The most famous sportive in the world! Come join us in the French Alps. Your options to book are:
- Accommodation only packages in Albertville for people just wanting the most convenient hotels
- Supported travel packages with daily warm up rides, mechanics on site and transfers to / from the airport and for the race.
All bookings include:
- A pre race briefing with race day coaching points, route info and a bag to drop off any nutrition or clothing for our private feed station.
- Private feed station on the route and a Sportive Breaks feed at the finish with sandwiches, cakes, coke & tea (we like to do things properly!).
- You can book race entry with us for £199
The Etape du Tour is your chance to ride a stage of the Tour de France over completely closed roads and an absolutely stunning route. What makes the Etape so special? The atmosphere on the route is great with riders from around the world and friendly locals helping you up every climb. The organisation is excellent and the race directors who plan the route with meticulous attention to detail are the best in the world. That means you are guaranteed to be riding a very special route with stunning views, historic climbs, fun descents and lots of points of interest. From years of experience, we highly recommend booking at least an extra night to come for at least 4 nights, this gives you extra days for warm up rides in a beautiful part of the world and if you are flying, you avoid the madness at the airport on the Friday as people arrive from all corners of the globe to ride the Etape.
There is nothing quite like the Etape. The host town buzzes all weekend with the sound of cycling enthusiasts from around the world. The atmosphere on the course is great with locals cheering you round the whole way.
Take advantage of your time in the mountains by joining our warm up rides. We have two routes per day and mix route recons with new climbs.
Your chance to ride the most famous sportive in the world over the Queen's stage of the most famous cycling race in the world - the Tour de France. A classic route taking in the final mountain stage of the 2019 Tour de France finishing high in the Alps from Albertville to Val Thorens.
Arrival day for some riders. We have three transfers from Geneva
Final arrival day. We have two warm up rides taking in local climbs.
Final prep for the Etape. We have some light warm up spins and run shuttles all day to pick up race packs. In the evening we have our pre race briefing with coaching tips, route info and you can drop off personal nutrition or clothing to have at our private feed stops.
Etape day! Early breakfast and then we get you to the pens at least 45 mins before the start.
Departure day for most of our riders. Take one of our transfers back to Geneva or stay out with us as part of our 9 night Etape / Tour package.
Range of Scott bikes available for the Etape. These will be delivered and picked up from your hotel.
Starting in Albertville, this is a relatively short but very punchy mountain stage with very little flat. After summiting the stunning Comet de Roseland, we descend to Bourg St Maurice and then onto the final climb, the long and high Val Thorens - the final climb in the 2019 Tour de France and a fitting finish to a tough sportive.
Choose the Route
Ride Distance: 131
Elevation gain: 4000
Fly to Geneva. A member of our team will meet you at the airport. The transfer take approximately 1hr45. Our transfers depart as follows:
Thurs & Frid - 10.30am, 5.30pm and 9.30pm. Please book flights to arrive at least 30 minutes before one of these transfers
Monday - arriving in Geneva airport at 8.30am and 2pm. Please book flights to leave at least 2 hours after these transfers.
Upon purchasing your entry here, we will send instructions to register on the ASO website. You have until May to activate your entry, we will remind you to do this in May if you haven't already done so. Approx 2 weeks before the Etape you will get a Convocation on the ASO website. You will need a print out of this & a signed medical certificate (we will send a template to take to your doctor). Registrations are at the start village and will be open the two days before the sportive. Remember medical certificates must be uploaded onto your ASO account this year.
Start time likely to be 6.30am to 7am. The start goes off in stages depending on your race number with the last group going out at 9am. The start groups are assigned based on previous Etape finishing times and the expected times you put in the registration form. If you are riding in a group and want to start together, put the same time. You are not guaranteed to be in the same pen and at the start it is not possible to move forward in your pens (but you can move back to be together).
We have a range of packages available in Moutiers, Brides les Bains & Val Thorens and accommodation only in Albertville. . For accommodation only, select your dates in the date picker and press book now.
Our team in each town consists of a guide to lead the warm up rides, an expert mechanic to get your bike in perfect order and a host to look after anything you need.
All Packages Include:
Accommodation Only - Single Package
Accommodation Only - Twin Package
Brides les Bains package - 1 person
Brides les Bains package - 2 people