Asheville 2018

Asheville · Asheville · 18th to 20th May

Entry Details

Experience the Blue Ridge mountains at the inaugural Haute Route Asheville, where many professional-level riders call home.

Event details

The Haute Route looks to Asheville, North Carolina to welcome a three-day event in North America in 2018.

Each stage of the event will begin and end in the vibrant downtown of Asheville. Asheville is a short riding away from Mount Mitchell, the highest peaks east of the Mississippi River and wind through the scenic beauty of the French Broad River Valley, both featuring stunning panoramas of the Blue Ridge Parkway mountains. The event will conclude with an individual time trial on the final day.

The Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) is the best-connected non-hub airport in the United States and is located just 15 miles from downtown Asheville. AVL offers non-stop flights and easy connections from major U.S. hubs. Asheville is also located near several major airports, including Greenville Spartanburg (GSP) and Charlotte Douglas International (CLT).

The Haute Route Asheville experience will also feature on-site amenities at the host hotel, including daily meals, massages, route briefings and a cycle shop—all within 500 feet of the start/finish line.

This event’s unique hub-and-spoke format makes Haute Route Asheville a great weekend getaway for the whole family—no changing hotels or packing your bags between stages. Friends and guests can cheer on riders at each start and spend the days exploring all that Asheville has to offer.

Asheville is an eclectic mountain city with dozens of art galleries, shops and local restaurants within easy walking distance of the event hotel. Explore unexpected music venues featuring up-and-coming acts in the city Expedia just named one of the “12 best music towns in the nation” and raise a glass at one of 30+ craft breweries that put Asheville on the map as Beer City USA. Named the #1 U.S. destination to visit in 2017 by Lonely Planet—and repeatedly named among top bucket-list biking and outdoors spots—spring in the Blue Ridge offers plenty to explore, both on and off the bike.

Experience the Blue Ridge at the inaugural Haute Route Asheville, where many professional-level riders call home.

Find out all about the Haute Route and what to expect on event.

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Stage 1 Asheville - Asheville
103 Miles | 10,850 ft (165.7 km | 3 307 M+)

Stage 2 Asheville - Asheville
84 Miles | 8300 ft (135km | 2529.84 M+)

Stage 3 Town Mountain Time Trial
5 Miles | 1200 ft (8 km | 365.76 M+)

How to Register - Click to download

How to Manage my Registration - Click to download

Rules & Regulations - Click to download

Medical Certificate - Click to download

Parental Consent Form for Minors - Click to download

Rider's Sustainability Charter - Click to download

Penalty Chart - Click to download

Our friendly support staff is always on hand to help you. Contact us by email at [email protected] for a quick answer.

What's included

Rider's Pack

Rider's Pack

  • Complete cycling kit
  • Backpack
  • Detailed roadbook
  • Goodies from partners
On the road

On the road

  • Marshals
  • Motorcycle escorts
  • Security vehicles
  • Mavic mechanical support
  • Medical assistance
  • Live timing system
  • Feed stations
Post stage

Post stage

  • Secure bike park
  • Bike wash area
  • Hot meal
  • Massage
  • Daily ranking and awards
  • Safety briefing
  • Drinks party
Additional Services

Additional Services

  • Videos produced daily
  • Professional photos
  • Closing party
  • Pasta Party

What's next?

Live an adventure of a lifetime on the Haute Route

Entry Details

Official Global Partner

Asheville 2018 sponsor logo

Host City Partner

Asheville sponsor logo

Official Charities

Team Type 1 sponsor logo World Bicycle Relief sponsor logo Project Hero sponsor logo