The Short Break Road Cycling Holiday Specialist

The Etape du Tour 2020

The Etape du Tour sportive event recreates a mountain stage of the Tour de France each year, allowing amateur riders to experience being part of a peloton of 15,000+ riders, along closed roads raced on by the pros of the Tour de France.

Details of the route for the Etape du Tour 2020 have now been announced, and it will take place on Sunday 5th July, from Nice to Nice on the Côte d’Azur.

This is the same route as stage 2 of the 2020 edition of the Tour de France, which will have passed through the previous week.

The Etape du Tour 2020 route profile from Nice to Nice

Due to the location being so far away from our base in the Northern Alps, we won’t be offering a support package for the event in 2020 sadly. However, we can offer you the opportunity to ride some or all of a previous Etape route, using our home base in the Aravis mountains as your starting point.

Ride the Etape du Tour 2018 stage at your leisure

The Etape du Tour 2018 route profile from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand

If you fancy attempting the Etape du Tour for yourself, but at your leisure without 14,999 other people getting in your way, why not consider joining us for one of our Northern Alps Lite or Custom weekends instead.

From our base in the stunning Aravis mountains you have easy access to the routes used by the Etape du Tour in both 2016 and 2018!

In addition, we are surrounded by numerous cols regularly featured in the Tour de France, which would make fantastic training rides as you acclimatise to the mountain roads, so you can tick them off your list as well!

‘Lite’ Road Cycling Short Breaks

For those who prefer a more independent cycling weekend, and who wish to plan your own itinerary, ride at your own pace and devise your own experience.

This package includes your airport transfers and half-board accommodation, plus support from our local team in helping you to plan out your itinerary, or offer any advice or guidance you might need for your trip.

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‘Custom’ Road Cycling Short Breaks

For groups of 6+ people we can tailor-make a unique Etape du Tour experience just for you.

Offering the same benefits as the Lite package, except we work with you and your group to create a completely bespoke experience, which can include fully supported rides for the entirety of one of the previous the Etape routes, or any other package completely tailored to your requirements.

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2018 Etape du Tour and Tour de France Stage 10 Preview

In late autumn 2017, Mavic took one of the last chances to get up to the mountains for a recon of the 2018 Etape du Tour, which would then also be stage 10 of the Tour de France just over a week later.

Join Frank Schleck, Nico Roux and some of the brave souls from Mavic as they take on this epic stage of the Tour de France.

This is what you could ride for yourself on one of our road cycling breaks in the French Alps.

Questions about the Etape du Tour short break?

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