Haute Route - Alps 2024 : Bookings Open

Megeve to Nice : 10 Day Tour
Friday 23 August 2024 - Sunday 01 September 2024

Reach New Heights with twowheeltours

In 2011 twowheeltours attended the first ever Haute Route event. Since then we have partnered with the Haute Route to offer the most comprehensive packages to the 3, 5 and 7 day events. Our focus is you and your success in Reaching New Heights 

The extras twowheeltours provides for the best possible experience:

  • Airport Transfers, Accommodation

  • Massage, Mechanic

  • Bike Servicing, Full Board

  • Cars & Bags on Course, Staff at Rest Stops, Starts & Finishes

  • Ride Nutrition & Non Rider Partner Program

For twowheeltours, since 2012, the Haute Route Alps has sold out each year

Lock in your spot today! 

2024 Event : 714km with 19,405m ascent

Start City Mégeve France

Finish City Nice France 


Ten Day Fully Catered Package

Day 1 : Friday 23 August 2024

Day 10 : Sunday 1 September 2024


Seven Day Race

Registration : Saturday 24 August 2024

Stage 1 : Sunday 25 August 2024

Stage 7 : Saturday 31 August 2024

Course Profile 2024

In 2024 we will have a very limited number of exclusive places on our fully catered tour.

For twowheeltours - since 2012 - the Haute Route Alps has sold out!  

twowheeltours offers a limited number of riders an unbelievable experience for what is 'the highest and toughest cyclo-sportives in the world'. If you're going to do any Haute Route - do it in style and comfort. twowheeltours takes pride in making sure all our riders need to do is focus on the event. We have our own masseur, mechanic, bag logistic manager, cars on course and tour manager who rides the course with our riders.

Described by Cyclist Magazine as “leg-shredding and life-changing in equal measure”, the flagship event of the Haute Route Cycling Series is a challenge like no other. The crown jewel in the Haute Route calendar gives you the rare opportunity to pin on a number and test yourself on many of the world’s most famous climbs as well as long, point-to-point stages.

In 2024, the peloton will start in Megeve, making its way south through the heart of the Alps to a triumphant finish in Nice.

twowheeltours has been associated with the Haute Route since its inauguration in 2011

We also offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own multi-lingual tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants.

Are you up to the challenge? 

Highlights for the riders

  • Opportunity to ride nine days

  • Photos from the tour

  • During the event there will be twowheeltours support vehicles on course

  • Our own mechanic and masseur on staff 

  • Amazing food

  • All bag logistics - inlcuding on course ride bags

  • Airport transfers

  • Whether you are riding or racing the Haute Route - twowheeltours will support you

Included on tour

  • Transfers from Geneva Airport (GVA) and Nice Airport (NCE) 

  • Up to 9 nights and 10 days on tour - we can organise any extra nights pre / post event to suit you needs

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners 

  • Laundry

  • Accommodation in top level hotels

  • Support vehicle includes tools, pumps, cooler with drinks plus fruit and snacks

Tour details

Here you will find information specific to this tour. For other general details refer to our FAQs.

7 Day Race : 10 Day Package

  • Top Level Accommodation

  • Fully Catered Tour

  • Airport, Train Station or Hotel Transfers on tour days

  • Luggage logistics 

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners plus drinks

  • Masseur on the twowheeltours staff

  • Mechanic on the twowheeltours staff

  • Staff on course at rest stops

  • Laundry

  • Single Occupancy

  • More details listed in the Haute Route FAQ Tab


  • 10 Days €6,225 Single Supplement : INCLUDES HR Race Entry

  • 10 Days €5,685 Twin Share : INCLUDES HR Race Entry

Payment dates:

  • €2,000 to confirm your place

  • Final payment due 20 April

  • All payment details are outlined on your statement 

Prices subject to change due to Haute Route pricing

Contact info@twowheeltours.com.au for more information

Alps Hotels

twowheeltours prides ourselves on starting and ending our fully catered tours in the best possible accommodation. Information on the hotels where twowheeltours stays during the event is available to our clients. If you would like details on those hotels please send us an email at info@twowheeltours.com.au

Les Loges Blanches - Megeve - Start

We look forward to our starting our fully catered tour in Megeve at this very comfortabel  four star hotel . Riders can relax in the outdoor heated swimming pool or sauna before or after the Stage 1. The rooms are very spacious and all have a terrace with a splendid view. The hotel is  situated within walking and easy ride distance to the center of Megève.

Beau Rivage - Nice - Finish

This is the second year twowheeltours will stay at the beautiful Beau Rivage Hotel (4 star). Set in an 1860 building restored by architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. A modern upscale hotel, across the road the Med and close to the Official start and registration for the HR. 

twowheeltours has been lucky enough to have been involved with events such as the Haute Route (since 2011) and the Ride Across Portugal (since 2017) - both of their inception years. Since then, we have had hundreds of riders from +20 countries join us on cyclo-sportive tours.  

Some of the most important factors to remember:

Events like the Haute Route and Ride Across Portugal have been around for years and if this is your first multi-day, welcome to the family.  

The stages are not ALL about climbs, remember, what goes up must come down and then there are all those rolling hills plus flat sections where teamwork is an advantage! 

Make sure you have done some bunch riding.

Also, make sure you have done some riding in the rain. Nobody likes getting wet but there is always the chance that a stage may be a damp one.   

At the end of each tour, we ask our clients for advice for those who are attempting a multi-day cycling event:

Enjoy the cycling and the experience...the twowheeltours team has the rest covered.

Andy - Canada

If you're into the technology, Garmin climbpro, plus a power meter and knowing your numbers makes the climbing a lot less stressful and much easier to manage. If you're not into the technology you should reconsider. GPS routing and climbpro really lets you relax and enjoy the ride, wherever you are. Also, bring all your gear. Southern Australia is not like Northern Australia. The weather can actually change a lot from day to day. If you are planning on extending your stay, I would do that after the riding, not before.

Tim - Australia

Use a Tour Operator, twowheeltours.

Paolo - Italy  

For newcomers, what lies ahead can be intimidating and all the more so with a group of super strong riders. Do not be afraid to ask an experienced/repeat rider (who is on tour) to talk about their experiences and what they found helpful. 

Pete - Canada

As much as possible, try to train on climbs equivalent to those on the Haute Route. For Aussies, that might need to be the Snowies… or near Bright.

James - Australia

Start easy, that one day at a time, 1 climb at a time. Don't overwhelm yourself.

Greg - USA

Cannot over stress the rushed nature of everything. The mornings come fast and furious.

Mike - USA

Get the training in beforehand as you will enjoy the experience more AND eat before the ride and during the ride at a minimum 50 grams of carbs per hour and after the ride. You do these things and will have energy during the ride and for everything else you want to do (outside of riding) on the trip to make the most of the place you are visiting.

Simon - Australia

Relax and enjoy the ride! twowheeltours takes care of everything else!

Charles - USA

Your enjoyment of the trip will be directly proportional to the training you put in. With the training. I would also emphasise the importance of including plenty of low cadence/high force training to replicate what happens on the road in the long and steep climbs. I would also advise people renting a bike to consider a 34 if they are at all concerned about being over-powered/worn out by steep gradients. 

Andrew - Australia

If travelling with twowheeltoursyou don't need to think of, or stress over, any details. Everything is taken care of.

Steve - Wales 

Be Tassie weather prepared.

Matt - Australia

You will meet some great characters and you don’t have to be a competitive rider to enjoy these tours [Gravel Tasmania]. 

Dave - Australia

Have a ride plan each day. Pacing is crucial from the first climb to the last each day and each stage. Keep the efforts to a minimum. You will be passing people on the last climb every day doing it this way versus being the person being passed. Ride to power and HR ceilings. Any higher and you will burn out. Perhaps not today, but one day. 

Richard - Australia

Train beforehand! Seriously train.

Terry - USA

Always pack cold and wet weather gear for destinations that may have '4 seasons in one day', and take up the offer of the van carrying extra gear in your musette.

Roslyn - Australia

Train, train and train.

Eimear - Ireland

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole trip (in Tasmania) but there were moments when I was on my limit on some of the short climbs. So check your riding level and capability.

Keith - Australia

On the bike > breathe ... eat ... drink ... enjoy!

Owen - Australia

Train and know it will not be enough.

David - USA

Embrace the experience! Rain, punctures, cramp, bone-chilling cold, transfers - they are all part of what makes the Haute Route such a challenge. And talk to your fellow riders - everyone has a story to tell.

Adrian - Australia

Have the utmost confidence in the professionalism of twowheeltours and Will's staff.

Sergio - Italy

Preparation. Most important is consistent training and lots of it. Work on strength and endurance. Focus on getting the body to recover from a long day and be ready for the next. Lots of riding required, never underestimate back to back riding in Europe.

Grant - Australia

Preparation and attention to detail. Put in the kms of training. This is not something that can be finished without true training preparation in the legs. Also, invest in a really good "butt butter" type product that works for you and figure out how to minimize saddle sore discomfort.

Paul - USA

Buy a Castelli Gabba!! [Prepare for all weather conditions]

Mark - Australia

Train - simulate actual event. Make sure you have the right clothes - bring what is on the Packing List and prepare for cold weather riding.

Stan - USA

Train a lot. Prepare for all weather conditions. Eat a lot on the bike. Take in the scenery.

Dave - Australia

Train, train and train to be able to enjoy the HR and not suffer every day.

Mike - Netherlands 

Install a climbing cassette before you leave.

Stephen - Australia

This is an open door: the Haute Route is harder than you think it is - try to keep your body weight as low as possible before the event. You will not regret it.

Paul - Netherlands

For first time riders (in Tasmania) be warned that it is not for the faint hearted.

Tom - Australia 

Haute Route is a long event - bad days could be followed by good days...so take it easy the first two days and always pay attention to good nutrition. Put up serious training before any Haute Route event. You will appreciate much more the event with trained legs

Stefan - Brazil

Train for a solid three months including a significant amount of hill climbing. You must have a high dgree of fitness otherwise you are wasting your time. Also put on a 32 cassette. 

Noel - Australia

Don't allow the physical and psychological challenge of the HR to get in the way of enjoying the wonders associated with riding a bike through some of the most beautiful natural scenery one can find anywhere.

Paul - Switzerland 

Arrive fit with experience of 10km climbs.

Geoff - Australia

Manage your efforts on the first few days, particularly on any long drags up a valley when it is easy to burn matches.

Keith - UK

Make sure you have appropriate fitness.

Dave - Australia 

Train, train and then train more. If your goal is too complete a seven day event, make sure you pace yourself on the first few days and then if you feel good you can increase your effort on the later stages. If your goal is to position as high as possible I now know that you need to push yourself hard from day 1! But no matter what your goal is just try and take it all in and enjoy the moment. 

Will - UK

Trust Will’s advice and descend within your abilities.

Bruce - Australia 

Train in a peloton/group to understand the group dynamics on the road - also helps to have plenty of miles in the legs before you turn up. Finally, train for hills and the flat roads will take care of themselves.

Paul - Australia

Relax and let the team handle all the logistics! I was swamped with everything prior to get to Bormio, but then I realised the team had everything under control and I could rely on them completely. Doing that really helped me enjoy the week.

Adria - Spain

First time rider, work on some bike handing skills and in your training do some simple single track (for those doing a Gravel Tour)

John - Australia

As far as racing, race your own race. Don't get too caught up in others excitement. As far as the twowheeltours part, stop and smell the roses. Enjoy yourself and your teammates and just relax. 

Ned - USA 

Pack well, have the right gears on the bike and plenty of riding in your legs. if you do not have a coach then find one. Their guidance on endurance riding, interval training and recovery is well worth the cost.

Ian - Australia

You can relax knowing that Will and his team will have designed a tour to suit your aspirations, budget and needs. You can also relax knowing that if your circumstances change that Will knows how to adapt the tour.

Kymbal - Australia

Don't worry about going hard to stay in a group as the twowheeltours guys will be there to support the first and last rider.  

Richard - Australia

Do the necessary hill training and endurance work. Use hill repeats if no long hills available.

Aidan - Ireland

Train, Prepare mentally, get use to eating a lot of food with heavy training. Learn the in’s and out’s of your bike, you will pick up early if something isn’t right.

Mitch - Australia

Don't pack too much cycling gear, there are wash days.

Graham - Australia

Train well, get a a couple of back to back days in ideally in mountain terrain.

Kieran - Ireland 

Talk to as many of the group as you can - all great people with different experiences as riders and otherwise. Don't stress about the weather- you cannot change it. 

JR - Australia

Train to do the length of rides that are planned so you can enjoy them.

Mark - Australia 

Train hard. Seek advice from others. Understand you will be grinding / spinning up a slope for what main be two or more hours. Hopefully you are confident with that.

David - Australia

Keep riding, let Will tell you stories, use his energy, if everyone else is doing it you can too (in terms of fitness), relax and have fun. For Ride Across Portugal, it’s not a race it’s a ride, you literally have nothing else to do all day other than ride your bike.

Kristin - USA

Go steady at the start, but not too steady. Be ok to push yourself, and trust in your training. The sooner you get to the end, the more recovery time you’ll have.

Stuart - Australia

Have enough training hours in your legs.

Michael - Australia

Good gearing, avoid deep dish wheels up high in the wind, and do not chase on day one. 

Stephen - Australia

It's worth getting fit for the trip rather than hoping you'll ride into it. If you're fitter and therefore don't struggle as much on the climbs you can enjoy the scenery.

Adrian - Australia

It's a 7 day race. Pace the 7 stages, save something for the end of each day and the last couple of days. For a HR 3 day event, it is lot different from HR 7 day. 3 day with add-on tourism package means you can really enjoy it. I guess only advice would be to train right ahead of time. Make sure you are ready for climbing.

Brent - USA

Relax, enjoy every day. Put as much time into road miles as you can based on the time you have available pre trip. Don’t feel intimidated as in my experience there will always be a broad cross section of riders and you will be looked after by twowheeltours.

Greg - Australia

I want to say do it with an organised group like twowheeltours but in hindsight, I appreciate that my first HR was done with friends only, doing all the extra bits myself. It made me really appreciate the luxury of Will & crew and how much easier it made the stages. So my real advice to a first timer is to ask advice, from people that you know that have done it before. Even regarding travel and best routes etc. Understand all the logistically elements before you arrive, so that you can have fun in the race and don't have to sweat the small stuff either side of the stages. It makes the whole event more relaxed and enjoyable.

Jocelyn - Australia

Go easy on day one! Don't burn all your matches on that first day.

Simon - Australia

Do it with twowheeltoursFind an experienced coach and ask him to make a training plan for Haute Route. If the coach has done a Haute Route or done stage racing that would be better. Spend time on training as much as you can so that you will not regret. You need to do some 6+ hour days as part of your training.
Don't care about other riders who pass you. 
Keep your pace - the Haute Route is long.
Never work too hard especially on the first day.
Don't think about the upcoming passes and stages which remain, just concentrate on the climb or descend you are facing.

Kenji - Japan

If you want to challenge yourself and have an amazing time with like minded people, then just do it.  You get heaps of support during the ride from twowheeltours. Plus if you find you are struggling on a particular day, you will have a great network of riders, both other participants and support crew to provide encouragement and help. If it's all still to much, then there is a support van to jump into and then have another go the next day. Although there is some challenging riding for a newbie (in Tasmania for the gravel tour), with the right attitude and guidance from those you are riding with you can achieve new skills and take your riding to a new level.
For non riders, come along to support your loved ones, or friends, eat at some fantastic restaurants, enjoy first class accommodation and get to see some new sights and meet new people. Plus it beats going to work.

Bryce - Australia

Mix with all the people on the tour to get the most out of the experience.

Garren - Australia

Pace yourself - don't go full gas on day 1 or at the start of any stage unless you are an experienced stage racer.

David - Australia

Get a good training program that focuses on hill climbing and endurance - do the prep, ride to your ability, pace your efforts to enjoy each day. 

Michelle - Australia

We also offer a NON RIDING partner program - imagine your own multi-lingual tour guide, taking you to cultural and architectural highlights of the region then meeting up with the riders after each stage at the best local restaurants

In conjunction with and supporting the fully catered rider’s tours to all our eventstwowheeltours offers partners a very special travel experience. Our Non-Riding Partner Program is led by a multilingual guide who will take you on a cultural journey covering the following highlights:

  • All lunches and morning/afternoon teas

  • Visits to unique historical landmarks

  • Walks through National Parks

  • Cooking classes at exceptional restaurants

  • Casual riding on electric bikes through picturesque villages and landscapes

  • Wine tasting and vineyard tours 

  • Opportunity to customise the Program to your own interests


  • 10 Days €3,200 : HR Alps

  • 8 Days €2,800 : HR Pyrenees

We also offer Non Rider Packages WITHOUT activities, where you spend days on-course. These packages are lower in price.

Please contact twowheeltours for more information and to register your interest for this unique and exciting program


Stage 1 : Megève – Megève – Sunday 25 August

o Distance : 99.50km

o Ascent + : 2,582m

o Descent - : 2,180m

o Cols : Col des Aravis (1,486m), Col de la Colombière (1,630m), Altiport (1,490m)


Stage 2 : Megève – Col de la Loze – Monday 26 August

o Distance : 114.5km

o Ascent + : 3,200m

o Descent - : 1,990m

o Cols : Col des Saisies (1,630m), Col de la Loze (2,275m)


Stage 3 : Courchevel – L’Alpe d’Huez – Tuesday 27 August

o Distance : 137km

o Ascent + : 4,450m

o Descent - : 2,320m

o Cols : Col de la Madeleine (1,630m), Col du Glandon (1,924m), L’ Alpe d’Huez (1,815m)


Stage 4 : Bourg d’Oisans – Alpe d’Huez – Wednesday 28 August

o Distance : 16km (ITT)

o Ascent + : 1,125m

o Descent - : 10m

o Cols : L’ Alpe d’Huez (1,815m)


Stage 5 : L’ Alpe d’Huez – Col du Granon – Thursday 29 August

o Distance : 86km

o Ascent + : 2,800m

o Descent - : 2,230m


Stage 6 : Briançon – Auron – Friday 30 August

o Distance : 139km

o Ascent + : 3,650m

o Descent - : 3,300m

o Cols : Col de Vars (2,108m), Col de la Bonnette ( 2,715m), Ascension Auron (1,570m)


Stage 7 : Auron – Nice – Saturday 30 August

o Distance : 122km

o Ascent + : 1,600m

o Descent - : 3,100m

o Cols : Col de St Matin (1,503m)


Haute Route Alpes 2024 promises to be a grandiose race. Through a collection of legendary mountain passes, the route represents the best the world has to offer for those wishing to tackle the most prestigious of mountains.

Haute Route Alpes 2024 route is a classic, firstly because it starts in Megève and takes riders to the azure waters of Nice. Secondly, because it takes in legendary mountain passes and stages in towns that have traditionally hosted the Haute Route. However, how can we not offer what cyclists from all over the world dream of?

Seven stages make up this edition, with names that awaken memories. On the first day, the peloton crosses the Col des Aravis, the Colombière, and tackles a short climb that, according to the race director Jean-François Alcan, has pleased Haute Route riders in the past: the Megève altiport.

The Col de la Loze will then be on the agenda for the second stage, while the scars of last summer’s battle between Vingegaard and Pogacar can still be felt at the summit.  Starting from Courchevel, the marathon stage takes place on Tuesday August 27, with over 4400m of ascent and an epic sequence: Madeleine, Glandon, Alpe d’Huez. It’s the kind of Haute Route stage that allows riders to push themselves to the limit, and to realize once they’ve crossed the finish line just how emotional cycling can be. This is an opportunity to remind that the organization plans everything to assist, encourage and support all riders, from the first to the last, whatever happens, even if they withdraw from the race.

The following day, riders who like to stick wheels will have to pedal alone, not into the wind, but against the clock on the 21 mythical hairpin bends that made the fratricidal Hinault-LeMond duel legendary, for a second stage ending at Alpe d’Huez. Before crossing Europe’s highest pass (the 2715m Col de la Bonnette), which the Haute Route rarely climbs, the riders will spend two days climbing the gentle Lautaret, the steep and magical Granon, and the underrated Col de Vars.

All riders will sleep in Briançon and Auron. After the effort, the rest of the Côte d’Azur arrives … but not immediately: the Col de Saint Martin will be the last difficulty before riding down to Nice through the superb Château gardens.

The menu is packed with cycling history legends, and the stages are varied in distance and elevation gain: Haute Route Alpes 2024 ticks all the boxes to become the greatest cycling memory of your life!

Write up courtesy : The Haute Route Team

All event information will be on the Haute Route Ride with GPS App. This is a fantastic addition to the event with all details available in the one location including the GPS Courses.

The Haute Route update details on the App as required. 

All riders can log in with the specific code which you will receive in the month before the event.   

From years past, they printed a document and also released it as a PDF. Here is an example from the Haute Route Oman 2019 guide book - LINK

For a blast from the past, see this example from 2015 of what the Guide Book looked like.

Other guides:

Past Grimpeur Magazine 

The Haute Route quarterly digital magazine is the go-to reference for all things Haute Route. Featuring exclusive interviews, rider profiles, event previews, unique articles, guest columns and much much more. A great resource for all Haute Route riders.

From the Haute Route, we receive the GPX files before the event. We (twowheeltours) turn them into ‘Ride with GPS’ links and then email them to our riders so you can see the elevation gains etc. EG from 2018:

Stage 1

110.7km with 3,010m

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