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 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.
Route and profile
Haute Route Alpe d’Huez: Stage-by-Stage
Stage 1: TT Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez (16km, 1,135M+) Col: Alpe d’Huez 1,860m
Stage 2: Alpe d’Huez – Alpe d’Huez (152km, 4,300M+)
Cols: Glandon 1,924m, Croix de Fer 2,067m, Alpe d’Huez 1,850m
Stage 3: Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez (80km, 3,260M+)
Cols: Les Deux Alpes 1,652m, Sarenne 1,999m, Alpe d’Huez Lac Besson* 2,074m
* Please note that the course is subject to change, pending approval of permit applications.