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Etape du Tour

2024 Etape du Tour

Saturday 6th July 2024 

Dates

Fri 5 July to Mon 8 July

ETAPE DU TOUR OFFICIAL PARTNER

From

$1,889 AUD

2024 Etape du Tour de France with Sportive Breaks

Due to French elections the 2024 Etape du Tour will now take place on Saturday 6th July. Anybody who has booked with us will be contacted soon. 

The Etape du Tour is one of the world’s toughest amateur cycling events. During the event you ride the exact same route as the riders of the Tour de France just days later. Sportive Breaks are the No1 Tour Operator for the Etape du Tour. Every year we offer the best travel packages with guaranteed Etape du Tour entry and hotels in the best places. As well as hotels and the entry, our local team of guides, drivers and bike mechanics provide our riders with the best experience including guided warm up rides and private feed stations. In addition we also offer airport transfers, bike rental and side events like meal nights and party nights.

2024 Etape du Tour Route and Date

The 2024 Etape du Tour will take place in Nice on Saturday 6th July. The start is in Nice and the finish is on the Col de la Couillole, located 90km north of Nice. Stage 20 of the 2024 Tour de France is 132 kilometres long, but packs in 4 climbs. The finish climb of the Col de la Couillole is 15.7 kilometres long with an average of 7%. The other climbs are the Col de Braus (10 kilometres at 6.6%) and the Col de Turini is the longest climb of the day with 20.7 kilometres at 5.7% with the highest point at 1,608 metres above sea level. The Col de la Colmaine is roughly 20 kilometres long and averaging almost 5%.

If riding the Etape is on your bucket list or you have pre-registered already, we would like to present to you your options for booking your package for the 2024 Etape du Tour.

2024 Etape du Tour packages with Sportive Breaks

  • Guaranteed entry 
  • Hotels in the best location for the 2024 Etape du Tour
  • Mechanic services
  • Airport transfers
  • Private feed stations
  • Bike rental
  • Massages

Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking.

Guaranteed Etape Entry: Guaranteed 2024 Etape du Tour entry delivered to your hotel (collect from Etape Expo if staying in Nice). Entry Only without hotels is also available.

Best hotels in the best locations for the 2024 Etape du Tour: Depending on the route we stay near the start or near the finish

Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks: Stay in the best location for the start and finish.  Our local team will ensure you have the best preparation and advice.

Transport: Various transport services included or available to book at a supplement. More information below.

Private Feed Stops: Drop off your day bags, re-energise with sports nutrition + savoury food. Two private feed stations on the Etape route.

Mechanic support: Expert mechanics on hand. Bike rental also available.

What's Included?

Accommodation

Hotel near the finish area

Guided Rides

Ahead of the Etape du Tour.

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend

Sportive Entry

Package Entry or Entry Only. Entry delivery to your hotel.

Private Feed Stop

Two additional private feed stations on Etape day.

Included Meals

Choice of B&B and Half Board

Transfer

Included to the start (tbc depending on route)

Guided Tours

Included (tbc depending on route)

Additional - Transfer

From Nice airport if staying at the finish

Additional - Bike Rental

Ridley Fenix SLIC Shimano Ultegra DI2 12 Speed disc. FROM $499

Additional Extras - Sportive Entry

Transfer to the start included with our finish hotels

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary 2024 Etape du Tour

Day To Day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at your chosen hotel today. Our team will be available to meet you at the hotel. If you plan to arrive via Nice airport then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage, and your bike from Nice airport at set times.

Airport transfers

We offer regular airport transfers throughout the day at $90 one-way and $180 return. Group transfers will depart the airport at regular intervals between 10.00 and 19.00. Please book flights that arrive before 18.00 to make use of the last group transfer at 19.00. If you arrive after 19.00, we can arrange private transfers – don’t hesitate to get in touch with us here for costs –hello@sportivebreaks.com.au

What about my bike?

You can bring your bike as we will arrange to transport bike boxes on our airport transfers. Alternatively, you can rent a bike with us for the weekend. Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with fitting your rental bike or building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out if you don’t have evening meal included at your hotel.

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride.  

We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon for you to rest and get prepared for tomorrow.

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through Etape day logistics and of course the route.

Entry Delivery

There is no need to go to the Etape Expo to collect your entry packs as our staff will deliver your race pack to you at the hotel. To enable us to do this, you must have uploaded your medical certificate to your account beforehand.

If you want to visit Nice today and spend the day at the expo or in Nice in general then you can book or Nice shuttle today. We will collect you from your hotel near the finish and transport you to Nice where you can spend the day. This service can be booked at $100 per person.

Race Briefing

This evening our bike guides will do a race briefing to run through Etape day logistics and of course the route.

The evening is free for you to eat at your hotel or eat out at a local restaurant.

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfast is arranged in the hotel restaurant.

The Etape du Tour start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you must enter the pen plus a start time. Please note that Sportive Breaks has no influence on start pens or timings. 

The Etape du Tour is a race with various cut off points. You need to have passed each cut off point at certain times otherwise you will be eliminated from the race. If you’re eliminated your bike will go on a bike trailer and you will be transported to the finish.

Transfer to the start

This morning we will transfer you to Nice for the start of the 2024 Etape du Tour. Your bike will already be there so no need to worry about it this morning. 

After breakfast we offer our optional transfers back to Nice Airport at set times. Alternatively, make your own arrangements to depart today.

More About the Event

2024 Etape du Tour Route

  • Start: Nice City Centre
  • Finish: Col de la Couillole
  • Finish Village: Beuil
  • Return Transport: Beuil

The 32nd edition of L’Étape du Tour de France will be held on 06 July 2024 on the route of the 20th stage of the Tour de France, between Nice and the Col de la Couillole, a 138km route with more than 4,600 metres of ascent, including the climbs of the Col de la Couillole, Col de Braus, Col de Turini and Col de la Colmiane.

Even though slightly shorter than the 2023 Etape, this is a tough stage with 4,600 metres of climbing over the 138-kilometre route. You need to be perfectly prepared for this challenge  so we suggest you take part in our Etape du Tour Training Weekend in Nice in March – More information here

Our team have been present at the last 14 editions of the Etape du Tour and we are looking forward to again helping our customers make this brilliant cycling event a success.

If you are interested in cycling the most famous sportive in the world, book your place on the Etape du Tour (also known as the L’Etape du tour) and ride the Queen stage of the 2024 Tour de France. The 2024 route will again include awesome climbs in one of the world’s best cycling regions.

The first Etape du Tour took place in 1993, allowing amateur cyclists the opportunity to race over the same ground as the pros during the Tour de France. The roads are closed during this sportive, and refreshment stops can be expected along the way, replicating stage two of the Tour de France in every possible way. Our team on the ground are local to the area and have years of experience to ensure that you get the most out of your Etape du Tour experience with us.

The first Etape was in 1993. There is now an international series of Etape du Tour events all over the world – L’Étape by Tour de France (letapebytourdefrance.com)

Pau in the Pyrenees has been visited by the Etape du Tour most often but the last time the Etape du Tour took place in the Pyrenees was in 2014. The organisers have chosen the Alps due to its commercial success the last few years.

The longest Etape was in 2011 from Issoire to St Flour. A few years there were two Etapes per year; one in the Alps and one in the Pyrenees.

2023 Etape du Tour

The 31st edition of the Étape du Tour took place on 9 July 2023. The course followed the same route as stage 14 of the 2023 Tour de France. The 152km route started in Annemasse and finished in Morzine Les Portes du Soleil . The course took in 4,100 metres of elevation gain and included the climbs of Col de Saxel, Col de Cou, Col de Feu, Col de la Ramaz and Col de Joux Plane.

2022 Etape du Tour

The 30th edition of the “Étape du Tour de France” took place on the 10th of July 2022 following the stage 12 route of the Tour de France, between Briançon and Alpe d’Huez. It was one of the toughest Etapes yet with 170km and 4670m of elevation gain. In one big day out, riders ticked-off some exquisite high-mountain passes like Col du Galibier (2642m), La Croix de fer (1850m), Col du Lautaret (2058m), finishing it all off on the iconic Alpe d’Huez.

The 2022 route was based on the legendary Briançon-Alpe d’Huez stage of 1986, where team mates Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault rode victoriously over the finish line, shoulder-to-shoulder at Alpe d’Huez.

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