Introducing the Haute Route

The Haute Route is the first global series of multi-day cycling events for amateurs. Whether it’s in Colorado’s Rockies, the French Alps, Pyrenees or Italian Dolomites, these are the highest, toughest and most prestigious amateur cycling events in the world.

Each edition features seven timed and ranked stages with professional-level event organisation including medical teams, mechanical support, rolling road security, film crews and, of course, massages.

Rookie or expert, you will tackle the highest, steepest, most-renowned terrain in world cycling. You will push yourself to your physical and mental limits – and experience what it’s really like to ‘ride like a pro’. Hundreds of riders from around the globe, representing more than 50 nationalities, take part in the Haute Route events that are a mix of Classic and Marathon stages, plus an Individual Time Trial. Each stage is timed and ranked, with overall rankings published at the end of each event (including age, team and gender classifications). Riders can enter as individuals or as teams of up to nine, and a few exceptional riders take on two events (Iron Riders) or all three (Triple Crown Riders).

In 2017, OC Sport is expanding its offering for amateur cyclists with the launch of a brand new Haute Route concept – a series of three-day racing events beginning with the Haute Route Ventoux in 2017.

Inspired by the success of the main Haute Route Series – the Haute Route Pyrenees, Alps, Dolomites and Rockies – this new event offers amateur cyclists the chance to enjoy all the key attributes of those events but over a shorter time and based from one location. The key difference is that the Haute Route Ventoux will be based in one place for three days, hugely simplifying rider logistics, meaning riders can stay in one hotel, will no longer have to pack their bags before each stage and will be able to bring family and friends along as well.


Mavic Haute Route Rockies - 1st edition
From Boulder to Colorado Springs
Grand Depart Village opens on Friday 23rd June
7 consecutive stages from Saturday 24th to Friday 30th June

Haute Route Pyrenees - 5th edition
From Anglet Basque Coast to Toulouse
Grand Depart Village opens on Saturday 12th August 

7 consecutive stages from Sunday 13th to Saturday 19th August

Haute Route Alps - 7th edition
From Nice to Geneva
Grand Depart Village opens on Sunday 20th August 

7 consecutive stages from Monday 21st to Sunday 27th August

Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps - 4th edition
From Innsbruck to Venice
Grand Depart Village opens on Friday 1st September

7 consecutive stages from Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th September

Haute Route Alpe d’Huez- 1st edition
3 consecutive stages from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th July

Haute Route Ventoux - 1st edition
3 consecutive stages from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th October

2017 Registration Process & Pricing

The entry fee includes a number of services and benefits but excludes accommodation package which is booked separately. For further information on registration, pricing and services, go to How To Enter

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