L'Etape Cyprus by Tour de France with Sportive Breaks
L’Étape Cyprus is the only official Tour de France event in Cyprus and one of the toughest of L’Étape events held outside France. L’Étape Cyprus by Tour de France provides amateur riders with the closest experience to riding a mountainous stage of the Tour de France.
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A tough course : The route of L'Etape Cyprus by Tour de France offers you an amazing challenge: with more than 3000m of positive elevation, you will climb to the top of the island and enjoy amazing landscapes, before going back down to the coast with an unforgettable view over the littoral of Cyprus.
Cyprus is great for cycling: Smooth, quiet roads, low traffic and nice weather. We will stay in one of the nicest hotels in Paphos.
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Lots of climbing but either shorter rides or an easier day mixed in. Challenging but suitable for most riders.
Rolling terrain with the occasional climb. Social riding suitable for all riders.
L'Etape Cyprus by Tour de France
Run-on fully closed roads, over a beautiful and varied course with a challenging climb up to the Olympus, L’Étape Cyprus is run under full Tour de France professional conditions and with world-class mechanical support.
L’Étape is Cyprus’ most competitive event for amateur riders, while also providing a safe and enjoyable traffic-free riding environment for those who are not so competitive, but just want to have fun and complete the magical course. With two distances (136KM & 62KM), L’Étape Cyprus is accessible to all amateur cyclists. Participating in L’Étape Cyprus is also an amazing opportunity to discover the country and all it has to offer: much more than just a race, we invite you to experience an unforgettable journey in Cyprus and its surroundings.
The only cycling event in the world allowing to race and feel like a Tour de France champion.
- Route designed by Tour de France experts
- High-level of safety and assistance
- Race with Tour de France champions
- A unique opportunity to win Tour de France jerseys
- Compete in Sprint & KOM classifications like Tour de France riders
The route of L’Etape Cyprus by Tour de France offers you an amazing challenge: with more than 3000m of positive elevation, you will climb to the top of the island and enjoy amazing landscapes, before going back down to the coast with an unforgettable view over the littoral of Cyprus.
What makes Cyprus such a great place for spring cycling? The road surfaces are as good as Mallorca but with almost no traffic. The terrain is mixed with long climbs, rolling hills and flat rides by the coast. And of course this is one of the warmest climates in Europe with temperatures in the low 20s from Feb and 325 sunny days per year.
Plenty of tough sectors but suitable for most regular riders.
Flat to rolling day with max one tough section.
Hotel Athena Beach Paphos
Gran Fondo Cyprus
The Athena Beach Hotel, having been lavishly renovated and generously upgraded with even more facilities, proudly offers the guests a superb standard of service and comfort, equivalent to those of a luxurious 5-star hotel. The hotel is situated directly on the beach in Kato Paphos, a pleasant walk away from the picturesque harbour, the archaeological sites, the shops and the nightlife. A bus stop is found just outside the hotel and taxis are always available. Parking in the hotel car park is free for guests. The resort is conveniently situated within easy driving distances from the island’s two International airports, just 15 km away from Paphos and 140 km from Larnaca. As an added bonus for golf lovers, there are four super golf courses easily accessible by car. The luxurious rooms and suites boast spacious balconies and floor to ceiling windows with views of the Mediterranean Sea or of the hotel’s colourful gardens; as for the amenities, they include, among many more, deluxe beds, complimentary high speed Wi Fi and safety deposit box, satellite TV, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee making facilities, an espresso machine, mineral water (on arrival) ensuring a comfortable and relaxing stay for our guests. In addition, the Athena Beach Hotel offers an exclusive zone dedicated to adults (over 16 years), comprising of a separate pool, sunbathing area and a swim-up ‘Adult Pool Bar’. The leisure facilities feature 4 external, freshwater swimming pools (one of which is dedicated to adults) and 2 paddling pools, an indoor pool (heated Nov–Apr), indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis. In addition, the completely new Oasis Splash was created for endless hours of interactive and safe play for children of all ages; as well as the existing 25m long waterslide, it offers an extra, new waterslide 42m long with separate landing pools and a nearby colourful splash pad with spray toys, guaranteeing infinite fun for our younger guests. Floodlit tennis court, a 24-rink indoor and outdoor Bowls Green. The hotel’s Elixir Spa is the place to head for a perfectly relaxing escape. It features a heated pool, 2 saunas, 2 steam baths, a fully equipped gym and a hairdressing salon. Indulge in a tempting array of professional massages, aromatherapy and body treatments, aromatherapy to sooth and rejuvenate you. There is no better way to end the day other than a relaxing sundowner before savouring some fine dining at the hotel’s restaurants or an exclusive and very romantic candlelit dinner!
Included with your trip are a meet and greet service and airport transfers from Paphos airport to our hotels for you, your luggage and your bike. If you'd like to fly to Larnaca, we offer airport transfers at an additional £50 per person return
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