A 'Raid' is a multi-day sporting challenge following one of various stunning mountain routes, originally designed by local cycling clubs in the 1950s. They vary in length and intensity but all follow a similar idea - the route must be completed within a certain period and you must get your 'carnet' stamped en route to show your progress. Successful Raiders receive a medal and certificate from the Cycling Club organisers. At Marmot Tours we have been supporting clients on Raids for nearly 10 years and have reached an unsurpassed level of expertise that results in clients coming back to us again and again. We have a range of Raid routes (in the Pyrenees, Alps, Sardinia, Corsica and the Dolomites), giving some of the best cycling that Europe has to offer and an excellent goal for any regular and fit cyclist. Please have a look at our individual holiday pages for more information and the opportunity to download our detailed trip notes. We also wrote a blog on Raids (21/03/19) which gives a thorough run down on the history and format of a Raid - you can check it out here.