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Haute Route Alps 2024 - Megeve to Nice

25 August – 31 August 2024

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Days

8 nights

MULTI day sportive

From £3839

2024 Haute Route Alps with Sportive Breaks

Haute Route Alps 2024 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. The event consists of 6 multi-mountain stages and an uphill time trial. Support at the Haute Route is unparalleled and the entry includes a lot of services. You truly live and compete like a pro cyclist for a week.

One of the toughest weeks in amateur cycling, the Haute Route Alps 2024 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. A lot of it is spent at altitude with several cols over 2,000 metres above sea level.

2024 Haute Route Alps dates

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

The 2024 Haute Route Alps route

The 2024 Haute Route Alps will start in Megeve and finish in Nice. The route will cover 714km and 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 Bonette and Col du Glandon to name a few. Stage 4 will be the time trial from Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez. 

Saturday 25 August – Village – Megève

Sunday 25 August – Stage 1 – Megève – Megève

  • Distance: 99.50km
  • Ascent: 2,582m
  • Descent: 2,180m

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

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

  • Distance: 114.5km
  • Ascent: 3,200m
  • Descent: 1,990m

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

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

  • Distance: 137km
  • Ascent: 4,450m
  • Descent: 2,320m

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

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

  • Distance: 16km (individual time trial)
  • Ascent: 1,125m
  • Descent: 10m

Climb: L’ Alpe d’Huez (1,815m)

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

  • Distance: 86km
  • Ascent: 2,800m
  • Descent: 2,230m

Cols: Col du Lautaret (2,057m), Col du Granon (2,435m)

Friday 30 August – Stage 6 – Briançon – Auron

  • Distance: 139km
  • Ascent: 3,650m
  • Descent: 3,300m

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

Saturday 31 August – Stage 7: Auron – Nice

  • Distance: 122km
  • Ascent: 1,600m
  • Descent: 3,100m

Cols: Col de St Matin (1,503m)

2024 Haute Route Alps with Sportive Breaks

You can book your place now for Haute Route Alps 2024. We will confirm hotels soon.
Our 2024 Haute Route package is limited to 15 riders. We offer a non-rider discount of £1,650 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 prioritise location over luxury. Breakfasts are included and you’re free to make your own arrangements for evening meals each night.

2024 Haute Route Alps Entry included: The Haute Route entry has lots included, with more information below. Non-Riders and those with their own entry will get a discount.

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Sportive Breaks Host and Mechanic: Your own Directeur Sportif will look after you to make your experience as smooth as possible. We offer a private mechanic service, a day bag service, private feed stops as well as private transport where required. 

What's Included?

Accommodation

A mix of 3* and 4* hotels in convenient locations. Single rooms available

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

Broom wagon, motorbikes, safety & Medical Assistance

Family and Friends Welcome

Non-rider discount or own entry discount of £1650

Packages and Prices

Take on this epic challenge in the French Alps with Sportive Breaks. We will be there to support you with mechanics, private feed stations and support staff. Hotels are located close to the route with daily breakfasts included. 

Prices

  • £3,839 per person based on two people sharing a twin (2 single beds)
  • £4,439 based on a single occupancy of a room. 

 Included with your weekend

  • 8 Nights in a mixture of 3 and 4* hotels 
  • Daily breakfasts
  • All taxes are included
  • The services of our bike guide and bike mechanic
  • Detailed itinerary
  • Entry to the Haute route

Also available

Haute Route Alps Gallery

Itinerary

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 12:00pm.

Our hotel

Your stay will be for 1 night on a bed and breakfast basis, 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 in one of Megeve’s many restaurants.

Typical day on the Haute Route

  • 05:30am – Wake up and breakfast
  • 06:30am – Drop off your bags with our team
  • 07:00am – Ride to the start line
  • 07:30am – Start of the stage
  • 12:30pm – First riders finish
  • Hotel check-in, collect bags, post-stage snacks and drinks, massage, bike check, relax
  • 16:30pm – Finish last riders
  • 18:30pm – Race briefing
  • 20:00pm – 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.
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

99.5km and 2,580m 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.
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

114.5km and 3,200m 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.
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

137km and 4,450m 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.
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.

16km and 1,125m 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.
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 – 

86km and 2,800m 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.
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.

Today’s stage – 

139km and 3,650m 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 a hotel.
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 – 

122km and 1,600m 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 10:00am as we anticipate an early start. Our airport transfer will leave Nice at 09:30am in time for flights that depart Nice after 12:00pm.

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 2024 starts in Megeve and finishes in 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

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