google-site-verification=ZCmTGQSPtqllSTOsC4u47alX5ManlsLlfRecXB9wYNk Granfondo Experience: Haute Route Alps - One More Ride

START/FINISH

MEGEVE

NICE (FRANCE)

DURATION

21 - 29 August

AVG.DISTANCE

130 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

1'750 MT

DIFFICULTY

HIGHLIGHTS

The eighth edition of the Haute Route Alps – the original event of the European Haute Route multi-day cyclosportive series – returns to its North to South route in 2018.

With another classic week of fully timed and ranked cycling from Nice to Geneva, experience the best blend so far of hard days on the bike, classic Alpine climbs and event villages set in some of France’s most famous ski resorts.

Whether you are a hardened campaigner or looking for your first taste of the majesty of one of Europe’s greatest cycling playgrounds, take on a spectacular course in the heart of the French Alps.

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 after 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 refueling and kit drops zones during the race.  We will give you daily route wraps and guidance and personalized ride strategy. You will truly feel like a Pro when we sit down together for an organized dinner and discuss tactics for the following day. Our objective is leave all the logistic to us so you can concentrate fully on the day’s ride ahead!

Whatever your objectives are for the Haute Route, it is the ultimate challenge for any rider who takes their riding seriously.  One to definitely have on your bucket list!

 

Find out more about the Haute Route alps

 Do you Want to compete in the Duo Classification? Team up with Andrea, winner of 2014 Pyrenees edition, as your super domestique! Take advantage of his racing experience to get the most out of your event!

 

Famous Locations: Col du Bonnette, Galibier, Izoard and many others!

DETAILS

  • Level: Advanced

  • Terrain: Mountainous

  • Daily Distance: Approx 120-170km

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 1750-3500m

  • Main Route 800km

  • Total Ascent: Approx 20000m

  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights

  • Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Genevre - Nice (France)

  • Cost: € 3'750 in Twin Room (Single + € 570)

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The founding event in the european Haute Route multi-day cyclosportive series.

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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 most of riders take it as a true cycling adventure across one of the most picturesque region in the world.

Whether you are looking to compete, to enjoy a momentous week in one of Europe’s most iconic and beautiful cycling regions or simply aiming to get this epic challenge ticked off, the Haute Route Alps will be a week to remember.

In keeping with the Haute Route proposition, you will be privy to the unrivalled level of both on and off the bike that makes the Haute Route such a unique experience. Living and riding like a professional for a full week, you will get to benefit from a host of services including mechanical support, massages, luggage transport, briefings, road security and much more.

THE TOUR INCLUDES

  • A fantastic tour itinerary designed by Andrea

  • All accommodations in the best hotels available in each town, 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 Named Sport

  • Massage at hotel after each ride

  • Bike service

  • Laundry service every other day

  • Garmin 810-820 loan unit with maps for duration of tour

  • 1 top quality cycling kit made by DOT OUT (jersey, knicks, socks, and gloves)

  • 1 SCICON Race bag with your name and nationality

  • 1 NRC X sunglasses

  • Free use of a DOT OUT Cabrio helmet

  • Detailed printed tour information booklet

  • Extra activities besides cycling: Spa, Chair lift, shopping!

  • Small group of max 12 riders.

MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN

With 800km and 20,000 metres of climbing, the eighth edition of the Haute Route Alps will feature some of the world’s most renowned cycling cols and some new ascents. Serving up a good helping of the best of the Alps, this 7-day event is a challenge designed for cycling enthusiasts from across the globe.

The  sixth edition will start in Megeveand Finish in Nice, whilst also visiting a number of host towns throughout the week, allowing you to discover the raw beauty of this mountain range.

Climbs like the magnificent Col du Bonnette,often act as the centerpiece and the highest point of the week, but there are plenty of other to conquer! All of them are long and stady, with a gradient that is generally around 6-8%. Be prepared to climb for 4-5 hours a day!

ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED

  • Haute Route registration fee (+€ 1650 approx)

  • Single room (70 euro x day)

  • High-end rental bike Wilier ZERO 7 with ULTEGRA Di2 (+€ 60/Day) or GTR Ultegra Mechanical (+€ 40/Day)

  • Personal airport transfer

  • Alcoholic drinks

 HAUTE ROUTE ALPS ITINERARY 

Day One – Megeve Warm up and race registration

Main Route: 40km, 25mi | Total Ascent: 500m, 1625ft

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.  Once back we’ll sort out the race registration and final Race Briefing!

Day Two – HR Stage One Megeve /Megeve

Main Route: 110km, 73mi | Total Ascent: 2900m, 8500ft

Today we ride to the base of the famous Pulpit Rock and also check part of the race course. Once we’re back, we’ll sort out the race registration and final bike set up.

Day Three – HR Stage Two Megeve / Tignes

Main Route: 109km | Total Ascent: 3450m, 10500ft

Day Four – HR Stage Three Tignes / Col Du Galibier

Main Route: 136km | Total Ascent: 3450m

Day Five – HR Stage Four Les Deux Serre Chavalier de Briancon / Risoul

Main Route: 72km | Total Ascent: 2250m

Day Six – HR Stage Five – Risoul / Auron

Total Ascent: 114km | 1350m

Day Seven – HR Stage Six Auron \ Nice (Col de Vence)

Main Route: 170km | Total Ascent: 3300m

Day Eight – HR Stage Seven - Nice \ Col D'èze

Main Route: 12km | Total Ascent: 1500m

Day Nine – Nice

Goodbye! Pack the bike and transfer to Airport

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