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The dates for the 2018 Haute Route:


Haute Route Mavic Rockies 2018


10 Day Tour Dates

Friday 22 June - Monday 1 July 2018

Race Dates

Saturday 23 June - Friday 29 June 2018


During the first edition of the Haute Route Rockies, riders rode a total of 815 kilometres (507 miles) through the spectacular Rocky Mountains and climbed 15,000 metres (49,260ft). 


The week of seven timed and ranked stages included 16 ascents, 14 of which are above 2,500 metres of altitude. Among the classic ascents were : Independence Pass, Kebler Pass and Berthoud Pass, all of which are above 3,000 metres. The climbs are generally not as steep as typically found in the European Haute Route events. Plus riders experienced around 20% of the total distance on hard packed dirt roads.


Chandler Smith, the Mavic Haute Route Rockies Race Director, said: "The Rockies are simply stunning and we have chosen some classic climbs that we feel sure will test and enthrall our competitors. The climbs may not all be the consistent 8-10% gradients seen in Europe but they will reward the sort of steady determined riding that has always typified Haute Route competitors."

"Highlights during the week will undoubtedly include the highest climb - Independence Pass – while Magnolia Drive, which is the steepest with some ramps at 16%, will also surprise the riders", he added. "On top of this, any section of dirt road will be memorable, especially the jaw-dropping beauty of Trough Road and Sopris Creek Road."


Haute Route Maserati Norway 2018

TOUR : Oslo to Stavanger 

10 Day Tour Dates

Saturday 28 July - Monday 6 August 2018

RACE : Stavanger to Stavanger

Race Dates

Friday 3 August - Sunady 5 August 2018


The inaugural Maserati Haute Route Norway, set to take place in summer 2018, is the latest step in an ambitious global expansion of the successful Haute Route concept.


Based in Stavanger, which has a rich history within Norwegian cycling, this three-day cyclosportive will feature timed and ranked stages for an amateur peloton of riders from all over the world.

Riders will discover some of the most beautiful and challenging terrain in the world where roads with majestic switch-backs climbs in amongst the Norwegian fjords – already an area of world class tourism.


Haute Route Pyrenees 2018


11 Day Tour Dates

TBC August - TBC August 2018

Race Dates

TBC August - TBC August 2018


2017 Write Up - Unlike previous events the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees features only four race villages over seven days of fully-timed and ranked racing. That means two nights in Pau from where stages 2 and 3 will be based, and three nights in Bagnères-de-Luchon, from where stages 5, 6 and 7 will begin.


On the road the course includes climbs of established classics like Tourmalet, Aubisque, Peyresourde and the Port de Balès, but adds a new challenge in the form of the Col du Portillon, a classic in professional racing. Also new is what promises to be a superb Individual Time Trial from Bagnères-de-Luchon to the ski station at Superbagnères.


This fifth edition of the Haute Route Pyrenees will be a true test for some of the world's most committed amateur riders. It is also a course that will suit riders looking to enjoy an unforgettable week in one of Europe's most iconic and beautiful cycling regions.


The riders will travel a total of 910 kilometres and climb 19,300 metres during seven days. 


Haute Route Alps 2018

Megeve to Nice

10 Day Tour Dates

Saturday 25 August - Monday 3 September 2018

Race Dates

Sunday 26 August - Saturday 1 September 2018


2017 Write Up - The 2017 edition of the Haute Route Alps – the founding event in the European Haute Route multi-day cyclosportive series – is set to feature the most climbing in its seven-year history.


This will be another classic week of fully timed and ranked cycle racing from Nice to Geneva. It is perhaps the best blend so far of hard days on the bike, classic Alpine climbs and race villages set in some of France's most famous ski resorts.


With 22,200 metres of climbing, HR Alps riders will climb some new ascents for the first time. For the Individual Time Trial, riders will depart from Bourg d'Oisans and ride up the famous Alpe d'Huez, one of the most famous tests in cycling.


The 2017 Haute Route Alps begins on August 21 in the elegant Mediterranean resort of Nice as it has done for the past two years. Stage 1, riders will begin their 896-kilometre journey to Geneva with a tough opening stage to Pra Loup that includes three big cols, amounting to 3,700 metres of ascent.


Stage 2 from Pra Loup to the Col du Granon is a cracker with three challenging climbs in the Cols de Vars, Izoard and then a summit finish on Granon.


Stage 3 is almost as demanding, as the peloton makes its way from Serre Chevalier to Alpe d'Huez via the Lautaret, the Sarenne and the climb to Alpe d'Huez itself.


Then comes the Individual Time trial before the riders tackle Stage 5 to Megève. This is the Queen Stage featuring 182kms on the road and 4,500 metres of climbing with the three classic summits on the agenda – the Glandon followed back-to-back by the Madeleine and then the Saisies. 


Stage 6 takes the peloton for the first time in the Haute Route Alps to the elegant ski resort of Morzine on a day that will dominated by the challenges of the Col de la Colombière and Joux Plane. From Morzine the peloton heads to Geneva but the last stage is also far from a pushover with four climbs in total, three of which are new to the event.


Haute Route Dolomites - New Three Day Event in 2018


10 Day Tour Dates

TBC - TBC September 2018

3 Day Race Dates

TBC September - TBC September 2018


2017 Write Up - This is the fourth edition of the Haute Route Dolomites and for the first time it will start in Innsbruck. The race then makes its way to Venice by way of a spectacular and challenging course that covers 812 kilometres of road, and with 20,000 metres of vertical ascent.


The key climbs include the majestic Timmelsjoch and the Monte Giovo, an Individual Time Trial up the Passo delle Erbe, the Passo San Pellegrino and two ascents of the mighty Passo Fedaia.


Another bonus is that the new route offers three two-night stays for riders, reducing the logistical challenge of the week dramatically. 


The Haute Route Dolomites sets off from Innsbruck on Saturday September 2 with a 113km loop back to its starting point, featuring 2,900 metres of climbing.


Stage 2, from Innsbruck to the Valle Isarco is the Queen Stage of a tough week with 176kms on the road and a formidable 4,200 metres of climbing including the Timmelsjoch and the Passo di Monte Giovo.


After a slightly easier Stage 3 dominated by the Passo di Pennes, the Individual Time Trial follows on Stage 4, a 17km ascent of the Passo delle Erbe from the west, rising 1,100 metres with an average gradient of 6.5% and a maximum of 11%.


Stage 5 is another relatively short one at 113km but it includes a total of 3,900 metres of ascent made up of a second ascent of the Erbe – this time from the north – and two iconic climbs in Italian cycling the Passo Pordoi and the Passo Valparola. 


There is no let-up on Stage 6 as the peloton completes a 103km loop based at the beautiful ski resort of Canazei via the Passo Fedaia and the Passo san Pellegrino. Then comes the final challenge, a long Stage 7 from Canazei to the charms of Venice, with the Passo Fedaia once more on the agenda alongside the San Boldo Pass. 




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