Big ascents, thrilling descents and plenty of pedal revolutions in between! Our inspiring Mountain Challenges are your chance to conquer some of the world’s most mighty climbs. Here are 4 holidays to watch in 2018:
1. Italian Alps, Italy
Classic Climb: Stelvio
What to expect: The 48-hairpin bends of the Stelvio make up one of the most dramatic and beautiful climbs in the world. This is a mythical mountain not to be missed.
2. Emerald Mountains, Colombia
Classic Climb: Alto de Letras
What to expect: At 52 miles, the Letras boldly boasts the title of ‘the world’s longest climb’ and this legendary route comes complete with an exotic backdrop to boot.
3. Mont Ventoux to Alpe d’Huez, France
Classic Climb: Too many Grand Tour classics to count!
What to expect: A right of passage for any keen road cyclist inspired by the Tour de France! Each climb offers a unique insight into the world-renowned Southern French Alps.
4. Vuelta Classics, Spain
Classic Climb: Angrilu
What to expect: The Angrilu is the Spanish equivalent of France’s iconic Alpe d’Huez – only steeper and one that will challenge even the most experienced of riders.