Haute Route
climbs

Whether you are registered for a Haute Route event, want to register or simply want to train on the most mythical passes in Europe, we offer you a list of climbs that will appear on the Haute Route event programme in 2022 to allow you to train in conditions as close to reality as possible.

 

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MONT VENTOUX FROM SAULT

NOTE: Be sure to download the ride video in full before starting! Although this is the easier side of Mont Ventoux, it is also the longest so make sure you pace your effort to the top. The first 18Kms to Chalet Reynard are relatively easy, rarely exceeding 6%. Here the route merges with the climb from Bédoin, and climbing gets a lot tougher with several sections at around 11%; your body is fighting against the thinning air as you approach the summit at 1,900m.

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24.3km
DISTANCE
1:26:43
DURATION
1207m
ELEVATION

MONT VENTOUX FROM BéDOIN

The aim is to go as hard as you can for this classic time trial. With a rolling start out of Bedoin, the first six kilometres should get your legs ready for the section ahead. After the hairpin bend at Saint-Estève, the average gradient kicks up to above 10% and refuses to ease up for the next five kilometres. Whilst the road does ease off slightly towards Chalet Reynard, the Giant of Provence is not done with you yet, throwing up a tough six-kilometre section all the way to the summit finish.

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21.13km
DISTANCE
1:20:19
DURATION
1585m
ELEVATION

MONT VENTOUX FROM MALAUCèNE

Make sure you are fuelled-up before you set off from Malaucène, as you prepare for the 21km ascent. With an average gradient of 7.5%, don’t be fooled into going too hard too early, at around the halfway point, the road kicks up to 11% for three kilometres. There is nowhere to hide on this straight section of road but grind through and look forward to upcoming relief, with the road flattening out to 4% for the following few kilometres. In true Mont Ventoux style, the final kilometres ramp up again, sticking above 8% to test you on this famous climb that has pushed many Tour de France legends to their limit.

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20.57km
DISTANCE
1:19:56
DURATION
1567m
ELEVATION

ALPE D'HUEZ

The word 'iconic' is often over-used in cycling, but its application to the wiggling climb up Alpe d'Huez is entirely justified. This fearsome climb made its 30th appearance in the 2018 Tour, with Geraint Thomas reaching the summit ahead of his rivals before going on to win in Paris. New 4K version.

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12.80km
DISTANCE
01:07:36
DURATION
1065m
ELEVATION

COL DES ARAVIS FROM SAINT-JEAN

Col des Aravis is part of the Route des Grandes Alpes and was crossed 37 times in the Tour de France. It is not too high, and not too steep.

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10.21km
DISTANCE
0:37:55
DURATION
517m
ELEVATION

COL DE SARENNE 2019

A 1,999m mountain pass, connecting Alpe d'Huez with Mizoën and Le Freney-d'Oisans in the Romanche valley. This climb from the south averages 7.5% with steeper parts at 11.5% - 13.5% near to the the start and end. Last climbed on stage 18 in the 2013 Tour, from Alpe d'Huez in the west.

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11.75km
DISTANCE
01:02:00
DURATION
815m
ELEVATION

COL DE LA MADELEINE FROM LA CHAMBRE

The Col de la Madeleine is one of the most famous climbs in the history of the Tour de France and has been tackled 25 times, first in 1969 and most recently in 2013, when Pierre Rolland triumphed on stage 19 in a race won by Chris Froome

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19.94km
DISTANCE
1:56:28
DURATION
1533m
ELEVATION

COL DU TOURMALET FROM SAINT SAUVEUR

This is a lovely and iconic climb. It's long and sometimes steep - save something for the last 8 kms. Filmed on quiet roads amidst the pandemic lockdowns in Europe.

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18.79km
DISTANCE
01:40:49
DURATION
1405m
ELEVATION

CORMET DE ROSELEND FROM BEAUFORT

Last used in the 2018 Tour de France, this is a challenging ascent through varied terrain up to the ‘Crown of Roselend’. It is one of the most testing climbs on the Route des Grande Alpes from Thonon-les-Bains to Nice.

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19.46km
DISTANCE
01:29:45
DURATION
1225m
ELEVATION

FALZAREGO

Passo di Falzarego connects Andráz with the well-known winter sports location Cortina d'Ampezzo. Mostly intermediate grades from 5-8%.

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19.10km
DISTANCE
01:27:53
DURATION
1050m
ELEVATION

LAC DE CAP DE LONG

A lesser known climb in the lake region of the Pyrennes; after a gentle ride up from Saint-Lary-Soulan, the climb begins. Ascend to over 2,100 metres/6,800 feet to the largest reservoir in the Pyrennes, criss-crossing the creek on your way to the switchbacks of Lacets des Écureuils and then the steeper Lacets des Myrtilles and Edelweiss. Despite the clouds, there is fantastic roadside scenery along the way.

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13.51km
DISTANCE
1:13:03
DURATION
1036m
ELEVATION

MISURINA AND TRE CIME DI LAVAREDO

Another beautiful ride in the Dolomites! Consider pulling off after Misurino or endure the ascent into hell of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Beautiful as it is unrelenting - 13.5% ave grade for the last 3 kms. It is advisable to change to a virtual 34 cog in settings for this ride.

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16.15km
DISTANCE
01:17:22
DURATION
911m
ELEVATION

PASSO DELLO STELVIO FROM BORMIO

A long, challenging ascent to the top of one of the most famous mountain passes in the cycling world. Used in the 2012 and 2014 Giro d'Italia. At an average gradient of 7%, passing through several tunnels and galleries in the first 10Km/6 miles. There is short, steeper section at 12% at about half-way.

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20.84km
DISTANCE
1:39:19
DURATION
1478m
ELEVATION

PASSO DI GIAU

Passo di Giau is a 2236 m pass in the Dolomites (Province Belluno). It is located south-east of the marginally lower Falzarego and also close to Cortina d’Ampezzo. We take the ascent from the North from Pocòl which has a distance of about 8 km and climbs roughly 700 hm.

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8.16km
DISTANCE
00:55:50
DURATION
671m
ELEVATION

SOULOR FROM FERRIERES

If there was only one climb you could do in the Pyrenees it would be hard to argue against this experience. Begin at Ferrieres through some small villages and forests before the road opens up to amazing views of the Cirque du Litor. You will see the thin line of the road on the cliff long before you ride along this famous balcony road to the top of Col du Aubisque. Truly a bucket list climb!

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22.74km
DISTANCE
01:39:57
DURATION
1297m
ELEVATION