Date July 9, 2023
Nights 3 nights with extra nights available
Price From £349pp
2023 Etape du Tour July 9, 2023 France The Big Six

2023 Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

The 2023 Etape du Tour de France will take place on Sunday 9 July 2023 in the French Alps. The 2023 Tour de France stage that has been chosen is Stage 14 which takes place on Saturday 15 July between Annemasse and Morzine.

Sportive Breaks are the No1 Tour Operator for the Etape du Tour. As well as hotels and the 2023 Etape du Tour entry, our local team of guides, drivers and bike mechanics provide our riders with the best experience including guided warm up rides, a race briefing and private feed stations. In addition, we also offer airport transfers, bike rental and massages.

2023 Etape du Tour Entry

Entries to the 2023 Etape du Tour sold out in record time when they went on sale. Not to worry as you can still book your Etape entry with Sportive Breaks. Buy your entry at £129 if you book one of our hotel packages or £275 for the entry only without hotel.

Stay at the finish in Morzine and Les Gets for 3, 4 or 5 nights

  • It is far nicer to stay in the lovely alpine resorts of Les Gets and Morzine rather than in Annemasse
  • Les Gets and Morzine are beautiful Alpine towns with a thriving cycling scene
  • Both Les Gets and Morzine are great places to stay for non-cycling family and friends
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenery, outdoor pool, sports centre and many bars and restaurants
  • Celebrate your achievement and relax after you finish. No need for return transport in Morzine and short 10-minute transfer back to Les Gets (included)
  • No need to go to collect your entry. We’ll deliver it to you

Our hotels

Morzine

  • Hotel Le Grand Tetras on B&B basis from £349
  • Hotel Les Bruyeres on B&B basis from £389
  • Hotel Les Fleurs on Half Board basis from £399
  • Hotel Alpina Morzine on Half Board basis from £499
  • Residence Frond’Neige on Half Board basis from £579
  • Hotel Le Petit Dru on Half Board basis from £619
  • Hotel L’Equipe on Half Board basis from £619
  • Hotel La Chaumiere on Half Board basis from £649

Les Gets

  • Hotel Christiania on B&B basis from £389
  • Chamois d’Or Hotel and Spa on B&B basis from £509
10/07/2022 – L’Etape du Tour 2022 – Briancon / Alpe D’Huez (167 km)

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • 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 2023 Etape du Tour Entry at just £129: If booked together with one of our hotel packages. Entry only available at £275 per entry.

  • Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks: Stay in the pretty Alpine villages of Morzine and Les Gets so there's not far to go after you finish. Our local team will ensure you have the best preparation and advice.

  • Private Feed Stations: Set up in two key locations en-route, our private feed stops allow you to avoid the queues at the main stops and pick up supplies or clothes from your day bags.

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Long Route 152km 4,100m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

Your choice of 2*, 3*, 4* hotels in Morzine and Les Gets

Private Feed Stop

2 private feed stops en-route

Mechanic

Mechanic service

Included Meals

Choice of B&B and Half Board

Guided Warm Up Ride

On Saturday

Transfer

Included to the start in Annemasse

Transfer

Included to Les Gets after the finish

Additional Extras

Transfer

Airport transfers from Geneva Airport at £60 one way/ £100 return

Bike Rental

Giant Carbon Bike rental available from £179

Sportive Entry

Guaranteed Entry at £129 with hotel or £275 as Entry Only

Sportive Entry

Delivered to you in Morzine

2023 Etape du Tour

If you are interested in cycling the most famous Gran Fondo/ Sportive in the world, book your place on the Etape du Tour de France and ride one of the best mountain stages of the 2023 Tour de France. The 2023 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 a stage 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.

Itinerary

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Friday 7 July 2023 : Arrival 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 fly then we offer airport transfers for you, your luggage and your bike from Geneva airport.

Airport transfers from Geneva Airport

We offer regular airport transfers throughout the day at £60 one way and £100 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 – please contact us here for costs – [email protected]

Our hotels and apartments

We offer a wide variety of accommodation in the finish town of the 2023 Etape du Tour; Morzine and in nearby Les Gets. Hotels are available on Bed and Breakfast and Half Board basis. If you have breakfast included, then you will have an early breakfast on Etape du Tour day.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as we will make arrangements 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.

Saturday 8 July 2023 : Guided warm up ride, race briefing, entry delivery, bike transport

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.

Entry Delivery

For those who have booked their entry with our hotel packages, there is no need to go to Annemasse to collect your entry today. We will deliver your entry to you. To enable us to do this, you must have uploaded your medical certificate to your account beforehand.

People who have booked Entry Only need to let us know in advance if they would like collection in Morzine or Annemasse.

Bike collection

This afternoon, we will ask you to drop your bike off to us in Morzine. We will take your bike to Annemasse for you where it will be stored securely overnight near the start.

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.

Sunday 9 July 2023 : The 2023 Etape du Tour de France

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 152km 4,100m 5/5

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel restaurants. Those who have booked self-catering residences need to ensure they prepare their own breakfasts this morning.

Below is an overview of 2023 Etape day logistics

  • Transfer to the start in Annemasse
  • Collect your bike from the bike store near the start
  • Start the Etape du Tour
  • Day bags available for you at our feed stations
  • Finish reception area with food and drinks to celebrate your achievement
  • After you’ve recovered, simply roll or walk over to your hotel
  • For people staying in Les Gets we offer a shuttle service back from Morzine to your hotel (10 minutes)

Transfer to the start

This morning we will transfer you to Annemasse for the start of the 2023 Etape du Tour. Your bike will already be there so no need to worry about it this morning.

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.

The 2023 Etape du Tour

The Etape du Tour start is done in waves. You will be allocated a start pen with a time that you have to enter the pen plus a start time. Previous editions have started between 07:00 and 08:30. The Etape du Tour is a race with cut off points. You need to have passed certain points on the route at a certain time otherwise you will be eliminated from the route. If you’re eliminated your bike will go on a bike trailer and you will be transported to the finish.

This afternoon and early evening please re-pack your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

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Monday 10 July 2023 : Departure Day

This morning we will offer our optional transfer back to Geneva airport. If you book these transfers with us, we advise you not to book any flights that are too early as it will be a mega early start. We advise you to book flights after 10.00.

Sportive Options

Every year one of the toughest mountain stages of the Tour de France is selected to be that year’s Etape du Tour. The 2023 Etape du Tour de France will take place on Sunday 9 July 2023 in the French Alps. The 2023 Tour de France stage that has been chosen is Stage 14 which takes place on Saturday 15 July between Annemasse and Morzine.

The 2023 Etape du Tour takes place on Sunday 9 July 2023, and it replicates stage 14 of the 2023 Tour de France which will take place 6 days later on Saturday 15 July. It will be the 16th time that the Tour de France finishes in Morzine.
The start is in Geneva’s commuter town on the French side of the border; Annemasse. The finish is in Morzine and the famous Portes de Soleil ski area.

There are four categorised climbs on the route and a series of smaller mountains that will make this a tough challenge. The Col de Cou (7 kilometres at 7.4%) and Col du Feu (5.8 kilometres at 7.8%) need to be conquered in the first part of the route.
The final 65 kilometres of the route are the same as in 2016 with two big climbs – Col de la Ramaz and Col de Joux Plane and a descent into Morzine. In 2016 the Col de la Ramaz was cut out of the Etape du Tour route due to a landslide, but many still struggled on the Joux Plane in hot conditions.
The Col de la Ramaz is 13.9 kilometres long with an average of 7.1%. After the descent and about 10 kilometres in the valley the Joux Plane starts. The Joux Plane is 11.6 kilometres long with an average of 8.5%. After a few kilometres cruising at 1650m altitude you will descend into Morzine. The last few hundred metres are a false flat uphill to the line.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 152km 4,100m 5/5
Long Route

Accommodation

Hotel Le Petit Dru

Etape du Tour

Our 4-star hotel offers so much more: a retreat, a breath of fresh air and an opportunity to take time for yourself. Here in Morzine, in the heart of the Alps, time rules the roost, shaping personalities, weathering the wood-and-thatch chalets over seasons and generations, creating a patchwork of traditions. In our family, time has always brought meaning to our work. Time has forged the path of our story in the hotel industry at Le Petit Dru, a human story stretching over three generations. With almost 50 years of residence in Morzine, we have made Le Petit Dru an extension of our personal and professional development. This 4-star hotel brings together our values and philosophy of authenticity, expressing our vision of the art of living and hosting. The diametric opposite of ostentatious luxury, the hotel is made of the same stuff as the people and land of the village, the area and the region. The real luxury here is time. The restaurant at the 4-star Hotel Le Petit Dru seeks out local charm and renewed tradition in the kitchen, creating a tasty offering that combines freshness, sensitivity, creativity, generosity and seasonal produce throughout the year. Le Fangle, Le Petit Dru's mountain restaurant, is located on the ski slopes of Avoriaz. At lunchtime in winter, it offers an authentic, generous gourmet break from the pistes with skis still on to all customers, both residents and others. At Le Petit Dru, snow is anything but a smokescreen !

Residence Frond Neige

Etape du Tour

The Frond’Neige Residence is located at the foot of the Pleney runs. Every flat has a stunning view of the mountains. All shops, restaurants and activities are located a few meters from the residence. In winter, put your skis on and discover the fabulous Portes du Soleil ski domain. In summer, use the various paths, which start at the foot of the residence and bring you at the top of the Portes du Soleil mountains. In the morning, for lunch or after a skiing or walking day, come and enjoy a nice meal (in winter) or a drink with a beautiful view on the terrace of our mountain Bistro. Our panoramic sauna will enable you to relax after a skiing or walking day. You will enjoy the beautiful view of the mountains through the bubble window.

Alpina Hotel Morzine

Etape du Tour

The hotel is located on the sunniest side... ... of Morzine, 200 m from the center of the village and the departure of Super Morzine's cable car, connecting the Franco-Swiss ski area of Portes du Soleil. Find the sweetness of our large family cottage in the mountains, recently renovated where the Marullaz family watches over the tranquility of your holidays, summer and winter for 3 generations. Our bedrooms We have several types of bedrooms: •Double, twin, triple •Triple and quadruple family rooms with separate children's room upon availability •An adjoining room can also accommodate a family of five They are decorated with mountain materials and fabrics or in a more contemporary and refined design to ensure relaxation and serenity. Our rooms are equipped with: •Bathroom with shower or bath •Hair dryer •Balcony and safe in most rooms •TV •Free WIFI Our restaurant As soon as you wake up, the breakfast buffet puts everyone in good mood. Croissants and chocolate breads, fresh fruit or fruit salad Parisian and complete bread Cheeses, cereals, eggs, yogurts, sweet treats, wide choice of jams, marmelades Our breakfast changes each day with sweet or salt dishes . As for drinks, different varieties of teas are offered. The Swiss coffee is ground to the minute to develop all its aroma. Hot chocolate, as well as 2 varieties of fruit juices are also at your disposal. Half board With us no card, but a different menu every day, cooked with quality products and season, home made During your half-board stay in winter, take benefit of a delicious Savoyard fondue or a raclette and share your emotions during the day. Unforgettable evening guaranteed!

Alte Hotel Neve

Etape du Tour

A charming and traditional hotel, welcome to the Chalet Hotel Alté Névé in Morzine. With its 39 comfortable rooms (satellite TV and TNT, telephone, balcony for most, bathroom, wifi) connected by elevator. Health and wellbeing facilities: • Sauna • Jacuzzi® • Steam room • Fitness centre

Le Grand Tetras

Etape du Tour

Located a minute away from a town center, in a quiet area of Morzine, our hotel with his unique view welcomes you summers and winters on half-board or breakfast basis. The hotel provides its customers with a private car park, a TV lounge, a ski room, free wifi and bar and restaurant facilities. All our rooms have a private bathroom, toilets, TV, free wifi and most of them with balcony, in order to spend a great moment in Morzine ! The hotel has 18 rooms; doubles, twins, triples and quadruple rooms. All our rooms are equipped with : • private bathroom, toilets • free WIFI access • TV with french channels Have a real “vin chaud” or a cocktail after your ski day in our bar! Lounge music and cosy atmosphere. In the hotel, you are going to discover the real French food with our specialties: fondue, raclette, tartiflette… and of course the traditional dishes! Enjoy! During the summer, our restaurant is closed. We only do bed and breakfast. We can do the half board basis only for groups.

L’Equipe

Etape du Tour

Charm'Hôtel l'Equipe is the charm of an all-wooden chalet at the foot of the ski slopes in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Located 1h30 from Geneva airport, 30 km from Thonon les Bains TGV station, Charm'Hotel L'Equipe will ensure you, in summer or winter, an unforgettable stay. Charm'Hôtel l'Equipe is the charm of a wooden chalet at the foot of the ski slopes in the heart of the Portes du Soleil. Located 1h30 from Geneva airport, 30 km from Thonon les Bains TGV station, Charm'Hotel L'Equipe will ensure you, in summer or winter, an unforgettable stay. Since William arrived in the kitchen, our traditional cooking has been given an extra dimension. Today, our new menu boasts fine and modern cuisine. Our chef draws on the natural bounty of the local area to create dishes to tempt any palate, made from scratch using fresh produce. Each dish looks just as good as it tastes. William is always experimenting with new recipes: from apple and basil ice cream and pine bud honey to pastis-glazed parsnips and spiced slow-roasted duck breast. He doesn’t neglect the classics either, with his sponge cake and traditional blueberry tart, not to mention our delicious rissoles that give the word ‘delicious’ a new meaning. After a day spent on the slopes or on the mountain bike trails, treat yourself to a dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or steam room or why not the hot tub… A place of total relaxation in Zen surroundings where you can achieve a feeling of peace. A heated indoor pool with spectacular views over the Mont-Blanc range.

Hotel Les Fleurs

Etape du Tour

HOTEL LES FLEURS The 2-star Hotel Les Fleurs Morzine is set 3 km from Atray Ski Lift and 3.7 km from Lac de Montriond Lake. This venue has an outdoor swimming pool as well as free self parking, a seasonal outdoor pool and a restaurant. The accommodation is situated 2 km from Morzine city centre and 90 km from Meythet airport. Les Gets Ski Resort is only a couple of minutes' drive away. After a tiring day have a rest on an a separate balcony featured in your room. For your comfort, you will find a tub, showers and dryers. Guests can relax and have a snack in the lounge bar. The hotel is just a 5-minute stroll from Pied de la Plagne bus stop. The property has an outdoor seasonal pool, an outdoor pool and a bar on the premises.

Alpina Les Gets

Etape du Tour

Your cabin in the mountains The Alpina is a comfortable and friendly hotel, with 33 rooms, modern equipment and quality elevator, access for disabled résuites, internet point, color TV, telephone, garage. It offers a variety of room and family suites (22 to 38m ²). Conscious planning traditions of our hotel consists of wood to find the heat of old cottages of our ancestors Fireside Local cooking The Alpina is renowned for its quality food and know-how in traditional country kitchen After a day of skiing or hiking. Come and meet your friends in the friendly atmosphere of our lounge. Relaxation Pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steam shower. Close to the heart of the village, in a quiet little garden off the summer, the slopes in the winter, the Alpina is beautifully situated: landscape green pastures and beautiful snowy slopes in successive seasons . Heated to 28 ° in any season indoor pool. Double room A classic room for two persons of 16/20 m² with a king size bed (1.60 m X 2.00) or two single beds (0.90m X 2.00m), bath or shower, toilet, tv, safe, hairdryer, wifi, balcony.

Hotel Christiania Les Gets

Etape du Tour

here's more to the Hotel Christiania in Les Gets than being the ski in ski out hotel that it may be best known for. It is a wonderful destination for summer breaks and activity and family holidays and for 2022 it is being run again by ourselves ensuring that the service that you receive during your ski holidays will be replicated the rest of the summer season too! The Hotel Christiania is now taking summer bookings for Summer 2022 and re-opens on the 24th of July through to 6th of September 22 There is a full range of summer events and activities in the area and it really couldn't be a better location for some alpine air for all ages. Whether flying, driving or coming by train the resort of Les Gets remains as accessible in the summer as it does in the winter. Less than an hour from Geneva Airport for incoming flights, a short bus journey from Cluses railway station and if driving it's a beautiful drive up the mountain to the village with car parking to the front of the Hotel Christiania. All of the hotel bedrooms are individually decorated and furnished offering a good quality of bedroom accommodation and they all enjoy wonderful views of the resort and mountain areas. The hotel offers a range or room types including standard doubles and twins, family rooms and interconnecting suites. Rooms all have en suite facilities, complimentary toiletries, towels, flat screen televisions and direct dial telephones and are fully serviced by our housekeeping staff during your stay.

Airport Transfers

Geneva Airport is the closest airport. We offer regular airport transfers on Friday on arrival and on Monday on departure. Our airport transfers include transport for luggage and bikes. Airport transfers cost £60 for a single journey and £100 for a return. If you arrive outside of advertised times for group transfers, we can also arrange private transfers.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Geneva (GVA)
We will offer regular airport transfers on arrival throughout the day on Friday. Private transfers are available on Thursday.
We will offer regular airport transfers on departure throughout the day on Monday.

Dates & Book Now

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