Best Cycling Sportives in Europe
Our 2014 sportive calendar is a hand picked selection of the best cycling sportives and Granfondo’s in 2014. Each guide gives you vital information on dates, entry, distances and course highlights for the best events on the 2014 sportive calendar.
Cyclotour du Léman 2014
The Cyclotour du Léman is a cycling sportive event in Switzerland with a choice of three distances, including the full 180km cycle around Lake Geneva.
The Cyclotour du Léman takes cyclists on a beautiful route around Lake Geneva (Lac Léman locally) that winds through vineyards and apple orchards against a backdrop of a shimmering lake and towering mountains.
Maratona dles Dolomites 2014
The Maratona dles Dolomites is Italy’s most popular sportive set on a testing course in the Italian Dolomites mountain range.
The full 138km Maratona course takes riders over five 2,000m+ passes and the saw tooth profile means you are either ascending or descending throughout the day.
Granfondo Gottardo 2014
The Granfondo Gottardo is an epic cycling sportive in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, it includes the famous cobbled pass of St. Gothard “The Paris-Roubaix of the Alps”.
The Granfondo San Gottardo is a 110km sportive with climbs of the mighty Col du St. Gothard, Col de la Furka and Col de la Nufenen.
Cyclosportive des Vins du Valais 2014
La Cyclosportive des Vins du Valais is a cycling sportive event in Switzerland over four distances. The Cyclosportive des Vins du Valais parcours is centred around Sion and includes breathtaking climbs in the Valais wine region.
Hosted in the heart of the Valais Wine Region on Swiss National Day and with four routes to choose from this is the perfect sportive to enter with a group of friends.
Gruyère Cycling Tour 2014
The Gruyère Cycling Tour is set in a stunning Swiss landscape straight out of a movie. Starting in the cheese making region of Gruyère riders soon climb high up above the valley through the Alpine passes where the cows spend thier summer holidays.
The Gruyère Cycling Tour includes climbing three of Switzerland’s most picture perfect passes the Mittelberg, Col du Pillon and finally the Col des Mosses.
The Alpenbrevet is the toughest road cycling challenge in Switzerland. Whether you choose the Silver (132km), Gold (172km) or Platinum (276km) course, the Alpenbrevet is sure to be the cycling experience of a lifetime.
Bored of doing the Marmotte, Etape du Tour or Dragon Ride? Take on the ultimate challenge of the Alpenbrevet.
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