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Haute Route Alpe d’Huez 2019

Cycling race & time trials

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The Haute Route Alpe d’Huez is built of the same fabric as the Haute Route Ventoux: A more accessible race format with three timed and ranked stages based around one single host town. 

On top of this, the DNA of the Haute Route events remains identical with the unrivalled premium level services put in place for the riders. Hundreds of amateur riders from across the globe will be able to live like professionals for three days on one of the most iconic cols in cycling.

The inaugural Haute Route Alpe d’Huez will take place from Wednesday 12th to Friday 14th of July 2017. It will start with an individual Time Trial on Wednesday afternoon, followed by two classic mountain stages in true Haute Route fashion. Riders can expect a total of 250km and 8,000m of climbing over the three days. Alpe d’Huez is one of the global capitals of cycling, having a three-day event here will provide a unique experience for amateur cyclists every year.

The Haute Route Alpe d’Huez will present a stern challenge for riders. The Time Trial on the Wednesday from Bourg-d’Oisans to Alpe d’Huez will cover the famous 14km and 21 switchbacks that are embedded in cycling folklore. The second and third days will take riders over some of the most famous climbs in the surrounding Alps with between 3,000 and 4,000 metres of climbing each day. All three of the ascents leading to the summit of Alpe d’Huez – Bourg d’Oisans, Villard-Reculas and Col de Sarenne – will be ridden during the three-day event.

The dates for the inaugural event fit perfectly into the summer cyclosportive calendar. The decision to organise the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez from the Wednesday to Friday will allow some riders to take part in other events the preceding or the following weekend.

Accommodation is not included in your entry but you can browse and book our selection of places to stay. Click on the website link on this page to find out how to enter. 

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Recently voted the “Best ski resort in Europe 2017” at the annual European Best Destinations ceremony, Alpe d’Huez has a huge variety of accommodation options (hotels, holiday centres, gîtes, chalets) and high quality facilities that will enable riders to recover between each stage. Alpe d’Huez is easily accessible from airports in Lyon and Grenoble, the train station in Grenoble and via the motorway.

Read our Getting here guide for advice.