Haute Route is in a class of their own. They take place in some of the most stunning cycling destinations across the globe—we’re talking about legendary climbs in the Alps, Pyrenees, and Dolomites—as well as other iconic cycling locations worldwide. And they give amateur cyclists a taste of what it’s like to be a pro.
Haute Route first made history by bringing the fast fun to Zwift with Haute Route Watopia last April. And now they’re doing it again. Say hello to Virtual Haute Route Ventoux.
Virtual Haute Route Ventoux is three challenging stages over the course of three days in Zwift’s newest map: France!
Stage 1 takes place on Petit Boucle, covering almost every road in our new France map. This route demands your attention and keeps you in the saddle nearly all day long. Twisty roads blend with scenic climbs before finishing off with a final sprint.
Stage 2 takes place on Ven-Top. Inspired by one of the most iconic climbs in cycling history, Ven-Top is a massive ascent that challenges even the most capable of riders. The route begins on a false flat before hitting the incline around 1.8km after the start. From there, the only way out is up. Good luck!
Stage 3 takes place on La Reine. An event-only route, La Reine promises stunning views, with hot air balloon fields and granite-strewn pine forests. Empty whatever’s left in your tank for the final climb! If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll arrive at the lovely Chalet Reynard. Time to take a bow.
Make sure to be in the start pen ahead of the stage to hear Haute Route’s official announcer, Fergus Grant, talk you through the stage in the rider briefing.
For more information and to download the official Rider’s Roadbook for the event, visit the Haute Route website.
Want to see how you stack up against the rest of the field? Make sure you’re registered on ZwiftPower and then head over after the stage to see your results in the General Classification.
Unlock the exclusive Virtual Haute Route Ventoux kit in game by completing any stage.
You can purchase the real life kit from Le Col’s website, and you’ll earn exclusive Le Col discounts by completing stages.
Complete every stage for the chance to win one of three spots at an outdoor 2021 Haute Route event or one of two Colnago e-bikes!
ABOUT HAUTE ROUTE
Featuring challenging 3-, 5- and 7-day events in iconic cycling destinations worldwide, the Haute Route provides the opportunity to ride unique routes and legendary climbs in a peloton of passionate cyclists, just like you. Whatever your ranking is and whoever you’re riding with, you’ll find a supportive and positive atmosphere to help you reach new heights.
Whether you’re discovering the Haute Route for the first time, challenging yourself again on the same course or exploring a new destination with us, our team of professionals has you covered with a range of premium services before, during and after the events.
These challenging events attract some of the strongest cyclists in the world—not to mention rave reviews.
“Haute Route events are at, or near, the pinnacle—for every pedal stroke on every stage—at offering the pro experience, both on and off the bike,” writes VeloNews.