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Ride Details

  • Cost: From $7,995 AUD
  • Duration: 22 Days
  • Riding Days: 20 Days
  • Distance: 2,200 Kilometres
  • Avg Per Day: 110 Kilometres
  • Elevation: 70,300 Meters
  • Level: Epic
  • Type: Road Cycle
  • Guide: Yes
  • Support: Yes
  • Languages: English
  • Tour Operator: Bubbas Cycling Tours


  • Country: Spain
  • Region: Catalonia
  • Location: Barcelona
  • End: Cortina, Veneto, Italy

Overview of This Tour

Nicknamed "The Brutal Epic Tour" we have researched, planned and organised a cycling tour that will cover many of the Hors Categorie climbs used in professional cycling and some that are even too Brutal for them.

Trip commences in Spain (Asturias) / concludes in Italy (Treviso)

Ride Day One: Course in the Asturias. Including Alto Del Angliru. 120km / 3200m

Ride Day Two: Epic Pyrenean Loop. Including the Col Du Tourmalet. 140km / 4000m

Ride Day Three: Three ascents of Mt Ventoux. 165km 5200m.

Ride Day Four: Briancon, Alps, Col d’Agnel / Col d’Izoard / Col du Granon. 165km / 5000m

Ride Day Five: Sestriere / Colle Della Finestre / Montgenevre. 165km / 5400m

Ride Day Six: La Marmotte Loop. Col du Granon / Col du Galibier / Alpe d’Huez. 172km / 4600m

Ride Day Seven: Swiss Masterpiece. Grimsel / Furka / St Gotthard / Nufen Pass / Susten Pass. 175km / 6300m.

Ride Day Eight: Italy, double Stelvio / Umbrail. 145km / 4300m

Ride Day Nine: Italy, Mortirolo / Gavia / Bormio 2000. 145km / 4600m

Ride Day Ten: Austria, Rettenbachferner. 95km / 3000m.

Ride Day Eleven: Austria, Grossglockner / Kitzbuheler Horn. 120km / 3400m

Ride Day Twelve: Austria, Grosse Oscheniksee. 80km / 2800m

Ride Day Thirteen: Italy, Fedaia / Pordoi / Giau loop. 140km / 5200m

There is NO OTHER tour like this one, probably for a very good reason. But if you make it through Bubba’s Hors Categorie Tour, then from that day forward, no cycling challenge will ever be beyond you again.
So saddle up if you are game. All riders will need (and want) plenty of notice in order to train and prepare.

Bubba’s Cycling Tours is now seeking expressions of interest and will be vetting rider profiles in the next few months. If selected as a “brutal tour rider” you will then be able to pay a $500 deposit that secures your place in the group.
The hardest climbs in Europe await…..are you up for it?

Departure Dates

August 14th, 201712Make a booking


3 Star Hotels and Chalets, Twin Share


  • All accommodation (twin share) in three star apartments or chalets
  • 16 evening meals and continental breakfast each day
  • Commemorative pro-level cycling kit
  • All transfers and logistics
  • Ride guides for every ride / climb
  • Guiding planning and support on all rides
  • A training plan to get you in shape to take on this massive cycling challenge.


  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunches and ride nutrition
  • All Alcohol
  • 3 evening meals
  • •Bicycles and component parts that may need to be replaced on tour due to failure


Single supplement available

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