Haute Route Alps 2021

Here we go again! Nearly 900km and 22000m of climbing between where we are now in Megève and our destination in Nice. This time it feels very special. It’s the 10th anniversary edition of this epic event and with all that COVID has brought us, it feels wonderful to be back participating in a big event with lots of people, almost normal!

500 eager riders from all over the world, chomping at the bit to take on this mammoth challenge.

As in previous years I’ll try to find time each day to write about how it all goes from my perspective. There will be highs and lows for sure and I’ll tell all!

Chilling out at base camp in Megève before tomorrow’s efforts

This year I’m sharing the experience with 9 other Alpine Cadence riders, some of whom have ridden this event before, some completely new to anything like this. It’s going to be a massive week for all of us. For some of us it will be more than a week. 3 of us will travel directly to the HR Dolomites after finishing in Nice to put ourselves through even more pain and pleasure.

Duncan Carrier leads the warm up with Mont Blanc looking over us

Today in Megève is registration day. A short warm up ride with the team and plenty of relaxing in this beautiful venue. In the coming days our progress can be tracked live at https://www.hauteroute.org/

Tomorrow’s stage 1 will take us up and over the cols of the Aravis, Colombière and Romme before a summit finish at the Altiport above Megève. 110kms and 3100m of climbing to get us into the mood!

So, not much more to say right now, there will be plenty to talk about in the days to come. Wish us luck!


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