Cycle Races

There's nothing like a cycle race in an exotic location, somewhere far flung in the world, testing yourself against the mountains and other riders. Here is a selection of the more extreme and endurance races covered by A Life of Adventure.


A series of non-stop, unsupported bike-packing races, varying from 700 to 1600km long, held in Oman, Laos, Corsica, Portugal, Taiwan and Peru... Read more…


Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Australian Tour de France winner Cadel Evans is from Barwon Heads on the Great Ocean Road. A professional and amateur road race has been named after him. Read more...

Den Store StyrkeProven

At 330 miles non-stop, from Trondheim to Oslo, Den Store Styrkeproven is a significant challenge, however as many as 3500 cyclists ride in this mid-summer event each year. Read more...

A rider ascends Mt Ventoux, Courtesy Haute Route/OC Sport

A rider ascends Mt Ventoux, Courtesy Haute Route/OC Sport

Haute Route: Mt Ventoux

A three-day, professional standard cycling event for amateur riders, with three ascents of Mt Ventoux in Provence. Read more… including a competitor review.

We will continue to add cycling races to this page. In fact, if you have a particular favourite which you think might be suitable (we're most interested in races that are equivalent to a marathon or longer in length), then do contact us to let us know about it.