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

“I’ve been using road cycling as a good way to get fit and it’s a mental and physical challenge. I only got my first road bike nine months ago so I knew it was going to be tough. You’ve got to be passionate about it. I loved every minute of it even though its tough.”

Lizzy Foreman, 2013

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I AM An Enthusiast

“Why do a Haute Route event? Well, there are tougher one-day events out there but getting up every morning forcing down another big breakfast and getting out into the mountains for seven days straight – there is nothing quite like it.”

Mathew Hampton, 2013

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I AM A Serious Racer

“I think the Haute Route is an incredible challenge. There is human adventure too because of the special atmosphere when you are with the same people for a week. We suffer the same way, we have the same pains!”

Laetitia Roux, 2013

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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 organised on the morning of 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 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

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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