CROSS THE ALPINE ARC BY BIKE
Magnus finds its origins in Latin which can be translated as " Big ". Can you bring out the great warrior in you?
There are courses who by their simple name transport you. But it's good your pedal strokes through landscapes fairy that will capsize you. We offer you the opportunity to experience a real bike epic by traversing a complete crossing of theAlpine Arc from east to west. It will be hot, very hot, you may be cold, you will encounter thunderstorms, climatic conditions which will constantly change and which will allow you to feel the heart of our planet: the pulse of the Earth and you will be one: you , your bike, the mountains and the elements. Magnus, you will become.
11 CHECKPOINTS & 24 COMPULSORY TOWNS
Unlike all the ultra distance races that we offer, the Magnus is the only one to allow you a free path. But what exactly does “free” mean?
Here we will not provide you with a GPX track reflecting the 2700K of racing, you will be the one. to build your trace. We have decided to impose 11 CPs on you where you will have to stop and take a selfie which will have to be sent to us. These CPs are usually at peaks of mythical passes.
Ok but then what is the difference with the 24 compulsory transit cities? It's very simple, the only difference is that you won't have to stop there to take a selfie, you just have to go there. Live Tracking will allow us to check all of this in the snapshot.
It is a way for us to impose a route on you and nevertheless a possibility for you to work on your tactical side by choosing and studying your route.
6 COUNTRIES FROM THE EAST TO THE WEST - SLOVENIA LANDS OF AGRICULTURE
A given departure from the capital Slovenian to Ljubljana Sunday August 18 (to be confirmed for the time being) will allow you to start your first kilometers in a country which respects cyclists. Green mountain ranges filled with fruit trees and vegetable gardens where flora and fauna flourish in the midst of man. The culinary specialties will allow you to recharge the batteries but be careful, do not postpone until later when you have found something to fill the tank. It can be hot, it can rain, it can knock but the shaded areas will allow you to breathe. The Soca river with its pure water will be able to quench your thirst, it is of unequaled clarity and purity, drink from the source!
CP1 will be Slovenia's highest pass.
AUSTRIA A COUNTRY OF POSTCARDS
The tyrols, the Bohemian forest, the lakes, nature, Austria, the land of classical music, it will undoubtedly be the time to switch to the register "Epic". Everything will be gathered here to reconsider your cycling practice. The cycle paths will accompany you on your adventure. The CP3, aaaahhh the CP3, it will be necessary to arrive there to realize the magnitude of the task. Beer at the top will be required for the selfie.
ITALY A HISTORY OF CYCLING
Your meeting with the story will be at CP5: PASSO DI STELVIO, one of the highest passes in the Arc Alpin. 48 laces are waiting for you before arriving at the top where you will hear, believe us, the encouragement of all these spectators who have come to support the legends of the Tour of Italy. As we will shiver you at this point in your race.
BETWEEN SWITZERLAND AND ITALY WE SIGN FOR 3 CP
We will approach a crucial part of the test since here 3CP will follow each other between Italy and Switzerland, 3 cols of majestic beauty. The occasions will be favorable to have a good Swiss hot chocolate. You will be amazed between rocky bars, meadows, steep mountains and so close. Cycling in Switzerland is like pedaling on a life-size postcard.
FRANCE AS A LONG FINISH LINE ALPINE
Renowned 3CPs that are the Galibier, Izoard and Bonette passes will complete this extraordinary race. The Tour de France has left its traces there for more than a century, it is now up to you to make history and be part of the Backpackers to complete the Arc Alpin in its entirety in self-sufficiency. 55K elevation gain you will then have climbed, you will be at the top of the Stratosphere, at the height of incomparable emotions with the feeling of having made 100 trips in one.
Be the first to pick up your Rudius on the Magnus Trans-Alpes RACE 2700K solo or in a team of 2!