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 60 hour time limit.
The requirement for Tourists is to complete the route at a minimum average of 75 km per day.
Super Randonnées are very demanding rides. You 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 when you want to enjoy the scenery without a time limit and night riding. Choose the Randonneur option when you want to challenge yourself in a limited time.
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.
Super Randonnées are organized, verified and validated by Provence Randonneurs. Super Randonnées were created by the Audax Club Parisien in 2009. In 2022, Provence Randonneurs takes over from the Audax Club Parisien at the head of the Super Randonnées.
Ride safe… and don’t forget that self-reliance is part of the challenge!