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

“People have come from all over the world and we’re all here for the same reason – to get through the Haute Route together. It’s so painful and so challenging it just pulls you together. I’ve just had so many amazing connections with people.”

Kathleen Swalling, 2012

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I AM An Enthusiast

“This is probably as close as any of us office riders and amateur riders will get to feeling like professional riders. What is really special is that you essentially live and breathe cycling from the second your wake up…in some of the most stunning landscape anywhere in the world.”

Christoph Pleitgen, 2011

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I AM A Serious Racer

“The event is timed and very competitive at the front of the peloton… at the other end it’s just a battle to survive the time limit.”

Ciaran Lennon, 2013

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HAUTE ROUTE Pyrenees 2015

Anglet Basque Coast – Toulouse | 812km

15TH TO 21ST AUGUST 2015

7 consecutive stages from Saturday 15th to Friday 21st August
Haute Route Grand Depart Village open on Friday 14th August
Non-timed parade on Friday 14th August (afternoon)
Nearest airports: Biarritz-Anglet (Bordeaux, San Sebastian and Bilbao), Toulouse

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HAUTE ROUTE Alps 2015

Nice – Geneva | 770km

23RD TO 29TH AUGUST 2015

7 consecutive stages from Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th August
Haute Route Grand Depart Village open on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd August
An additional timed prologue could be organised on Saturday 22nd August (to be confirmed by Christmas, still under discussion with the authorities)
Nearest airports: Nice, Geneva

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HAUTE ROUTE Dolomites Swiss Alps 2015

Geneva – Venice | 900km

31ST AUGUST TO 6TH SEPTEMBER 2015

7 consecutive stages from Monday 31st August to Sunday 6th September
Haute Route Grand Depart Village open on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August
An additional timed prologue may be organised on the morning of Sunday 30th August (to be confirmed by Christmas, still under discussion with the authorities)
Nearest airports: Geneva, Venice

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HAUTE ROUTE Compact 2015

Anglet - Pau | Nice – Serre Chevalier | Geneva - Andermatt

Showcasing the very best of the Pyrenees, French Alps and Dolomites Swiss Alps, cycling enthusiasts will be able to sample the Haute Route multi-day format on the world’s most iconic cycling terrain following the launch of Compact events at all three Haute Route events in 2015.

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