The Haute Route concept is all about providing a professional-worthy experience for our riders. On the road, riders can expect regular feed stations, safety cars and escorts. Off the road we create personalised extra services including daily massages and hot meals after every stage. This experience is even considered down to the detailed routes of every event.
In 2023, the Haute Route will use the same roads as the Giro d'Italia did four times and in two different races!
Our riders will live a similar experience to that of the professional riders on a Grand Tour by crossing the same towns, climbing the same passes, and taking the same lswitchbacks!
STAGE 13: The Swiss escapade
The Giro d'Italia 2023 will leave the borders of the "boot" taking riders on a small escapade in Switzerland around Crans Montana where the first event of the Haute Route 2023 season will take place.
The 13th stage of the Giro will be one of the most difficult stages of this 106th edition with 2 climbs at more than 2000 meters of altitude before tackling the final climb to Crans Montana. The same one that Haute Route riders will have to climb a few weeks later during the first stage of the Haute Route Crans Montana on June 9, 2023.
STAGE 14: Sierre, the start!
The day after the finish in Crans Montana, the Giro peloton will head back to Italy from Sierre to return to the plain in the direction of Cassano Magnago.
Haute Route riders will also leave Sierre for a more challenging route to the highest col of the Haute Route Crans-Montana 2023, the Col de Sanetsch. Sierre will once more host the start line of the final stage of the Swiss weekend with a time trial to the Col de Crans Montana. The col that dominates the resort, 15 kilometers long and 1250m high, will be the scene of the final battle. Once at the top you will be able to appreciate the sublime view on the whole valley.
STAGE 16: Monte Bondone
The Giro d'Italia 2023 will continue to cross the path of the Haute Route within its borders. The first meeting will be at the top of Monte Bondone, which the riders of the Haute Route Dolomites 2023 will climb from Trento in the time trial of the 3rd stage. The Giro riders will arrive from Sabbio Chiese. After 4 listed cols, they will start the difficult ascent of Monte Bondone on the same side of the mountain but on a parallel route.
STAGE 19: Grande Finale
Stage 19 of the Giro 2023 will be very similar to the fifth and last stage of the Haute Route Dolomites with 3 passes in common: passo Giau, passo Campolongo and passo Valparola.
The Haute Route Dolomites riders will take these passes in a different order for 78 kilometers and will finish at the top of the Passo Valparola. Whereas the Giro course extends over a further 100 kilometers to climb two other passes and finally finish this last mountain stage, with a beautiful final around Cortina d'Ampezzo!
Want to experience routes covered in the Grand Tour and premium services on and off the road? Register now for 2023 events:
- Haute Route Crans-Montana - 9th to 11th June 2023
- Haute Route Pyrenees - 4th to 8th July 2023
- Haute Route Alps - 20th to 26th August 2023
- Haute Route Dolomites - 29th August to 2nd September 2023
- Haute Route Ventoux - 6th to 8th October 2023