The FulGaz French Tour is back with a fresh route planned for 2022 including new rides featured in this years Tour de France. Riders travel through some rolling and flat countryside in and around France, whilst also tackling some of most iconic climbs like Mont Ventoux, Luz Ardiden and Alpe D’Huez! You can tackle the challenge solo or in a team of up to 4 riders, riding in ‘relay’.
This year Fulgaz is proudly supporting the leading Australian cycling safety Foundation, the Amy Gillett Foundation.
Over 20 cyclists are hospitalised each day and a cyclist is killed every 9 days. This is preventable!.
As with all of our FulGaz ‘Grand Tours’ it’s not about who wins, but crossing the finish line, having fun and raising funds. If you push yourself out of your comfort zone, then consider that a bonus. This year you can look the part by purchasing your very own FulGaz French Tour merchandise with profits from proceeds going directly to AGF.
We have some awesome prizes up for grabs for our wonderful fundraisers. Raise $1,000 to receive a rebate for your entry fee and raise $2,500 to receive an exclusive Key Fundraiser Kit, including a jersey and bib knicks.
EARLY BIRD ENTRY FEES (end 3rd June)
SOLO – $45 each / TEAM MEMBER (up to 4 riders per team riding in relay) – $35 each
100% of entries will go direct to the Amy Gillet Foundation
EBELTOFT TO FEMMOLLER
This ride is from Ebeltoft ferry port to Ebeltoft town where we cycle past the famous glass museum and the frigate HDMS Jutland.
The Jutland, built in 1860, is the world's largest preserved 3-masted wooden warship and is really worth a visit.
We cycle along the coast to the famous restaurant Mols Inn and then return towards Ebeltoft, where we turn east, away from the town and out into the summer countryside, before returning to the ferry port.
We hope you enjoy the trip.More Info
ROLLING TO ROUSSILLON
Beautiful rolling hills in the South of France with perfect weather. We've supplied everything you need for a perfect day on the bike except for the French treats at the end.More Info
LUZ ARDIDEN 2019
The climb starts in the spa town of Luz-Saint-Sauveur at 710m altitude and climbs for 13.1km at an average grade of 8%, with a max of 12%. It is a very well engineered road constructed in the 1970s, with 25 hairpin bends and long straight sections in between. Luz Ardiden saw the legendary battle between Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich on stage 15 of the 2003 Tour. Armstrong's brake lever snagged the handle of an official Tour de France musette carried by a child sending Armstrong and Iban Mayo crashing to the ground.More Info
COL DE LA RAMAZ WEST
Tackle the hardest climb in the reverse "Circuit de la Ramaz". Starting near Mieussy, ascend over 800 meters to the top of Col de la Ramaz.More Info
COL DES ARAVIS FROM SAINT-JEAN
Col des Aravis is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes and was crossed 37 times in the Tour de France. It is not too high, and not too steep.More Info
ROUSSILLON ROUTE DE CAVAILLON
An anti-clockwise loop from Roussillon, with approx 8Km/5 miles along a quiet cycle path. The 5Km climb for home begins soon after you leave Apt.More Info
BAUDINARD SUR VERDON
The ride goes down on the lac Sainte Croix at the end of the Verdon’s canyon, famous for its green water. Reaching the Alpes de Haute Provence, the ride climbs on the plateau of Valensole famous for the lavender fields. Unfortunately the ride was filmed after the harvest. Then back down to the Verdon and climbing to Baudinard to finish the loop.More Info
VILLAGES EN PROVENCE
A circular and hilly tour of the Calavon valley in Provence, France.
There are some long, steady climbs on each side of the valley.More Info
LES PLUS BEAUX VILLAGES DE LA DORDOGNE
There are around 150 places in France that feature in the list of the country's most beautiful villages, and here we ride through three of them. Starting at Beynac we pass through La Roque Gageac before a steady climb to the hilltop village of Domme, entering through a gateway in the original 13th century fortified walls. After a tour through the lanes we leave through another gateway and descend to the Dordogne. The ride ends at the foot of the Chateau de Montfort, where you can relax with a delicious cake from the village patisserie!More Info
COL DE LA CROIX BLANCHE
A short climb north of Col du Tourmalet in the foothills of the Pyrenees. There are a few steep pitches along the way. When you crest the top you can see the Tarbes plain north and to the right.More Info
A near 7Km/4 mile ride with 600m/2,000 feet of ascent up to the village of Oulles. The relentless sequence of steep hairpin bends in the first half of the ride is quite strenuous, but there are stunning views higher up on this small and little-used road.
There is a somewhat Mediterranean feel to this south-facing, wind-sheltered slope with its covering of pine trees.More Info
3. MONT VENTOUX FROM BéDOIN
The aim of the game is to go as hard as you can for this classic time trial.
With a rolling start out of Bedoin, the first six kilometres should get your legs ready for the section ahead. After the hairpin bend at Saint-Estève, the average gradient kicks up to above 10% and refuses to ease up for the next five kilometres.
Whilst the road does ease off slightly towards Chalet Reynard, the Giant of Provence is not done with you yet, throwing up a tough six-kilometre section all the way to the summit finish.More Info
BRITTANY'S SUNSHINE COAST - CONCARNEAU TO PONT AVEN
A perfect summer's day for a flattish ride along this rugged French coastline. Starting at Concarneau’s 15th Century walled town (Ville Close) we soon pass through the fishing port, the third largest in France, then ride towards the coast with views of the blue sea, sand dunes and beaches. We then turn inland to ride through Nevez, ending in the picture postcard old port town of Pont Aven, home of many artists including Paul Gauguin who painted many famous scenes around the area in the late 1800s.More Info
LA FLèCHE WALLONNE FINALE
The history of Huy goes back over a thousand years. It is one of the oldest towns in the country, renowned for its expertise first in crafts and later in industrial and commercial endeavours. The love affair between Huy and cycling is a long one, and the town looks forward to rolling out the red carpet for the peloton and (hopefully) cycling fans again for La Flèche Wallonne in Apr 2022. The race is essentially won or lost on the short but brutal Mur de Huy (1.3km at 9.6 per cent), the steepest finishing climb in Classics cycling. Two other climbs will feature in the laps around the Mur, they are the Côte d'Ereffe and the Côte du Chemin des Gueuses. The ride starts at Côte d'Ereffe.
Make sure you get a good warm up because it is going to be brutal...More Info
ALPE D'HUEZ 2020
The infamous Alpe d'Huez, filmed in the evening sunshine.
Count the corners down from 21 (look for the signs on the outside of each corner), or enable Bernard in Settings to have them called out. This is a busy course, count how many riders you pass, and look forward to receiving your finisher's medal at the top.More Info
A loop in the Basses Gorges (lower canyon) of the Verdon. The ride goes along the narrow roads of Provence under a beautiful blue sky, crossing the Verdon and its smaller lower lakes. Today the loop is in the counter clockwise direction, the same day the three generations of Nathan’s family did it in the opposite direction. You can greet them twice.More Info
A perfect evening ride up to the Hautacam ski station. This is a long and sometimes steep climb passing rural farm yards with great views of the valley and Argelès Gazost below. The ride continues past Hautacam and ends a few meters from the final left turn on the road on the summit of Col de Tramassel.More Info
CAHORS CENTRE VILLE
Cahors is a visually stunning ancient town situated on the Lot river. This ride starts off with a crossing of one of the most beautiful bridges in the world, the 13th Century Pont Valentré bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We then pass Saint Etienne Cathedral and on through narrow medieval streets before a fast sprint beside the green waters of the Lot river. Heading back through the town centre and more historic sites we reach the bridge again, ready for another lap of fabulous views!
This is a sightseeing ride so we recommend that you proceed at a leisurely pace or ride in Steady mode. Accordingly, there are no pop-up segments.More Info