Information at a glance
Brevet 6+6 Isole - Italia del Grand Tour (IGT)
START Wednesday 24 April 2019 in Quartu Sant'Elena
ARI Homologation 1.200 km
ACP Homologation 600km Sardinia and 600km Sicily (40+40 hours)
11 Check Points + 2 Dormitories + 1 Buffet at START and 2 at FINISH
Cabin, dinner and full service onboard
The ARI IGT 1200km Brevet is composed of 2 ACP Brevets of 600km each:
START Thursday 25 April at 12am (midnight) from Quartu Sant’Elena
611 km – 6779 m. D+, Homologation ACP 40 hours, 5 Check Points
START Saturday 27 April at 10am from Palermo
592 km – 6302 m. D+ , Homologation ACP 40 hours, 6 Check Points
THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS SET AT 200
It is not necessary to qualify in order to enter 6+6 Isole
Early applications (to be validated with payment of 50 €) will open on 1 November and will close on 20 November 2018.
Entries at a cost of 350€ for those who have an early application will open 1 December 2018 and will close 30 December 2018.
From 15 January 2019 entries will be open at a cost of 450€.
Once 6+6 Isole will be sold out, the organisation will draw a waiting list for those who still want to participate. The costs will be communicated in a second time.
It is possible to cede one's own application to another cyclist by informing the organisation no later than 15 days before the start (you will be asked a 20€ contribution for administrative procedure).
Entry cost is comprehensive of refreshment in all controls and shower where available. The boat trip from Cagliari to Palermo is included, comprehensive of cabin reservation, dinner and breakfast.
See detailed description of the services at the 11 Check Points, START and FINISH in the "services" section of this website.
You will need to register at the start on Wednesday 24 April. More details will be available after confirmation of entry.
Renounces expect a refund equal to 40% of the paid amount if communicated before 28 February 2019.
Can anybody enter?
Almost. You will need to be aged 18 or over on 23 April 2019. Entries from under-aged will not be accepted. You must prove you are in good health with a medical certificate (stress test). There are no exceptions to this rule.
Is it necessary to qualify in order to enter?
No, it is not. But you will better enjoy your ride if you prepare well.
How do I enter?
Entries can only be completed using this website.
Entries for those who have an early application will open 1 December 2018 and will close 30 December 2018.
How can I verify that my registration has been successful?
Access your reserved area with USER ID and password that you received via e-mail.
How much is the entry fee?
The entry fee is equal to 400 € (350 + 50) as explained above.
Costs for additional services must be added to the entry fee.
What is included in the entry fee?
Check Points will offer hot and/or cold food and beverage depending on the expected time of passage of the riders. All cyclists will receive a communication on this.
Rando Points (half way check points) will also offer warm dishes, showers and dormitories.
In Quartu Sant'Elena dinner will be offered before the START.
The entry fee also includes dinner, breakfast and a place in cabin onboard from Cagliari to Palermo.
What are optional services?
- Dinner, overnight stay, breakfast and lunch for those arriving Tuesday 23 April.
- Overnight stay in a Hotel room at Dorgali check point (Sardinia).
- Car transportation by boat from Cagliari to Palermo.
- Overnight stay in a Hotel room in Palermo at the end of the second part (Sicily).
- Bag Drop service at Dorgali and Linguaglossa check points. Excluding luggage transportation from Cagliari to Palermo.
Is there an official shirt?
Yes. You will be able to buy an official shirt.
Is it possible to cancel an entry?
- In case you renounce no later than 28 February 2019, you will be entitled to a refund equal to 40% of the paid amount.
- Once 6+6 Isole will be sold out, the organisation will draw a waiting list for those who still want to participate. The costs will be communicated in a second time.
- It is possible to cede one's own application to another cyclist by informing the organisation no later than 15 days before the start (you will be asked a 20€ contribution for administrative procedure).
I've entered! Should I register as well?
Yes. You will need to complete your registration on Wednesday 24 April 2019, between 8:00am and 2:00pm. Registration will take place at the start.
We will communicate the precise location for registration and start soon.
You will need to bring some identification for registration (e.g. driving license, ID, passport).
Where and When will 6+6 Isole start?
6+6 Isole will start on 24 April 2019.
Riders will be divided into small groups leaving between 12:00am (midnight) and 1:00am on Thursday 25 April.
Is there any partner travel agency in order to reach Sardinia?
Yes, you may contact “FC TRAVEL” at +39 0789 751788
How do I get to Quartu Sant’Elena?
You will be able to book the transfer service from the airport or harbour online here: www.girosardegna.it.
Along the route
Will you collect me in case I break down?
Not necessarily. Motorbikes located along the route are not allowed to carry cyclists. We will have limited capacity to recover riders in remote locations. But you will be responsible for getting to the closest control, where we will be able to give you assistance in fixing your bike or to help you get back to the start.
Make sure you are prepared in case things go wrong. This could include:
Riding with friends.
Subscribe to a break down cover. Check your motor breakdown service, you may already be covered.
Carrying details of friends or relatives who could collect you.
If you get injured or ill please call emergency services on 112.
Am I allowed to bring a support vehicle?
6+6 Isole is a fully-supported event. Food, drink and beds are all included in the fee. There will also be motorised support along the route. This means that also novice riders should be able to complete 6+6 Isole with no external support.
Support vehicles could be dangerous for riders. They are dangerous when parked in narrow roads or when driving along the route. Please consider taking advantage of the facilities offered and ride 6+6 Isole with no external support.
All the vehicles and people giving assistance must register specifying who they are assisting. Each vehicle can offer assistance to more than one cyclist.
Any rider who is seen receiving assistance from an unregistered vehicle will be disqualified.
Support vehicles are not allowed to follow riders, but can give support only near controls.
Anybody who is seen cycling followed by a vehicle between two controls will be disqualified.
Is it possible to check my progress online?
Yes, it is, through an APP tracking system.
Is everything really included?
Almost everything. Food, drink, showers and dormitories are available for free.
We will also supply towels and bike parts for repair, but you will have to pay for them.
Some controls might be selling extra items, e.g. energy gels, beer, coffee. We will make it clear when something is for sale and when something is free.
Is there a Bag Drop service to Dorgali and Linguaglossa check points and back to the start?
Sure. The service can be booked during entry procedure and is charged 20 €. It will be possible to book it also during registration at the start at a cost of 30 €. Please do not bring any fresh food, liquids or glass.
Please note that use of the bag delivered by the organisation is mandatory. Other types of bags will not be accepted.
Is there a luggage transportation service from Cagliari to Palermo by boat?
Sure. The service can be booked during entry procedure and is charged 10 €. It will be possible to book it also during registration at the start at a cost of 20 €. Please do not bring any fresh food, liquids or glass.
Is it possible to charge mobile phones at controls?
Probably yes, but don't count on it.
Will there be Wifi at controls?
Probably yes, but don't count on it.
What if I arrive late at controls?
If you are late at a control, but you think you can still finish in time, please make every effort to continue. We will not disqualify any rider with a reasonable chance of finishing in time.
Once the official time has passed, it is up to the discretion of each controller to decide how long (s)he will stay in the check point. If you arrive after the official closing time and the last check point is closed you will be disqualified.
PLEASE NOTE. Regarding the first part in Sardinia: start is at 12am (midnight) on Thursday 25 April and the maximum time is 40 hours, which is more than enough in order to get back to Quartu Sant'Elena in time for the boat leaving from Cagliari at 7pm.