Haute Route - first-class cycling experience

When it comes to highly-organised, high-end and high-pain multi-day cycling rides for amateur riders, Haute Route are in the league of their own. Riders get excellent service, including marshalls, motorcycle escorts, Mavic support and a pasta party at the end of each day. As they write on their website: “The objective of the Haute Route is to deliver events that are the unparalleled ‘professional’ experience for amateur cyclists.” All stages are timed and ranked. Here are four of the organisation’s most mouth-watering events in 2019.