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2025 Etape du Tour

Sunday 13 July 2025 (TBC)

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Dates

Sunday 13 July 2025 TBC

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2025 Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

The 2025 Etape du Tour date and route will be announced in October as part of the Tour de France route presentation.

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 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. 

2025 Etape du Tour Route and Date

The route and date of the 2025 Etape du Tour de France will be published at the same time as the route presentation of the 2025 Tour de France. The route presentation of the 2025 Tour de France will take place during a ceremony in Paris in October 2024. Sportive Breaks 2025 Etape du Tour packages with guaranteed Etape entry, hotels in the best locations, private feed stations mechanic service, bike rental and guided warm up rides will be available shortly after.  We expect the 2025 Etape du Tour to have a route in the Alps again. 

If you want to be the first to have your pick of the best hotels for the 2025 Etape du Tour, why not pre-register for £125pp now? There is no risk as we will refund your deposit if you don’t like the route in October or if you have changed your mind for another reason. 

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 2025 Etape du Tour entry with hotel package. 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 £265 for the weekend. Delivered and fitted.

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

What's Included?

Accommodation

Hotel in near the start or 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

From the nearest airport

Transport

Details TBC depending on the 2025 Etape du Tour route

Meals

Breakfast and dinner times in line with event timings

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 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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Day To Day

Please make your own way to our hotel today.  Alternatively we also provide airport transfers from the nearest international airport today which will be available to book alongside our packages. If you are travelling by car, we will advise of the hotels with the best parking facilities.

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as you can store it safely at the hotel. You can also 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.

This afternoon you can go to the expo to collect your race bib for tomorrow.

This afternoon and early evening, our tour leaders and bike mechanics are available for you. The evening is free for you to eat out in one of the local restaurants or you an book a hotel with dinners included.

Our hotels and apartments

Breakfast and dinner are included with all our hotels including an early breakfast on Etape du Tour day.

Bikes can be safely stored at the hotel.

Group airport transfers

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 a return journey per person with luggage and bike.

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.

Car Shuttle – TBC

This service will only be offered if the start and finish are far away from each other.

If you are staying at our hotels and you have driven from the UK or you have rented a car, we offer a convenient car driver shuttle today. Drive your car to the finish area and park your car. At 16.00 today our shuttle will collect you from the car parking and bring you back to your hotel.

Expo Visit – TBC

If you are staying at one of our hotels near the finish and the start and expo are far away then your 2025 Etape du Tour entry will be delivered to you. If you want to visit the expo location today and spend the day at the expo then you can book or shuttle today. We will collect you from your hotel near the finish and transport you to the Expo where you can spend the day. 

The evening is free for you to eat at your hotel or eat out at a local restaurant.

Please note that all today’s logistics depend on the start and finish location of the 2025 Etape du Tour.

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.

Start hotel

Please make your own way to the start  today. The start location is yet to be confirmed but the ride should be no longer than about 15 – 20 minutes.

After you finish

We offer a return transfer shuttle from the finish location. It is likely that all riders must descend to a central location from where we provide return transport. This service can be booked and includes transport for you and your bike will go on a special bike trailer. We will offer some food and drinks at 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 the start of the 2025 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.

After breakfast we offer our optional transfers back to the Airport at set times. Alternatively, make your own arrangements to depart today.

More About the Etape du Tour

Cyclist Magazine rode the 2023 Etape du Tour with us – read more here

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 was held on Saturday 6 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.

The date was changed last minute due to French elections.

Even though slightly shorter than the 2023 Etape, this was a tough stage with 4,600 metres of climbing over the 138-kilometre route. 

Our team have been present at the last 15 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 2025 Tour de France. The 2025 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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