Climbingb the Alps is one of the biggest challenges for every keen cyclist.
A very nice way to get to know some of the best climbs in southern Alps is to try the “Confrerie des 7 majeurs”, an amazing route of 360 km and over 12000 meters elevation. Not a joke.
In this route, the loop includes some of the most famous climbs included in the Tour de France: Col de Vars, Col d’Izoard, Col d’Agnelo, Passo di Sampeyre, La Fauniera, Col della Lombarda and finally Col de la Bonette. The starting point is usually Jausiers (also Barcelonette) and the loop is done clockwise.
There are several ways to attempt this challenge. The hardest is doing this route in just 24 hours, amazing effort. Also amazing to do it in 48 hours, remember they are 12000 meters elevation! And then there is a way to get it for human beings which is in 4 stages. Challenging but at the same time doable!!
At Montefusco Cycling we are supporting a bunch of cyclists doing the route in 4 days starting in Barcelonette on August 19th. We will transport luggage and will be ready to support in case of any issue. A challenge is ok, but also safety first!