Date July 10, 2022
Nights 3 or 4 Nights
Book From £99pp Deposit
Price From £379pp
Etape du Tour July 10, 2022 France The Big Six

Etape du Tour with Sportive Breaks

L'Etape du tour de France 2022 will take place on July 10th. Ride the mighty Etape over a classic route starting from Briancon and ending in Alpe d'huez featuring the incredible Col du Galibier, Col de Croux du Fer and the Alpe d'Huez ascent. This promises to be one of the best Etapes ever.

Weekend Highlights

Weekend Highlights

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

  • Guided Warm up Rides: Our expert guides lead daily warm up rides to get you ready for the sportive.

  • 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.

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

What's Included

Accommodation

Your choice of 3 or 4* Hotels

Transfer

Return transfers from Geneva or Lyon (optional)

Included Meals

All breakfasts

Sportive Entry

Option to add Etape entry at £99

Mechanic

Pro level mechanic on hand all weekend

Guided Warm Up Ride

Daily guided warm up rides

Private Feed Stop

2 feed stops on the route

Bike Rental

Giant bikes available

Reviews

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.

We have a range of hotel options in Alpe d’Huez. All options are close to the finish line and offer secure bike storage.

Itinerary

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Day One : Arrival option one & warm up

Thursday is the arrival day for cyclists who book onto our four-night package. Transfers times are tbc Our mechanics will deliver and fit bikes for those who have opted to rent from us. They will also be on hand to help build everyone else's bikes, should it be required.

Day Two : Arrival option two & warm up

Friday is the arrival day for cyclists who book onto our three-night package. We offer airport transfers from Lyon and Geneva Entries to the sportive will be delivered to your hotel (when you book with us directly).

Day Three : Warm Up Ride & Pre Race Briefing

We will take you on a supported, guided ride that takes in the Vilard Reculas climb which is the easiest way to get back up to Alpe d’Huez. We will descend down to Bourg d’Oisans, ride along the valley floor and climb back up to Alpe d’Huez. We will host a pre-race brief in the late afternoon that covers the logistics, strategies and includes general coaching.

Day Four : Etape Day

Distance Elevation Difficulty
Long Route 166 4804 5/5

An early breakfast will be available, helping everyone fuel up for the ride ahead. We will transport participants and their bikes to the starting pens. The route will hold two private feed stations. You can drop off any personal items such as additional layers and nutritious snacks beforehand, ready for collection at these feed stations. Following the sportive, we will return to the hotel to celebrate.

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Day Five : Departure Day

There are three transfers from the hotel to Lyon and Geneva airport: timings tbc .

End Of Week Sportive

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

Airport Transfers

Our team will meet you in arrivals at Geneva or Lyon airport. We run three transfers on Thursday & Friday before the Etape and three return transfers on Monday.

Airport
Arrival Times
Departure Times
Geneva (GVA) and Lyon (LYS)
TBC - 3 transfers per day
TBC - 3 transfers per day

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