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etape loch ness

Etape Loch Ness

April 28, 2024

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3 nights


Achievable for all



Why Book With Sportive Breaks?

Stay in Inverness near the start & finish: 3 nights in Inverness less than a mile from the start and finish

The Etape Loch Ness is Scotland’s largest closed road cycle sportive taking place. The 66-mile (106km) route along the shores of iconic Loch Ness, is a cycling challenge with unrivalled scenery.  Whether you are a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, don’t miss this awesome event!

Stay with us in Inverness and you will be within minutes of the start and the finish of the 2024 Etape Loch Ness on Sportive day.  Choose from 2 or 3 nights (longer stays available on request). Guaranteed entry is available when you book one of our hotel packages. Our mechanic is available throughout the weekend and guided group rides are scheduled on Friday and Saturday afternoon.

 Spread your payments: Our interest-free payment plan allows you to spread out payments for your booking.

Sell-Out event status: This event is very popular and entries sell out. Guarantee your entry with Sportive Breaks.

Fully closed roads: Enjoy riding on traffic free roads around Loch Ness.

Guided warm-up rides: Join us on Friday and Saturday for guided warm-up rides.

Circular route: A 360° route along the shores of Loch Ness takes in some of the country’s most stunning scenery.

What's Included?


Hotel Glen Mhor in Inverness

Meals Included

Breakfasts & dinners

Guided Rides

Pre-event ride on Friday & Saturday


Available all weekend

Additional Extra - Sportive Entry

Guaranteed Entry at $85

Highlights from the Past Event


Day to day

Please make your own arrangements to arrive at our hotel in Inverness today where our team will be available.

Our hotel
Located in the heart of Inverness, the Glen Mhor will immerse you in the rich heritage, beautiful setting, and charming traditions of the local area. The hotel’s 110 rooms are spread across 10 beautiful Victorian buildings, 11 self-contained apartments and a luxurious 4-bedroom River Ness Villa.

What about my bike?
Our mechanic will be available this afternoon at the hotel to assist you with building your own bike after travel. Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel, either inside your room or in the outdoor, covered bike store. Please note that the hotel does not have an elevator.

Guided ride

Join us for a guided ride at 2:00 PM. Bikes and riders will be transported out of Inverness to avoid traffic and enjoy a 3-4 hour ride in the Scottish countryside.

Dinner at the hotel.

All participants MUST attend registration TODAY between 10:00 AM-7:00 PM to collect their rider pack at the Event Hub, Northern Meeting Park, Inverness, IV3 5NS.
You must show photo ID to collect your race packet. Please note that there is no registration on race day. Registration at the Event Hub is home to free mechanical support, official merchandise, food & drink, and many other cycling related booths so give yourself some time to explore.

  • Grab last-minute essentials for your ride
  • Mouth-watering selection of street food, coffee and cakes from local Highland food producers
  • Local craft brewery and distillery pop-up
  • Mechanical support and a cleaning & lube station on Saturday to assist with any last-minute tweaks or mechanical issues
  • Post-event massage on Sunday

Guided ride

Join us at 2:00 PM for a guided ride. To avoid the traffic we will, once again, transport you and your bike out of Inverness and the beauty of the Scottish countryside for a few hours.

Dinner at the hotel

The start and finish of the event today will be near our hotel so it’s easy to get to and from the finish. Distance is less than 1 mile.
Participants will be split into 4 waves (A-D) based on your estimated finish time. You will receive an email with your specific start wave (A-D) and your allocated time to arrive at your start holding area.
This afternoon and early evening we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel. We’ll be back at the hotel in the afternoon.

Evening meal at the hotel.

Read all about the day here

After breakfast, please make your own arrangements to check out and depart.

More About the Event

Starting and finishing in the historic Highland capital of Inverness, riders can enjoy cycling on closed roads on a 360° route alongside the loch taking in some of the country’s most stunning scenery.

There is a timed King of the Mountain stage with a 4.8-mile (9km) climb gaining 380m in height and reaching a gradient of 12% at times. A record 6100 riders took part in this exciting event in 2022, with general entry selling out in just 36 hours. 

Entry includes:

  • Unrivalled scenery on closed roads
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Event Giveaway
  • Electronic timing
  • Mechanical support
  • Support stations along the route
  • King of the Mountain split time
  • Downloadable finisher’s certificate


You are in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organizing cycling trips for more than 25 years.

Plenty to choose from

We offer the largest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.

Spread your payments

Our interest-free payment plan allows you to spread out payments for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply.

Logistics covered

We know the routes and we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organize everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional fuel stops, local guides, mechanical support and more.

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