The ultimate challenge for serious riders, the Haute Route Alps is the crown jewel in our 2022 calendar.
If you’re still looking for a reason to sign up to Haute Route Alps 2022, look no further. We’ve compiled our top 5 reasons why the founding event in the Haute Route series is most certainly worth the challenge.
1. This Is No Ordinary Race
Boasting 806km of the best roads in the Alps, this is an opportunity to test yourself on many of the world’s most famous climbs in long, point-to-point stages.
The journey will begin in the sunny, seaside metropolis of Nice, making its way north over seven incredible days in the saddle. Riders will tick off countless bucket list climbs as they race towards the stunning Megève in this unforgettable race.
2. Experience what it’s like to ride like a pro
We aim to deliver an unparalleled ‘professional’ experience both on and off the bike. Take advantage of the amenities in some of France’s most famous ski resorts.
Off the road, relax between stages with post-ride meals and daily massages. On the road, you can expect the support of professional mechanics and French Gendarme Moto escorts, SAG vehicles and staffed feed stations to ensure not only your safety and wellbeing but also so you can experience what it’s like to ride just like a pro.
3. You Can Experience Elements of the Tour de France
The second stage of the Haute Route Alps is guaranteed to be an all-time great. Riders will have their eyes set on the legendary Col d’Agnel.
Featured in both the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France, this special climb is the third-highest paved road in the Alps.
After descending back into France, the focus will shift to another classic that will not disappoint - Col d’Izoard.
4. We've Added New Climbs and Destinations This Year
In an Haute Route Alps first, the 2022 course will cross the border into Italy, taking in the spectacular Col de la Lombarde and legendary Col d’Agnel.
Riders will have the opportunity to stay the night at the beautiful city of Cuneo and take in the Italian landscape. Additionally, the Haute Route Alps will also visit Méribel for the first time and not forgetting the incomparable Col de la Loze - which will play host to the time trial finish line in Stage 5.
5. All Logistics, Travel and Transport Are Covered
With 7-days of cycling on the horizon, we understand that the most important thing is for you to focus on the ride ahead. That’s why when it comes to logistics, our team has you covered.
From organising your transport to taking care of your luggage from one accommodation to the next, we’ll ensure every aspect of the 7-day itinerary is sorted to help you reach that finish line.