Super Randonnées are mountainous Permanents of 600 km (373 miles) with over 10.000 m (32.800 ft) of elevation gain.
Riders have the option of riding a Super Randonnée either as a Randonneur or as a Tourist.
Randonneurs have a 50 hour time limit for a basis of 10.000 m of elevation gain. The time limit is extended for randonnées with higher elevation gain.
The requirement for Tourists is to complete the route with consecutive daily minimum riding distances of at least 80 km on average.
Super Randonnées renew two traditions of French cyclo-tourism: the worldwide known BRM (Brevets de Randonneurs Mondiaux), and the Brevets Cyclo-Montagnards Français© (BCMF).
Super Randonnées are very demanding rides. You will have to be well trained for climbing, familiar with often unpredicable conditions in the mountains, and self-sufficient on long distances.
Tourist or Randonneur, you must love to climb and have a taste for effort. Choose the Tourist option if you want to enjoy the scenery without a time limit and night riding. Choose the Randonneur option if you are looking for a big challenge.
Super Randonnées will lead you over famous as well as lesser known passes and summits, presenting you with amazing scenery. You will discover the beauty of mountains at unusual hours like dusk, dawn or even at night. All Randonneurs or Tourists will keep unforgettable memories of their ride.
Ride safe… and don’t forget that self-reliance is part of the challenge!