Ever thought about taking on a multi-day cycling event? Like the pros, some of the most challenging parts of riding can come from having to get back in the saddle day after day and doing it all again. But the satisfaction of completing it is always worth it.

The Haute Route events, which take place across the mountain ranges of the Alps, the Pyrenees, the Dolomites and the Colorado Rockies, as well as round the Mont Ventoux, are some of the worlds toughest cycling challenges.

With each edition providing amateurs with the experience of a lifetime as they ride each day with pro-level support, training and preparing for such a gruelling event isn’t easy.

There’s a lot of things to consider, particularly if, like many of us, you have work and family to fit your training around.

In this video, some experienced Haute Route riders tell you how to approach the training and preparation aspect of the taking on a Haute Route event.