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Haute Route Pyrenees 2017

11th or 12th to 20th August 2017

Haute Route PyreneesRider support and travel packages with entry, the best staff in the business and hotels in the best places for the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees are now available. Event dates are 13th to 19th August 2017 but the Start Village opens on Saturday 12th August. Live like a pro rider for a week and ride 800 of the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 7 consecutive stages. You will conquer 20,000m of climbing on the way from the Atlantic coast to Toulouse.

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
We are pleased to have been chosen as an official travel partner for the Haute Route. This is a tough event and we know how to support our athletes during this physically and mentally demanding event. JIm rode the 2016 Haute Route Pyrenees with us, read Jim’s blog here

The Haute Route Pyrenees is just one of the events forming the Haute Route Triple Crown, the others being the Haute Route Dolomites, and The Haute Route Alps.

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.

The 2017 event will start again in Anglet, Côte Basque. Riders will congregate on the Atlantic coast for the start of the 5th edition of the Haute Route Pyrenees (13th – 19th August 2017) and take on the beautiful, but brutal Pyreneen cols. The journey will end once again in Toulouse, France’s fourth biggest city. The wild beauty and savage challenge of the most famous cols in the region will be supplemented by climbs new to the Haute Route to further reinforce the Haute Route Pyrenees as the most intimate of the European events.

To download more information:

• Official website: www.hauteroute.org
• Twitter (# hauteroute): twitter.com / haute_route
• Facebook: facebook.com / CyclingHauteRoute

Hotels:

**** Novotel Biarritz Anglet:
Just 10 minutes from the airport and train station, the Novotel Biarritz Anglet Aéroport hotel welcomes you to the Basque region. With friends or family, enjoy the use of free WiFi in one of our spacious rooms. Relax next to the swimming pool or around the traditional boules pitch.

The rooms at the Novotel are spacious and modern. All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities with a range of hot drinks, safe and minibar, bathtub and separate toilet.

Novotel’s restaurant, Novotel Café, serves traditional cuisine and has views of the park and swimming pool. During nice weather, guests can dine on the terrace.

**** Hotel Alti Luchon:
Located in a spa and ski resort at the foot of the Pyrenees, the 4 star hotel ALTI offers luxurious accommodation with views of the mountains.

The hotel also offers an indoor pool with jacuzzi and a fitness room.

 

**** Hotel Radisson Blu Toulouse Airport:
The Radisson Blu near Toulouse Airport has an impressive bright white exterior with multi-faceted shutters that reflect the sun. On-site restaurant La Vie en Rose showcases authentic French cuisine and The Patio with its garden terrace is an ideal spot to sip a cocktail. For a nice evening, L’Ecrin is a professionally styled, contemporary restaurant with a sleek lounge. The hotel also has a fully equipped fitness and wellness center called Blu Spa, with hammam, sauna and indoor relaxation pool and a free, 24-hour shuttle service and 140 free indoor and 40 outdoor parking spaces

This Toulouse airport accommodation houses travellers in 200 rooms and suites, complete with thoughtful features like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. The monochromatic color scheme and smooth lines exude a calming feel and create a soothing ambiance that contrasts with the hustle and bustle of the airport. Six handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request.

TESTIMONIALS:

"Haute Route Pyrenees"
Thanks to you, Dave and Daryl for a brilliant week Roy. You all couldn't be better tuned to the needs of the riders. Hope the Alps adventure is going okay - you've got your work cut out there by the sound of it!
Best wishes,
Richard - August 27, 2015

"Haute Route Pyrenees"
We had also booked through Sports Tours International @sportstoursint to provide our accommodation and transport during the event. This can be provided by Haute Route, but as first timers we though it would be useful to be able to draw on their experience of the event and take away any worries about finding hotels or places to eat in the evenings. They were brilliant. The three guys ensured the only time we felt any stress was on the bike thinking about the next climb. All the hotels were well located and the ensured breakfast was always early enough to be well on time for the start and dinner was early enough so we were off to bed a early as possible. They also made sure they were strategically located out on the course during the day to hand out clothes/bottles/food. I would highly recommend them after how well we were looked after.
Iain - August 26, 2015

"Haute Route Pyrenees"
I’ve just completed the Haute Route Pyrenees having booked through you. I just wanted to acknowledge how great the experience and event was as a result of the support given to us by Daryl, Roy and Dave. 3 amazing, top blokes who could not do enough to ensure our perfectly sized group of 17 riders had the best experience possible. The STI brand and awareness of your service was definitely raised at this event.

The STI organisation, service and support ensured all I had to do was concentrate on the riding. Thanks for enhancing what will always be a very special memory. If my wife ever lets me back on a bike for another event and you cover it, I’ll be with you.
Andy - August 22, 2015

Proposed Travel Itinerary:

Please note that the dates and start and finish town have been confirmed but the stage host towns will be confirmed at a later date.

The 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees takes you from Anglet near Biarritz on the French Atlantic coast to Toulouse in 7 days. Our travel and support 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 the airport. Below is a brief day-to-day itinerary for the Haute Route Pyrenees.

Friday 11th of August 2017:

Optional early arrival:
The Col du TourmaletThere is likely to be a non-timed parade of the Haute Route Peloton in Anglet. Participation is highly encouraged but not obligatory. Book your extra hotel night and give us your flight times so we can arrange the airport transfer. Please advise us in advance of your arrival time and we can come and collect you from Biarritz Airport.

Saturday 12th of August 2017:
The event village will be in Anglet and this is where we will be in place to welcome the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees riders. One week later, 500 riders from all continents will celebrate the end of their epic cycling journey in Toulouse. Arrive directly at the hotel Novotel Anglet or take the option to fly in and make use of our airport transfer. We will be operating transfers throughout the day from Biarritz airport to the hotel. 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 there is a Pasta Party provided by the Haute Route at the end of a non-timed parade. This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.

Sunday 13th of August: Anglet to Oloron Sainte-Marie (174km, 3,400M+)
2017 sees the start taking place from Anglet for the third consecutive year. After tackling today’s opening stage, 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

Monday 14th of August: Pau to Pau (157km, 2,800M+)
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of today’s stage, which is a circuit starting and finishing in Pau.

Tonight 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.

Tuesday 15th of August: Pau to Tarbes (152km, 3,100M+)
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Tonight 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 16th of August: Queen stage – Tarbes to Col du Portillon (123km, 3,900M+)
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage and your luggage will be transported ahead of you to the next hotel whilst you ride. We will provide you with additional assistance during the stage.

Tonight 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 17th of August: Individual Time Trial – Bagnères-de-Luchon to Superbagnères (18km, 1,170M+)
Following Haute Route tradition, the Time Trial day is a short but unrelenting climb, starting from Bagnères-de-Luchon and climbing up to the local resort of Superbagnères.

Tonight 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 18th of August: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Hospice de France (130km, 3,600M+)
Like every day your hotel will have an early breakfast before you roll out to the start of the day’s stage.

Tonight 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.

Saturday 19th of August: Bagnères-de-Luchon to Toulouse (156km, 1,300M+)
You will be elated that you have completed the challenge of a lifetime. Tonight we stay at the hotel Radisson Blu in Toulouse near Toulouse airport.

Sunday 20th of August:
Throughout today you are able to use the hotel’s airport shuttle to get you the short distance from the hotel to Toulouse airport.

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£1379 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £349

Extra night on Thursday 10th of August at Novotel Anglet:
£100 per person based on 2 people sharing a twin or double room.
Supplement for the single occupancy of a room is £80

Entry fee to the 2017 Haute Route: £1350 (includes cancellation insurance*)
15% discount available for former Haute Route riders.

What’s included with the entry? click here

Included in your travel packages is:

  • 8 nights accommodation at various well placed hotels
  • Daily breakfasts
  • 6 of the nights have the evening meal 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 during each stage and in the evenings
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini – More information

Not included in our travel packages is:

  • 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
  • Your journey to the start and from the finish.
  • Any meals and drinks not noted above
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. Please visit our insurance page

*Cancellation insurance:
We understand that signing up for the Haute Route is a big commitment and lots can happen between now and the event date. The organisers offer a cancellation insurance with the entry. If you have to cancel the event due to an unforeseen circumstance like an injury then you will get a refund of your entry. Details of the entry cancellation insurance can be found here.

Please note that this insurance is for the entry only and that you need travel insurance to cover all other aspects of your travel. Please visit our insurance page.

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.

Please click here for our full booking conditions.

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Important Information:

Medical certificate:
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:
For some tips on how to stay safe whilst you travel, please have a look here

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.

Travel Insurance:
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.

 

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