ICON Toulouse to Girona 2022
08 September 2022
Beginning in Toulouse on the edge of the River Garonne, we'll ride east through southern France for the medieval hilltop town of Carcassonne with an overnight in the historic town. It's then a ride south through the Catalan Pyrenees, stopping in Perpignan for an overnight stop. The final day heads down off the mountains into Girona with a celebration and a chance to see the stunning old town.
Following last year, there will be an optional 'extended' ride each day, meaning you can find your perfect level of challenge. The 'standard' ride will be approx 115kms and 1000metres of climbing, whereas the 'extended' ride will add another 25km~. Whichever option you choose each day, you'll be in for a superb challenge!
Please note, you should be aware that it is exceptionally important that you consider your personal fitness and health before agreeing to participate in such a physical challenge. You should have undertaken a good amount of cycle training and you should be used to cycling distances of greater than 100km in a day.
IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBT ABOUT YOUR FITNESS PLEASE DISCUSS YOUR CONCERNS WITH YOUR PERSONAL GP. PLEASE DO NOT AGREE TO PARTICIPATE IF YOUR GP SUGGESTS THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE UNDERTAKING THE CHALLENGE.
In any case, please ensure that you fill in your medical and fitness details accurately and truthfully.
We recognise that everyone should have the best opportunity to participate in our challenges, but we must take every possible measure to ensure participant’s safety.
Pre-existing medical and health conditions are a potential high risk in these events—hence we must be made aware of them.
NOTE - if you are intending to bring your own bicycle, you should ensure it is in good condition, and serviced prior to coming out. If Adventure Cafe staff deem it to be unsafe, they will insist that you hire another bicycle locally.
We recommend that you arrive to Toulouse by 17:00 on 8th September at the latest. Event registration and bike collections take time, and we want you to get an early night and be well rested for the start of your epic ride!
It is important challengers do not underestimate the importance of preparing for the challenge. All riders should be proficient cyclists by the event date. Please call Adventure Cafe on 01823 444246 if you are in any doubt and we shall be pleased to help.
The initial registration fee is £150 / €180 / $195 . Please note that this year the registration fee is non-refundable. Remaining outstanding payments will need to be made by 6 weeks prior to the event, including any bike hire and/or single room supplement fees. How and when payments should be made will be communicated separately by the ICON Cycle Challenge team, and not by Adventure Café.
Registration open from: 08:00:00