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2016 Route


 

GENEVA—CANNES

1,000KM / 80,000FT CLIMBING

 

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2016 Route


 

GENEVA—CANNES

1,000KM / 80,000FT CLIMBING

 

 

We choose not to publish the full route in advance because if you’re a cancer sufferer you don’t know what’s around the next corner and so neither should we.

However, we’ve listed some of the mountains that may feature in the ride this year to get people excited and/or terrified in equal measure and to help with fundraising. These will include some of the most famous and gruelling climbs of the Tour de France such as Colombière, Galibier, Glandon, Izoard and Madeleine.

New for 2016 shorter is a Tour over 8 days: 7 days cycling, 1 travel/prep day but no rest day. The total distance for the 2016 tour will be approximately 1000km. We ride an average of 140km/85 miles per day, climbing an average of 3500m per day. 

The ride is guided by a professional cycling company who bring a huge amount of expertise as well as ensuring the safe and efficient running of the Fireflies Tour.

 
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The Dates


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15-22 JUNE 2016

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The Dates


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15-22 JUNE 2016

 

DÉPART GENEVA
THURSDAY 16 JUNE 2016

We meet in Geneva on Wednesday 15 June. Riders are required to attend a complete safety and group meeting prior to the ride. The tour rolls out the following morning.

We arrive in Cannes on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 June behind a police escort that we follow along the Croisette to the finish line at the Palais des Festivals.

ARRIVÉE CANNES
WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2016