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

“What I enjoy is to ride with people and to push myself with them. I am proud that people respect me in the peloton.”

François Le Maut, 2013

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I AM A Serious Racer

“I don’t think I’ve had so much fun. It’s fantastic – I really enjoyed this week and I’m really sad that it’s going to be over.”

Emma Pooley, 2012

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HAUTE ROUTE Pyrenees 2015

Anglet Basque Coast – Toulouse

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

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 organized in the morning 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

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 could be organized in the morning on 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

TBC – TBC

A concentrated version of the Haute Route experience over 2 or 3 consecutive days. The Haute Route Compact 2015 events will be confirmed by the end of the year.

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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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