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2012 Calendar: Cyclo Sportives and Gran Fondos
Cyclosportive races are mass-timed cycling events that attract thousands-imagine a marathon on bicycles. The appeal of cyclosposrtives is that they enable bicyclists of all abilities-riding professionals, weekend warriors, beginners-and of all agendas-to win, to compete, to merely experience-to test themselves in Tour-like conditions. Riders enjoy police escorts along routes that are closed to traffic and supplied with frequent water and food stations. Locals from many of the towns along the designated routes add to the experience by appearing in mass and cheering on the riders

The 2012 calendar will be online by the end of January 2012

  Cyclomundo offers travel packages to two of France's most prestigious cyclosportives: the Etape du Tour and the Marmotte.

However, if neither of these cyclosportives conform with your schedule, Cyclomundo is flexible enough to create customized packages around some other cyclosportives for your group of friends or cycling club.
Keep in mind that there are many other cyclosportive events and while most lack the name recognition of l'Etape or Marmotte, these races are just as challenging, if not more.
 
 
     
 
Self-guided Tours for Leisure Riders:
Tour Name Date Level
Alsace
12-Jun First Route: 205 (Km) or 127 (miles) with a climb of 4300 (meters) or 14108 (feet) Second Route: 109 (Km) or 68 (miles) with a climb of 2300 (meters) or 7546 (feet) Third Route: 64 (Km) or 40 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
Auvergne
29-May First Route: 160 (Km) or 99 (miles) with a climb of 2500 (meters) or 8202 (feet) Second Route: 102 (Km) or 63 (miles) with a climb of 1800 (meters) or 5906 (feet)
4-Jul First Route: 158 (Km) or 98 (miles) with a climb of 2869 (meters) or 9413 (feet) Second Route: 122 (Km) or 76 (miles) with a climb of 2282 (meters) or 7487 (feet) Third Route: 85 (Km) or 53 (miles) with a climb of 1290 (meters) or 4232 (feet)
Bordeaux
3-Jul First Route: 150 (Km) or 93 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet) Second Route: 85 (Km) or 53 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
Burgundy
22-May First Route: 170 (Km) or 106 (miles) with a climb of 1800 (meters) or 5906 (feet) Second Route: 118 (Km) or 73 (miles) with a climb of 1220 (meters) or 4003 (feet) Third Route: 74 (Km) or 46 (miles) with a climb of 940 (meters) or 3084 (feet)
11-Jul First Route: 158 (Km) or 98 (miles) with a climb of 2750 (meters) or 9022 (feet) Second Route: 112 (Km) or 70 (miles) with a climb of 1850 (meters) or 6070 (feet)
Brittany
19-Jun First Route: 195 (Km) or 121 (miles) with a climb of 2483 (meters) or 8146 (feet) Second Route: 120 (Km) or 75 (miles) with a climb of 1498 (meters) or 4914 (feet) Third Route: 80 (Km) or 50 (miles) with a climb of 1047 (meters) or 3435 (feet) Fourth Route: 35 (Km) or 22 (miles) with a climb of 43 (meters) or 141 (feet)
Languedoc
1-May First Route: 150 (Km) or 93 (miles) with a climb of 2000 (meters) or 6562 (feet) Second Route: 80 (Km) or 50 (miles) with a climb of 1300 (meters) or 4265 (feet)
20-Jun First Route: 145 (Km) or 90 (miles) with a climb of 2500 (meters) or 8202 (feet) Second Route: 98 (Km) or 61 (miles) with a climb of 1400 (meters) or 4593 (feet)
pyrenees
18-Jul First Route: 181 (Km) or 112 (miles) with a climb of 4100 (meters) or 13451 (feet)
26-Jun First Route: 165 (Km) or 103 (miles) with a climb of 3102 (meters) or 10177 (feet) Second Route: 117 (Km) or 73 (miles) with a climb of 2583 (meters) or 8474 (feet) Third Route: 75 (Km) or 47 (miles) with a climb of 683 (meters) or 2241 (feet)
5-Sep First Route: 156 (Km) or 97 (miles) with a climb of 3400 (meters) or 11155 (feet) Second Route: 107 (Km) or 66 (miles) with a climb of 2185 (meters) or 7169 (feet) Third Route: 59 (Km) or 37 (miles) with a climb of 870 (meters) or 2854 (feet)
12-Jun First Route: 174 (Km) or 108 (miles) with a climb of 3250 (meters) or 10663 (feet) Second Route: 118 (Km) or 73 (miles) with a climb of 2550 (meters) or 8366 (feet)
4-Jul First Route: 164 (Km) or 101 (miles) with a climb of 2869 (meters) or 9413 (feet) Second Route: 109 (Km) or 68 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
8-Aug First Route: 148 (Km) or 92 (miles) with a climb of 2400 (meters) or 7874 (feet) Second Route: 105 (Km) or 65 (miles) with a climb of 1800 (meters) or 5906 (feet) Third Route: 68 (Km) or 42 (miles) with a climb of 600 (meters) or 1969 (feet)
22-Aug First Route: 121 (Km) or 75 (miles) with a climb of 2424 (meters) or 7953 (feet) Second Route: 66 (Km) or 41 (miles) with a climb of 1600 (meters) or 5249 (feet) Third Route: 40 (Km) or 25 (miles) with a climb of (meters) or 0 (feet)
Normandy
3-Oct First Route: 170 (Km) or 106 (miles) with a climb of 1500 (meters) or 4921 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of 750 (meters) or 2460 (feet)
Pyrenees
30-May First Route: 160 (Km) or 99 (miles) with a climb of 2600 (meters) or 8530 (feet) Second Route: 110 (Km) or 68 (miles) with a climb of 1300 (meters) or 4265 (feet) Third Route (Female Only): 65 (Km) or 40 (miles) with a climb of 1000 (meters) or 3281 (feet)
11-Jul First Route: 180 (Km) or 112 (miles) with a climb of 3700 (meters) or 12139 (feet) Second Route: 110 (Km) or 68 (miles) with a climb of 1950 (meters) or 6398 (feet) Third Route: 89 (Km) or 55 (miles) with a climb of 1600 (meters) or 5249 (feet
1-Aug First Route: 115 (Km) or 71 (miles) with a climb of 3000 (meters) or 9843 (feet) Second Route: 86 (Km) or 53 (miles) with a climb of 2300 (meters) or 7546 (feet) Third Route: 50 (Km) or 31 (miles) with a climb of 1700 (meters) or 5577 (feet)
22-Aug First Route: 152 (Km) or 94 (miles) with a climb of 3300 (meters) or 10826 (feet) Second Route: 122 (Km) or 76 (miles) with a climb of 2400 (meters) or 7874 (feet) Third Route: 73 (Km) or 45 (miles) with a climb of 1200 (meters) or 3937 (feet)
13-Jun First Route: 110 (Km) or 68 (miles) with a climb of 2661 (meters) or 8730 (feet) Second Route: 62 (Km) or 39 (miles) with a climb of 1478 (meters) or 4849 (feet)
18-Apr First Route: 174 (Km) or 108 (miles) with a climb of 2300 (meters) or 7546 (feet) Second Route: 128 (Km) or 80 (miles) with a climb of 1900 (meters) or 6234 (feet) Third Route: 63 (Km) or 39 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
18-Apr First Route: 142 (Km) or 88 (miles) with a climb of 2550 (meters) or 0 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of (meters) or 0 (feet) Third Route: 60 (Km) or 37 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
5-Jun First Route: 142 (Km) or 88 (miles) with a climb of 2550 (meters) or 0 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of (meters) or 0 (feet) Third Route: 60 (Km) or 37 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
6-Jun First Route: 170 (Km) or 106 (miles) with a climb of 3500 (meters) or 11483 (feet) Second Route: 102 (Km) or 63 (miles) with a climb of 2300 (meters) or 7546 (feet)
12-Sep First Route: 75 (Km) or 47 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet) Second Route: 21 (Km) or 13 (miles) witha cimbe of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
French Alps
15 Aug - 20 Aug Total Distance Covered: 660 (Km) or 410 (miles) with total climbing of 16030 (meters) or 52591 (feet)
11-Apr First Route: 135 (Km) or 84 (miles) with a climb of 1950 (meters) or 6398 (feet) Second Route: 60 (Km) or 37 (miles) with a climb of 350 (meters) or 1148 (feet)
11 Aug -14 Aug Total Distance Covered: 554 (Km) or 344 (miles) with total climbing of 3291 (meters) or 10797 (feet)
18-Sep First Route: 150 (Km) or 93 (miles) with a climb of 2000 (meters) or 6562 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of 1400 (meters) or 4593 (feet) Third Route: 62 (Km) or 39 (miles) with a climb of 0 (meters) or 0 (feet)
22-May First Route: 135 (Km) or 84 (miles) with a climb of 2500 (meters) or 8202 (feet) Second Route: 95 (Km) or 59 (miles) with a climb of 1600 (meters) or 5249 (feet)
19-Jun First Route: 268 (Km) or 167 (miles) with a climb of 5175 (meters) or 16978 (feet) Second Route: 223 (Km) or 139 (miles) with a climb of 4100 (meters) or 13451 (feet) Third Route: 216 (Km) or 134 (miles) with a climb of 4117 (meters) or 13507 (feet) Fourth Route: 171 (Km) or 106 (miles) with a climb of 3042 (meters) or 9980 (feet) Fifth Route: 120 (Km) or 120 (miles) with a climb of 2122 (meters) or 6962 (feet) Sixth Route: 66 (Km) or 41 (miles) with a climb of 1081 (meters) or 3547 (feet)
26-Sep First Route: 140 (Km) or 87 (miles) with a climb of 2300 (meters) or 7546 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of 1200 (meters) or 3937 (feet) Third Route: 70 (Km) or 43 (miles) with a climb of 750 (meters) or 2461 (feet)
29-May First Route: 173 (Km) or 107 (miles) with a climb of 3200 (meters) or 10499 (feet) Second Route: 123 (Km) or 76 (miles) with a climb of 2100 (meters) or 6890 (feet) Third Route: 66 (Km) or 41 (miles) with a climb of 1100 (meters) or 3609 (feet)
3-Jul First Route: 174 (Km) or 108 (miles) with a climb of 5000 (meters) or 16404 (feet)
22-Aug First Route: 164 (Km) or 102 (miles) with a climb of 3700 (meters) or 12139 (feet) Second Route: 65 (Km) or 40 (miles) with a climb of 1800 (meters) or 5906 (feet)
25-Apr First Route: 135 (Km) or 83 (miles) with a climb of 2800 (meters) or 9186 (feet) Second Route: 85 (Km) or 52 (miles) with a climb of 1700 (meters) or 5577 (feet)
13-May First Route: 150 (Km) or 93 (miles) with a climb of 2650 (meters) or 8694 (feet) Second Route: 95 (Km) or 59 (miles) with a climb of 1450 (meters) or 4757 (feet) Third Route: 62 (Km) or 39 (miles) with a climb of 1000 (meters) or 3281 (feet)
12-Jun First Route: 145 (Km) or 90 (miles) with a climb of 2380 (meters) or 7808 (feet) Second Route: 104 (Km) or 65 (miles) with a climb of 1500 (meters) or 4921 (feet)
11-Jul First Route: 120 (Km) or 75 (miles) with a climb of 3600 (meters) or 11811 (feet) Second Route: 90 (Km) or 56 (miles) with a climb of 2400 (meters) or 7874 (feet)
1-Aug First Route: 127 (Km) or 79 (miles) with a climb of 3250 (meters) or 10663 (feet) Second Route: 80 (Km) or 50 (miles) with a climb of 1750 (meters) or 5741 (feet)
6-Jun First Route: 145 (Km) or 90 (miles) with a climb of 3950 (meters) or 12959 (feet) Second Route: 115 (Km) or 71 (miles) with a climb of 2900 (meters) or 9514 (feet) Third Route: 85 (Km) or 52 (miles) with a climb of 2100 (meters) or 6890 (feet)
12-Jun First Route: 120 (Km) or 75 (miles) with a climb of 3000 (meters) or 9843 (feet) Second Route: 80 (Km) or 50 (miles) with a climb of 1050 (meters) or 3445 (feet)
20-Jun First Route: 150 (Km) or 93 (miles) with a climb of 3400 (meters) or 11155 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of 2400 (meters) or 7874 (feet)
27-Jan First Route: 125 (Km) or 78 (miles) with a climb of 2500 (meters) or 8202 (feet) Second Route: 100 (Km) or 62 (miles) with a climb of 1500 (meters) or 4921 (feet)
10-J ul First Route: 165 (Km) or 103 (miles) with a climb of 3200 (meters) or 10499 (feet) Second Route: 85 (Km) or 53 (miles) with a climb of 1700 (meters) or 5577 (feet)