The latest in the series of new Haute Route events, the inaugural Haute Route Qingcheng is set to take place from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2019.
Located in the city of Dujiangyan at the foot of the Tibetan plateau, the course for the inaugural edition will include the Qingcheng mountain. Participants will have exclusive access to this road up one of the most famous Taoist mountains in China as it is usually closed to the public. Featuring two classic stages and an uphill time trial, riders will get to experience memorable riding through colourful ancient towns, incredible temples and bamboo forests.
The event offers riders the opportunity to take on the challenge of the Original course or to ride the Compact course which provides the same experience but on an easier route featuring fewer kilometres and less climbing for each stage.
The first 100 entries are now available at the early bird price of RMB 4899 (around €480) with prices rising during phase two of the entry process. Sign up now to avoid missing out and guarantee your spot on the start line!
GET THE FULL HAUTE ROUTE EXPERIENCE
To facilitate your logistics during the Haute Route Qingcheng, choose between a couple of accommodation packages. Located next to the ancient city where the incredible start line location will be every day, the Official Event Hotel is the tallest hotel in Dujiangyan and offers fantastic views over the ancient city and mountains beyond. With early breakfasts, late check out on the Sunday and all the event briefings held in the Event Hotel, all post-event services will be on your door step.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TRIP
Getting to Dujiangyan is simple! Chengdu International Airport (CTU) is located just an hour’s drive from Dujiangyan (and only 30 minutes by high-speed train) and is the fourth largest hub in mainland China with direct flights to most major North American cities and European capitals. With the Sichuan province being world renowned for its rich local culture, giant pandas and tasty regional food, why not extend your stay in China with your friends and family and enjoy some more time to explore the area.