Alps 2020

The highest, the toughest and founding event in the Haute Route Cycling Series

Date Range

22-28 August 2020

Price

€1749 $1939 13699RMB

Characteristics

Total Distance

100% Complete

Total Elevation Gain

100% Complete

Elevation gain per classic stage

100% Complete

Time trial elevation

40% Complete

Steepness

100% Complete
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800km
500mi
Total Distance

total elevation gain

20000M+
65000ft
Total Elevation Gain

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3200M+
10500ft
Elevation gain per classic stage

time trial

500M+
1600ft
Time trial elevation

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Very Hard
Steepness

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Course Profile

Alps 2020 Course Profile

Course Map

Alps 2020 Course Map

Why this event?

The toughest week of cycling

Flagship event of the Haute Route Cycling Series, the Haute Route Alps features bucket list climbs made famous by the Tour de France including six cols culminating over 2,000 metres above sea level and gives you the rare opportunity to pin on a number and test yourself on long point-to-point stages. Notable highlights will be the queen stage totalling 136km and 3,450 metres of elevation on day 3 with the ascents of Iseran, Télégraphe and Galibier, as well as the two last stages in the heart of the French Riviera. A first in the event's history, the time trial will take place on the final day up the Col d'Èze – a last chance to test your determination before feeling the accomplishment of being an Haute Route Alps Finisher.

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The most iconic cycling mountain range

Starting in the heart of the Alps from Megève and finishing on the Mediterranean Sea in Nice, Haute Route Alps forges a path over iconic mountain passes, down thrilling descents, and through verdant valleys. This is your chance to ride from snow-capped mountains to the sun-swept beaches of Nice.

Services to match the challenge

After great days on the bike, take advantage of the amenities in some of France’s most famous ski resorts. Relax between stages with a post-ride meal, daily massage, and stress-free accommodation packages. On the road, enjoy the support of professional mechanics, French Gendarme moto escorts, staffed feed stations, and sag vehicles. A seven-day event is a major undertaking. You focus on riding; we’ll handle the rest

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Inspirational atmosphere

Spend a full week surrounded by a diverse peloton of competitive and encouraging fellow cyclists. This event sells out every year, so you'll be part of a select group of like-minded people. Join our online community to connect with other men and women before, during, and after the event.

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How to get there

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Airport

The closest airport to Megève is Geneva (GVA)

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Shuttle

Book the official shuttle from Megève airport (GVA) and be dropped off at the Grand Depart Village

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Car

Drive from home or rent a car from you arrival airport/train station

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Bus

Take the train to the Sallanches-Combloux-Megève train station and continue with a taxi to Megève

Downloads

Download important documents for this event, like the official Roadbook.

Medical certificate - Click to download

Rules and Regulations - Click to download

Rider's road book 2019 - Click to download

Newsletters

2019 Haute Route Alps - Rider Newsletters

Click below to read the Rider Newsletters to keep you informed about all aspects related to the Haute Route Alps:

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Official Global Partners

Mavic logo Wattbike logo Precision Hydration logo

Official Continental Partners

TAG Heuer logo Sigma Sports logo

Official Event Supplier

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Host City Partners

Megève 2018 logo Nice 2018 logo