Watch: Cycling the magnificent Haute Route

cycling the haute route

Every year, thousands of amateur cyclists descend on Megève, a French town set deep in the Alps. Here, they’ll start an incredible 500 mile journey to Nice. One that’ll take seven days and include a staggering 21,000m of elevation.

The Haute Route Alps proudly calls itself the ‘toughest amateur cycling race in the world.’ And when you watch highlights of the 2021 event, it’s easy to see why!

A week of punishing and exhausting climbs, but some of the most breathtaking cycling terrain anywhere in the world. Are you up for the challenge in 2022?

Enjoy highlights of the Haute Route Alps 2021 below.

And when you’re done, read about Aaron Rolph’s own Haute Route challenge (this time on a set of skis) in the latest volume of Wired for Adventure.