Choose the course that suits you: Original or Compact


Two course options to optimize your 3-day Haute Route experience.

Choose a course that suits you on every 3-day event in 2019 (except Haute Route Oman). No matter which course you choose, all riders experience the world-class Haute Route support before, during, and after each stage. The new Compact courses offer new and returning riders the opportunity to ride fewer kilometers with less climbing.

For the first time in multi-day cycling events, riders will also be able to choose between the Original and Compact courses on a day-by-day basis. For instance, you can ride the Original course on Stage 1 and the Compact course on Stage 2, if you want.

There will be General Classification competitions for riders who complete the entire Original or Compact course. Riders who choose to mix and match will be included in stage rankings each day, but not included in GC.


Original course

  • 3 Stages
  • 2 Classic stages featuring 100km-140km and 2,500M+ to 3,500M+
  • 1 uphill Time Trial
  • Stage and General Classification rankings

Compact course

  • 3 Stages
  • 2 Classic stages featuring 70km-100km and 1,500M+ to 2,500M+
  • 1 uphill Time Trial
  • Stage and General Classification rankings

Features for ALL Riders

  • Marshaled and marked course
  • Safety and medical motorcycles and vehicles on course
  • Mavic mechanical support
  • Medical team available 24 hours a day
  • Live timing system
  • Fully staffed and stocked feed stations
  • Post-stage massages
  • Complete Haute Route cycling kit
  • Haute Route Backpack
  • Detailed road book
  • Goodies from partners
  • Secure bike park in event village
  • Bike wash area
  • Great post-stage meals
  • Daily and GC ranking and awards
  • Daily rider briefings
  • Opening and Closing Receptions
  • Professional photographers on course

Key Features of Compact Courses

  • 30% fewer kilometers on Stages 1 and 2
  • 30-40% less elevation gain on Stages 1 and 2
  • Distinct General Classification competition

Who is the Compact course for?

  • First-time Haute Route riders
  • Experienced riders who desire fewer hours on the bike.
  • Clubs and teams with riders of varying fitness and experience levels.
  • Riders who want the flexibility to change their minds.
  • Haute Route alumni looking for a different kind of challenge.


After having picked your event of choice on this page, you will be able to compare the characteristics of the Original and Compact courses.

Thanks to the new radars on each event page, you will be able to:

  • Compare the Compact course and Original course within a specific event
  • Compare the Compact course between different events
  • Compare the Original course between different events