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2024 Etape du Tour

Sunday 7 July 2024

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Dates

Fri July 5 to Mon July 8

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From $935
Etape Entry from $194

2024 Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

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 Sunday 7th 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 options with Sportive Breaks

  • Stay at the finish from $935pp
  • Entry Only with private feed station access (no hotel or travel services) – $200
 

Read more about all the options below and don’t delay with booking as we expect to sell out fast!

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. Entry Only without hotels is also available.

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.

Guided Rides: On Saturday before the Etape.

Bike rental: Available from $330 for the weekend. Delivered and fitted.

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

What's Included?

Accommodation

Hotel near the finish.

Meals Included

Bed and Breakfast or Half Board options available. Early breakfast on Etape day.

Guided rides

Ahead of the Etape du Tour.

Private feed stops

Two additional private feed stations on Etape day.

Mechanic

Expert mechanic on hand all weekend.

Entry Options

Package Entry or Entry Only. Entry delivery to your hotel available on selected packages.

Airport Transfers - $118pp

From Nice airport if staying at the finish.

Transport

Transfer to the start included with our finish hotels.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner times in line with event timings.

2024 Etape du Tour package Options

2024 Etape du Tour

Option 1 – Stay at the Finish

  • Entry delivered to you
  • Early start on Etape day followed by 2-hour transfer to the start
  • Finish the Etape and relax
  • Two-hour airport transfer required each way

Option 2 – Entry without travel package

  • Visit the Etape expo and collect your entry
  • Make your own hotel and travel arrangements
  • Wristband which gives access to our private feed stations on the route

 

Whichever option you decide to go for, you can expect the usual excellent Sportive Breaks service.

2024 Etape du Tour prices

Booking Options

  1. Stay at Finish
  2. Entry Only

Stay at the Finish

For the 2024 Etape du Tour we offer several ways to take part in the event. Please see the prices below for our finish package. Staying near the finish in Valberg will give you the following features:

  • Airport transfers required from Nice Airport to Valberg (2 hours)
  • Dinners included.
  • Entry delivered to you.
  • Early start on Etape du Tour day (transfer to the start of the Etape du Tour included)
  • Finish the Etape and relax after a short ride back to your hotel.

As the summit of the Col de la Couillole has very limited space, all riders will be required to descend soon after they finish

  • Valberg is the nearest resort with more hotels and is located at 13km from the finish on the Col de la Couillole.

Prices

Chalet Suisse Valberg
  • $935 per person based on two people sharing a twin room with 2 single beds
  • $1315 per person based on single occupancy of a room with double bed

Included with your weekend:

  • 3 nights at your chosen hotel or residence near the finish of the Etape du Tour
  • Entry delivered to your hotel.
  • Bike storage at the hotel
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanic
  • Daily breakfasts including an early breakfast on Etape day.
  • Evening meals
  • Guided warm up ride on Saturday.
  • Transport to the start of the Etape du Tour in Nice
  • Etape du Tour race briefing
  • Detailed itinerary

Also available

  • Return airport transfers from Nice Airport – $118 per person.
  • Return trip to the Etape du Tour Expo in Nice on Saturday (optional) – $65 per person.
  • Guaranteed entry for the 2024 Etape du Tour – $194
  • Bike rental – Available from $330 per bike for the weekend
 

Etape du Tour Entry Only at $200 – Very limited availability

  • Make your own travel and transport arrangements
  • Wristband to give you access to our private feed stops
  • Collect your Entry in Nice at the Expo

Highlights from the Past Event

Itinerary

Day To Day

Staying near the finish in Valberg

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.

Our hotels and apartments

Breakfast and dinner are included with our hotel in Valberg including an early breakfast on Etape du Tour day. Note that this may be provided in the form of a breakfast box.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we will plan 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. All hotels in Valberg have evening meals included.

Please make your way to your chosen hotel today or make use of our optional airport transfer where our team will meet you.

Group airport transfers – $118 return

Today we offer regular airport transfers. When you make your booking, you can add this group airport transfer. Please book a flight that arrives before the transfer time. You can book our group airport transfer for $118 for a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

Please click here for more information on group transfers – Airport Transfers to Valberg and Beuil

Private Airport transfers

Please contact us for a quote on a private airport transfer at another time from the airport.

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.

Finish Hotel

Nice Visit – $65 per person

If you are staying at our hotel in Valberg then your 2024 Etape du Tour entry will be delivered to you. 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 $65 per person.

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.

Finish hotels

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants.

Transfer to the start

This morning we will transfer you to Nice for the start of the 2024 Etape du Tour. Your bike will be transported on a bike trailer. For those of you who have driven from the UK or who have rented a car, please ensure that you leave plenty of time to get to the start and find your start pen.

Finish Hotels

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 Etape du Tour

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 07 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.

2020 and 2021

The 2020 and 2021 editions did not take place due to the Covid 19 epidemic.

See all editions here – L’Etape du Tour de France – Presentation (letapedutourdefrance.com)

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