Welcome to the FulGaz Grand Tour!
This is our biggest event of the year, and a great way to start your 2024 the right way. Ride 21 stages across 6 weeks, with some great routes from Italy, France and Spain.
Every two weeks, we’ll open a new country on FulGaz for you to ride and add your best time to the leaderboard.
- ITALY – Opens 1 Jan 2024
- FRANCE – Opens 15 Jan
- SPAIN – Opens 29 Jan
Check out the ‘PRIZES’ tab to find how you can win a share in our prize pool, worth over €3,000.
Don’t forget to, download your printable map and get ready to tick off the stages as you complete them.
There is no need to register for this event, the event channel is now visible within FulGaz with rides counting down to their respective opening times.
Just make sure you’re ready for the grand depart on January 1. You have until 11:59pm on the 18th February (GMT) to finish all 21 stages. To find out what that converts to in your time zone click here.
Share your Grand Tour journey to WIN!
Thanks to our amazing tour partners we are excited to give you the chance to win some great prizes! This is our biggest prize pool yet, to be in with a chance to win you need to;
- Complete all 21 stages of the FulGaz Grand Tour between 1 Jan – 11 Feb, 2024
- During the Grand Tour share a picture on Facebook (including FulGaz Riders Group) or Instagram of your favourite ride/s and tell us in 25 words or less why you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to tag us @fulgazapp and include #FulGazGrandTour #contest in your post.
- You can post up to 5 times during the tour to gain 5 entries into the competition.
PRIZE POOL VALUED AT OVER €3,000
A Ski hospitality package consisting of a 2-night stay for 2 people in hotel Alagna Valsesia, including dinner for 2 people at the hotel, and two (2) one-day Monterosa Ski passes. Valued at €700.
A Volta Catalunya VIP race experience for two, consisting of two VIP passes to the 2024 event at the final stage in Barcelona, including VIP hospitality and ride-in-course car during the stage, and one signed winners jersey. Valued at €430, travel and accomodation not included.
RACE ACROSS SERIES
A ‘Race Across Series’ entry to either the Belgium, Paris, Switzerland or France races to a distance of your choice. Four entries are available to win with a maximum value of €430 each entry. Travel and accomodation not included.
PRECISION FUEL AND HYDRATION
One of 21 x €20 Precision Fuel and Hydration e-gift cards for you to spend on their online store. Valued at €420.
Winners for the prizes will be drawn once the tour finishes, for full terms and conditions, click here.
Eat like your on tour
Thanks to our friends at Fuelin you can now fuel your body with the tastes of the tour. They have designed recipes to pay homage to the countries you will be riding in. Enjoy everything from delicious pastas, pizzas, fish and yummy deserts.
To download your free recipe book simply click the button below
FREE RECIPE BOOK
The team at Fuelin have also designed a ‘Fuelling and Hydration Guide’ for the entire, Grand Tour. Stage by stage you can use this planner to not only guide how you fuel and hydrate your body during the ride, but also what to eat before and after with their easy to follow traffic light system.
To find out more about Fuelin and how to get started visit fuelin.com
ITALY (JAN 1)
1. VAL D'ORCIA
Val d’Orcia is a vast undulating valley south of Siena located between the beautiful hilltop towns of Pienza to the east and Montalcino to the west.
Pienza is famous for its Pecorino cheese and Montalcino for its exquisite wines. A seabed millions of years ago, the valley has been an important agricultural area since the Etruscan era before the Roman Empire. The lime content of the soil is a key component for growing the variety of Sangiovese grapes used for the famous Brunello di Montalcini wines.
The ride starts in Pienza, descends into the bowl, passes by San Quirico d’Orcia, and then climbs out of the valley to end in the hilltop town of Montalcino.More Info
2. COLLE DEL NIVOLET
Rated as possibly the most beautiful ride in the Alps? If you know the 1969 film 'The Italian Job' then you might recognise this Col which was used as the getaway road where the coach balanced over the edge of the road.
Giro d'Italia 2019.More Info
3. SCOPELLO TO MERA
The climb to Alpe di Mera (1560 m) is an exciting road through the woods with practically no traffic. From Scopello you will face 24 hairpin bends with 872 meters of elevation gain with an average gradient of 9%. The climb becomes progressively more challenging, with slopes reaching 14% in the final stretch. However, the fatigue of the climb is short-lived as there are stunning views of Monte Rosa. The KOM of the climb belongs to Simon Yates, with an amazing 28'36" clocked during the Giro d'Italia 2021. Are you ready to beat him?More Info
4. CERNOBBIO TO CADENABBIA
Lake Como is a glacial lake which is situated on the border between Switzerland and Italy. There are well-known mountains and tourist destinations on the shores of the lake.
This ride starts off in the centre of the old town of Cernobbio on the edge of the lake. Leaving the old town get onto the main road, go past the famous Villa d’Este ritzy hotel, then leave the main road to drop back to the lake and go past Moltrasio and then Laglio where you ride past George Clooney’s house. Rejoin the main road for a bit, then drop down to Brienno and follow the main road to Cadenabbia.More Info
5. CAORLE AND LAST 5K GIRO 2023 STAGE 17
Starting and ending in the beautiful city of Caorle where the 17th Stage of the Giro d Italia 2023 had a photo finish sprint decision between Alberto Dainese, Jonathan Milan and Michael Matthews. The ride is flat - just like the stage of the Giro was and includes the last 5k of the sprint finale - as you can see its very technical and dangerous for normal cyclist but the world tour pro riders managed to do it without crashes.More Info
6. COLLE DEL PICCOLO SAN BERNARDO FROM LA THUILE
This is the climb to Col du Petit San Bernard. Starting from the Italian side, you'll climb to the French border, passing the old border station just before you stop.More Info
7. VARALLO TO FOBELLO
Known for its Sacro Monte, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from the beautiful town of Varallo, a magnificent valley floor route will take you after 17.6 kilometres with an average gradient of 2.4 per cent and 426 meters of elevation gain to Fobello, riding up the wild Mastallone Valley. Here, after cycling without traffic in the quiet atmosphere of the valley, you will be surprised to discover elegant and stately villas. If you are a fan of racing and rally cars, don't miss the opportunity to visit the Lancia Museum.More Info
FRANCE (JAN 15)
8. VAISON LA ROMAINE FOOTHILLS
This ride is the first part of the Lapierre Gran Fondo Mont Ventoux and starts in Vaison la Romaine then goes via Malaucene and Col de la Madeleine to Bedoin.More Info
9. BéDOIN TO MONT VENTOUX
Bédoin to Mount Ventoux on a beautiful sunny day.
Of the three Mont Ventoux routes this Bédoin ride is considered to be the hardest, climbing for around 20Kms, with a long intense section of 9-10%, and around 1,500 meters of elevation gain.More Info
10. ROCAMADOUR ITT
Have you got what it takes? An in-form Wout van Aert , riding his Cervelo P5, rocketed through this course stopping the clock at 47 minutes 59 seconds, that's a mind blowing average speed of 50.9km/h.More Info
11. THE RED VILLAGE
The ride starts in Collonges-la-Rouge, a remarkable medieval village built from local red limestone.
After a short climb through the village and onto the small market town of Meyssac, the ride passes through wonderful open countryside and then follows the Dordogne under limestone cliffs to a beautifully picturesque finish at Creysse.More Info
12. LES AIREAUX
You'll set out from the banks of the Loire and will soon be riding through our first village of Saint-Rémy-la-Varenne. Enjoy the rolling green countryside and wonderful small ancient villages and towns; Blaison-Saint-Sulpice and Saint-Saturnin-sur-Loire are typical of the area. The gentle terrain and views make for an interesting and varied ride.More Info
13. SOULOR FROM FERRIERES
Col du Soulor has featured in the Tour multiple times but not as frequently from this side. Thanks to Fulgaz and Hiebert’s video we knew we had to tackle this side (hopefully our video does his work justice). This ascent has much less traffic than the main road from Argeles and amazing views of the surrounding high peaks, amazing views of the balcony road to Aubisque, and lots of free range animals (we saw cows, horses, sheep, goats, and even a few pigs at the top!). After a cloudy first climb (Spandelles), we climb mostly in the sun and get bigger patches of blue sky as we climb. We also have amazing verdant green mountains thanks to a very rainy previous month. Enjoy the quieter traffic, the animals, and the amazing open views!More Info
14. COL DU TOURMALET
Get ready to tackle one of the most infamous climbs in world cycling, used in the Tour de France countless times! Pace yourself it’s a long one!More Info
SPAIN (29 JAN)
15. LAGOA TT
Test yourself against the pros on the Volta ao Algarve 2021 Stage 4 iTT. It's a 20Km route from Lagoa down to Carvoeiro and back through the Vale de El-Rei. Try to match Kasper Asgreen's winning time of 23mins 52secs.
Best of luck!More Info
16. ARTENARA INSELMITTE TOUR
Artenara Inselmitte Tour starts in the middle of the island at Artenara, firstly with some slightly downhill kilometres, then a short climb before reaching the 3 very impressive Presas (water reservoirs). Then over the next 19 kilometres you’ll climb from 860 up to 1,630 metres above sea level, including a visit to the hilltop town of Juncalillo. It’s a lovely classic Gran Canaria mountain ride on a beautiful day.More Info
17. LA VICTORIA
Often used as a warm up/cool down ride coupled with Cap Formentor (available on FulGaz) you’ll depart from the Marina at Puerto Pollensa on a cycle path route that hugs the bay.
It’s a relatively busy section, as you’re on a main road along the coast, but you’re right by the water’s edge and it’s a pleasure to tap along the easy flat gradients. Finally you'll pass through stone pillars and onto the La Victoria peninsula, leaving the urban areas behind you. Bar S’illot (and apparently a nudist beach!) is on your left as you start climbing.
The road up to Ermita de la Victoria is narrow, steep (16% in places) and wooded but with under a kilometre from the junction to the car park at the top, at least it’s not too long.More Info
18. TERRES DE L’EBRE (TORTOSA – LO PORT)
A smaller 35km section of a tougher ride featured in the 2023 edition of the Volta Catalunya. This ride tackles the same section of the course but stops short so you won't have to climb one of the toughest mountains in Catalonia this time round. For those who are interested, Lo Port has been climbed four times in the Volta a Catalunya, the last time in 2017, when Alejandro Valverde (Movistar Team) won ahead of Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Alberto Contador (Trek - Segafredo).
FulGaz is an official partner of the Volta Ciclista Catalunya, one of the world's oldest stage races.More Info
19. RIERA DEL CORB
Join Nathan Haas as he heads out on a tidy training ride into the countryside. A mix of bike paths, Catalonian country lanes, and a crisp autumnal morning transport you to the region. With a few little lumps this is an ideal for an extended warm up.More Info
20. ORDINO FROM MASSANA
Welcome to Andorra! Ordino is 1 of 2 climbs which cross the ridge separating the west road from the east road (Beixallis is the other). Ordino is an evenly graded climb, always sticking very close to its 7 percent average. Like many Andorra climbs the start is only getting more developed, but after the first few kilometers the rest of the climb is much quieter. I continued past the top with the col sign for another 5 minutes as there is an additional 1k of climbing after an initial short descent. Enjoy the descending and the open views of the eastern side toward Canilo!More Info
21. THREE LAPS OF MONTJUïC CIRCUIT
In 2023 the final circuit will be repeated in Barcelona, as in 2022 and 2021. A total of 6 laps on the Montjuïc circuit, the emblematic finish of the Volta Catalunya in recent years, which has always attracted a very large number of spectators.
Andrea Bagioli, Thomas de Gendt, Davide Formolo, Simon Yates and Alejandro Valverde have won in Barcelona and we can't wait to toast your victory with a glass of cava!More Info