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Overview

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.

Stay tuned, we’ll be offering regular challenges to test you in race conditions and pit you against other users. Check out these challenges in the “Challenge” tab.”

The Routes

1. Mont Ventoux from Sault

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.

1:26:44
Duration
24.30km
Distance
1207m
Elevation

2. Mont Ventoux from Malaucène

Make sure you are fuelled-up before you set off from Malaucène, as you prepare for the 21km-long ascent ahead.

With an average gradient of 7.5%, don’t be fooled into going too hard too early as 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 four percent for the following few kilometres.

In true Mont Ventoux style, the final kilometres ramp up again, sticking above eight percent to test you on this famous climb that has pushed many Tour de France legends to their limit.

1:21:03
Duration
20.79km
Distance
1581m
Elevation

3. Mont Ventoux from Bedoin

The aim of the game 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.

1:20:53
Duration
21.28
Distance
1585m
High metres

4. 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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0:37:55
Duration
10.21km
Distance
517m
High Metres

5. Col de Sarenne

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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01:02:00
Duration
11.75km
Distance
815m
High Meters

6. 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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1:56:28
Duration
19.94km
Distance
1533m
High Metres

7. 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. This is our latest, 4K version.

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01:07:36
Duration
12.80km
Distance
1065m
High Metres

8. 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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01:29:45
Duration
19.46km
Distance
1225m
High Metres

9. 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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01:40:49
Duration
18.79km
Distance
1405m
High Meters

10. 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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1:13:03
Duration
13.51km
Distance
1036m
High Metres

11. 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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01:39:57
Duration
22.74km
Distance
1297m
High Metres

12. 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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01:27:53
Duration
19.10km
Distance
1050m
High Metres

13. 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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01:17:22
Duration
16.15
Distance
911
High Metres

14. 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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1:39:19
Duration
20.84km
Distance
1478m
High Metres

14. 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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00:55:50
Duration
8.16km
Distance
671m
High Metres

Challenges

Check back soon for fun events and challenges on our Haute Route selection of climbs. Make sure you register to receive email reminders too!

NEW CHALLENGES COMING SOON!

About Haute Route

Featuring challenging 3-, 5- and 7-day events in iconic cycling destinations worldwide, the Haute Route provides the opportunity to ride unique routes and legendary climbs in a peloton of passionate cyclists, just like you. Whatever your ranking is and whoever you’re riding with, you’ll find a supportive and positive atmosphere to help you reach new heights.

Whether you’re discovering the Haute Route for the first time, challenging yourself again on the same course or exploring a new destination with us, our team of professionals has you covered with a range of premium services before, during and after the events. Haute Route services make the difference and allow you to aim for great challenges.

Fore more information visit https://www.hauteroute.org/

New to FulGaz? Here's the quick start guide.

1. Download FulGaz and set up a free account. To activate your extended trial, simply enter the promo code found in your registration email.

Downloading the trial gives you full access to FulGaz with no restrictions on content, or how often or how far you ride. If you’re returning to FulGaz for another go, send us a support ticket and we’ll hook you up with another trial on the house.

2. Connect your devices
When you load up FulGaz and hit Get Started, you’ll be greeted with a pairing screen. Here your smart bike/trainer/speed sensor will be picked up and listed. Select the devices you’d like to connect and click Let’s Ride.

Pro Tip If you can’t see your devices when trying to connect, they are most likely paired with another app (RGT, Rouvy, Zwift). You will need to deselect your trainer from that app’s pairing screen, quit that app, and restart FulGaz.

3. Set your preferences, weight and slope scaling
Click the settings icon to take a moment to set your display preference (metric or imperial). For the most realistic experience, enter your weight and bike weight. There are many other settings here also; it’s best to get a feel for riding FulGaz first before adjusting these. Start at around 60% uphill to get the feel. You can adjust this in ride also.

For the event itself, you won’t be able to adjust your bike weight. Only rider weight so please keep that in mind.

Pro Tip If you find the hills too hard, you can adjust the Slope Scaling, this is essentially the “trainer difficulty”. Adjusting this won’t make you faster, but it will make hills easier!

4. Download a video and ride
We always suggest downloading the video ahead of time. For any event you must download the video.  Before the event, test your set up with something from the Easy collection. These rides will give you a good “feel” for how FulGaz looks and interacts with your trainer or smart bike.

5. Get event-ready
Before you start your event, make sure you turn up at the start line ready.

Here’s a quick checklist

      • Download the ride ahead of time
      • If joining us on Zoom for social rides, download the app and run it on a different device.
      • Stay hydrated – have at least two bottles of water available
      • Have a towel and fan to help you cool down.
What equipment do I need?

To participate in this event from the comfort of your own home you will need some cycling equipment.

PRO Set-Up

  • Road Bike
  • Smart Trainer (e.g Elite Suito,Wahoo Kickr) or a smart bike.

Or

Basic Set-up

  • Road Bike
  • Standard Trainer (Check out some options here)
  • Speed Sensor if using Standard trainer.

Connection equipment

FulGaz works on Apple TV, MacOS or an iPhone or iPad as well as Windows and Android devices. To get started you will need to download the app onto your respective device. For an amazing viewing (and riding) experience we highly recommend using an Apple TV connected to your lounge room TV or monitor.

Please note rides in ‘event mode’ will force you to download the ride prior to starting. This ensures an uninterrupted riding experience so make sure you download each stage well ahead of time to avoid delays.

To find out more about the minimum specs required for your device, click here. 

Do I have to ride these in order?

You can ride these routes in any order you like, you can only ride the ones that are “open” in the app. We will make one route available to ride on the Monday of each week and once a ride opens it will be available until the end of the challenge.

You can ride the routes multiple times but remember FulGaz will only record your most recent attempt on the leaderboard.

When are these rides available?

We will make one route available to ride on the Monday of each week and once a ride opens it will be available until the end of the challenge.

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