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  • Notso Swift

    Come on Wade, that would have given you a decent base to build form!

    Now the real question for Gregor, did you go compact… or tripple!

    • Will

      @notsoswift:disqus I know that Gregor used a compact, most of us did … I’m not ashamed to admit it

      • Notso Swift

        Damn right, they are serious hills and when you string them together I reckon I would be prepared to go the long cage with a tripple to have the back up granny gear for when the cramps come in

  • John

    S*&T! I need to buy more paper – the bucket list is getting longer.

  • slhaydon

    where is the rest of it? Is that all you have to say – from a journo too!?

    You’ve got me hooked but I want more.

  • More photos please!

  • Martin Söderlund

    Now I know what to aim for next year. :) Truly stunning stuff. Thanks!

  • Adi

    Just a shame its so blooming expensive.

    • slhaydon

      1200 euros is not a lot for entering. guessing you dont have to join a tour group and can orgnaise your own food and accommodation. but yes, it does all add up with flights etc.

      • Yeah, 1200 for the entry and it was about 300 or 600 for basic or premium accom respectively. I did HR ’11 on basic and HR this year on prem accom. HR organisation is magic. And always with a smile even though they work probably harder and definitely longer than us spoilt riders ;-).

  • Smiling Cyclist

    Adi, I rode the Haute Route this year and cant see how they make any significant profit, if any at all, everything is so professional with 100’s of staff looking after us, you cant compare the price of this multi day event to anything else you are likely to ever ride in. Well done the Haute Route Team, I’m still hurting but what an experience you gave us.

  • Tim

    #1 on my to do list – might be joining some fellow cycling bloggers next year, but I’m going to do both HRs. Plus an Etape. And Marmotte.

    Also, here’s a guide to Haute Route (WW feel free to delete).

    With the cost, I think €1200 for entry is pretty reasonable, but, you need to add an accom package on, flights, etc. I spoke to a mate who did HR and he said the support and organisation was exceptional (especially compared to the sometimes shambolic Etape/ASO organisation).

    Anyway, you’re looking at AUD$2400 just for those two items (at 0.82AUD to the €).

    Add in 2k for flights, or circa 1500 if you want to slum it on Air Asia X into Gatwick or wherever it is they fly – I’d add 2k for an EK flight into Nice.

    So $4400 excluding food, transfers, rest of trip, any expenses for team support/kids/+1.

    Let’s say 5.5-6k just for yourself.

    In my experience, that’s not unreasonable, especially given the event. Cycling trip budget info.

    I reckon I spent circa 8k on 2 pax for a 4 week jaunt through France and the north of Spain in 2011 (including doing Etape).

  • Tim

    #1 on my to do list – might be joining some fellow cycling bloggers next year, but I’m going to do both HRs. Plus an Etape. And Marmotte.

    Also, here’s a guide to Haute Route (WW feel free to delete).

    With the cost, I think €1200 for entry is pretty reasonable, but, you need to add an accom package on, flights, etc. I spoke to a mate who did HR and he said the support and organisation was exceptional (especially compared to the sometimes shambolic Etape/ASO organisation).

    Anyway, you’re looking at AUD$2400 just for those two items (at 0.82AUD to the €).

    Add in 2k for flights, or circa 1500 if you want to slum it on Air Asia X into Gatwick or wherever it is they fly – I’d add 2k for an EK flight into Nice.

    So $4400 excluding food, transfers, rest of trip, any expenses for team support/kids/+1.

    Let’s say 5.5-6k just for yourself.

    In my experience, that’s not unreasonable, especially given the event. Cycling trip budget info.

    I reckon I spent circa 8k on 2 pax for a 4 week jaunt through France and the north of Spain in 2011 (including doing Etape).

  • scooter

    Sounds awesome. Soignie for hire!

  • Anonymous

    Great stuff lads, was an absolute pleasure to share some time out on the HR roads.
    Easily the hardest multi day event I have done. Everyone who finished this event is a bloody good bike rider. Well done lads & lass’s
    Cheers PaT

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