Crans-Montana 2021

Conquer lofty Swiss summits and discover splendid panoramas of the 4000m+ Valais peaks

Date Range

11-13 June 2021

Price

799€ $939

Characteristics

Total Distance

20% Complete

Total Elevation Gain

90% Complete

Elevation gain per classic stage

100% Complete

Time trial elevation

100% Complete

Steepness

80% Complete
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220km
135mi
Total Distance

total elevation gain

8300M+
27200ft
Total Elevation Gain

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3500M+
11000ft
Elevation gain per classic stage

time trial

1300M+
4265ft
Time trial elevation

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Hard
Steepness

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Course Profile

Crans-Montana 2021 Course Profile

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Why this event?

A difficult but fascinating challenge

A 3-day event including the greatest elevation gain in the whole 2021 calendar, the Haute Route Crans-Montana will challenge you on cols that whilst little known are true gems offering incredible views. During the two classic stages in the heart of the Valais Central, you will cycle through vineyards, traditional villages and gorges before attacking the winding ascents of Barrage de la Grande Dixence and Col du Sanetsch. On the last day, you will set off from the time trial ramp in Sierre, Switzerland's sunniest city, to face the ascent of the Col de Crans-Montana.

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A prestigious family destination

Designated a "Family Destination" by the Swiss Tourist Board, Crans-Montana benefits from an idyllic setting and a high quality infrastructure. A sports paradise all year long, Crans-Montana offers many sporting activities and hosts several events and festivals, summer and winter alike. With all the benefits of an urban lifestyle in the mountains, the resort also has a wide choice of restaurants ranging from alpine huts to Michelin starred restaurants, numerous shops, wellness services, varied entertainment and a vibrant nightlife.

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Guaranteed quality Swiss services

Between stages, enjoy the many facilities of this resort dedicated to athletes and the quality of the Official Event Hotels to recover efficiently. With the riders’ meals and the briefings organised in the heart of the resort, the riders’ services will all be organised just a few steps from your accommodation.

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A unique atmosphere

Over the three-day weekend, ride alongside Swiss cyclists accustomed to lots of positive vertical, and riders from more than 50 different countries. On the difficult climbs or the flat valley sections, you will always find a rider with whom to ride and motivate you to keep going. Join our online community to interact with other participants before, during and after the event.

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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.

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Price Phases

Phase 1 (Alumnis only) August 5 699€ $819
Phase 2 August 13 729€ $849
Phase 3 November 12 775€ $910
Phase 4 January 7 799€ $939

How to get there

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Airport

The nearest airports are Geneva Airport (GVA), Milan Malpensa (MXP) and Zurich (ZRH).

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Shuttle

Book the official airport shuttle between Geneva Airport and the Haute Route Village. Return shuttle also available.

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Car

Drive from home or rent a car from your arrival airport.

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Bus

Take the train to Sierre then the funicular to Crans-Montana.

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Official Global Partners

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European Event Partners

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Host City Partners

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