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28TH AUGUST TO 3RD SEPTEMBER 2016 | 800KM | 21,000M+
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
Perennial host cities since 2011, Nice and Geneva will once again play host to the Start and Finish lines of the Haute Route Alps 2016. Nice’s fabled Promenade des Anglais will welcome over 500 amateur cyclists as they begin their journey on the 28th of August. This journey will culminate on the 3rd of September in the heart of Geneva’s Jardin Anglais on the shores of Lake Geneva. In addition to tackling both sides of the Col du Galibier - a climb steeped in cycling history like no other - the region’s highest pass, rising above 2700m, Col de la Bonette, features on stage two. Far from the longest climb of the week, the 12% sections of the unmistakable Lacets de Montvernier represents one of the tougher and more memorable challenges for the peloton while new climbs like the Col du Tra will test the peloton as the race edges closer to the finish on the shore of Lake Geneva. Ascents up the col de l’Izoard, Madeleine and summit finishes in some of the prestigious alpine towns of Courchevel and Megève make the Haute Route Alps a must-do event for amateur cyclists.