google-site-verification=ZCmTGQSPtqllSTOsC4u47alX5ManlsLlfRecXB9wYNk Granfondo Experience | Haute Route Rockies

START/FINISH

Crans-Montana

Valais Central

DURATION

9 days

28 June - 6 July 2020

5 days

2 - 6 July 2020

AVG.DISTANCE

130 KM

AVG.ELEVATION

1'750 MT

DIFFICULTY

HIGHLIGHTS

Following the resounding success of the inaugural edition of the Mavic Haute Route Rockies, the second edition is set to take place in June 2019! The third edition will run over seven days from June 23rd to June 29th in Colorado, the heartland of American cycling. The seven timed and ranked stages will once again include high altitude passes, beautiful panoramas across the vast Colorado plains and iconic hardpack dirt roads.

Don’t worry! The hardpack dirt roads are safe and manageable with a standard road bike with 25mm tyres and any section of dirt road will be memorable.

Boulder will serve as the official start city of the seven-day event, which includes visits to Winter Park, Avon, Breckenridge and Colorado Springs, Olympic City USA, before taking riders up an epic climb over 14,000 feet to the summit of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain, one of the most famous summits in the United States. 

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! We also offer an acclimatization tour before the race to get used to the high Altitude.

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!

 

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: Boulder, Independence Pass, Tennesse Pass and Pikes Peak!

DETAILS

  • Terrain: Mountainous

  • Daily Distance: Approx 120-170km

  • Daily Ascent: Approx 1750-3500m

  • Main Route 800km

  • Total Ascent: Approx 20000m

  • Duration: 9 days/8 nights (acclimatization tour available from June 17)

  • Recommended Arrival-Departure Airport: Denver (USA)

  • Cost: € 3950 in Twin Room (Single + € 650)

  • Acclimatization tour cost, in twin – double room:

- From June 17th to 22nd: 2250 euro

- Full tour (Acclimatization & Race), from June 17 to 30: 5850 euro

- Single day, anytime from June 17th to 22nd: 375 euro

An unforgettable combination of iconic hardpack dirt roads and high altitude passes in Colorado's Rocky Mountains

 YOUR 

 RIDE 

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. The Acclimatization tour will help you to get used to the altitude and also ride part of the race course, without the pressure of the timing.

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

  • Race tour: All accommodations in the best hotels available in town, in twin-double room

  • Acclimatization tour: hotel accommodation in a nice mountain lodge above 2000m

  • 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

  • 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

  • Small group of max 12 riders.

MORE ABOUT THE TERRAIN AND ACCLIMATIZATION TOUR

Discover hardpack dirt roads, wild country and long climbs on the Haute Route Rockies. Serving up a good helping of the best of the Rockies, this 7-day event is a challenge designed for cycling enthusiasts from across the globe.

 Altitude will effect most of riders performance, that’s why we recommend to arrive few day earlier to acclimatize to the different conditions. If you wish to enjoy the week of racing from the very first day, you better allow time for your body to acclimatize at this high altitude for few days. There is no need to train hard, just tapering as you normally do before a race like this but doing it at the same altitude as the race course.

The tour will involve some riding and recovering, exactly the way all pro’s do it!

As the main activity will be the morning ride, you will have plenty of time to relax in the afternoon.

ON REQUEST, NOT INCLUDED

  • Haute Route registration fee (+€ 1750 approx)

  • Acclimatization tour: see above

  • Single room 

  • Personal airport transfer

  • Alcoholic drinks

 HAUTE ROUTE MAVIC ROCKIES ITINERARY 

Day One Acclimatization Tour – Warm-up Ride (June 17th)

Main Route: 45km | Total Ascent: 750m

Day Two Acclimatization Tour – Haute Route Day 1 course recon

Main Route: 75km | Total Ascent: 1500m

Day Three Acclimatization Tour – Haute Route Day 2 course recon

Main Route: 75km | Total Ascent: 1500m

Day Four Acclimatization Tour – Haute Route Day 3 course recon

Main Route: 75km | Total Ascent: 1500m

Day Five Acclimatization Tour – Ride to Boulder

Main Route: 55km | Total Ascent: 1200m

Day One – Boulder Warm up and race registration (June 22nd)

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 Boulder to Boulder

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Three – HR Stage Two Boulder to Winter Park

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Four – HR Stage Three Winter Park to Avon

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Five – HR Stage Four Avon Time Trial

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Six – HR Stage Five Avon to Breckenridge

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Seven – HR Stage Six Breckenridge to Breckenridge

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Eight – HR Stage Seven Colorado Springs to Pikes Peak

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Day Nine – Colorado Springs

Main Route: TBA Total Ascent: TBA

Goodbye! Pack the bike and transfer to Airport

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SKYPE: andrea.nicosia
EMAIL:  info@one-more-ride.com