Date July 10, 2022
Nights 3
Price From £199 pp
Etape du Tour July 10, 2022 France The Big Six

Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

Entry costs just £99 if booked with a hotel stay. The 30th edition of the "Étape du Tour de France" will take place on Sunday 10 July 2022 on the same route as stage 12 of the Tour de France, between Briançon and Alpe d'Huez. Ride an epic 170 km with more than 4,700 metres of elevation gain, including the climbs of the Cols du Galibier and de la Croix de Fer. This promises to be one of the best Etapes ever!

We are staying in Alpe d'Huez for 3 nights and there's no need to go to Briancon to collect your entry as we will deliver it for you. Choose from a hotel stay or stay in a self catering residence. We offer an optional transfer to the start of the Etape du Tour in Briancon on Sunday morning.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

  • Pre-Book the 2023 Etape du Tour Now: Book your entry right now at just £99 and get priority access to our 2023 Etape du Tour packages when we release them ahead of anyone else. If you change your mind or don't fancy the route or the packages that we have then we offer you the option of either a refund or the option to book just the entry at £199.

  • 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.

  • Bike Rental: Optional Extra

  • Pre-race briefing: Led by our guides that have recently ridden the route, we go through advice for the ride and all the logistics you need for the big day.

  • Transfer to event start: Optional must be pre-booked

  • Airport transfers: Return transfers from Geneva or Lyon (Optional Extra)

  • Group meal night: Smithy’s Tavern: must be pre-booked

  • Massages: Bookable locally

  • Sportive Entry: Optional Extra at just £99

  • Detailed Itinerary: All the must have info

Sportive Distance Sportive Elevation Sportive Difficulty
Long Route 170km 4700m 5/5

What's Included

Accommodation

Your choice of 2 or 3* Hotels

Private Feed Stop

2 private feed stops en route

Mechanic

Mechanic service

Timing Chips

Accurately record your pain / joy

Etape du Tour

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 Tour de France. The 2022 route includes 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.
This year the route is 170km, with 4,700m elevation and three major climbs.

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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Day One : Arrival day

Optional Airport transfers from Geneva or Lyon If you are arriving into either Geneva or Lyon airports today, then we have optional airport transfers that you can book with us that will take you in the heart of Alpe d'Huez. Onwards travelto Briançon is not included Our last transfers will leave : Geneva : 20:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 19:00 to make this flight) Lyon : 19:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 18:00 to make this transfer)

Day Two

Your entry will be available for you in Alpe d'Huez today so no need to travel to Briancon. Optional Bike collection (Must be Pre-booked) If you have opted for our transfer service to the start (optional at £45 per person) then late afternoon, we will collect your bike from you in Alpe d’Huez for transport to Briançon where it will be stored securely overnight. We want to avoid wasting time in the morning so the bikes will be stored near the start.

Day Three : The Etape du Tour

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 170km 4700m 5/5

Transfer to the start (optional and must be pre-booked) If you have pre-booked our transport service then we will collect you from Alpe d’Huez at approximately 04:00 this morning. The journey to Briançon will take about 2 hours. You can take a rucksack with you today which can be collected back this evening in Alpe d’Huez. On arrival in Briançon, we will drop you off at the bike store where you are able to get ready and ride down to your start pen. Any items that you want to leave behind can be put in your rucksack and handed in for transport to Alpe d’Huez. Please don’t leave valuables, medication or any other important items in there.

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Day Four : Departure Day

This morning we will once again offer our optional transfer back to Lyon or Geneva airport. If you book these transfers with us, we advise you not to book any flights before 10:00 as it will be a mega early start. Our first airport transfer will leave Alpe d’Huez at 06:00 in time for flights that depart Lyon after 10:30 and Geneva after 11:30.

Sportive Options

The route for the 2022 Etape du Tour replicates stage 12 of the 2022 Tour de France and also the famous stage from the 1986 Tour de France where Hinault and Lemond battled it out and finished hand in hand. This is quite possibly the toughest Etape du Tour ever. Its route is very similar to the route of another famous sportive, the Marmotte but in reverse.

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 170km 4700m 5/5
Long Route

Accommodation

Le Refuge **

227 Chemin de la Chapelle 38750, L'Alpe-d'Huez

Located in L'Alpe-d'Huez, Hotel Le Refuge has the most beautiful terrace in the area. Your stay here is on a half board basis so with breakfasts and a two-course evening meal included. Every morning the hotel serves a delicious breakfast buffet with quality local ingredients. Evening meals are taken at the hotel in a cosy, chalet-style dining room. In the old town, you will find good restaurants, while in the newer part of town, there are plenty of shops and an outdoor pool. Accommodation options are twin & double rooms from £599pp Single supplement option £200.00 Triple and quad rooms are available too.

Residence L'Ours Blanc Alpe d'Huez

2022 Etape du Tour

L'Ours Blanc residence is located right in the centre of Alpe d'Huez. The resort is renowned for its exceptional sunshine and the legendary peaks in the Oisans mountain range. This stunning residence combines the modern and the traditional to perfection, blending seamlessly into the quintessential mountain landscape. You can get to the resort centre within minutes or access the shopping arcade directly from the residence. All of the apartments at Résidence Pierre & Vacances L'Ours Blanc have a kitchen (2 or 4 electric hotplates, refrigerator, microwave with grill function, dishwasher, electric coffee-maker), a private bathroom and a private balcony. A variety of studio and one to two bedroom apartments is available. The entire residence is serviced by a lift and there is ski and luggage storage free of charge. A refundable deposit of €200 will be requested on arrival (card pre-authorisation or cheque). Your stay here includes linen, towels, beds made on arrival and end of stay cleaning excluding the kitchen and dishes. There will be no daily cleaning. You are kindly requested to clean the kitchen area before departure. Not doing so may affect your deposit. Note that your stay here will be on a self-catering basis so you need to make arrangements for all your meals. If you’d like to join us, we provide a meal night at Smithy’s tavern every evening (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun). A basic but copious 2 course meal will be served for £25 per person per night.

Airport Transfers

Optional Airport transfers from Geneva or Lyon If you are arriving into either Geneva or Lyon airports today, then we have optional airport transfers that you can book with us that will take you to the heart of Alpe d'Huez. Onwards travel to Briançon is not included

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Geneva (GVA) and Lyon (LYS)
Our transfers will leave :
Geneva : 20:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 19:00 to make this transfer)
Lyon : 19:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 18:00 to make this transfer)
This morning we will once again offer our optional transfer back to Lyon or Geneva airport. If you book these transfers with us, we advise you not to book any flights before 10:00 as it will be a mega early start. Our first airport transfer will leave Alpe d’Huez at 06:00 in time for flights that depart Lyon after 10:30 and Geneva after 11:30.

Dates & Book Now

As you may know, Sportive Breaks has recently been acquired cycling travel experts, Destination Sport Experiences. When clicking on the booking link below, you will be taken to the Destination Sport Experiences booking engine. If you have any questions, please do contact our team [email protected]

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