Date Range

22-28 August 2021


1799€ $2110


Total Distance

100% Complete

Total Elevation Gain

100% Complete

Elevation gain per classic stage

100% Complete

Time trial elevation

80% Complete


100% Complete
total distance icon

Total Distance

total elevation gain

Total Elevation Gain

elevation gain icon

Elevation gain per classic stage

time trial

Time trial elevation

steepness icon

Very Hard


Course Profile

Alps 2021 Course Profile

Ride With GPS interactive map

Why this event?

Celebrating 10 years of the Alps

Over 10 glorious years, the Haute Route Alps has carved a name for itself as the toughest amateur cycling race in the world. For the last decade, it has been the ultimate challenge for serious riders, and the 10th edition is set to be the biggest yet. 2021 is going to deliver everything you’d expect from the Haute Route Alps, but more. With a unique Queen Stage locked in and special celebrations planned throughout the year, this anniversary edition will be one to remember.

Read the stages description

The toughest week of cycling

Described by Cyclist Magazine as “leg-shredding and life-changing in equal measure”, the flagship event of the Haute Route Cycling Series is a challenge like no other. The course is packed with bucket list climbs made famous by the Tour de France, plus a host of cols over 2,000 metres above sea level. The crown jewel in the Haute Route calendar gives you the rare opportunity to pin on a number and test yourself on many of the world’s most famous climbs as well as long, point-to-point stages. This year, highlights will include an extraordinary Queen stage, plus a time trial in one of cycling’s most celebrated destinations.

Services to match the challenge

The Haute Route Alps is a serious challenge. And it deserves serious support. Haute Route has become famous for its on and off-bike services, which are truly unlike anything else. This is the event they were made for. After amazing 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, you’ll 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 literally everything else.

Explore services

Inspirational atmosphere

Haute Route Alps finishers share a special bond. You will 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.

Join the community

Register as a Team

Register your team now for the adventure of a lifetime in 2021. From startline banter, to that unrivalled inspiration to push harder when it matters most, riding takes on a new meaning when your team depends on you and you on them. Replacing the Duo format at all events this year, this new category has teams made up of 4-6 members, with men’s, women’s and mixed groups. The aim of the game: Each team will make their own strategy to get three of their riders to the finish line as fast as possible.

Learn more

Looking for event specific & practical information?

All you need to know about your event

Price Phases

Phase 1 (Alumnis only) August 5 1749€ $2049
Phase 2 August 13 1799€ $2110

How to get there

airport icon


The closest airport to Megève is Geneva (GVA)

shuttle icon


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

car icon


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

bus icon


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


Official Title Partner

Colnago logo

Official Global Partners

Zwift logo Ride With GPS logo

European Event Partners

Le Col logo OTE Sports logo Mavic logo Bollé logo NOMAN logo France Bike Rentals logo A Bloc logo KitBrix logo TAG Heuer logo

Host City Partners

Megève logo Tignes logo Alpe d’Huez logo Bourg d’Oisans logo Serre Chevalier Briançon logo Auron logo Nice logo