and discover for yourself what it is that makes these spring races so special and demanding.
We invite you to be a part of this incredible race experience, riding over cobbles, climbing the Muur and flying over the wooded hills of Liege. Of course, watching the famed races of: Paris-Roubaix, Fleche Wallone & Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
** This is a perfect trip for a few of your friends and riding buddies! Contact us directly about options.
About the Bites and Beer…
Surprisingly, Belgium boasts some of the best “bites” on the planet, including spaghetti bolognese,. Too give you an idea of the seriousness of this dish, look no further than the local cafe that bakes the pasta dish, smothered in cheese. And if you have a sweet tooth, you can follow up your meal with a Dame Blanche, vanilla ice cream covered in melted Belgian chocolate.
There are over 200 breweries in Belgium, plus countless home breweries. Belgians take their beer seriously and feature abbey, trappist, ales and more. Many of our guests enjoy sampling the variety of beers at dinner to celebrate the day’s ride.
About the Accommodations
Clean and Comfortable
Sandton Ghent Hotel One of Ghent’s best kept secrets. Ideally situated in a quiet neighborhood of Ghent just minutes from the busy center, this 4-star hotel exemplifies everything Jemison Cycling Tours embodies. Efficient service, space to unpack your bags and luxurious, hot showers & baths. While elegant, this hotel encourages your to get comfortable and roam the open areas as if it was your own home.
Le Herou – This great, family run hotel serves outstanding home-cooked meals, perfect after a day of chasing the race and riding over the roads of the Ardennes. The rooms are warm & inviting and the hosts cater to your every need.
WHAT LEVEL RIDER DO I NEED TO BE?
Expect to put in some adventurous, thrilling spring base miles. We ride 50-80 miles per day and do our best to bring you as close to the pros (in fact, we often bump into them on the road) as possible. Put in the miles and reap the rewards.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
In addition to seeing the world’s best cyclists, you’ll experience all that an MJCT European cycling trip includes: personal accommodations, excellent dining, regional beer (Belgium has over 450 microbreweries) Belgian cobbles & a professional staff experienced in worldwide travel and cycling.
IS THIS A GOOD TRIP FOR A NON-RIDER?
If your companion rides only a small amount we offer shorter rides. This is a good trip for anyone that is comfortable exploring their surroundings by bike or foot. Belgium has unique shopping, cozy cafes, boat rides, museums and more. If you have a sense of adventure, this is the trip for you.
WHAT ELSE CAN YOU TELL ME?
This is one of Marty Jemison’s favorite trips and he is almost always leading this trip. His years as a professional cyclist will give you an insider view and insider benefits. We focus on small groups provide a an up close experience to the races and racers.
** This is a perfect trip for a few of your friends and riding buddies![box title=”Included” color=”#3373b8″] European Knowledge: Jemison Cycling is owned & operated by a pro cyclist
All Transfers to and from Brussels Airport
Van Support & Luggage Transfers
Ride Food – Drink Mix
One Guide per 3-4 Guests
Snacks on the Fly
[/box] [box title=”Not Included” color=”#f0f0f0″] Airfare
Bicycles (Rental Bikes available)
Personal incidentals & Guide Gratuities
*Travel Insurance strongly suggested (www.TravelGuard.com)
Location: Ghent, Belgium
Date: April 2016
Dates: April 2016
Cost: $3,499 - $3,699 ( 4 person minimum )Sign Me Up