The Haute Route Alps is known as one of the most beautiful and difficult multi stage sportive in the world.
In 2020, Jean-Lou PAIANI will lead the Team PAIANI-SO from Megève to Nice. His experience (former pro cyclist - 2nd of the Haute Route Alps 2015 - certified cycling coach) and his knowledge of the Alps will provide you the best condition to be coached like a pro and to achieve your goals. Jean-Lou will advice you on how to best manage your day :
- What you should eat before, during and after the race?
- How you should be dressed?
- How to best manage your effort during the race ? And lots of other tips.
Our staff will provide you with all that you require while you are riding with us! Just pedal and enjoy the Haute Route Alps like a pro rider!
It is the beginning of the race through beautiful alpine passes. You will have to be in good shape to cross Col des Aravis (1487m), Col de la Colombière (1613m), Col de Romme (1297m) and finish on top of Côte 2000, the finish line.
2nd night in Megève in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.
An amazing stage : you will climb Col des Saisies (1660m), the magnifiscent Cormet de Roselend (1968m) et finish with freezing climb of Tignes to arrive at 2100m.
Night in Tignes in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.
This is the biggest stage with mythical passes such as col de l'Iseran (2770m), col du Télégraphe (1566m) and finish on top of Col du Galibier (2642m).
It will be hard to get through long climbs et get through valley but don't worry, we will give you necessary tips to manage this stage.
Night in Serre Chevalier in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.
A short but intense stage through the famous Col d'Izoard and its Casse déserte (2360m). Then you will go down before going up again to the finish line in Risoul (1850m).
Night in Risoul in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.
This stage crosses the highest european road with la Cime de la Bonette (2802m). But before, you will climb a long pass : Col de Vars (2109m). We will see on this stage how you used our advice to recover from previous stages.
Night in Auron in a 2 or 3 stars hotel.
After a good night sleeping, you will deal with the longest stage of this Haute Route Alps 2020. 16 kilometers first to get on top of Col de la Couillole (1678m) and then you will go to Valberg (1672m) but it will be easier than what you've done since the beginning of the Haute Route. You will finally follow Var Valley to Col de Saint-Raphaël (876m). The finish line will be on top of col de Vence (963m), so that you can enjoy the soothing descent to the sea and get to Haute Route village on la Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
Night in Nice in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.