European Cycling Routes

Many of our team live and ride all over the world, on both road and mountain bike. It makes sense then to capture that knowledge and share with you some amazing cycling routes and locations.

From the longest road climb in the world, in Colombia, to epic trails in Europe, our database has something special for you to ride.  Take a look via the panels below and ride around the world with us.

Romania & Eastern European Road Cycling Routes

ROMANIA

 TRANSFAGARASAN ROAD – HARD 115KM


One of the great road climbs of Europe, from the beautiful historic city of Sibiu, Romania, climbing this epic road into the mountains. Double this up with a trip to ride the Transalpina road too.

ROMANIA

 TRANSALPINA ROAD – HARD 75KM


Another superb climbing route by Larisa Chinces, close to historic Sibiu in Transylvania, this route takes in the famous Transalpina road, with its epic twists and turns, testing the very best of climbers.

Ladies cycling kit

ROMANIA

 DAIA ROMANA CIRCUIT – HARD 90KM


This is a superb route, with some excellent climbs thrown in. Sibiu sits in the midst of some beautiful hills and mountains, and this ride, from our deputy executive editor, Larisa, draws on her cycling knowledge and experience to explore the climbs to the west of this historic city.

Central Europe Road Cycling Routes

ITALY

 MARATONA DLES DOLOMITES – HARD 100KM


With all loops, an 80+ miles road cycling loop in the spectacular Dolomites in Italy, based on the classic sportive event the “Maratona dles Dolomites”

ITALY

 LAGO DEL NARET – HARD 152KM


Lago del Narèt is a reservoir, which is the source of the river Maggia and is located in the northern Italian part of Switzerland (Canton of Ticino) in a height of 2311 m a.s.l.

ITALY

GOTRA LEVANTO – HARD 60KM


A long climb through the forested hills of the Vara valley, on some typical twisting roads, leads to a summit with great views, before it’s down all the way to the coast.

FRANCE

MONT VENTOUX – HARD 84KM


Bustling market towns, stunning lavender fields, breathtaking Gorges, and an iconic mountain climb, what more could you want from a ride? Starting from the market town of Sault, cross the plateau before climbing to the head of the Gorges de La Nesque.

ITALY

FLORENCE 1886 GIRO – MEDIUM 40KM


An adaptation of the 1996 Giro around Florence, with an epic climb above the city

FRANCE

5 DAYS IN THE CEVENNES


A five day bikecation trip to the Cevennes in the south of France

SPAIN

SANT CELONI – HARD 60KM


One of the toughest routes in Catalonia, but with epic views. Close to Girona and Barcelona, so you may well see top riders on this climb.

BELGIUM

TOUR OF FLANDERS – HARD 138KM


A welcome introduction to Flanders cycling, this epic route will give you a taste of road cycling in this fanatical cycling country.