Alps 2020

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

Date Range

22-28 August 2020


€1749 $1939 13699RMB


Total Distance

100% Complete

Total Elevation Gain

100% Complete

Elevation gain per classic stage

100% Complete

Time trial elevation

40% Complete


100% Complete
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Total Distance

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Total Elevation Gain

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Elevation gain per classic stage

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Time trial elevation

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Very Hard


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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Practical Information

How to get there

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The closest airport to Megève is Geneva (GVA)

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

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

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


Official Global Partners

TAG Heuer logo Zwift logo Le Col logo PKRS logo Precision Hydration logo A Bloc logo XEndurance logo

Official Global Suppliers

KitBrix logo Il Magistrale logo

Official Event Supplier

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Official Event Supporter

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Host City Partners

Megève logo Nice logo Tignes logo Serre Chevalier Briançon logo Risoul logo Auron logo