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2024 Etape du Tour

Saturday 6 July 2024

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Dates

Fri 5 July to Mon 8 July

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From $935 per person
Entry only $250

2024 Etape du Tour 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.

Pre-book your 2025 Etape du Tour entry now for $125 with our refund guarantee.

The date for the 2025 Etape du Tour is expected to be Sunday 13th July. Dates are still to be confirmed. Book your guaranteed 2025 Etape du Tour place now with Sportive Breaks for $125. Click here for more information. 

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 50 miles north of Nice. Stage 20 of the 2024 Tour de France is 132 kilometers (82 miles) long, but packs in 4 climbs. The finish climb of the Col de la Couillole is 15.7 kilometers (10 miles) long with an average of 7%. The other climbs are the Col de Braus (10 kilometers/6 miles at 6.6%) and the Col de Turini is the longest climb of the day with 20.7 kilometers (13 miles) at 5.7% with the highest point at 1,608 metres or 5,275 feet above sea level. The Col de la Colmaine is roughly 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) long and averaging almost 5%.

If riding the Etape is on your bucket list, we would like to present to you our package for the 2024 Etape du Tour.

2024 Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

  • Stay at the finish from $935pp
  • Entry Only with private feed station access (no hotel or travel services) – $250

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 (collect from Etape Expo if staying in Nice). 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 to your hotel.

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

What's Included?

Accommodation

Hotel near the finish line.

Meals Included

Half Board with breakfast and evening meals included. 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 - $59pp each way

From/To Nice airport.

Transport

Transfer to the start included.

Meals

Breakfast and dinner times in line with event timings

2024 Etape du Tour prices

Stay at the Finish

Staying near the finish in Valberg will give you the following features:

  • Optional airport transfers from Nice Airport to Valberg (2 hours)
  • Dinners included.
  • Entry delivered to you.
  • 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.

  • Beuil is the location of the Etape du Tour finish village and is located at 8km from the finish on the Col de la Couillole. This is the closest venue to the 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 hotel 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 – $59 each way per person
  • Sports Medical Certificate Online Service – More info here
  • 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 $250 – 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

2025 Etape du Tour

Sportive Breaks is an official premium tour operator of the 2025 Etape du Tour. The date for the 2025 Etape du Tour is expected to be Sunday 13th July. Dates are still to be confirmed. Book your guaranteed 2025 Etape du Tour place now with Sportive Breaks for $125.

2025 Etape du Tour

Sportive Breaks offer guaranteed entry without the need to wait for the entry system to open. We offer hotel packages for 3 nights with a selection of hotels in the start or finish location (depending on the route) so you are perfectly placed for the start and finish of the 2025 Etape. Our packages include guided rides, mechanic services and staff support throughout the weekend. Airport transfers and bike rental are also available.

Pre-book your 2025 Etape du Tour entry now for $125 with our refund guarantee.  – Book Now

After the route announcement in October 2024, you will benefit from the following privileges:

  • First pick of our 2025 Etape du Tour hotel packages with your entry at $125.
  • Option to change your entry to ‘Entry Only’ without a hotel package and pay $199 for your entry.
  • Option to cancel with full refund if you no longer wish to do the Etape du Tour.

2025 Etape du Tour route

Every year one of the stages of the Tour de France is chosen to be the ‘Etape du Tour de France’. This allows amateur riders their opportunity to ride a genuine Tour de France stage under professional race conditions. This means that there are closed roads, a time schedule, cut off times, feed stations and a Tour de France atmosphere. The 2025 Etape du Tour will take place on Sunday 13th July in the Alps (date not confirmed). Sportive Breaks are one of the most experienced tour operators for the Etape du Tour and if you book a hotel package with us you will benefit from having your own support team.

With Sportive Breaks you will benefit from the best service for the Etape du Tour:

  • Hotels in the best places
  • Bed and breakfast and half board options
  • Room options from single rooms, to twin rooms, doubles, and family rooms
  • Mechanic service to help you setting up your bike after travel
  • Private feed stations, guided rides on the route and social events
  • Option to add extras such as bike rental and airport transfers
  • We welcome all nationalities and solo travellers are made welcome

Etape du Tour 2023 with Sportive Breaks – 9th July 2023.

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Itinerary

Day To Day

Arrival 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 hotel

Breakfast and dinner is 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 – $59 each way

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 $59 each way per person with luggage and bike.

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

Private Airport transfers

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

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

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

Today you are free to recover in the beautiful surroundings of the French Alps.

Airport Transfer

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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