Haute Route has announced their 2020 gran fondo schedule with 11 multi-day gran fondos around the globe, including three new 3-day events.
The first new event is Haute Route Crans-Montana based out of Crans-Montana ski resort in the heart of Valais Central, Switzerland. Although only 220km of riding over the weekend of July 3-5, it will challenge every rider with a whopping 8300m of climbing and descending. Better bring your lowest climbing gears and new brake pads for this Swiss gem.
Haute Route Brazil September 11-13 will be Haute Route’s first event in the Southern Hemisphere. From the host city of Florianópolis on the Southern coastal tip of Brazil, riders will experience riding along the ocean shore, through rain forests, and finishing atop the 17km Serra do Rio do Rastro climb. At 260km with 6310m of climbing over 3-days the stages will be demanding – and breathtaking.
Haute Route Boulder revives the epic nature of the defunct Haute Route Rockies 7-day event in a 3-day format September 18-20. Based out of the cycling mecca and outdoor paradise of Boulder, Colorado USA, the event offers 250km with 5600m climbing in the Rocky Mountains. Expect gorgeous fall colors, crisp temperatures and the possibility of a few flurries at higher elevations.
Haute Route is also dropping four 2019 events: Haute Route Alp d’Huez, Haute Route Stelvio, Haute Route San Francisco and Haute Route Norway.
2020 Haute Route Events:
Haute Route Oman, March 6-8
Haute Route Asheville, May 15-17
Haute Route Dolomites, June 12-14
Haute Route Crans-Montana, July 3-5
Haute Route Alps, August 22-28
Haute Route Pyrenees, August 30-September 5
Haute Route Brazil, September 11-13
Haute Route Boulder, September 18-20
Haute Route Ventoux, October 2-4
Haute Route Mexico, October 16-18
Haute Route Qingcheng, October 16-18
Haute Route will continue to offer the “Infinity Pass,” allowing riders to participate in an unlimited number of Haute Route events for one annual fixed fee of €1750.
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR NORTH AMERICA here
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR EUROPE here
GRAN FONDO CALENDAR UK GREAT BRITAIN here