Haute Route Triple Crown

Difficulty  Medium

25 Days - €8,640.00 approx US$9,163
AU$12,285
GBP£7,280

Terrain: Mountainous
Daily Distance: Average 115km / 72mi
Total Distance: Approx 2,100km / 1,300mi
Total Ascent: Approx 60,000m / 200,000ft

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12 Aug - 05 Sep 2017 (25 PLACES REMAIN)

Options:

  • Mid-tour Accommodation, Twinshare (€950.00)
  • Mid-tour Accommodation, Single (€1,200.00)

Costs
Our Excellence Package is only €8640, excluding race entries. For all inclusions and booking details, please see below.
We also invite you to do your Haute Route Race Registration through us. The cost is exactly as per Haute Route, except that if you book through us the registration is more streamlined and you don’t have to do everything twice. We’ll take care of the the “paperwork” for you.

Highlights
We are super excited to be again partnering with the Haute Route organisation as an official Tour Operator for 2017.  The Haute Route Pyrenees, Alps and Dolomites cycling events, individually, are arguably the toughest cyclo sportives in the world. Just participating in one Haute Route is to come closer to a ProTour stage race than any other amateur event. To take on the Triple Crown is an exceptional challenge, tackling more than 2,100km over 21 days of riding and 60,000m of climbing over renowned mountain passes. Even the Pro’s do not race three weeks at altitude. If you’re looking for the ultimate cycling challenge – this is it!

The relatively small field for each of the three events lends the race a unique atmosphere of competition and camaraderie. Just a handful are testing themselves in the Triple Crown. The events are extremely well organised where rider classifications and times are posted, as well as leaders’ jerseys and team prizes awarded on a daily basis. The level of support the Haute Route organisation provides is the closest an amateur rider will come to experiencing a Grand Tour stage race.

PuntoTours enhances this unique challenge with an accommodation and service package even the Pro’s would be happy with. As those of you who have travelled with us before know, we only source the best accommodation for each stage. We will also ensure swift transfers between starts and finishes; a qualified mechanic and regular laundry service for clean riding kit. Additionally, we provide nutritional guidance, supplements and will be present at strategic locations for refuelling, and kit drop zones during the race.  We will give you daily route wraps, guidance and ride strategy. You will truly feel like a Pro when we sit down together for an organised dinner and discuss tactics for the following day.

The Punto crew is ready each day to give our “team” the full ProTour service and experience.  You’ll find your bike ready each morning, electrolytes, water and food supplements at the ready, and a final race briefing.  Our objective is for you to leave all the logistics to us so you can concentrate fully on the day’s ride ahead!

One great advantage of travelling with PuntoTours is your access to experienced racers, director sportif and support staff.  We've had great success in previous years with Andrea Nicosia winning the 2014 HR Pyrenees, and placing 4th in the 2015 Triple Crown. Punto Team guests have placed in the top 10 in the Triple Crown in 2015 and 2016. One of our guests won the Triple Crown in the 60+ category in 2015. Come with us and we'll help you achieve your best!
Find out more about the Haute Route events here.

What's included:

  • Excellence Package, comprising:
  • 24 nights half board accommodation throughout (twin share)
  • 4* luxury accommodation at start and finish towns
  • All breakfasts and evening meals at hotels and restaurants
  • Race transfers each day between start/finishes and hotels for bike and rider
  • Van transfers including bike and luggage between Toulouse/Nice and Geneva/Innsbruck
  • Private massages for 3 events, valued at €1050
  • Comprehensive support from qualified mechanic
  • Bike wash
  • Experienced staff providing ride strategy, local knowledge and guidance
  • Snacks and supplements including energy bars, gels, electrolytes and other nutritionally balanced food
  • Complimentary drink bottles
  • Exclusive PuntoTours support stations throughout the race
  • 3 Complimentary PuntoTours riding kit (jersey, bibs and socks)
  • Laundry service

Race Entry Fee If you have already registered for this event direct with Haute Route, you can still book our Excellence Package for accommodation and service. You will just need your HR registration number handy, before you click Book Now above and follow the prompts.

 Entry into the Haute Route also includes a generous package of benefits from the race organisers. Find out more here

What’s NOT included:

  • Extra night’s accommodation between Haute Route Alps and Haute Route Dolomites.
  • Flights

Options
Mid-tour Accommodation/Recovery Package €950 (twinshare) – following transfer from Geneva to Innsbruck enjoy 3 recovery rides, 2 massages and accommodation for extra nights between the events (nights of 28th, 29th 30th and 31st August).

Mid-tour Accommodation/Recovery Package €1200 (single) – following transfer from Geneva to Innsbruck enjoy 3 recovery rides, 2 massages and accommodation for extra nights between the events (nights of 28th, 29th 30th and 31st August).

Booking
Simply click the BOOK NOW button at the top of this page.  On booking, you will be required to pay a deposit towards the accommodation/service Excellence Package, and the full race entry fee if you would like us to register for the event – see pricing schedule below. Book early and save!

Until 6 December – Excellence package €8640 (deposit €2600).  Race entry €4300 (deposit including race entry €6900).  Balance due 15 May, 2017
7 December to 7 March – Excellence package €8640 (deposit €2600).  Race entry €4700 (deposit including race entry €7300).  Balance due 15 May, 2017
8 March to 14 May – Excellence package €8640 (deposit €2600).  Race entry €5100 (deposit including race entry €7700).  Balance due 15 May.
15 May to race – Excellence package €10,080.  Race entry €5100.   Full tour fee payable immediately.

Any eligible HR alumni discounts will be verified with the Haute Route organisation and passed back to you.  

Note that the Haute Route race entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Should you need to cancel your tour, PuntoTours’ Cancellation Policy is applicable to the Excellence Package fee only, not the race entry fee.
We strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive personal travel insurance to cover circumstances that may prevent you from travelling, or that occur whilst on tour.

A list of suggested Insurance companies provided by Haute Route is available here.  PuntoTours does not deal directly or gain in any way with any of these companies. They are suggestions only, and any insurance inquiries or issues will have to be directed to them, by you. Please note PuntoTours standard disclaimer applies.

Non-Riders
You may have a non-riding partner who would love to share this epic experience with you. We would love to have them along as this adds to your enjoyment of the event and can be a load of fun for them. They can watch and feel the emotion of the race close up, ride in our support vehicles through the stunning mountain scenery, or have some time off in some locations for other activities we can recommend. When the number of non-riders reaches 4 or more, we also offer a dedicated Tour Guide and vehicle to the group, so they can discover more of the region the race traverses, enjoying activities such as guided tours through towns, historical sites and museums, hiking, shopping, cooking demonstrations and the like. The Non-Rider Excellence Package is only €2700 (€3150 after 14 May, 2017) for one event, €7776 for all 3 events (€9072 after 14 May, 2017).

If you have more than one person or your whole family interested in cheering you on and coming to find out why you do these things(!) please contact us on info@puntotours.com.

Recommended Arrival Airport: Biarritz-Anglet
Recommended Departure Airport: Venice

“I just wanted to say thank you to you and all your team, for the most amazing week.
Completing it (HR) with you and the group was an experience I will remember for the rest of my life made all the more special and enjoyable due to the help and organisation you all provided throughout the week, the support was fantastic in what was at times challenging conditions but probably made it all the more memorable.”
Jon Friend

“Overall I had a fantastic time. The Punto team on the ground were superb. Unflappable. So patient. Having a tent at the end of each stage really worked for us and having Magnus Backsted around was a fantastic bonus. The bike servicing was great. As was the flexibility around booking additional accommodation at start and finish. Andrea attending the briefings for us was great too.  Christanos photo taking was very helpful too because we were racing. Davide is just an amazing person. The tone around collecting money for the extras we incurred is really good, all done in a mature way at the end.”
Simon Lempriere