European Bike Challenge

Start your adventure in spring/summer 2020.

Choose Section(s) of 2 weeks suited to your fitness and experience level.

Encounter the most spectaculair roads of Europe: Alpe d’Huez, Stelvio, Trollstigen.

Sleep comfortably in expedition tents and luxury hotels.

We provide a professional race, mountain or trekking bike.

We organise management training by de Baak during resting days.

Cycling training by KNWU/NTFU licensed trainers before start.

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Participants

Are you ready for this epic adventure, across steep mountain roads and desolate nature parks? At this early stage Participant Fee is 2059 Euro per Section of two weeks. Make sure you register soon because only 20 Participants per Section can join this first edition!

Companions

Ask a Companion (employer) to contribute financially to your professional training. Companion Fee at this early stage is 1959 Euro per Section. We will work together closely with your Companion to let the world know that your Companion and you are out there.

Friends

Maybe it’s nice if a Friend keeps you company for a few days, to keep your spirits high and share the experience. A Friend can join for 195 Euro per day (including overnight stay at outdoor location).

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Route

Details

Tarifa - Albacete - Perpignan

Rough and dry

Perpignan - Chamonix - Friedrichshafen

Steep and High

Friedrichshafen - Utrecht - Oslo

Far and Mighty

Oslo - Bodø - Nordkapp

Cold and Glory

Tarifa - Albacete - Perpignan

Rough and dry

Perpignan - Chamonix - Friedrichshafen

Steep and High

Friedrichshafen - Utrecht - Oslo

Far and Mighty

Oslo - Bodø - Nordkapp

Cold and Glory

Take on the most epic mountain roads in Europe:

  1. Pico Veleta (Sierra Nevada, Spain). The highest road in Europe (3.395 m). With sections of 17% gradient, by far the roughest mountain road of Europe. The road will be free of snow at least till 2.500 m.
  2. Port d’Envalira (Pyrenees, Andorra). The highest mountain pass (2.408 m) of the Pyrenees, featuring in the Tour de France as well as in the Vuelta.
  3. Cime de la Bonette (Alps, France). At the end of de famous Col de la Bonette (26 km with an average gradient of 6,4%) we reach the highest paved road of the Alps, with a peak of 2.802 m.
  4. Col de l’Iseran (Alps, France), the highest paved mountain pass (2.764 m) of the Alps, Hors Categorie climb in the Tour the France.
  5. Alpe d’Huez (Alps, France). Not one of the longest (15 km) or highest (1.845 m) but surely of one the most famous climbs in the Tour, starting from Bourg d’Oisans
  6. Mont Ventoux (Alps, France). Its bare slopes visible from 100 km away in all directions, with a height of 1.912 m and a maximum gradient of 10,2%, the ‘mysterious mountain’ is in the minds of climbing enthousiasts all over the world.
  7. Stelvio (Dolomites, Italy).
  8. Grand Ballon (Vosges, France).
  9. Trollstigen (Romsdal, Norway).