The Iron Bike offers a hardcore week of mountain bike racing in the glorious surroundings of the Italian Alps. Over seven stages and eight days you’ll cover 700km in distance and 22km of climbs and will be spending up 12 hours a day on your bike. With only 50% of riders surving the week it’s fair to say this isn’t the first stage race you should enter. The Iron Bike will test you through high altitude climbs, technical descents and special timed stages. You may not be able to walk properly for a week at the end of the race but you’ll be left with the smug sense of achievement having tackled one of the sternest challenges on two wheels.
Very different weather conditions: warm on the plain, cold or event very cold in the mountains.
Mountainous, single track
Technical Rating: 9
Limone Piemonte - Vinadio
Cavour - Torre Pellice
Torre Pellice - Pramollo
Pramollo - Rifugio Selleries
Rifugio Selleries - Sestriere
Sestriere - Sauze d'Oulx
Entry Fee details
Entry pp from R8000 / EUR550 - 650 - 750
The entry fee includes:
- full board, breakfast, feed zones on the race course (2 or more depending on the distance), arrival refreshment and dinner. We will offer a daily meal plan that will provide you with the nutrition and energy you need. Food and drinks in abundant quantities will be provided for breakfasts, refreshment points and dinners, incorporating local products and quality ingredients. We, however, suggest to bring with you during the race food, energy bars or drinks to avoid sudden dehydration or drop of energy.
- Luggage transfer from one base camp to the other (max. luggage weight 30 kgs tent included);
- Showers, toilets, bike washing;
- Rescue in case of withdrawal during the race;
- Medical assistance