Date 21st - 27th August 2022
Nights 8 nights
Price From £1400pp
Haute Route Alps 21st - 27th August 2022 France Haute Route

Haute Route Alps with Sportive Breaks

Haute Route Alps is a tough but rewarding 7-day sportive, giving you a taste of the life of a professional cyclist in a stage race. The route takes in some of the toughest and most iconic climbs in the Alps, including Col de La Lombarde (Colle della Lombarda), Col Agnel (Colle dell’Agnello), Col d’Izoard, Col de Sarenne, Col du Glandon, Col de la Madeleine, Col de la Loze and the Cormet de Roselend, with 6 climbs over 2,000m . The event consists of 6 multi-mountain stages & an uphill time trial.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Well located hotels: Stay near the start and finish every day

  • Haute Route Alps Entry: The haute Route Entry has lots included

What's Included

Accommodation

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

Sportive Entry

Included in our accommodation package

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 2022 Haute Route Alps starts in Nice, and finishes in Megeve.

The route totals 792km, with 21,300m of climbing across the 7 stages. The 5th stage is a 10km uphill time trial on the Col de la Loze.

Itinerary

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Arrival & Registration : Nice Airport (NCE)

Please book a flight that arrives into Nice Airport before lunchtime, to allow time to register.
Once in Nice, make your way to the race village for registration & bike check. There will be a mandatory briefing this evening ahead of the start of the event tomorrow morning.

Stage 1 : Nice > Cuneo, 181km, 4,100m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s a short roll across town to the start of stage 1. Following a rolling start, today’s stage takes in the Col Saint Martin and Col de la Lombarde on the Italian border, before descending into Cuneo.

Stage 2 : Cuneo > Col d'Izoard, 118km, 3,600m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s another short roll across town to the start of stage 2. Stage 2 starts with a long gradual approach to the foot of the Col Agnel, on the French-Italian border. Following a long descent, you’ll climb the Col d’Izoard for the first summit finish of the week. After the finish there’s a neutralised descent into Briancon.

Stage 3 : Serre Chevalier/Briancon > Les 2 Alpes, 108km, 3,200m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s another short roll across town to the start of stage 3. The climbing starts immediately today with the Col du Lauteret. Next up is the Col de Sarenne, before descending through Alpe d’Huez, and a couple of smaller climbs before the final ascent into the ski resort of Les 2 Alpes.

Stage 4 : Les 2 Alpes > Meribel, 152km, 4,100m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s another short roll across town to the start of stage 4. Stage 4 starts with a neutralised descent into the valley, before tackling the Col du Glandon and the Col de la Madeleine. After a short section in the valley, the day finishes with a climb into the centre of Meribel.

Stage 5 : Meribel > Col de la Loze ITT, 10km, 850m+

After breakfast this morning, our staff can recommend a short warm-up ride.
This stage may only be 10km long, but it could possibly the toughest 10km you’ll ever ride. The Col de la Loze has only recently been surfaced, and proved to be a real test when it debuted in the 2020 Tour de France.
There will be free time this afternoon for you to recover from today’s exploits and to rest ahead of the final two stages.

Stage 6 : Meribel > Megeve, 138km, 3,500m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s another short roll across town to the start of stage 6.
Following a neutralised descent, the stage proper starts with the climb of the Col du Tra, a balcony route overlooking the Tarentaise valley. Next up is the Cormet de Roselend and the scenic descent into Beaufort. Finally, the climb of the Col des Saisies is followed by a descent into Flumet and a final drag into Megeve.

Stage 7 : Megeve > Megeve, 99km, 2,400m+

After an early breakfast at the hotel, it’s another short roll across town to the start of stage 7.
The final stage covers some of the less known cols in the region, starting with Col de l’Epine and Col du Marais. The Col de la Croix Fry and Col des Aravis, in quick succession, are the final climbs of the week. before arriving at the finish in Megeve.
This evening there will be a closing ceremony, where you can celebrate your achievements.

Departure : Megeve & Geneva Airport (GVA)

After breakfast we will run departure transfers to Geneva Airport (GVA) at a supplement.
Our first transfer will depart at 06:00, so please book a flight that departs after 10:00.

Sportive Options

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