The best way to prepare the Haute Route
This is our 4th year of organising special Haute Route training camps. The May camp starts and finishes in Innsbruck and will take us deep into the Dolomites, over many of the climbs planned for the Haute Route Dolomites in September. The June camps are based in La Clusaz in the northern French Alps and include several of the climbs on the route of the Haute Route Alps, as well as participation in an Alpine sportive.
Come to one of these training camps if you are planning to ride the Haute Route and would like to:
- Simulate race conditions
- Develop endurance
- Improve critical skills
- Pick up insider knowledge and tips
- Race in a sportive on the final day
20-27 May: 7-day training camp starting and finishing in Innsbruck (Austria, nearest airport Innsbruck). During the week we will loop down south, visiting many of the climbs on the programme for September. Expect to ride the equivalent of up to 80% of the Haute Route.
11-18 June: 7-day training camp in La Clusaz (France, nearest airport Geneva), including the Morzine Haut-Chablais sportive on the final day. During the week you will ride the equivalent of up to 80% of the Haute Route. The sportive is comparable to a full stage in August.
22-25 June: 3-day training camp in La Clusaz (France, nearest airport Geneva), including the Grand Bô sportive on the final day. During the weekend you will ride the equivalent of up to 40% of the Haute Route, making for a very intensive 3 days.
Accommodation in La Clusaz is in an outstanding 4* hotel, the Beauregard.
Please note that places on these camps are limited, so they are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Don’t delay, book today!
What they say about us
Cycling Plus is the UK’s widest circulation cycling magazine. Deputy editor Paul Robson rode in the Haute Route Dolomites in 2015, and as part of his preparation he came to the Alpine Cols Haute Route training camp in June 2015.
“As a member of a small group on this camp, the amount of time I was able to spend discussing the strengths, and more importantly weaknesses, of my riding with both Silas and Olivier impressed me immensely. Both on and off the bike I spent hours in conversation with these guys, learning the whole time.”
“Aware now of [my] limitations, I have been able to make a determined effort to work on them. It’s here that the true value of a training camp, rather than a cycling holiday, lies. Of course it’s great to be in the Alps riding, and you can do that alone or with a bunch of your mates. But are you going to learn anything from that? The one-to-one technique advice from highly qualified coaches looking to help you improve in all aspects of your riding will enable you to do just that. Then you can come back with your mates and show them your back wheel.”
If these dates don’t work for you, consider coming on one of our other training camps. There is always plenty of climbing and usually a couple of other Haute Route riders too!
Contact Marvin for more information.