Experience Continental Europe's toughest cycling challenge

connecting cycling and the spirit of adventure across Europe


A real challenge

The RACE across Europe is a once-in-a-lifetime cycling challenge for supported teams and unsupported solo and pairs cyclists featuring the very best cycling in Europe. The event requires exceptional teamwork from riders and their support crews, plus lots of stamina, strategy and humour. It's a huge challenge for solo cyclists, but if you cycle in a team then with training it's an achievable challenge for most. 

A team effort

If you chose to ride as a supported cyclist  whether solo or in a team, your support crew are critical to your success. Riders can either organise their own support crews and vehicles or buy a support package from the RACE organisers. There are lots of roles to fulfil – driver, navigator, mechanic, First Aider, cook and everyone loves a massage! 

4,721 km, 6 countries

The 4721 km (2,933 miles) RACE route currently travels through France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia and finishes at Spain's most southerly point. It crosses the Alps twice, the Pyrenees once and climbs over the cobbled Vrsic Pass (1,611m) Mt Ventoux (1,912m) and the 2,744m Colle dell'Agnello (3rd highest paved road pass in the Alps) amongst many others. The fastest time yet for completing the RACE is 7 days, 10 hours and 24 minutes.