3 DAYS OF RACING ON
THE LEGENDARY TDF CLIMB
5/7 DAYS - 4/6 NIGHTS
Ride on and around one of the most famous and respected climbs in all of cycling for three days on the Haute Route Alpe d'Huez. We’ll spend the first two days to acclimatize to the Alpine Environment and get ready for the race on the Week end.
The race is 3 days only, but you will get to live the same experiences as a classic Haute Route event: mythical climbs, an international peloton and unrivalled services both on and off the bike which allows you to live and ride like a professional.
The OMR crew is ready each day to give our “team” the full Pro Tour service and experience. You’ll find your bike ready each morning, drink bottles ready refilled as you like them, Massage aftert each stage and a freshly laundered riding kit for every day.
Additionally we provide nutritional guidance and supplements and will be present at strategic locations for refuelling and kit drops zones during the race. We will give you daily route wraps and guidance and personalised ride strategy. You will truly feel like a Pro when we sit down together for an organised dinner and discuss tactics for the following day. Our objective is leave all the logisitcs to us so you can concentrate fully on the day’s ride ahead!
Level: Intermediate - Advanced
Daily Distance: Approx 30-150km
Daily Ascent: Approx 1000-3000m
Main Route 500km
Total Ascent: Approx 8000m
Duration: 5 days/4 nights or 7 days/6 nights
Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: GENEVE
WHO WOULD ENJOY THIS EXPERIENCE?
The experience is built for all riders able to ride for 4-6 hours. The HR is a high-intensity race, but in contrast the acclimatization tour is a true cycling adventure at moderate pace across one of the most picturesque region in the world.
During the acclimatization tour, we will ride as a group on the rolling terrain and as individuals or small groups on the climbs, so that everyone will enjoy the ride. During the race, you will ride at your own pace, and we will support you at the start, on the route, and at the finish line. You ride; we’ll take care of everything else: accommodations, food, bike, massage, laundry, and more!
All cyclists interested in Granfondo but also in exploring a new region and amidst magnificent scenery will enjoy this incredible experience!
THE TOUR INCLUDES
A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea
All hotel accommodations in beautiful 4 stars hotels, in twin-double room
All breakfasts, 1 lunch, and all dinners (race lunch included in the HR registration fee)
At least 2 professional guides on tour (one fully qualified mechanic)
Van support throughout the tour and the race
All in-tour transfers
Private feed stations with snacks and food supplements including electrolytes, gels, and energy bars during rides by OTE Sport
Massage at hotel after each ride
Laundry service every other day
Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour
1 top quality cycling kit made by RAPHA (jersey, knicks, socks)
1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality
Free use of a POC helmet
Detailed printed tour information booklet
Extra activities besides cycling: Spa, Chair lift, shopping!
Small group of max 12 riders.
MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN
The Alpine region of the Alpe D'Huez is surrounded by big mountains so the terrain will be mainly Mountainous with long sized climbs.
The climbs are long but never very steep, as the gradient is always around 6-9%, but most of them are more than 15 km long!
The roads are well-paved and safe, with drivers showing incredible respect for cyclists!
The race course has yet to be announced, but most likely it will be similar to what we have already done, just at a different pace!
ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED
Haute Route registration fee (+€ 750 approx)
Single room (70 euro x day)
High-end rental bike
Personal airport transfer
Day 1 - Alpe D'Huez Warm up ride
Main Route: 30km, 18mi
Total Ascent: 400m, 1200ft
This is a warm-up ride to ease the legs and body before 7 days of intense riding. Some of you may have only recently stepped off a plane, so this ride offers a great way to “tease” out that tiredness. It will include some small climbs and offer spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. After the short ride, we will complete the registration process and tune up the bikes, before a big dinner!
Day 2 - HR Stage 1 TBC
Main Route: 181km, 105mi
Total Ascent: 4100m, 12500ft
Day 3 - HR Stage 2 TBC
Main Route: 118km, 75mi
Total Ascent: 3600m, 11500ft
Day 4 - HR Stage 3 TBC
Main Route: 108km, 70mi
Total Ascent: 3200m, 10500ft
Day 5 - Goodbye
Packing and transfer to Airport
After a nice breakfast, bike packing and transfer to Airport