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

"I went through every emotion, the highs and the lows, the good weather and the bad weather, the slow and the fast but it’s all worth it."

Simon Humphris, 2014

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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 2016

Anglet Basque Coast – Toulouse | 800KM

20TH TO 26TH AUGUST 2016

From Anglet, Côte Basque to Toulouse
Seven consecutive stages from Saturday 20th August to Friday 26th August
Start Village opens on Friday 19th August
Closest airports : Biarritz-Anglet (Bordeaux, San Sebastien and Bilbao) and Toulouse

Stage 1, Saturday 20th August: Anglet – La Pierre Saint-Martin (143km)
Stage 2, Sunday 21st August: Pau – Argelès-Gazost (146km)
Stage 3, Monday 22nd August: ITT Argelès-Gazost – Col de Couraduque (16km)
Stage 4, Tuesday 23rd August: Argelès-Gazost – Pla d’Adet (97km)
Stage 5, Wednesday 24th August: Saint-Lary Soulan – Cap de Long (100km)
Stage 6, Thursday 25th August: Saint-Lary Soulan – Peyragudes (131km)
Stage 7, Friday 26th August: Peyragudes – Toulouse (169km)

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HAUTE ROUTE Alps 2016

Nice – Geneva | 800KM

28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2016

From Nice to Geneva
Seven consecutive stages from Sunday 28th August to Saturday 3rd September
Start Village opens on Saturday 27th August
Closest airports : Nice, Geneva

Stage 1, Sunday 28th August: Nice – Auron (136km)
Stage 2, Monday 29th August: Auron – Risoul (111km)
Stage 3, Tuesday 30th August: Risoul – Valloire (118km)
Stage 4, Wednesday 31st August: ITT Valloire – Galibier (18km)
Stage 5, Thursday 1st September: Valloire – Courchevel (141km)
Stage 6, Friday 2nd September: Courchevel – Megève (134km)
Stage 7, Saturday 3rd September: Megève – Geneva (138km)

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HAUTE ROUTE Dolomites Swiss Alps 2016

Geneva – Venice | 900KM

5TH - 11TH SEPTEMBER 2016

From Geneva to Venice
Seven consecutive stages from Monday 5th September to Sunday 11th September
Start Village opens on Sunday 4th September
Closest airports: Geneva, Venice

Stage 1, Monday 5th September: Geneva – Crans-Montana (177km)
Stage 2, Tuesday 6th September: Crans-Montana – San Gottardo (137km)
Stage 3, Wednesday 7th September: St Moritz – Bormio (97km)
Stage 4, Thursday 8th September: ITT Bormio – Stelvio (21km)
Stage 5, Friday 9th September: Bormio – Bolzano (144km)
Stage 6, Saturday 10th September: Bolzano – Cortina d’Ampezzo (150km)
Stage 7, Sunday 11th September: Cortina d’Ampezzo – Venice (175km)

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HAUTE ROUTE Compact 2016

Anglet - Argelès-Gazost – Alto Adige - Venice | 305KM & 315KM

Showcasing the very best of the Pyrenees 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 two Haute Route events in 2016.

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