The Short Break Road Cycling Holiday Specialist


The Étape du Tour – Live the Legend, ride a Tour de France stage!

The Étape 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 15,000 along closed roads raced on by the Tour de France.

This year’s Étape 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 Étape 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 15,000 other riders? Our Northern Alps base is the ideal location to test yourself on the 2016 Étape route, riding from Megève 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’ long weekend breaks and ride the 2016 Étape 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 on the Sunday. All this, yet still with only 2 days off from work!

If you have any enquiries about this, or any other aspect of our road cycling holidays in France, contact us here >>>

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We've been here for over 20 years and can help with all aspects of planning your biking holiday.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Paul, Teak, & Jess

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