The mHealth Grand Tour is a cycle ride with a difference. Going from Brussels to Barcelona in just 13 days, it is 2,100km long with more than 22,000 meters of climbs divided into four stages.
However, it isn’t just a bike ride – it is also the opportunity to help demonstrate innovative solutions to the challenges of managing diabetes.
Diabetes is a huge problem globally and in Europe. 8.5% of the European population has Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes today and this figure is increasing year-on-year.
The mHealth Grand Tour is designed to demonstrate devices, applications and health solutions that can help people manage diabetes and related conditions, liberating them to lead active lifestyles.
The ride is also intended to be fabulous experience, incorporating breathtaking scenery, quiet country roads and the opportunity to sample fabulous food and wine. And, in the spirit of the Grand Tours of old, we have also designed the ride to take in the outstanding cultural sights on the way.
The route goes to places of interest and riders will stay overnight in the centre of towns so they can easily enjoy the local culture.
The route follows parts of the classic Liege-Bastogne cycle route, sections of Tour de France stages and some Vuelta climbs and descents in the Pyrenees, without ever trying to be an Etape du Tour.
Challenging but achievable, the mHealth Grand Tour will be an experience of a lifetime.