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Haute Route Dolomites 2014

15th to 23rd August 2014

Haute Route DolomitesSports Tours International are pleased to have been chosen to be official travel partner for the 2014 Haute Route, the longest and hardest cyclosportives.

Recently the organisers of the Haute Route Alps and the Haute Route Pyrenees, confirmed the creation of the Haute Route Dolomites-Swiss Alps for 2014.
In 2011 came the inaugural edition of the Haute Route Alps and in 2013 the Haute Route Pyrenees, now the Haute Route Dolomites-Swiss Alps is another event to add to the world’s highest and toughest cyclosportives.

As official tour operators we have been given the route ahead of the official announcement later this month so we can already offer travel and rider support packages to this great event

There are 3 Haute Routes in 2014 and the Haute Route Dolomites first edition will take place that takes place from the 23rd until the 31st of August 2014 in the Swiss Alps and Italian Dolomites.

The Dolomites

We only have a very limited amount of places available to us so please ensure you get in quick! Our package for the Haute Route 2014 is an 8 night package.

Our packages are designed to give you the minimum of hassle so you can focus all your attention on riding the event. All you need to do is do the training and turn up at Venice airport on the 14th of August 2014.

Our experienced guide will keep up to date with all race briefings for you so you don't have to move from your hotel after you finish each day.

We pick you up from the airport, we assist you with building your bike, we will transport your bike bag and any other luggage from hotel to hotel so your bags arrive before you at the hotel each night. Each night we will be on hand for advice and service.

Your non-riding partner can come and join you as our minibus will transport passengers from hotel to hotel and we will be on hand at strategic locations with day bags, nutrition and encouragement.

If you have already purchased your Haute Route entry, you can still make use of our support package.

The Route:

Below is a summary of the seven stages of the Haute Route Dolomites 2014:

Event Village, Friday 15th of August: Venice

  • Stage 1 - Saturday 16th August: Conegliano - Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Stage 2 - Sunday 17th August: Cortina d'Ampezzo - Merano
  • Stage 3 - Monday 18th August: Merano - Bormio
  • Stage 4 - Tuesday 19th August: Bormio - Stelvio
  • Stage 5 - Wednesday 20th August: St. Moritz - Andermatt
  • Stage 6 - Thursday 21st August: Andermatt - Crans Montana
  • Stage 7 - Friday 22nd August: Martigny - Geneva

The above dates will give you the opportunity to take part in the Haute Route Alps and/or the Haute Route Pyrenees as well if you wish as part of the Triple Crown Challenge!.

Planned itinerary for the 2014 event:

Friday 15th of August:
The DolomitesArrive directly at the hotel Canon d'Or in Conegliano or take the option to fly into Venice Airport and make use of our airport transfer. We will be operating transfers throughout the day from the airport to the hotel.

It is advisable to arrive in the morning so you can register and pick up all the extras that are included with your Haute Route entry later in the afternoon. Like last year you will receive:

  • 1 complete set of Haute Route cycling kit
  • Haute Route travel bag with wheels (120 litres), transported from start to finish venue
  • 1 Haute Route back pack (available near finish line for access prior to going to hotel)
  • 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

To see a full list of everything that is included please click here: What's included with a Haute Route entry?

This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.

Saturday 16th of August:
After an early breakfast, make your way to the start of the 2014 Haute Route Dolomites. The start of the race will be from the centre of Conegliano. This is only a couple of km from our hotel so you can easily ride there.

We will transport your luggage from Venice to the next hotel for you so all your things are available at the next hotel when you arrive. Non-riders and supporters will be transported by minibus and we intend to stop along the route to provide support to the riders. 

This evening we will enjoy an evening meal together and our staff will be on hand to make any bike adjustments and we will aslo have a race briefing for tomorrow's stage.

Tonight's hotel is the excellent Parc Hotel Cortina d'Ampezzo.

Sunday 17th of August:
After breakfast we will make our way to the start. Like every day, we will look after your luggage and we will also take care of the non-riders for the day so you can focus 100% on riding today's stage Cortina - Merano.

Tonight we are staying at Hotel Flora Merano and we will enjoy a well earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Monday 18th of August:
Today is another tough stage from Merano to Bormio. You will need all the support you can get so we will be on hand to assist you where we can.

Tonight we are staying at the Hotel Nevada Bormio with evening meal included. We will be there to offer any support you may require.

Tuesday 19th of August:
After breakfast we will make our way to the start. Like every day, we will look after your luggage and we will also take care of the non-riders for the day so you can focus 100% on riding today's stage Bormio - Stelvio

Tonight we are staying at Hotel Sonne St Moritz after crossing the Swiss border and we will enjoy a well earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Wednesday 20th of August:
After breakfast we will make our way to the start. Like every day, we will look after your luggage and we will also take care of the non-riders for the day so you can focus 100% on riding today's stage St Moritz - Andermatt

Tonight we are staying at Hotel 3 Koenige und Post in Andermatt and we will enjoy a well earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Thursday 21st of August:
After breakfast we will make our way to the start. Like every day, we will look after your luggage and we will also take care of the non-riders for the day so you can focus 100% on riding today's stage Andermatt - Crans Montana.

Tonight we are staying at the 3* Hotel du Lac and we will enjoy a well earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with any mechanical issues or any other advice or support.

Friday 22nd of August:
After breakfast we will make our way to the start. Like every day, we will look after your luggage and we will also take care of the non-riders for the day so you can focus 100% on riding the final stage Crans Montana - Geneva

Tonight we are staying at Hotel Astoria in Geneva and we will enjoy a well-earned evening meal together. We will be there to help you with disassembling your bike and putting it back into its box.

Saturday 23rd of August:
Throughout today we will run airport transfers to Geneva airport.
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Non-riding partners plus riders with their own Haute Route Entry:
£1199 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.

Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £239 for the sole occupancy of a twin or double room.

Entry fee to the 2014 Haute Route; £1000.
What's included with the entry? click here

Included in our travel packages is:

  • 8 nights accommodation at various hotels on bed and breakfast basis
  • 8 of the nights have dinner at the hotel included
  • Sports Tours International jersey
  • Nightly bike storage at all hotels
  • Transport of luggage between the stages
  • Transport of non-riding friends or partners between stages
  • Sports Tours Rep support

Not included in our travel packages is:

  • The £1000 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.
  • Your journey to Geneva airport.
  • Any meals and drinks not noted above.
  • Any extras at your accommodation.
  • Travel Insurance - highly recommended.

Twin to share:
If you would like to join us as a single traveller but 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 rider (of the same sex) and you can enjoy the event without having to pay extra. Simply click on the green button and select the twin to share option.

HOW TO BOOK:
Click on the green button below.
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.

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Important Information:
To enter the Haute Route, you require a medical certificate that states that you are capable of cycling in cycling competitions.
For travellers from the EU, visas are not required to enter Switzerland or France. You need a passport or a European identity card. All non-UK passport holders must check their own country's entry requirements for the UK. General Travel Information is also available.
For details of insurance for the our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. There is additional information about our other Concierge Services on our special web page.

 

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