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Haute Route Alps

Old 09-26-19, 07:11 AM
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Haute Route Alps

Haute RoUte Alps, https://www.hauteroute.org/events/overview/alps-2020 , is a 7 day stage race in the French Alps. Im planning on doing it next year.

Has anyone done it? Reviews? Did you use a tour company for travel and accommodations? If so, which one?
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Aren't accommodations included?
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I have an acquaintance who has done it (and the other ones) several times. You can get the accommodations as part of a package if you book through someone like sportstours .
I think he had a blog but I can't seem to find the link, sorry. Basic review from him is highly recommended, but he is pretty competitive.
I've considered doing it but my competitive juices have been running a bit low lately.
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The Haute Route events are not races in the traditional sense. They are cycling events that trace routes ridden by the pros. Low-key and a fun cycling event atmosphere. If you are not interested in "winning" or competitive riding, these events may well be your kind of event.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero
The Haute Route events are not races in the traditional sense. They are cycling events that trace routes ridden by the pros. Low-key and a fun cycling event atmosphere. If you are not interested in "winning" or competitive riding, these events may well be your kind of event.
Yeah , I get that it is kinda a hybrid thing; more of a multi day sportif than a classic bike race; which is why I posted in the road forum rather than the 33
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I'm not so sure you can call any event with a broom wagon, anti-doping rules, and ranked results non-competitive.
https://www.hauteroute.org/downloads...RR_Alps_EN.pdf
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