Haute Route Dolomites 2017
31st August / 1st September to 9th September 2017
The 2017 Haute Route Dolomites will start in Innsbruck and finish in Venice.
The Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps takes you through a spectacular ride of discovery through the Swiss and Italian Alps. The most dramatic climbs of the Dolomites will again feature, and there will again be several summits above 2,000m with a total of 812km of riding and 20,000m of climbing.
The concept of the Haute Route Alps, Haute Route Pyrenees and Haute Route Dolomites is: 7 consecutive timed stages (including one ‘Marathon Stage’ and one individual time-trial), maximum number of legendary cols, minimal flat sections, mountain top finishes where possible, maximum length timed sections, individual timing and all climbs timed. All this with Haute Route Pro support to emulate the Pro Cyclist experience as much as is possible for an amateur cyclist. To download more information: official website: www.hauteroute.org
Check out a great article from the Guardian that takes a closer look into the Haute Route highs and heartbreak – what motivates cyclists on tough rides? Read more here
The Haute Route Dolomites is just one of the events forming the Haute Route Triple Crown, the others being the Haute Route Pyrenees, and The Haute Route Alps.
Why book 2017 Haute Route with us?
Sports Tours International have been involved with the Haute Route from the very beginning. We know how to support our athletes during this physically and mentally demanding event. Our support package lets you fully focus on the job at hand
- You will know in advance what hotels you are staying at. All hotels are in ideal locations and of excellent standard.
- Our experienced reps and pro mechanic will be on hand throughout the event to support you and we will go to all race briefings for you and give you personal daily briefings so you can stay at the hotel to recover.
- We transport your luggage daily and we will transport you and your bike to and from the finish and start if required
- We provide daily private feed and support stops en route
- We provide airport transfers and transport for non-riding partners who book through us
To download more information:
• Official website: www.hauteroute.org
• Twitter (# hauteroute): twitter.com / haute_route
• Facebook: facebook.com / CyclingHauteRoute
**** Hilton Garden Inn Venice:
A convenient base on the mainland of Venice, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Mestre offers modern accommodations within easy reach of the airport, motorways and the many islands of Venice.
This hotel is ideal for guests with a cruise or flight leaving from Venice, or who prefer to leave the crowds behind after a day of exploring the city. Private transfers are available, and guests can catch a ten-minute bus ride to Venice at the station across the street.
Rooms are spacious, tastefully decorated and fully equipped with modern conveniences. Enjoy the outdoor pool, modern fitness room and on-site restaurant with terrace seating and a selection of fine wines.
Comfortable guest rooms and suites at this Mestre hotel feature adjustable Garden Sleep system beds, plenty of space and the conveniences of home. All rooms come equipped with free high-speed internet and an in-room hospitality center with a refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker. Some rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors and a balcony.
Proposed Travel Itinerary:
Thursday 31st of August - Optional early arrival:
There is likely to be a non-timed parade of the Haute Route Peloton on the Sunday. Participation is highly encouraged but not obligatory. This will not be a timed event. We offer the opportunity to arrive ahead of the Parade and registration day.
Book your extra hotel night and give us your flight times so we can arrange the airport transfer.
Friday 1st of September:
The event village is where we will be in place to welcome the 2017 Haute Route Dolomites riders. One week later, 500 riders from all continents will celebrate the end of their epic cycling journey. Like last year you will receive among other things:
- 1 complete set of Haute Route cycling kit
- Haute Route travel bag with wheels, transported from start to finish
- 1 Haute Route back pack
- Mechanical support from Mavic both at each race village and along the route (not for repairing punctures)
- A personalised frame plate and 2 sets of race numbers
- Pit stops and refreshment breaks (solid, liquid, energy products) during each stage
- A hot meal at the finish of each stage
This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.
Saturday 2nd of September: Innsbruck to Innsbruck (113km, 2,900m+):
2017 will be the Haute Route’s first ever visit to Innsbruck, and to celebrate, the first day will be a circular route, exploring the Inn Valley. The route heads West over the 1,252m Moesern pass, and continues along the Inn Valley, before returning East over the 2,017m Kuttai Saddle.
This evening we will have an evening meal together and our staff will be on hand to make any bike adjustments and we will also have a race briefing for tomorrow’s stage.
Sunday 3rd of September: Innsbruck to Vipiteno, Valle Iscaro (176km, 4,200m+):
Today is the week’s Queen Stage, with over 4,000 metres of ascent packed into the 2 climbs.
We will again head West along the Inn Valley, before turning South along the Oetztal Valley, and the start of the long climb up to the 2,474m Timmelsjoch, on the Italian border. The descent into Italy is followed by the climb over the 2,099m Passo Monte Giovo and into the town of Vipiteno/Sterzing in the Iscaro/Eisack Valley.
Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Valle Iscaro. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.
Monday 4th of September: Valle Iscaro to Brixen (107km, 3,000m+):
The climbing starts immediately this morning, heading straight up and over the 2,215m Passo Pennes/Penser Joch. Next up is the 1,383m Renon Plateau, with a few more smaller kicks along the descent into Brixen.
Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Brixen. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.
Tuesday 5th of September: Individual Time Trial Brixen to Plancios (17km, 1,100m+):
The Individual Time Trial is a Haute Route tradition, always consisting of one single tough climb. This year is no different, with over a vertical kilometre in the first 17km of the Passo Delle Erbe to Plancios. The climb averages 6.5% with a maximum of 11%
After recovering and taking in the spectacular views, you’ll descend back down to Brixen, where we will enjoy an evening meal together at our hotel.
Wednesday 6th of September: Brixen to Canazei (120km, 3,900m+):
Day 4 starts with a different climb up the Passo Delle Erbe, reaching the summit at 1,987m. This is followed by the 2,198m Passo Valparola and the 2,239m Passo Pordoi, before descending down into Canazei.
Your luggage will be transferred to our hotel in Canazei. We will enjoy an evening meal together at tonight’s hotel.
Thursday 7th of September: Canazei to Canazei (103km, 3,000m+):
After a gradual descent away from Canazei, the climbing starts with the 1,918m Passo San Pellegrino, followed by the 1,485m Colle Santa Lucia. The third and final climb of the day is the Western side of the 2,057m Passo Fedaia.
We will spend a second night in our hotel in Canazei.
Friday 8th of September: Canazei to Venice (181km, 2,600m+):
There’s no easing off on the final day, with an immediate return over the Passo Fedaia, in the opposite direction from yesterday. This is followed by the 992m Forcella Franche and the 706m Passo San Boldo, before the final flat section towards the finish line in Venice.
This evening you can celebrate your achievements at the the closing party with your fellow riders.
Saturday 9th of September:
Throughout today we will run airport transfers to the airport.
£1549 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £399
Extra night on arrival:
£120 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £50
Entry fee to the 2017 Haute Route; £1350
What’s included with the entry? click here
What is included?
- A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information here
- 8 nights accommodation at various hotels
- Daily breakfasts
- 6 of the nights have dinner at the hotel included
- Nightly bike storage at all hotels
- Airport transfers
- Transport after the finish or to the start if required
- Transport of luggage between the stages
- Transport of non-riding friends or partners between stages
- Sports Tours staff support including additional food and assistance stops
- The £1350 (€1550 if booked with organisers) Haute Route entry plus all extras that this includes (Please view www.hauteroute.org for details) – this is payable at time of booking and is included in your deposit.
- Travel Insurance – highly recommended – please visit our insurance pageTo take part in the 2017 Haute Route you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date, our partners offer online medical certification.
HOW TO BOOK:
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At time of booking we require a non-refundable deposit per person plus any applicable entry fee. The balance of your travel package must be paid, at the latest, 12 weeks before departure to avoid the cancellation of your trip.
Please click here for our full booking conditions.
To take part in the Sportive you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date, our partners offer online medical certification.
Sports Travel – Keeping safe:
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Single travellers and twin to share:
We welcome single travellers on our tours and holidays as it is a great way to join a like-minded group of people and you will make lots of new friends. If you would like to join our group as a single traveller we can offer you two options. A single room or if you want to avoid the single supplement then you can make use of our ‘twin to share’ option. We will pair you up with another traveller (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra.
General, visa, passport and health information:
For passport and visa information, please check the relevant section on this page.General Travel and health Information for your destination is available on the FCO website. Please note that this information relates to UK passport holders only and that other nationalities should refer to their own authorities for this information.
For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.