The Etape du Tour – Live the Legend, ride a Tour de France stage!
The Etape du Tour needs little introduction as Europe’s benchmark cyclo-sportive event.
Now in its 25th year, this sporting challenge recreates the queen stage of the Tour de France each year, allowing amateur riders to experience being part of a peloton of 15000 along closed roads raced on by the Tour de France.
This year’s Etape takes place on Sunday July 16th, riding the 178km route that the pros will ride on Stage 18 of this year’s Tour, departing from Briançon and finishing on the summit of the Col d’Izoard.
Ride the Etape du Tour 2016 route – 4 night Bike Weekender Classic and Custom Packages
Want to test yourself on a Tour de France stage but don’t fancy all the hassle associated with riding with 15000 other riders? Our northern Alps base is the ideal location to test yourself on the 2016 Etape route, riding from Megeve to Morzine.
All Bike Weekender trips include:-
- Airport transfers
- Bike friendly en-suite accommodation
- Fully catered with great cycling food
- Full route guides & support
- Quality road bike hire available
Join any of our Classic or Custom weekend breaks and ride the 2016 Etape route with us. During Friday and Saturday you can put in some warm up rides to familiarise yourself with the area and pick up tips on climbing, pacing, descending, nutrition and all the other skills essential to completing a gruelling mountain stage of the Tour de France.
Etape du Tour 2018
Details of the route for the Tour de France 2018 will be released sometime in October 2017. The stage chosen for the Etape du Tour 2018 will be announced at this time. Whether it is a local alpine stage, or a stage further afield, our Classic or Custom package will be there to support you through this cycling challenge.