Routes

Taking part in L’Alsacienne is a major challenge, involving a series of original climbs offering extreme pleasure in the heart of the Vosges Mountains.

The demanding nature of each course in the event requires suitable preparation. All of the courses are difficult.

DEADLINE FOR ALL COURSES:
Cyclists who reach the Grand Ballon at 20 km after 9.40 am are out of time.

The gateway to mountain cyclosportives

L’Audacieuse passes through the most beautiful scenery in the Vosges Mountains. This magnificent course is an invitation to discover cyclosportives.

Things get serious right from the start, with the shaded climb to the Vieil Armand. Leaving the forest, there is an amazing panorama that continues as you climb the Grand Ballon.

The road to the Markstein surrounded by pastures full of flowers and the descent towards Wildenstein Lake allow you to recover before joining the ridge road via the Bramont pass.

This initiatory course is pure magic!

DEADLINE 1 : Cyclists who reach the Grand Ballon at 20 km after 9.40 am are out of time.
DEADLINE 2 : Cyclists who reach the Col du Bramont at 51 km after 11.15 am are out of time.

For those who love lots of climbs

L’Intrépide has lots of climbs and descents on real mountain roads. This course allows climbers to put their qualities to full use.

After ascending the Grand Ballon, the rapid climb in the forest to the Firstplan pass is followed by the difficult sections of the course. In Wasserbourg, the slope flattens out as the landscape opens up.

Between farmhouse inns, the narrow road leads to the Petit Ballon pass, then to Sondernach at the foot of the difficult Platzerwasel pass. On the ridge, the 360° panorama is a fitting reward!

DEADLINE : Cyclists who reach the Grand Ballon at 20 km after 9.40 am are out of time.

Designed for cyclosportive experts

L’Indomptable is the greatest challenge in the Vosges Mountains. After a 100 km warm-up climbing the Grand Ballon in particular, the difficulties to follow are on quite a different scale.

The Firstplan, Petit-Ballon and Platzerwasel passes, i.e. a climb of 1500 metres in 40 km, will test your physical and metal reserves. You will need to save some energy for the last 1500 metres with a gradient of 11% leading to Molkenrain and be able to say: “I did it!”.

DEADLINE 1 : Cyclists who reach the Grand Ballon at 20 km after 9.40 am are out of time.
DEADLINE 2 : Cyclists who reach the Markstein at 68 km after 11.15 am will be transferred to L’AUDACIEUSE 90km, to enable them to complete the course under better conditions.