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Haute Route Pyrenees 2013 Cycling Holiday
We are pleased to confirm that we are exclusive UK travel partners for the for the Haute Route Pyrenees which will take place from the 1st until the 7th of September 2013.
Pending the announcement of the route, our travel packages are now on sale.
The 2013 courses for both Haute Route Alps and Haute Route Pyrenees will be announced at a later date, but the format remains the same on each event: 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.
The concept of the Haute Route Pyrenees (Catalonia-Basque Coast) will be identical to that of the Haute Route Alps (Geneva-Nice), with both events being held annually. The peloton will consist of hundreds of cyclists from all continents across the globe, traversing this stunning mountain range in seven timed stages, which will include an individual time trial mid-week. Riders’ first motivation will be to finish the race and to share an experience of a lifetime. All participants will be ranked individually (Solo) and as part of a team between 3 and 9 cyclists (Team).
Our journey links the crystal Mediterranean waters to the shores of the Atlantic, from East to West, via 800km and 20,000 metres of ascent. The highest cols of the Pyrenees will feature in the challenging course, including the mythical Tourmalet, and riders must be wary that these climbs are even steeper than the Alpine ones.” The Haute Route Pyrenees will link two dynamic, world-famous and iconic cities, which offer excellent accommodation and international airports.
OC Sport will announce the Start and Finish host cities, along with full details of the course for the Haute Route Pyrenees at a later date. In terms of travelling to the event, Barcelona or Perpignan are likely to be the closest airports for the start, and Biarritz for the finish.
During each event, the riders will face 800 km, 20 cols and more than 20,000 meters of ascent in one week.
Our travel packages to the 2013 Haute Route Alps and Pyrenees will be available soon.
We are pleased to announce that Sports Tours International are an official parther to the Haute Route, the toughest and highest cyclosportive in the world.
The event has now nearly sold out on the official website but we still have some entries available so make use of this limited, exclusive offer and book now.
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Our packages are designed to give you the minimum of hassle so you can focus all your attention on riding the event. 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 attempt to be on hand at strategic locations with day bags, nutrition and encouragement. Very limited places available so please book now to avoid disappointment.
Please note that we have been given the route by the race organisers but we are not allowed to disclose details just yet. As soon as the route is offcially announced publically, we will update the below details.
Below is a summary of the seven stages of the Haute Route 2013:
Saturday 31st August:
Sunday 1st September: From Barcelona to TBC
Monday 2nd of September: From TBC to TBC
Tuesday 3rd of September: From TBC to TBC
Wednesday 4th of September: From TBC to TBC
Thursday 5th of September: From TBC to TBC
Friday 6th of September: From TBC to TBC
Saturday 7th of September: From TBC - TBC
Sunday 8th of September: