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Haute Route Triple Crown 2017

11th August to 9th September 2017

Rider support and travel packages with guaranteed entry, the best staff in the business and hotels in the best places for the 2017 Haute Route Triple Crown are now available. Event dates are August 13th until September 8th 2017 and the first Start Village opens in Anglet on the Atlantic coast on Saturday 12th August. Live like a pro rider for 3 weeks and ride the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 21 stages.
Included in the Triple Crown are the Haute Route Pyrenees, Haute Route Dolomites, and Haute Route Alps, each of which can also of course be booked and ridden individually.

The Haute Route series of multi-day Cyclo-sportives is the closest you as an amateur cyclist can come to living like a professional cyclist. Rider support and travel packages with entry, the best staff in the business and hotels in the best places for the 2017 Haute Route Triple Crown are now available. Event dates are August 13th to 8th September 2017. Live like a pro rider for a month and ride some of the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 21 stages.

We have been a tour operator supporting riders on the Haute Route since its very first event took place. Our guides, drivers and support staff are the most experienced to work on the Haute Route and will ensure that you get the very best experience.

Proposed Travel Itinerary:

Please note that the dates have been confirmed and the Haute Route Pyrenees will start in Anglet, near Biarritz and finish in Toulouse. The Haute Route Alps will start in Nice and finish in Geneva and the Haute Route Dolomites starts in Innsbruck and finishes in Venice.  The other host towns will be confirmed at a later date.

Our travel and support packages are designed to give you the minimum of hassle so you can focus all your attention on riding the event. All you need to do is do the training and turn up at the airport. Below is a brief day-to-day itinerary for the Haute Route Triple Crown.

Friday 11th of August 2017 – Arrival Day
Please advise us in advance of your arrival time and we can come and collect you from Biarritz Airport.

Saturday 12th of August 2017
The event village will be in Anglet and this is where we will be in place to welcome the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees riders. One week later, 500 riders from all continents will celebrate the end of their epic cycling journey in Toulouse. There is likely to be a non-timed parade of the Haute Route Peloton in Anglet. Participation is highly encouraged but not obligatory.

  • Like last year you will receive among other things:
    • 1 complete set of Haute Route cycling kit
    • Haute Route travel bag with wheels, transported from start to finish
    • 1 Haute Route back pack
    • Mechanical support from Mavic both at each race village and along the route (not for repairing punctures)
    • A personalised frame plate and 2 sets of race numbers
    • Pit stops, refreshment breaks (solid, liquid, energy products) on each stage
    • A hot meal at the finish of each stage

This evening there is a Pasta Party provided by the Haute Route at the end of the non-timed parade. This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.

Sunday 13th of August: Anglet to Oloron Sainte-Marie (174km, 3,400M+):
2017 sees the start taking place from Anglet for the third consecutive year. After tackling today’s opening stage, this evening we will have an evening meal together and our staff will be on hand to make any bike adjustments and we will also have a race briefing for tomorrow’s stage

Monday 14th of August: Pau to Pau (157km, 2,800M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of today’s stage, which is a circuit starting and finishing in Pau.

Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Tuesday 15th of August: Pau to Tarbes (152km, 3,100M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Wednesday 16th of August: Queen stage – Tarbes to Col du Portillon (123km, 3,900M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Thursday 17th of August: Individual Time Trial – Bagnères-de-Luchon to Superbagnères (18km, 1,170M+):
Following Haute Route tradition, the Time Trial day is a short but unrelenting climb, starting from Bagnères-de-Luchon and climbing up to the local resort of Superbagnères.

Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Friday 18th of August: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Hospice de France (130km, 3,600M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage.

Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Saturday 19th of August: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Toulouse (156km, 1,300M+):
You will be elated that you have completed the challenge of a lifetime. Tonight we stay at the hotel Radisson Blu in Toulouse near Toulouse airport.

Sunday 20th of August:
This morning we will transfer you to the start location of the Haute Route Alps in Nice.

The event village is located in Nice where we will be in place to welcome the 2017 Haute Route Alps riders. One week later, 500 riders from all continents will celebrate the end of their epic cycling journey in Geneva. This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.

Monday 21st of August: Nice to Pra Loup (173km, 3,700M+):
As in 2015 and 2016 Haute Route Alps starts in Nice in front of the Théâtre de Verdure. As your luggage is moved from Nice to the first hotel, you will ride the first stage of this incredible event. After you finish, enjoy the evening meal at our hotel.

Tuesday 22nd of August: Pra Loup to Col du Granon (127km, 3,700M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Wednesday 23rd of August: Serre Chevalier to Alpe d’Huez (112km, 3,200M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Thursday 24th of August: Individual Time Trial, Bourg d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez (15.5km, 1,100M+):
Tradition dictates an individual time trial today, and it’s one of the most iconic climbs in the Alps, the Alpe d’Huez. We will then spend our second night in Alpe d’Huez.

Friday 25th of August of September: Alpe d’Huez to Megève (182km, 4,500M+):
Today is the Queen Stage, with just 3 cols but 4,500m of climbing.

Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Saturday 26th of August: Megève to Morzine (145km, 3,400M+):
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Sunday 27th of August: Morzine to Geneva (140km, 2,600M+):
The final convoy will leave depart towards the Jardins Anglais in Geneva. Tonight we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.
You will be elated that you have completed the challenge of a lifetime. Tonight we stay at a hotel near the finish.

Monday 28th of August – Friday 1st of September:
The 2017 Haute Route Dolomites will start in Innsbruck with a finish in Venice 7 days later. We will transport you from Geneva to Innsbruck today and the next days you will stay at the hotel in Innsbruck to rest up before starting your final challenge; the Haute Route Dolomites.

Friday 1st of September:
We will be in place for the registration and event village in Innsbruck to welcome the 2017 Haute Route Dolomites riders. This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders for the third and final week of your Triple Crown challenge.

Saturday 2nd of September: Innsbruck to Innsbruck (113km, 2,900m+):
2017 will be the Haute Route’s first ever visit to Innsbruck, and to celebrate, the first day will be a circular route, exploring the Inn Valley. The route heads West over the 1,252m Moesern pass, and continues along the Inn Valley, before returning East over the 2,017m Kuttai Saddle.

This evening we will have an evening meal together and our staff will be on hand to make any bike adjustments and we will also have a race briefing for tomorrow’s stage.

Sunday 3rd of September: Innsbruck to Valle Iscaro (176km, 4,200m+):
Today is the week’s Queen Stage, with over 4,000 metres of ascent packed into the 2 climbs.

We will again head West along the Inn Valley, before turning South along the Oetztal Valley, and the start of the long climb up to the 2,474m Timmelsjoch, on the Italian border. The descent into Italy is followed by the climb over the 2,099m Passo Monte Giovo and into the town of Vipiteno/Sterzing in the Iscaro/Eisack Valley.

Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Valle Iscaro. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.

Monday 4th of September: Valle Iscaro to Brixen (107km, 3,000m+):
The climbing starts immediately this morning, heading straight up and over the 2,215m Passo Pennes/Penser Joch. Next up is the 1,383m Renon Plateau, with a few more smaller kicks along the descent into Brixen.

Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Brixen. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.

Tuesday 5th of September: Individual Time Trial Brixen to Plancios (17km, 1,100m+):
The Individual Time Trial is a Haute Route tradition, always consisting of one single tough climb. This year is no different, with over a vertical kilometre in the first 17km of the Passo Delle Erbe to Plancios. The climb averages 6.5% with a maximum of 11%

After recovering and taking in the spectacular views, you’ll descend back down to Brixen, where we will enjoy an evening meal together at our hotel.

Wednesday 6th of September: Brixen to Canazei (120km, 3,900m+):
Day 4 starts with a different climb up the Passo Delle Erbe, reaching the summit at 1,987m.  This is followed by the 2,198m Passo Valparola and the 2,239m Passo Pordoi, before descending down into Canazei.

Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Canazei. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.

Thursday 7th of September: Canazei to Canazei (103km, 3,000m+):
After a gradual descent away from Canazei, the climbing starts with the 1,918m Passo San Pellegrino, followed by the 1,485m Colle Santa Lucia. The third and final climb of the day is the Western side of the 2,057m Passo Fedaia.

We will spend a second night in our hotel in Canazei.

Friday 8th of September: Canazei to Venice (181km, 2,600m+):
There’s no easing off on the final day, with an immediate return over the Passo Fedaia, in the opposite direction from yesterday. This is followed by the 992m Forcella Franche and the 706m Passo San Boldo, before the final flat section towards the finish line in Venice.

This evening you can celebrate your achievements at the the closing party with your fellow riders.

Saturday 9th of September:
Throughout today we will run airport transfers to the airport.

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£4000 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £1449

Entry fee to the 2017 Haute Route; £3740 / €4300 (includes cancellation insurance*)

What’s included with the entry? click here

15% entry discount available for former Haute Route riders

Included in your travel packages is:

  • 29 nights accommodation at various well placed hotels
  • Daily breakfasts in line with stage timings
  • 18 of the nights have the evening meal at the hotel included
  • Nightly bike storage at all hotels
  • Airport transfers
  • Transport after the finish or to the start if required
  • Transport of luggage between the stages
  • Transport of non-riding friends or partners between stages
  • Sports Tours staff support during each stage and in the evenings
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information

Also available:

  • The £3740 (€3800 if booked with organisers) Haute Route entry plus all extras that this includes (Please view www.hauteroute.org for details) – this is payable at time of booking and is included in your deposit. 15% discount available for former Haute Route riders
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. Please visit our insurance page

*Cancellation insurance:
We understand that signing up for the Haute Route is a big commitment and lots can happen between now and the event date. The organisers offer a cancellation insurance with the entry. If you have to cancel the event due to an unforeseen circumstance like an injury then you will get a refund of your entry. Details of the entry cancellation insurance can be found here.

Please note that this insurance is for the entry only and that you need travel insurance to cover all other aspects of your travel. Please visit our insurance page.

HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.

Please click here for our full booking conditions.

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Important Information:

Medical certificate:
To take part in the Sportive you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date, our partners offer online medical certification.

Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here

Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.

General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.

Travel Insurance:
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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