Haute Route Alps

Top-notch race support during the toughest and highest 7-day Gran Fondo.

Haute Route Alps

From Megève to Nice. A multi-day cycling challenge for amateur riders

Top-notch race support during the toughest and highest seven-day Gran Fondo.

Small group. Our riders keep coming back.

You focus on the riding, we handle everything else.

More details about the Haute Route Alps course profile

Trip Facts

Dates

August 24 - September 2 2018

Rides

7-day Gran Fondo

Start - End

Megève - Nice

Difficulty

For amateur riders

Cities

Megève, Valloire, Les Deux Alpes, Guillestre, Auron, Nice

Highlights

Classic alpine climbs, famous ski resort villages, finishing on Côte d’Azur

Group Size

Limited to 4/8 riders

Lodging

2, 3 & 4-star hotels with wifi, close to start/finish lines

Meals

Quality restaurants with meals adapted for athletic appetites. Quality muesli and oatmeal available to supplement the hotel breakfasts. Personalized feed stations during the race.

Cols Climbed

21 passes including Colombière, Madeleine, Télégraphe, Galibier, Izoard, Bonnette

Support

- 2 massage therapists + echanic/logistics - Transportation from Geneva Airport to start hotel - Transportation from finish hotel to Nice Airport - Transportation to start and finish of each stage - Personalized feed stations & race support within race rules - Organization and coordination with hotels and restaurants - Hot tea & honey during and after stages - Personal hot meal at finish of each stage - Handling of special situations - Transportation of bike cases to finish hotel - Daily professional bike cleaning and tuning - 45-minute massage per rider per day - Daily stage briefing - Laundry service twice during event

Cost

$4,560 double occupancy, $4,890 single occupancy $750 deposit to sign up First 50% of balance due 1 June 2018 Final 50% of balance due 1 August 2018 Not included - Registration for Haute Route Alps - Train or air transportation to start and finish citiy airports - Bike for each participant (rental options upon request) - Travel or personal insurance - Wine, beer and soft drinks (excluding bottled water) during meals - Hotel charges: minibar, phone, drinks at bar - Medical supplies beyond what’s supplied by event organizer - Sports nutrition (we know each athlete has their own ‘juice’)

Start your next cycling exploit here!

TRIP ITINERARY

Classic alpine climbs, famous ski resort villages, finishing on Côte d’Azur

Day 1: Thursday August 24
Arrive in Megève. Athletes should arrive before noon to maximize post-journey recovery time. We’ll meet you at Geneva airport, ready for the one-hour transfer to your hotel. Activities include assembling bikes with DuckStore mechanics, getting out for a 90-minute spin, and lunch. Ride time will be determined once arrival times are known. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.
Day 2: Friday August 25
Megève. After a hearty breakfast at the hotel and completing rider registration, we’ll head out for a 90-minute ride. Lunch will be provided. Dinner will be at a nearby restaurant.
Days 3 to 9: Sun. August 26 – Sat. Sep. 1
Haute Route Alps course After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll ride stage of Haute Route, with 1-2 feed stations during each stage, and a hot meal at the finish provided by the race organization. After the race stage, it’s time for bike cleaning, shower, relaxing, and dinner at the hotel or a nearby restaurant.
Day 10: Sunday September 2
Au revoir et à bientôt. Breakfast plus transfer to Nice airport (20 minutes).