Challenges / Long Distance Rides (Randonees) 2013
Challenges holidays are a series of "Raids",
such as the Raid Corsica, Raid
Alpine, and Raid Dolomite.
For 2013, we will be operating a "Ride Le Tour" trip covering the opening stages of the Tour de France in Corsica.
most Randonnees, you
are provided with a "carnet" which must be stamped
at pre-determined points to
prove you have completed the Raid.
These are then returned by us to the organisers
after which you will receive a medal for your efforts.
van will carry your luggage each day from overnight stop to overnight
stop, and where possible act as a back up for serious mechanical
Ride Le Tour - Corsica (June 2013)
The ultimate cycling challenge. This is your chance to ride the first 3 stages of the 100th Tour de France in Corsica at the end of June 2013.
Fully supported by our Sports Tours International guide and mechanic, all you will have to do is ride the stages.
The Raid Alpine (July/August 2013)
The Raid Alpine is the sister randonnée to the Raid Pyreneen. This fantastic cycling holiday is a 740km traverse of the Alps from Thonon-les-Bains (Lake Geneva) to Antibes (Mediterranean coast). Like the Raid Pyreneen the route takes you over many of the cols which feature so prominently in the Tour de France, including the Iseran, Mont Cenis, Izoard, Vars, Restefond (highest col in Europe).
The Raid Dolomites (August 2013)
The Raid Dolomites is the sister Randonnee to the Raid Alpine. This fantastically beautiful but very challenging traverse of the Swiss and Italian Alps will lead you from Thonon Les Bains on the shores of Lake Geneva to Trieste on the Italian Adriatic coast.
The Raid Corsica (June 2013)
Raid Corsica is a 1000km tour of the island in 7 days,
starting and finishing in the coastal town of Bastia.
Although the mountains are not as high as the Pyrenees
or Alps the continuous undulations make this a tough
randonnee. However if you have completed the Raid Pyreneen & Alpine
then you should have no trouble.
The Raid Pyrenean (France) (June 2013)
Raid Pyrenean is a 714km randonnée across
the back bone of the Pyrenees connecting the town of Hendaye
on the Bay of Biscay with Cerbere on the Mediterranean.
The route takes you over many of the cols which feature
so prominently in the Tour de France, including the Tourmalet, Aubisque,
Marie Blanc, Aspin, and Peyresourde.
Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road) (August 2013) - NEW!
The Route des Grandes Alpes (Great Alpine Road) is a 658km long route trough the French Alps. This alpine road trip takes you from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean and includes some of the highest and most beautiful mountain passes in Europe.
The Ultimate Alpine Cycling Challenge (August 2013)
Back after popular demand. This is the Ultimate Alpine Cycling Challenge and it takes place between the 25th of August 2013 and the 1st of September. This tour will tackle the most iconic climbs in one week.