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Haute Route Alps 2024

August 25 – 31, 2024

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Days

8 nights

MULTI day sportive

From

$2,880 excluding entry

2024 Haute Route Alps with Sportive Breaks

Haute Route Alps is a tough but rewarding 7 – day sportive, that will give you a taste of the life of a professional cyclist in a stage race. The route takes you to some of the toughest and most iconic climbs in the Alps. The event consists of 6 multi-mountain stages & an uphill time trial. Haute Route support is unparalleled and and the entry includes many services. You will live and compete like a Pro cyclist for a week.

One of the toughest weeks in amateur cycling, the Haute Route Alps is the flagship event of the Haute Route Cycling Series. This is a week of cycling bucket list climbs made famous by the Tour de France and the Giro d’Italia. Much of it is spent at altitude with several cols over 2,000 meters/6,500ft above sea level.

2024 Haute Route Alps dates

The 2024 Haute Route dates are Sunday, August 25 to Saturday, August 31, 2024. Our 8-night package will start on Saturday, August 24 and finish on Sunday, September 1. 

 

The 2024 Haute Route Alps route

The 2024 Haute Route Alps will start in Megeve and finish in Nice. The route will cover 443miles/714km and 63664 ft/19,405M of elevation over the 7 days. You will take on some of the world famous cycling climbs such as the mighty Alpe d’Huez, Col de la Loze, Col de la Bonnette and Col du Glandon to name a few. Stage 4 will be the time trial from Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez. 

Saturday, August 24 – Village – Megève

Sunday, August 25 – Stage 1 – Megève – Megève

  • Distance: 61.8 miles
  • Ascent: 8471 ft
  • Descent; 7152 ft

Cols: Col des Aravis (1 486m), Col de la Colombière (1 630m), Courchevel Altiport (1 490m)

Monday, August 26– Stage 2 – Megève – Col de la Loze

  • Distance: 71.1 miles
  • Ascent: 10498 ft
  • Descent: 6529 ft

Cols: Col des Saisies (1 630m), Col de la Loze (2 275m)

Tuesday, August 27– Stage 3 – Courchevel – L’Alpe d’Huez

  • Distance: 85 miles
  • Ascent: 14599 ft
  • Descent: 7611 ft

Cols: Col de la Madeleine (1 630m), Col du Glandon (1 924m), L’ Alpe d’Huez (1 815m)

Wednesday, August 28- Stage 4: Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez

  • Distance: 9.9 miles (individual time trial)
  • Ascent: 3690 ft
  • Descent: 32 ft

Climb: L’ Alpe d’Huez (1 815m)

Thursday, August 29 – Stage 5 – L’ Alpe d’Huez – Col du Granon

  • Distance: 53 miles
  • Ascent: 9186 ft
  • Descent: 7316 ft

Cols: Col du Lautaret (2057m), Col du Granon (2435m)

Friday, August 30– Stage 6 – Briançon – Auron

  • Distance: 86.3 miles
  • Ascent: 11975 ft
  • Descent: 10826 ft

Cols: Col de Vars (2 108m), Col de la Bonnette (2 715m), Climb to Auron (1 570m)

Saturday, August 31 – Stage 7: Auron – Nice

  • Distance: 75.8 miles
  • Ascent: 5249 ft
  • Descent: 10170 ft

Cols: Col de St Matin (1 503m)

2024 Haute Route Alps with Sportive Breaks

You can book your place now for Haute Route Alps. We will confirm hotels soon.
Our 2024 Haute Route package is limited to 15 riders. We offer a non-rider discount of $1919 to non-riders and to those riders who already have their own 2024 Haute Route entry.

Well located hotels: A mix of 2*, 3* and 4* hotels in convenient locations. We prioritize location over luxury. Breakfasts included. You are free to make your own arrangements for dinner each night.

2024 Haute Route Alps Entry included: The Haute Route entry much included. More information below. Non-Riders and those with their own entry will receive a discount.

Spread your payments: Our interest-free payment plan allows you to spread out payments for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply.

What's Included?

Accommodation

A mix of 2*, 3* and 4* hotels in convenient locations

2024 Haute Route Alps Entry

Included in our package

Transfers

Airport transfers and daily transport of luggage and bike boxes

Entry inclusion

Haute Route Jersey and Backpack

Included Meals

Daily breakfasts, post-ride meal (part of entry)

After party

After final stage

Massages

15 minute massage every day

Feed station

Feed stations with local products

Finishers medal

Medals & Finishers apparel

Fully supported

Sweep wagon, motorbikes, safety & Medical Assistance

Family and Friends Welcome

Non-rider discount available

 

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Itinerary

Day To Day

Travel to Megeve

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Megeve today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to fly then we offer a airport transfer for you, your luggage and your bike from Geneva Airport at 12:00. 

Our hotel

We are staying at the hotel TBC. Your stay will be for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis so with breakfasts included. You will have an early breakfast on the day of stage 1. You can keep your bike in your room with you.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we have made arrangements to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your bike after travel.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of Megeve’s many restaurants.

Typical day on the Haute Route

  • 05.30 – Wake up and breakfast
  • 06.30 – Drop off your bags with our team
  • 07.00 – Ride to the start line
  • 07.30 – Start of the stage
  • 12.30 – Finish first riders
  • Hotel check-in, collect bags, post-stage snacks and drinks, massage, bike check, relax
  • 16.30 – Finish last riders
  • 18.30 – Race briefing
  • 20.00 – Evening meal (optional, at own expense) and team briefing

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. 

Todays stage

61.8 miles and 8471 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col des Aravis, Col de la Colombiere and finishing at the Altiport in Megeve. 

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. After the Haute Route race briefing, the evening is free.

Todays stage

71.1 miles and 10498 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col des Saisies and Col de la Loza

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. After the Haute Route race briefing, the evening is free to relax.

Todays stage

85 miles and 14599ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col de la Madeleine, Col du Glandon and finishing at the top of Alpe d’Huez.

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. After the Haute Route race briefing, the evening is free to relax.

Todays stage – Time Trial.

9.9 miles and 3690 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Alpe d’Huez

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. After the Haute Route race briefing, the evening is free to relax.

Todays stage – 

53 miles and 9186 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col du Lautaret and Col du Granon

We have an early breakfast at the hotel today. We ask you to have your bags ready in reception and our team will collect these for you. The bags will be delivered to your hotel in TBC.
After the finish, our team will guide you to your hotel. Your bags will be ready in reception. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. After the haute Route race briefing, we’ll have the evening meal together at the hotel.

Todays stage – 

86.3 miles and 11975 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col de Vars, Col de la Bonnette and Auron.

We have a slightly later breakfast at the hotel today. There is no need to have your bags ready in reception as we’ll be staying another night in TBC.
After the finish, ride back to the hotel. There’s time to book a massage, get your bike checked by our mechanic and relax. No evening meal tonight as there is a Haute Route closing ceremony.
This evening you can collect your bike box and our mechanic is available to assist you with re-packing your bike into the box so you’re ready for travel tomorrow.

Todays stage – 

75.8 miles and 5249 ft of elevation. 

Climbs: Col St-Martin

After breakfast we offer our a optional transfer back to Nice airport. We advise you not to book any flights before 10:00 as it will be a mega early start. Our airport transfer will leave Nice at 09:30 in time for flights that depart Geneva after 12:00.

More About the Haute Route Alps

2024 Haute Route Alps

The Haute Route series looks to create the experience and challenge of riding a multi-day stage race, with events focused around the toughest and most iconic climbs in Europe. The Haute Route Alps changes route each year and starts/ finishes in Megeve or Nice.

Included with your Haute Route Experience

  • Unique Haute Route Alps Jersey
  • KitBrix Backpack
  • Backpack transport to finish lines and luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • The Haute Route Village is buzzing throughout the event
  • Media Support with daily videos and photos available to view each evening
  • Mechanical Assistance available on the road and in the Haute Route Village
  • Race Briefings are held every evening
  • From the head of the race to the broom wagon, your safety is assured by 8 race cars and 20 motorbikes
  • Safety & Medical Assistance from a trained team of medical professionals
  • Several local nutritional feed stations on every stage
  • Massages are available after every stage with a 15-minute massage for each rider
  • After you finish, enjoy the rider’s post-race meal
  • Global individual and event classifications are announced every day at the race briefing
  • Medals & Finisher Apparel is available for you as soon as you cross the final finish line
  • Before heading home enjoy the Closing Ceremony & Awards with the other riders, event staff and volunteers

Plenty to choose from

We offer the largest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.

Spread your payments

Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply

You are in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organizing cycling trips for more than 25 years.

Logistics covered

We know the routes and we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organize everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional fuel stops, local guides, mechanical support and more.

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