Haute Route - Alps 2021

Haute Route Logo Nov 2019





In 2011 twowheeltours attended the first ever Haute Route event

Since then we have partnered with the Haute Route to offer the most comprehensive packages to all 3 and 7 day events

Our focus is you and your success in Reaching New Heights 



The extras twowheeltours provides for the best possible experience:

Airport Transfers / Accommodation / Massage / Mechanic / Bike Servicing / Half Board / Cars & Bags on Course / Staff at Rest Stops, Starts & Finishes / Ride Nutrition / Non Rider Partner Program


HR Alps from OC 2


Reach New Heights with twowheeltours 


We continue to assess the Global COVID-19 Crisis


You Can Book Today to Secure Your Place & Pay Later

We remain positive and we will continue to monitor the situation.


We will keep all our riders who have booked tours with us up to date with regular updates.

This situation is completely new and unknown, so if:  


  • If we have to postpone the 2021 tour, you can either receive a full refund or you can have a credit for 2022.  

  • If you have not registered for the tour, we ask you to book ASAP so that we know how many riders are wanting to join us and so that we can continue to plan. 



Course below is from 2020 - 2021 Details TBC

HR Alps Map 2020


long book now green


For twowheeltours

The Haute Route Alps sold out each year

To be added to our wait list - please email us info@twowheeltours.com.au 


2021 Event Megeve - Nice

Eleven Day Fully Catered Package:

Friday 20 August - Monday 30 August 2021


We can organise packages for any length of days - please email us for more details


Seven Day Race:

Sunday 22 August - Saturday 28 August 2021


Profile from 2020 is Below:


HR Alps 2020 Profile


In 2021 We Will Have Very Limited Number of 

Exclusive Places On Our Fully Catered Tour 


more information


HR Alps from OC 1


For twowheeltours - since 2012 - the Haute Route Alps has sold out! 


twowheeltours offers a limited number of riders an unbelievable experience for what is 'the highest and toughest cyclo-sportives in the world'. If you're going to do any Haute Route - do it in style and comfort. twowheeltours takes pride in making sure all our riders need to do is focus on the event. We have our own masseur, mechanic, bag logistic manager, cars on course and tour manager who rides the course with our riders


twowheeltours has been associated with the Haute Route since its inauguration in 2011


We also offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own multi-lingual tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants


Are you are 'tough enough' to consider racing back to back - Alps + Dolomites?


Are you up to the challenge? 


HR Alps from OC 3


Highlights for the riders

  • Opportunity to ride ten days
  • Photos from the tour
  • During the event there will be twowheeltours support vehicles on course
  • Our own mechanic and masseur on staff 
  • Amazing food
  • All bag logistics - inlcuding on course ride bags
  • Airport transfers
  • Whether you are riding or racing the Haute Route - twowheeltours will support you


Included on tour

  • Transfers from Geneva Airport (GVA) and Nice Airport (NCE) 
  • Up to 10 nights and 11 days on tour
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners 
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation in top level hotels
  • Support vehicle includes tools, pumps, cooler with drinks plus fruit and snacks




2021 Alps Packages & Price

2021 - HR Alps

  • One or Two nights Pre Haute Route in 4 or 5 Star Accommodation
  • 7 nights Fully Catered during the race
  • Two nights Post Haute Route in 5 Star Accommodation
  • Luggage logistics 
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Masseur on the twowheeltours staff
  • Mechanic on the twowheeltours staff
  • Staff on course at rest stops
  • Laundry
  • Single Occupancy
  • More details listed in the Haute Route FAQ Tab


  • 11 Days €5,650 including HR Race Entry
  • 11 Days €3,950 NOT including HR Race Entry
  • -€600 for twin share


  • 10 Days €5,370 including HR Race Entry
  • 10 Days €3,670 NOT including HR Race Entry
  • -€540 for twin share


  • 9 Days €5,090 including HR Race Entry
  • 9 Days €3,390 NOT including HR Race Entry
  • -€480 for twin share


  • 8 Days €4,810 including HR Race Entry
  • 8 Days €3,110 NOT including HR Race Entry
  • -€420 for twin share


Iron Package = Alps and Dolomites

  • 18 Days €9,700 - Iron Package - including HR Race Entry
  • 18 Days €6,780 - Iron Package - NOT including HR Race Entry 
  • Friday 20 August > Monday 6 September 2021


  • 17 Days €9,425 - Iron Package - including HR Race Entry
  • 17 Days €6,500 - Iron Package - NOT including HR Race Entry
  • Saturday 21 August > Monday 6 September 2021
  • OR Friday 20 August > Sunday 5 September 2021


  • Payment dates:

50% to confirm your place

Second Depoist, if doing more than ONE tour, due 20 December

Final payment due 20 April

All payment details are outlined on your statement 


Contact info@twowheeltours.com.au for more information.

2021 Alps Accommodation

2021 to be Released Soon

Info from 2020 Alps Hotels

We pride ourselves on starting and ending our fully catered tours in the best possible accommodation. Information on the hotels where twowheeltours stays during the event is available to our clients. If you would like details on those hotels please send us an email at info@twowheeltours.com.au


Les Loges Blanches - Megeve - Start


We look forward to our starting our fully catered tour in Megeve at this very comfortabel  four star hotel . Riders can relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool or sauna before or after the Stage 1. The rooms are very spacious and all have a terrace with a splendid view. The hotel is  situated within walking and easy ride distance to the center of Megève.



Les Loges Blanches pool      Les Loges Blanches inside


During the Event:

Hotel Village Montana - Tignes

Hotel Plein Sud - Serre Chevalier

Hôtel Au Bon Logis - Risoul

Le Chastellarès - Auron


Beau Rivage - Nice - Finish

This is the second year twowheeltours will stay at the beautiful Beau Rivage Hotel (4 star). Set in an 1860 building restored by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. A modern upscale hotel, across the road the Med and close to the Official start and registration for the HR.


Those on the 10 day Fully Catered Tour will spend one night in this lovely hotel. Many of our riders are arriving early into Nice to get settled before heading to Geneva. For breakfast, riders will have a vast selection of quality regional produce at the hot and cold buffet in the Les Galets restaurant. 


We will have access to the hotels private beach and dine by the water in their restaurant.


Beau Rivage Nice Outside     Beau Rivage Nice Bedrooms

Haute Route FAQ

What staffing does twowheeltours provide?

We have been fortunate enough to be at all HR 7 day events since 2011, that is all of them. We take pride in making sure all our riders need to do is focus on the event. We have our own masseur, mechanic, bag logistic manager and tour manager who rides the course with our riders. 


Why continue to change the course? 

Since 2011 the organisers have altered the course to keep you the cyclists on your toes. The race will continue to include different formats (classic stages, marathon stages, individual time trial - ITT) with a daily averages of 100+km and two to three major climbs - beside the ITT. Jean-Francois Alcan, Race Director, will continue to challenge the cyclist and bring us through some of the most spectacular scenery EU has on offer.


Guide Book for the Haute Route


Alps : Click link Here or image below


We cannot confirm exactly when the guide books will become available but they are distributed before the event.


Pyrenees 2019 (7 day not offered in 2021)         Alps 2019

Pyrenees 2019 Guide Book Cover   Alps 2019 Guide Book Cover


Here are some past examples of Rider Training Guides / Hand Books:


Haute Route Oman 2019 guide book - LINK


Example of a Training Guide from Haute Route 2018

Haute Route Training Guide 2018























Another example of a Training Guide from Haute Route 2017

Haute Route Guide Book 2017






















Grimpeur Magazine 

The Haute Route quarterly digital magazine is the go-to reference for all things Haute Route. Featuring exclusive interviews, rider profiles, event previews, unique articles, guest columns and much much more. A great resource for all Haute Route riders.


February - Spring 2019                                                            Summer 2019

Grimpeur 300 Feb 2019  Grimpeur Summer 2019


Autumn 2019                                                                                  Winter 2019

Grimpeur Magazine Autumn 2019    Grimpeur Winter 2019


Spring 2020

Grimpeur Winter 2019


GPX Files

We will also receive the GPX files before the event. We (twowheeltours) turn them into ‘ride with GPS’ files and then email them to our riders so you can see the elevation gains etc. EG from 2018:


Stage 1

110.7km with 3,010m


What will your Haute Route day will look like?

  • Wake up between 0500 and 0600 - depending on the stage start time
  • Breakfast between 0530 and 0700 - depending on the stage start time. All breakfasts are included
  • Leave your bags at the reception. twowheeltours staff will transport the bags to our next hotel and place it in your room
  • Drop your mussette(s) at reception, you will see those bags again on course/at the stage finish, they will be with the twowheeltours ON COURSE vehicles. In those bags you can put nutrition, extra clothing and/or leave clothing at the rest stops. For you finish bag you can pack comfortable shoes, t-shirt or wind vest and any other clothes
  • Stage start between 0700 and 0800 - from 0900 for the Time Trial
  • You will see our ON COURSE vehicles during each stage for assistance. It varies as to which rest stop they are for each stage, due to weather and the distance of the stage. At the end of each stage you will find a twowheeltours staff member to welcome you. You can get a cold drink, offer you something to eat, pass along your mussette and give you directions to lunch and the location of the hotel 
  • Stage finish between 1130 and 1700 
  • A hot lunch is served by the race organisers on Stages 1>6
  • Massages and hot showers are available near the finish line - on offer from the race organisers. If you want a massage from the race organisers, you will need to register when you arrive. A time slot will be given to everyone, to avoid waiting. twowheeltours will have their own massage therapist on tour
  • Briefing for riders at 1830 in the race village - a representative from twowheeltours will be at the briefing to collect information to share with you at dinner
  • Dinner with twowheeltours usually from 1830


Extras you will receive

  • Full Haute Route cycling kit including a jersey, knicks and arm-coolers
  • Hundreds of Marshals along the route and at intersections
  • Motorcycle escorts, many of whom have assisted at the TdF in years past  (1 escort for every 15/17 riders)
  • Presence of security vehicles to escort the peloton (including a sag wagon/bus)
  • Medical team who are also on the road during the event and at each finish village
  • Mavic Mechanical support during the race and at the villages
  • Timing and tracking system, see how fast you got to the top of all the cols
  • For your bike and for identification you will receive a personalised frame plate (for your handlebars) and an official numbers to wear on your jersey
  • Rest stops at the tops of cols and also along the route with food, drinks and energy products
  • Daily rankings (Solo, Team, and by age group and sex)
  • Hot lunch at the end of each stage
  • Each night there is a safety briefing followed by an aperitif, offered by the race organisers. twowheeltours has our own briefing at the hotel
  • Closing party held at the finishing city
  • A medal for each finisher
  • A finishing shirt from the race organisers 


Other benefits which are available but not necessarily needed as you are on thetwowheeltours package:

  • Secure bike park at each finish village
  • Hot showers at each finish village
  • Access to a bike wash area at each finish village
  • Videos produced daily and published to youtube which are shown during safety briefings
  • You will also receive a Haute Route travel bag with wheels and a ‘race day’ pack - these are not necessary to keep as you will be able to use your own bag and we will have a mussette for you at the finish line each day.


Official Guide - maps - route details:

All riders receive, in the mail, the Haute Route Official Guide - below is an example from 2015 of what the document looks like:



What other support over and above that provided by the Haute Route organisation does twowheeltours offer?

We are a Fully Catered tour, we provide you with all land based transfers from the closest airport / train station / your hotel in the host city, two nights pre and two nights post race in top level accommodation (four or five star), best possible accommodation during the race, all breakfasts and dinners, drinks including alcohol, bag logistics, staff on course and also at the finish line of each stage, staff member riding the course taking photos*, laundry, non-rider partner program with their own guide and daily activities, cooler and baskets stocked with extra food and beverages post race and personalised attention. 


*Bring an 8G thumb drive and receive the photos for nothing at the end of the trip.  Or if you have an Apple Product we can Air Drop.


You will also see twowheeltours staff on course during each stage. Each morning riders will drop their mussettes / rest stop bags at our hotel's reception which will be taken to the designated mountain passes / rest stops. Riders receive a back pack from the Race Organisers plus musettes (back packs) from twowheeltours to be on course. In this riders can put clothes / food / bottles etc. Each stage varies but you will usually see two twowheeltours staff members on each stage. 


The additional 'Race Bag' service from the race organisers
The rough details are - As a reminder the race bag service allows you to access extra kit your own food and any other spares at a pre-determined feed station mid-race - particularly helpful on bad weather days! Riders who purchase this service in advance will be able to pick up their customised race bag on Registration Day.
Travelling with twowheeltours means that you do NOT need this. We will have cars on course and you will have your backpack from the race organisers and also the twowheeltours musette to use on-course. Each night we will go over where our vehicles will be on course. In the morning, at reception you can leave you backpack &/or musettes to be collected by you on course.


Haute Route Video

Have you watched the HR Video on what to pack / bring? Now you will have some questions, not all points relate to you as your are on our tour:


Haute Route Bag - You can take the HR bag IF YOU WANT, we give you twowheeltours luggage tags which you put on your bags which we move everyday. You drop your bags to reception each morning and our team move them to the next hotel. We recommend that you take the HR (small) back pack to use on course. Also, we give you another bag (musette) which you can use at the other rest stops during the stage. At reception each morning we have signs to designate where our staff will be on course and you put the bags where you want to see them. At the end of the day, our staff bring them back to the hotel.


Our staff on Course - The location of our staff on course varies each day, due to weather, distance and other logistical factors.


Bike Bag - The race organisers take your bike bag from Registration to the finish village of Stage 7. Recently for the Pyrenees the start and finish village has been Pau, you bike box will stay at our hotel for the race. You can put any gear in the bike bag which you do not want to see for eight days. Many of our clients will place their HR Travel Bag (90 litres) in their bike box for a momento. There is no access to your bike bag once it is dropped off on the registration afternoon through to after Stage 7.


Rules - if you DNF one stage you can still start the next stage. You may not receive a shirt at the end, this up to the event organisers discretion.


How hard is the Haute Route?

It is hard, no doubt about it, there is a reason why they used to be classified as the 'Toughest and Highest Cyclo-Sportives in the World'. The seven day events are much harder than the three day events for obvious reasons. 


Luckily enough, I was intereviewd at the finish line of the Haute Route Dolomites 2016 event, here's what was reported:


Forty-something-year-old Sydneysider Will Levy was celebrating a unique achievement, having become the only rider to complete every Haute Route event since the first one in the Alps in 2011. “I feel good…probably better than I did after the first one in 2011, that was extremely hard because you didn't know what was going to happen with riding for 7 days in a row. It has been an amazing experience to go through from the beginning until now and on into the future. Things certainly become easier once you have one Haute Route under your belt.” 


What is Will’s advice to someone thinking of taking on an Haute Route event? “The fitter you are, the more fun you’ll have. These are not just Saturday or Sunday rides – you need to come prepared and the better prepared you are the more fun you will have,” he said.


Is it a ride or a race?

The top 50, or so, riders go hard. They do not mess around, do quick rest stops, many times miss the timed rest stops and not much chatting in the bunch. Not to say that the riders from 51 to the back of the bunch do not ride hard but there is definitely a different mentality. 7 days is a long time, especially when it is your first HR. There is nothing worse than going hard on Stage 1 and cooking yourself for the rest of the week. 


Timed sections

This varies each day, there is no set rule. The Haute Route try to get as much of the day’s ride as a timed section. Some days there may be a 10km neutral ‘roll-out’ from the start while other days there may be 1km, each day is different. The weather also plays a major part, if it is wet/raining etc they may cancel the timed descents for safety reasons. 


When there are non-timed descents, riders will go as fast as they can up the hill and cross the timing mat. More than likely, there will be a feed-station at the top of that climb, where the timing will stop. These feed stations are very relaxed and people ‘hang-out’ to refuel, rehydrate etc.


Then riders usually take the descent ‘easy' and many times you will find a large group waiting before the timing mat, which is generally located at the bottom of the hill/mountain. This situation happens more-so if there is a valley or long flat section. Then someone usually takes change and decides when to roll out when the group looks ’strong enough’.


If there is a non-timed descent going straight into another timed climb, people will just roll across the timing mat as they please. 


I think I need a training program?

Each rider is different. A training program certainly helps, especially when talking to a coach who has a wealth of experience and who has completed many cyclo-sportives.


We like to encourage riders that the fitter they are, the more fun they will have. 


We have a range of coaches who we highly recommend. For further details on training programs, costs etc - CLICK HERE


Riders may also be interested in reading a paper by Geoff Nash who has written an in-depth paper on a riders power from the Haute Route Dolomites - CLICK HERE for the paper.

Geoff Nash 

What is the difference between the 8 and 10/11 day tours?

The only difference is arrival and departure dates. We will still collect you from the designated airport/train station. You will spend one night, the night before stage 1 depart, at the same hotel as the 10/11 day riders. During the rest of the race/tour you will be at the same hotels as the other clients and eating at the same restaurants etc. You will then depart our tour on the afternoon of Stage 7. We will take you to the designated airport/train station in the closing village.


I would like to have a 9 or 12 day package

twowheeltours is more than happy to assist with this request. Please email us on info@twowheeltours.com.au so that we can organise exactly what you would like. We are more than able to assist you if you would like to come in two nights before the race or spend the night after Stage 7. We can be as flexible as you need.


You are an Australian tour company, do you have riders on your tours who are not from Australia?

We have clients on our tours from all over the world, Russia, Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and Spain. Each year many of our riders return to do the Haute Route with twowheeltours, which is a great honour. 



All prices listed are single supplement. For dual occupancy, other than your wife/husband/partner, please email us on info@twowheeltours.com.au



Hotels are listed soon after the Haute Route releases the race routes. We strive to get the best possible accommodation during the race. Pre and post race you will stay in top level accommodation. 


Wifi - Internet Access

Our hotels all have internet, the majority have it in rooms but once in a while you may need to access it from the lobby. We have never had problems getting on line with multiple devices for the one person - so using your mobile, laptop etc is okay.


What about transporting my bike to the event?

Packing your bike with care and in a specific case. This is the safest way to get your bike to the start of the event in one piece. LINK


I have never boxed my bike before, how do I pack my bike? 

Drop into your favourite Local Bike Store (LBS) and ask them to assist you. You could ask them to do it first then build it up, then you have a go - all for a price. Or you can become a profession via youtube - LINK. Our mechanic will be there to assist with any issues.


Which bike box should I use?

How long is a piece of string, there are SO many out on the market it is amazing, each year there seems to be something new and improved. We have used the EVOC Bike Travel Bag since 2012 - the same exact one! They have now updated to the PRO. We have used the EVOC Travel Bag countless of times for our MTB and road tours. It has NEVER had any issues, NEVER had any damages and it is easy to use. To make life a bit easier, we use the following two 'additions' - CHAIN COVER & ROAD BIKE ADAPTOR. It may take a little longer to use this bike box but once you are back at home, the bag compacts down. When boxing the bike, we would highly recommend removing the derailleur from the derailleur-tip, it takes a few extra seconds - youtube clip - but it is always better to be safe than sorry. This is a clip is by 'Computer' a Sydney mechanic, excuse his hair and finger nails, he really is a good guy! Other options are : Polaris do some very good models - LINK or Scicon Bags - LINK or there is the Helium one which gets great reviews - LINK OR go to your LBS and get a cardboard box.


Where can I build my bike?

We will have a designated area at the start and finish of the tour which can be used to build your bike. With a rather substantial amount of cyclists on our tour we highly recommend and encourage that you the cyclist be able build and break down your bike. Our mechanic will be there to assist with any issues.


Help will be there if necessary

To assist you in building your bike there will be a Toolcase which includes all the major tools. There is also a bike stand, track pumps, torque wrench, grease, chain lube, rags, plastic gloves and hand wipes.


Have you ever had troubles transporting your bike on airlines?

In many years of traveling with a bike, there has never been any issues with boxing and flying with our bikes. Note, some airlines do charge for excess baggage while others do not. We do not know the policy on each carrier but we know that United, American Airlines and Lufthansa charge for bike boxes whereas Virgin Atlantic does not so long as it is under 23kg / 50 lbs & 62” / 158cm total linear cm. Qatar / Qantas allow you to bring your bike as long as it is within your 30kg limit. Please make sure you weigh your bike before you get to the airport and it is also highly recommended that you check prices and the fine print for excess luggage (ie bike bags / sporting equipment) with whoever you are flying with. Please do this before you get to the airport.


What time does the race start each day?

Riders start each days stage from the Haute Route Village at various times depending on the length of the day's stage. The earliest has been 7:00am. On the time trial day start times differ depending on your over-all accumulated standing. On the TT day the first rider to go is the last positioned rider, the last rider is the #1 rider.


What time does the race finish each day?

Again depending on the length of the day and how fast you ride. From the previous Haute Route stages finishes have concluded anywhere from 12:00pm through to 5pm.


Is there a minimum speed average?

Each day the race organisers set a cut off time and minimum average speed depending on the length of the stage.


What is there to do at the end of the days rides?

Relax, put your feet in a fountain, shower, eat then eat some more, talk to other riders, take a nap, rehydrate, grab a massage then eat and drink some more. There is generally a reasonable amount of time to relax before dinner. We mention eat twice, you may not feel like eating but this is one of the most important things you can do at the end of each stage. Even if you finish at 4:00pm, which is 'past' your normal lunch time, you will NOT make it to dinner if you do NOT EAT.


Tools and other equipment

twowheeltours will have a full tool kit for your use on the tour as per listed above including track pumps - also our mechanic is there is assist with any other needs.


What should I bring?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, brake pads (especially for those using disc brakes!), tire levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - recommended packing list.


During the HR riders will need to be somewhat self sufficient. Mavic is associated with Haute Route and they will be able to assist where needed but will not change tubes for you. It is also recommend that riders bring specific spokes and derailleur tip/hanger - you will be reminded of this during the booking phase. There will be cables, chains and tires, if it gets to that point, available at stage finishes. 

 What to take with you HR Oct 2019


Mandatory Haute Route Packing List

The Haute Route wants to ensure that each rider comes to the event fully prepared for colder temperatures, and not only rainy weather. In the past, some riders have shown up expecting summery temperatures and clement weather, only to almost freeze at the top of some of the cols or on some of the descents! That is why they require the five mandatory items:


Hardshell helmet

Long sleeve thermal jacket

Full finger winter gloves

Thermal overshoes

Leg warmers/leggings


The jacket needs to be ‘waterproof’ and ‘windproof’. The one which we have been using in the past Pearl Izumi Elite Barrier Jacket. We also pack a lighter spray jacket plus a gillet/vest to come away with. 


Other choices are:

Attaquer All Day Rain

Gore Stretch

Castelli Perfetto 


What role does Mavic Play?

Mavic provides 5 staff, in a fleet of 3-5 Mavic yellow cars. They follow the peloton throughout every stage. During the event, technicians in cars - or at fixed service points - will ensure rapid repairs in the case of any mechanical problems.


Bike servicing and washing

All riders, pre Haute Route, should have their bikes FULLY serviced including, bottom bracket wear/tear, rims checked, new tires, inner tubes, brakes and cables. At each village there are facilities to wash your bike and yes our mechanic is there to help. If you so wish, you will be able to use our tools for any of your needs. There is NO charge for our mechanical work.


Bike washing

Bikes do not need to be washed each day - they will be wiped down. 



It is highly recommended to have a compact crank. In previous years there have been just a few riders who had standard cranks. About what to run in the rear, ask yourself this question, do you spend much of your time riding in the granny around home? If so you'll be in it a lot during the Haute Route. Also think about climbing a mountain which is 20+ kms, that can be around 2 hours of going up. The majority of our clients have a compact at the front and 11-28, this is fast changing to where a lot of our riders are arriving with a 32 on the rear. 


Insurance + cycling licence

You MUST organise your own travel insurance. You MUST make sure all aspects, medical, flights etc. are covered.


As Haute Route is classified as a 'race' it can be difficult to get insurance. Most insurance companies ONLY cover 'races' if they are by foot.


For Australians, twowheeltours can recommend www.velosure.com.au - they are aware of our insurance needs. Each policy will differ due to a variety of circumstances, ie age and dates travelled etc. They are happy to assist in giving an obligation free quote. Please head to their website for more information. 


Swimming in Europe 

The majority of swimming pools in Europe have a rule that swimming shorts are banned with 'speedos' being required. They state this because of health and hygene reasons. Please make sure you pack your speedos so that you can enjoy a swim after your hard earned ride.


Do I need a Cycling Licence?

This now varies from event to event. In Norway if you have an International Cycling Licence you do not need to buy their temporary cycling licence for the event. While the other events do not require you to have an event - any questions, send us an email


A medical certificate signed by your Dr stating that you are fit for cycling is required. You will receive this once you have completed the HR registration. Once you have it signed by your Dr, you will be required to upload it to the HR website. twowheeltours can assist with this if necessary. Please make sure that you BRING the original document to the start of the tour. 


Diet - Food on Trip

Travelling away from home is always an adventure. The food in Europe is not the same as 'home'. The food in the Pyrenees is different to that in the Alps and very different to Norway and the Rockies. 


As we offer Fully Catered tours we supply you with breakfast and dinner. The race organisers supply you daily with lunch during the tour. 


If you have eating requirements/needs please let us know when you book in the comments section and we will endeavour to meet your needs.


If you are a vegetarian please note that being in Europe it is very difficult to get enough protein and we highly recommend that you bring your own supplements. We have had some clients who have mentioned that getting enough protein was much harder than they had imagined.


Sports Nutrition

Everyone has their favourites nutrition companies. Please bring along what you are happy with. Below we list what you will find at rest stops. If you are hoping to purchase supplements along the way please remember that most host villages are VERY remote and most likely will not have what you want. 


Want more information about Specific Sports Nutrition for the Haute Route - Chloe McLeod is a Sports Dietitian who we used to help guide our clients to smarter eating for such events - more information click here


Food at rest stops

At the top of each col there are 'full stations' and these have: Fresh fruit - oranges and bananas; Dried fruit - figs, apricots, sultanas; Cereal bar; Cake - savoury; Cake - sweet; Ham; Cheese; Coke or cordial; Water; Hydration powder; Energy bars and Energy gels.


There are also 'light stations' - these are sometimes located half way up some col's or after a long flat section. These stations have: Dried fruit - figs, apricots, sultanas; Cereal bar; Water; Energy powder.


Bringing my own nutrition, any issues with quarantine?

In regards to bringing your own powders and large tubs of powders, we have had clients bring their own from home and they have never had an issue. Most put powder into a zip lock bag, leaving the big tub at home. We would not recommend for you to bring copious amounts of gels/powders etc as there may be an issue. If travel/transit/arrival forms require, please declare what you have in your bag. Lastly, please pack it in your checked luggage. 


Medical assistance during the Haute Route

Riders’ safety is the N°1 priority of the organisers of the Haute Route. Each year they entrust medical support to a team of professionals who are experienced with large endurance participation events (cyclosportives, running, trail running, adventure raids...).


The medical service on the Haute Route will be provided by a team of doctors, nurses, emergency technicians, and ambulances in sufficient numbers depending on the current rules and the specifications of the event. For medical reasons, a participant can temporarily or permanently be withdrawn from the race. A medical emergency number will be put in place so that each participant can easily, in case of a medical problem, let the Race Organisation know.


How safe is the Haute Route?

The route is not closed to vehicles, but it is secured and riders will benefit from a right of way during the timed sections of the race. Several hundred marshals will be present on the road to ensure the peloton’s safety, but ultimately YOU are responsible for your own safety whilst on your bike. It is an amazing experience seeing all the 'lollipop' men and women at the hunderds of intersections! In addition to the race management cars (head, middle and back of the peloton), motorbikes specialised in cycling races will surround the Haute Route participants.


In some regions, the Haute Route will benefit from the support of the Gendarmerie to secure the strategic crossings. An “end of race” vehicle will close the race. All riders must respect the traffic laws of the countries crossed:


  • To cycle on the right hand side of the road, at ALL times
  • To respect the road signs put in place by the organisation
  • To respect the traffic lights if they are not secured by motorbike or by a marshal
  • To respect other road users who are not involved in the race
  • To wear your helmet at all times
  • To display your bib on your back and your frame plate on the front of the handlebars at all times


Most stages start with a secured and non-timed convoy of all the participants, at a regulated speed, until the real start line (when timing starts). Each rider has to respect the instructions given by the race management team. When the real finish line of the stage (when timing stops) is located before the arrival in a host city, riders will have to continue to abide by the traffic laws for the remaining kilometers, especially as they won’t be benefiting from any right of way.


How fast is each stage, what level of cyclist do I need to be to complete the Haute Route?

There is no doubt about it, the fitter you are the more fun you will have. The race orgnisers have a cut off time for each stage. That can vary depending on the distance of the day and the difficulty of the day's stage. We have had many clients on our Haute Route tours over the years. Some have finished in the top 5 and others have finished in the bottom 5. The secret to finishing the tour is being able to complete 7 had days of cycling, back to back etc. Also do not stop for 30 mins at the rest stops, keep moving.


If you continue to cycle for the entire stage you will have a very good chance of completing the stage in the allotted time. The event organisers want people to finish and allowance is made for this to happen. 


Clothing and washing

It is recommended that riders bring at least 3 sets of cycling clothing. twowheeltours gives you a wash/laundry bag [WB] at the start of the tour. We will wash your kits during the tour. We will not put the WB in the dryer. On wash days there is a collection bag left near reception. Riders get their WB back before dinner. 


You will receive a Haute Route cycling kit which all riders are encouraged to wear on the first and last day. It is up to you whether you want to wear it or not.


Other info on what to bring can be found here. Unfortunately we cannot wash all your day to day clothes. 


Is there gear that I HAVE to wear?

You can cycle in whatever gear you would like. It is not mandatory to cycle in the Haute Route kit.



For the official dinners and functions - there is no dress code. Even at our welcome dinner and farewell dinner there is no specific dress code, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers are more than suitable.There is only so much you can pack.


I've booked my ticket via twowheeltours, what next?

You main focus once you have booked with us is training and booking your flights. You will be required to complete some twowheeltours paper work which you will be emailed closer to the start of the event.


You will also be required to complete the online-entry from OC Sport.


Paper work

We require you to sign a waiver from twowheeltours. You will also be required to complete a medical form from OC Sport - this form will need to be completed by a Certified Doctor and stamped by them. This is MANDATORY, if you do not have this you will NOT be able to race. 


Hotels - are the hotels used by twowheeltours different to those used by the Haute Route organisation?

As the route changes yearly this is difficult to answer. We at twowheeltours offer you the best accommodation that is available to us, some hotels are very large while others are small. Please remember that some of the finish villages are not very big and a small transfer may be necessary to get to the hotel/start line.


Location of Hotels

How close is the accommodation to the start/finish? We aim to put you in the best accommodation that is as close to the start/finish line as possible. 


Non-riding partners

For non-riding partners - what activities are planned? This varies year to year. We take pride in offering those partners who do not ride the opportunity to have an enjoyable time, not just sit in the van and watch/wait for the riders. When your partner signs up we like to find out what he/she enjoys to do, whether that be hiking, visiting villages, cooking classes and/or markets and provide them with a variety of activities during the tour. Non-riding partners will catch up in the evenings with the riders. We all dine together and you will spend the night together.



Upon booking a deposit is required, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.


How do I make the remaining payments?

Via direct deposit, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.


What wheels should I bring?

Over the years we have ridden the Haute Route with the aluminium wheels, fitted with clincher tires. Please leave tubular tires at home. If you are riding carbon wheels, please remember that if you descend for 20kms with your brakes on there is a VERY high possibility of you 'cooking' your wheels due to a heat build up. You will need to 'flutter' your brakes to let some cooling occur. 


For those bringing disc brakes, please make sure that you bring at least 2 sets, 4 pads in total, of brand new brake pads. 

Advice for first time Multi-Day Events

twowheeltours has been lucky enough to have been involved with events such as the Haute Route (since 2011) and the Ride Across Portugal (since 2017) - both of their inception years. Since then, we have had hundreds of riders from +20 countries join us on cyclo-sportive tours.  


Some of the most important factors to remember:


Events like the Haute Route and Ride Across Portugal have been around for years and if this is your first multi-day, welcome to the family.


The stages are not ALL about climbs, remember, what goes up must come down and then there are all those rolling hills plus flat sections where teamwork is an advantage!


Make sure you have done some bunch riding.


Also, make sure you have done some riding in the rain. Nobody likes getting wet but there is always the chance that a stage may be a damp one.   


At the end of each tour, we ask our clients for advice for those who are attempting a multi-day cycling event:


Use a Tour Operator, twowheeltours.

Paolo - Italy 


If travelling with twowheeltours, you don't need to think of, or stress over, any details. Everything is taken care of.

Steve - Wales


Train, train and train.

Eimear - Ireland


Embrace the experience! Rain, punctures, cramp, bone-chilling cold, transfers - they are all part of what makes the Haute Route such a challenge. And talk to your fellow riders - everyone has a story to tell.

Adrian - Australia


Have the utmost confidence in the professionalism of twoweeltours and Will's staff.

Sergio - Italy


Preparation. Most important is consistent training and lots of it. Work on strength and endurance. Focus on getting the body to recover from a long day and be ready for the next.

Grant - Australia


Preparation and attention to detail. Put in the kms of training. This is not something that can be finished without true training preparation in the legs. Also, invest in a really good "butt butter" type product that works for you and figure out how to minimize saddle sore discomfort.

Paul - USA


Buy a Castelli Gabba!! [Prepare for all weather conditions]

Mark - Australia


Train - simulate actual event.

Stan - USA


Train a lot. Prepare for all weather conditions. Eat a lot on the bike. Take in the scenery.

Dave - Australia


Train, train and train to be able to enjoy the HR and not suffer every day.

Mike - Netherlands


Install a climbing cassette before you leave.

Stephen - Australia


Haute Route is a long event - bad days could be followed by good days...so take it easy the first two days and always pay attention to good nutrition.

Stefan - Brazil


Train for a solid three months including a significant amount of hill climbing. You must have a high dgree of fitness otherwise you are wasting your time. Also put on a 32 cassette. 

Noel - Australia


Don't allow the physical and psychological challenge of the HR to get in the way of enjoying the wonders associated with riding a bike through some of the most beautiful natural scenery one can find anywhere.

Paul - Switzerland


Arrive fit with experience of 10km climbs.

Geoff - Australia


Train, train and then train more. If your goal is too complete a seven day event, make sure you pace yourself on the first few days and then if you feel good you can increase your effort on the later stages. If your goal is to position as high as possible I now know that you need to push yourself hard from day 1! But no matter what your goal is just try and take it all in and enjoy the moment. 

Will - UK


Trust Will’s advice and descend within your abilities.

Bruce - Australia


Do the necessary hill training and endurance work. Use hill repeats if no long hills available.

Aidan - Ireland


Train, Prepare mentally, get use to eating a lot of food with heavy training. Learn the in’s and out’s of your bike, you will pick up early if something isn’t right.

Mitch - Australia


Don't pack too much cycling gear, there are wash days.

Graham - Australia


Train well, get a a couple of back to back days in ideally in mountain terrain.

Kieran - Ireland


Train hard. Seek advice from others. Understand you will be grinding / spinning up a slope for what main be two or more hours. Hopefully you are confident with that.

David - Australia


Keep riding, let Will tell you stories, use his energy, if everyone else is doing it you can too (in terms of fitness), relax and have fun. For Ride Across Portugal, it’s not a race it’s a ride, you literally have nothing else to do all day other than ride your bike.

Kristin - USA


It's worth getting fit for the trip rather than hoping you'll ride into it. If you're fitter and therefore don't struggle as much on the climbs you can enjoy the scenery.

Adrian - Australia


It's a 7 day race. Pace the 7 stages, save something for the end of each day and the last couple of days. For a HR 3 day event, it is lot different from HR 7 day. 3 day with add-on tourism package means you can really enjoy it. I guess only advice would be to train right ahead of time. Make sure you are ready for climbing.

Brent - USA


I want to say do it with an organised group like twowheeltours but in hindsight, I appreciate that my first HR was done with friends only, doing all the extra bits myself. It made me really appreciate the luxury of Will & crew and how much easier it made the stages. So my real advice to a first timer is to ask advice, from people that you know that have done it before. Even regarding travel and best routes etc. Understand all the logistically elements before you arrive, so that you can have fun in the race and don't have to sweat the small stuff either side of the stages. It makes the whole event more relaxed and enjoyable

Jocelyn - Australia


Find an experienced coach and ask him to make a training plan for Haute Route. If the coach has done a Haute Route or done stage racing that would be better. Spend time on training as much as you can so that you will not regret. You need to do some 6+ hour days as part of your training.
Don't care about other riders who pass you. 
Keep your pace - the Haute Route is long.
Never work too hard especially on the first day.
Don't think about the upcoming passes and stages which remain, just concentrate on the climb or descend you are facing.

Kenji - Japan


Pace yourself - don't go full gas on day 1 or at the start of any stage unless you are an experienced stage racer.

David - Australia


Get a good training program that focuses on hill climbing and endurance - do the prep and you will enjoy it.

Michelle - Australia


We also offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own multi-lingual tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants


In conjunction with and supporting the fully catered rider’s tours to all our events, twowheeltours offers partners a very special travel experience. Our Non-Riding Partner Program is led by a multilingual guide who will take you on a cultural journey covering the following highlights:


                All lunches and morning/afternoon teas

                Visits to unique historical landmarks

                Walks through national parks

                Cooking classes at exceptional restaurants

                Casual riding on electric bikes through picturesque villages and landscapes

                Wine tasting and vineyard tours 

                Opportunity to customise the Program to your own interests


  • 11 Days €3,400
  • 10 Days €3,200
  • 6 Day Tours vary depending on the event location - please contact twowheeltours for more information  


Please contact twowheeltours  for further information and to register your interest for this unique and exciting program

2021 Haute Route Alps Stages

2021 to be Released Soon

INFO on the 2020 Course:



Stage 1: Megève – Megève (Côte 2000) 

110KM / 3,000M+

Stage 1 of Haute Route Alps 2020 is a classic loop that features stunning views of Mont Blanc from several angles, and finishes with a finale up to the airport atop Côte 2000. Starting from the Palais des Sports, you’ll cruise gradually downhill for 10 kilometres before reaching the foot of the Col des Aravis. Loaded with enthusiasm and fresh legs, the peloton’s pace on the first climb of the week will be high, but remember this is just the first climb of four today, and many more for the week! Following a fast descent, you’ll immediately head up, passing through small villages to reach the summit of the 12-kilometre Col de la Colombière. Enjoy the descent and climb over the easier side of Col de Romme before plunging down the steep side to Cluses. From here you’ll want to find a group and work together on the 19-kilometre false flat to Sallanches. Leaving town, you’ll start the first of three climbs on small country roads that stairstep all the way through Megève to the finish line in Côte 2000.


Stage 2: Megève – Tignes 

109KM / 3,450M+

Following a massage, great meal, and comfortable night in Megève, the peloton will retrace the first 10 kilometres of Stage 1 before turning left to climb the Col de Saisies. Dress warmly, as you’ll be climbing in the shade, or ride faster to keep yourself warm. After a fast descent, you’ll start up the 20.5-kilometre Cormet de Roselend. The climb starts out with a few very steep ramps before settling into a steadier grade, and features a reprieve after 11 kilometres as you pass the beautiful blue waters of Lac de Roselend. Rejuvenated, you have the energy for the final 5 kilometres to the summit at nearly 2000 metres above sea level. The long descent to Bourg Saint Maurice features both open high-speed sections and a series of technical switchbacks to keep you on your toes. The final 25 kilometres of the stage can be thought of as one long climb with two short reprieves. When you reach Tignes Les Brévières, you’ll start the climb to Tignes sthat was supposed to be the finish of Stage 19 of the 2019 Tour de France, before the stage was famously cut short by a hailstorm.


Stage 3: Tignes – Serre Chevalier Briançon (Col du Galibier) 

136KM / 3,450M+

Descending from Tignes on the morning of Stage 3, the peloton will quickly reach the base of the first climb, the Col de l’Iseran. This highest paved pass in Europe at 2770 metres will get harder as you climb into thinner air, but the highest passes also provide the most expansive views! Although the true descent from the Col de l’Iseran is 13 kilometres, Stage 3 is almost entirely flat or downhill for the 73 kilometres between the summit and the base of the Col du Télégraphe. Getting in a sizable group would be beneficial after the initial descent from the Col de l’Iseran. Once you arrive in Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne, the final two challenges of the day await. First comes the 11.8-kilometre Col du Télégraphe, which is the gateway to the town of Valloire and an appetizer for the second giant climb of the stage, the Col du Galibier. Ascending to 2642 metres over 18.1 kilometres, the Galibier has been featured in the Tour de France 35 times since 1947. Pause on the descent to view the monument to Henri Desgrange, the founder of the Tour de France, and then continue to the Event Village in Serre Chevalier Briançon.


Stage 4: Serre Chevalier Briançon – Risoul 

72KM / 2,350M+

The iconic Tour de France climbs keep coming in Stage 4, with the ascent from Serre Chevalier Briançon to the summit of the Col d’Izoard. This 19-kilometre climb from the north side starts off with some moderately steep ramps, then offers a reprieve for a few kilometres. When you reach the village of Cervières, be prepared for the road to get steeper. The north side of the Col d’Izoard climbs through a forest, in stark contrast to the barren moonscape of the Casse Déserte on the other side. Be sure to pause for the plaques honoring legendary cyclists Fausto Coppi and Louison Bobet about two kilometres down from the summit on the south side. Following the descent and valley road after the Col d’Izoard and, you’ll arrive in Guillestre. The only challenge left is the 13km climb to the finish in Risoul, which has been the summit finish for a stage of the Tour de France and Critérium du Dauphiné. 


Stage 5: Risoul – Auron 

114KM / 3,250M+

While the Col de l’Iseran on Stage 3 was the highest paved pass in Europe, the Cime de la Bonette is even higher. It climbs to 2,802 metres, but doesn’t count as the highest pass because the high point is on a scenic loop, not the pass itself. The view panoramic view is absolutely worth the extra metres of climbing! Of course, to get there, you’ll first have to descend from Risoul and climb over the picturesque summit of the Col de Vars. With the highest point of the 2020 Haute Route Alps behind you, enjoy the thrilling and technical descent to Saint-Étienne-de-Tinée. If you’re not in a hurry, take a few minutes to check out the colorful town square just a few metres from the final feed station of the day. Once you’re ready to go, all that’s left is the 5-kilometre climb to the finish in Auron. 


Stage 6: Auron – Nice (Col de Vence) 

170KM / 3,300M+

Fuel up and get a good night’s sleep before the longest stage of the 2020 Haute Route Alps. This 170-kilometre route starts with the descent from Auron and gently downhill valley road to Saint-Sauveur-sur-Tinée. The 16-kilometre climb of the Col de la Couillole starts immediately and although it averages a steady 7-8%, there are several steep ramps above 10% along the way. After the summit, you’ll only descend 250 metres in elevation before regaining those 250 metres over 7 kilometres to the ski resort of Valberg. With the exception of a small rise, the next 43 kilometres descend from Valberg and along the Var River until you reach Puget-Théniers and the 9-kilometre Col St Raphaël. The 55 kilometres from the summit of the Col St Raphaël to the summit of the Col de Vence are a picturesque and challenging tour of the narrow country roads through the Maritime Alps. Enjoy the final descent to the Mediterranean Sea and the flat ride along the beach to finish on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice.


Stage 7: ITT Nice – Col d’Èze 

12KM / 500M+

In a departure from previous editions of Haute Route Alps, the 2020 edition will finish with a 12-kilometre individual time trial on the Col d’Èze. Despite the spelling there’s nothing “easy” about the Col d’Èze. Starting from the heart of Nice, you’ll have about 2 kilometres of flat ground to get your legs moving before a 3-kilometre section that features the steepest ramps on the entire climb, some reaching 11%. A little past kilometre 5, the climb levels off for a kilometer before rising to a steady 5-7% for about 3 kilometres. Save some energy for the final two kilometres because the climb levels off and you can pick up a lot of speed before two short uphill kicks close to the finish line. Congratulations, you’re an Haute Route Alps Finisher!



From Years Past

INFO on the 2019 Course:


Megève – Megève (Côte 2000) 
97km / 2600m+Start the week with incredible views on the highest mountain in Europe. Throughout the first stage you will be able to see the Mont Blanc from the summit of each climb

The first stage of the Haute Route Alps sets the scene for what is in store as riders test their legs on a challenging loop around Megève. Some climbs will be featured for the first time in this event, including Le Bettex (used as a summit finish in the 2016 Tour de France) and the Plateau d’Assy, but the climbs welcome you to the week gently. A brilliant way to start the week, with each summit offering incredible views of the highest mountain in Europe, the Mont Blanc. 

Megève – Courchevel (Col de la Loze) 
123km / 3,300m+ 

Starting from Megève again, riders don’t have long to warm their legs up before they are climbing again with the notorious Col de Saisies first up on the menu. After a thrilling descent, riders cruise through a valley before tackling the final two climbs of the day. After the smaller Montagny there’s a short descent before climbing all the way to the finish. With 3300m of climbing over 123km, the day ends with breathtaking panoramic views of Mont Blanc atop the newly tarmaced road which is open for the first time this season at Col de la Loze, above Courchevel.

Courchevel – Alpe d’Huez 
144km / 4,600m+ 

There will be a some nervous but excited riders on the startline ahead of Stage Three, as they prepare for over 4,600m of climbing over 144km. This is a legitimate Tour de France stage, in terms of distance, mountain passes, and total elevation gain. After a downhill rollout, riders first climb the Col de la Madeleine. Take advantage of the two flatter sections of the climb for some respite, and enjoy the descent past the monument to Henri Desgrange – the creator of the Toru de France. Next up is the giant of the 21.3-kilometer Col du Glandon. Again there’s a short respite in the middle, but the last 3 kilometers are 10%+. Riders should enjoy the long descent and valley road, and fuel up for the grand finale up the 21 switchbacks of Alpe d’Huez!

Alpe d’Huez – Serre Chevalier Briançon (Col du Granon) 
80km / 2,700m+ 

After waking up in the morning atop Alpe d’Huez, riders warmup with a cruise over to the summit of the Col de Sarenne and a descent to Lac du Chambon. Riders will enjoy a few tunnels on the gradual but tough climb up the Lauteret, but instead of turning left to head up the Col du Galibier, riders continue over the Lauteret summit and descend to Serre Chevalier before turning off the main road to a summit finish on the Col du Granon. The Col du Granon was only used by the Tour de France once; it was the summit finish on the day Greg LeMond took the yellow jersey from Bernard Hinault in the 1986.

ITT Briançon – Col d’Izoard 
19km / 1200m+ 

Starting from the town of Briancon, riders will set off one by one down the ramp for a 19-kilometer time trial to the summit of the renowned Col d’Izoard. Read more about the history of this iconic climb in this article from Grimpeur Magazine.

Serre Chevalier Briançon – Pra Loup 
104km / 2300m+ 

After a short but spicy time trial, and some recovery from a shorter day on the bike, the sixth stage starts again from Briancon. After a rolling start, the first major challenge of the day comes with the ascent over the Col de Vars, followed by a long descent before the short but tough climb to the summit finish in Pra Loup.

Pra-Loup Saint-Étienne de Tinée (68km, 1650m+) 

The first stage will essentially be an uphill drag race from the valley after leaving Pra Loup to the summit of the Cime de la Bonette. Rising to 2802m above sea level, the Cime de la Bonette is the highest point that riders will reach all week and the highest paved road in Europe. Following an untimed descent, riders will cross the finish line in St-Etienne de Tinée and be greeted with a full feed station and recovery area as they wait to start Stage Seven B. 

Saint-Etienne de Tinée - Nice (125km / 2100m+)


Heading off for the start of stage 7B from St-Etienne de Tinée, the second part of the day features a more rolling stage over several rolling climbs as riders head into the outskirts of Nice. The final part of the stage will reveal the Mediterranean Sea in the distance before making their way through Nice and along the seafront to finish on the Promenade des Anglais.

The standings for the week will be based on 8 results over 7 days, and the overall winners will be rewarded at the closing ceremony in Nice on the evening of August 31st.


Information from the Haute Route Alps 2019

Stage by Stage:

760KM, 20,450M D+


Event Village: Saturday 24th August 2019: Megeve


Stage 1: Megève - Megève (97KM, 2,600M+) PLUS +8km to village
Cols: le Bettex 1,348m / Plateua d'Assy 1,090m / Côte de la Provence 920m / La Cry 1,158m / Côte 2000 1,495m


Stage 2: Megève - Courchevel (123KM, 3,300M+) PLUS +8km to village
Cols: Saisies 1,660M / Montagny 1,048m / Loze 2,347m 


Stage 3: Courchevel - Alpe d'Huez (144KM, 4,600M+)

Cols: Madeleine 2,000M / Glandon 1,924m / Alpe d'Huez 1,850m


Stage 4: Alpe d'Huez - Serre Chevlaier (Col du Grannon) (80KM, 2,700M+) PLUS +12km to village

Cols: Lautaret 2,058M / Col du Grannon 2,413m


Stage 5: TT Briançon - Col d'Izoard (19KM, 1,200M+) 

Col: Col d'Izoard 2,360m


Stage 6: Serre Chevlaier - Pra Loup (104km, 2,300M+)

Cols: Pallon 1,120m / Vars 2,109m / Pra Loup 1,650m


Stage 7a: Pra Loup - Saint-Etienne de Tinée (68km, 1,650M+)

Col: Cime de la Bonette 2,802M


Stage 7a: Saint-Etienne de Tinée - Nice (125km, 2,100M+)

Col: Saint Martin 1,503m


HR Alps Profile 2019



Information from the Haute Route Alps 2018

Stage by Stage:

787KM, 20,650M D+


Event Village: Saturday 25th August: Megeve


Stage 1: Megève - Megève (111KM, 2,900M+) 
Cols: Aravis 1,487M / Colombière 1,618M / Romme 1,291M / Domancy 790M / Côte 2000 1,495M


Stage 2: Megève - Col du Télégraphe (157KM, 3,650M+) 
Cols: Saisies 1,660M / Madeleine 2,000M / Télégraphe 1,566M


Stage 3: Valloire - Les 2 Alpes (107KM, 3,750M+)
Cols: Galibier 2,642M / Sarenne 1,999M / Les 2 Alpes 1,652M


Stage 4: Les 2 Alpes - Saint-Véran (111KM, 3,250M+) 
Cols: Lautaret 2,058M / Izoard 2,360M / Saint-Véran 2,030M


Stage 5: TT Guillestre - Risoul (14KM, 900M+) 
Col : Risoul 1,865M


Stage 6: Risoul - Auron (112KM, 3,200M+) 
Cols: Vars 2,109M / Bonette 2,715M / Auron 1,691M


Stage 7: Auron - Nice (175KM, 3,000M+) 
Cols: Couillole 1,678M / St Raphaël 876M / Vence 963M

Alps Profile 2018

Haute Route Alps 2017 Stage by Stage:

Event Village, Sunday 20th August: Nice

Stage 1, Monday 21st August: Nice – Pra Loup (173km, 3,700M+)
Stage 2, Tuesday 22nd August: Pra Loup – Col du Granon (127km, 3,700M+)
Stage 3, Wednesday 23rd August: Serre Chevalier – Alpe d’Huez (112km, 3,200M+)
Stage 4, Thursday 24th August: ITT Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez (15.5km, 1,100M+)
Stage 5, Friday 25th August: Alpe d’Huez – Megève (182km, 4,500M+)
Stage 6, Saturday 26th August: Megève – Morzine (145km, 3,400M+)
Stage 7, Sunday 27th August: Morzine – Geneva (140km, 2,600M+)


Haute Route Alps 2017 Cols and Ascents:

Stage 1: 

Cols: Ascros 1,160m / Cayolle 2,326m / Pra Loup 1,592m

Stage 2: 

Cols: Vars 2,109m / Izoard 2,360m / Granon 2,413m

Stage 3: 

Cols: Lautaret 2,058m / Sarenne 1,999m / Alpe d’Huez 1,850m

Stage 4: 

Ascent: Alpe d’Huez 1,860m

Stage 5: 

Cols: Glandon 1,924m / Madeleine 2,000m / Saisies 1,650m

Stage 6:

Cols: Epine 987m / Colombière 1,618m / Joux Plane 1,700m

Stage 7: 

Cols: Encrenaz 1,433m / Ramaz 1,619m / Feu 1,117m / Moises 1,121m

HR Alps Profile 2017

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