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Haute Route Alps - France 2013 Cycling Holiday
Sports Tours International are pleased to have been chosen to be official travel partner for the 2013 Haute Route, the longest and hardest cyclosportive that takes place from the 18th until the 24th of August in the French Alps.
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 2013 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 Geneva airport on the 17th of August 2013.
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.
Below is a summary of the seven stages of the Haute Route 2013:
Saturday 17th of August:
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. Like last year you will receive:
To see a full list of everything that is included please click here
This evening we will organise a race briefing and you will have the opportunity to meet your fellow riders.
Sunday 18th of August: Genève – Megeve - 149km, 3300m of ascent
After an early breakfast, make your way to the start of the 2013 Haute Route. The start of the race will be from the Jardin des Anglais in Geneva. This is only a couple of km from our hotel so you can easily ride there.
We will transport your luggage from Geneva to Megeve for you so all your things are available at the hotel when you arrive. Non-riders will be transported by minibus and we intend to stop along the route to provide support to the riders.
Tonight we are staying at the Hotel TBC in Megeve. This evening we will enjouy 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 from Megeve to Val d'Isere. Stay overnight at the hotel TBC.
Monday 19th of August: Megeve to Val d'Isere - 108km, 3400m of ascent
After breakfast we will make our way to the start at the Sports Centre in Megeve which is only a short ride from the hotel.
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.
Tonight we are staying at Hotel TBC 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.
Tuesday 20th of August: Val d'Isere to Serre Chevalier - 164km, 3400m of ascent
Today is a marathon stage of 164km from Val d'Isere to Serre Chevalier. 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 Plein Sud*** in Serre Chevalier. We will be there to offer any support you may require.
Wednesday 21st of August: Serre Chevalier to Pra Loup - 118km, 3000m of ascent
From Serre Chevalier we will head further towards the south of the French Alps with a stage to Pra Loup. Our hotel is in Barcelonette at the bottom of the climb to Pra Loup.
Thursday 22nd of August: Time trial Cime de la Bonette - 23km, 1560m ascent
Friday 23rd of August: Pra Loup to Auron - 142km, 3800m ascent
Tonight we will stay at the Hotel Savoie in Auron. Together we will have a meal at the hotel and get prepared for tomorrow's massive ride to Nice.
Saturday 24th of August: Auron to Nice - 162km, 2900m ascent
Tonight we are staying at the 4 star Hotel Nice Beau Rivage. We have reserved a celebratory meal at a seaside restaurant on the Promenade des Anglais for you tonight to celebrate this massive achievement.
Sunday 25th of August: