ABOUT THE HAUTE ROUTE

The Haute Route cycling events are ‘the highest and toughest cyclosportives in the world’: prestigious and professionally run seven day road races, timed and ranked, across Europe’s iconic cols.

With professional level event organisation including medical teams, mechanical support, rolling road security, film crews and, of course, massages, you will be 100% immersed in the world of cycling for seven unforgettable days.

Rookie or expert, you will tackle the highest, steepest, most world-renowned cycling terrain. You will push yourself to your physical and mental limits – and experience what it’s really like to ‘ride like a pro’.

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Rookie, Enthusiast, Serious Racer -
Anyone Can Do It

I AM A Rookie Rider

“Six years ago I weighed 93kg and chain-smoked. But one day I decided to never smoke again. I started cycling, ate better, hired a coach and a year later I was riding a nine-day, off-road 1150km trail…”

Nuno Luz, 2013

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I AM An Enthusiast

“I’ve climbed Everest ten times and I’m always looking for the next challenge and this is arguably the biggest challenge of my life. It is as close as us mere mortals will get to being a pro…”

Kenton Cool, 2012

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I AM A Serious Racer

“It’s good to show that women can go out there and do it as well as the men. And the other women are fabulous, I take my hat off to them. This is not about being a super athlete, it’s about heart and determination. To come to Europe and tick all the bucket list climbs is a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s just awesome…”

Stacie Hall, 2013

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HAUTE ROUTE Dolomites Swiss Alps 2014

Venice – Geneva | 933km

16TH TO 22ND AUGUST 2014

Cols & Ascents: 17
Total Ascent: 20,350m
Total Descent: 17,300m
4 Classic stages, 2 Marathon stages, 1 Individual Time Trial
Highest Point: Passo dello Stelvio – 2,758m

This summer will see the first edition of the Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps. The truly exceptional new course, with breathtaking scenery, will start from the enchanting city of Venice, Italy on Saturday, 16th August and finish on the beautiful shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland on Friday, 22nd August.

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HAUTE ROUTE Dolomites Swiss Alps 2015

Geneva – Venice
OR
Venice – Geneva

  • First week of September 2015
  • Likely Dates:
  • Arrive at Grand Depart Village – Sunday 30th August
  • Seven consecutive stages – Monday 31st August to Sunday 6th September
  • 800KM+ | 20 COLS | 20,000M+ ALTITUDE GAIN
  • The details above will be confirmed by the end of September 2014

HAUTE ROUTE Alps 2014

Geneva – Nice | 904KM

24TH TO 30TH AUGUST 2014

Cols & Ascents: 20
Total Ascent: 21,400m
Total Descent: 17,800m
5 Classic stages, 1 Marathon stage, 1 Individual Time Trial
Marathon stage: 137km, 3 cols, 4,650m of climbing
Highest col: Madeleine - 1,993m

Now in it’s fourth year, the Haute Route Alps will start on Sunday, 24th August from the peaceful shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland. The prodigious course, 90% of it new for this edition, will feature many of the iconic Alpine ‘giants’ on the route to the finish in Nice on Saturday, 30th August.

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HAUTE ROUTE Alps 2015

Nice – Geneva
OR
Geneva – Nice

  • Fourth week of August 2015
  • Likely Dates:
  • Arrive at Grand Depart Village –Saturday 22nd August
  • Seven consecutive stages – Sunday 23rd August to Saturday 29th August
  • 800KM+ | 20 COLS | 20,000M+ ALTITUDE GAIN
  • The details above will be confirmed by the end of September 2014

HAUTE ROUTE Pyrenees 2014

Barcelona – Anglet Basque Coast | 790KM

1ST TO 7TH SEPTEMBER 2014

Cols & Ascents: 21
Total Ascent: 19,500m
Total Descent: 17,700m
5 Classic stages, 1 Marathon stage, 1 Individual Time Trial
Marathon stage: 148km, 4 cols, 3900m of climbing
Highest col: Tourmalet – 2117m

This second edition of the Haute Route Pyrenees will start on Monday, 1st September from the cultural city of Barcelona, Spain. Eighty per cent of the route is new this year, featuring outstanding natural landscapes and testing ascents, it will finish on Sunday, 7th September in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean resort of Anglet (Basque Coast), France

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HAUTE ROUTE Pyrenees 2015

Anglet Basque Coast – Barcelona (or Girona or Toulouse)
OR
Barcelona (or Girona or Toulouse) – Anglet Basque Coast

  • Third week of August 2015
  • Likely Dates:
  • Arrive at Grand Depart Village – Friday 14th August
  • Seven consecutive stages – Saturday 15th to Friday 21st August
  • 800KM+ | 20 COLS | 20,000M+ ALTITUDE GAIN
  • The details above will be confirmed by the end of September 2014

HAUTE ROUTE Compact 2014

Geneva – Courchevel | 260KM

23RD TO 25TH AUGUST 2014

Cols & Ascents: 6
Total Ascent: 7,000m
Total Descent: 5600m
Highest col: Col du Cormet de Roselend – 1967m

This year will see the first episode of the Haute Route Compact – a ‘taster’ for newcomers to test out the Haute Route before committing to a full event. Following a timed Prologue on Saturday, 23rd August, the start will be from Geneva, Switzerland on Sunday, 24th August and run concurrently alongside its ‘big brother’ the Haute Route Alps, with riders taking on two of the timed stages, and will finish in Courchevel on Monday, 25th August.

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