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Etape du Tour

2024 Etape du Tour

Sunday 7 July 2024 (TBC)

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Days

3 nights with extra nights available

difficulty 

Very Difficult

From

£129GBP

2024 Etape du Tour de France now available with Sportive Breaks

Sportive Breaks are the No1 Tour Operator for the Etape du Tour. As well as hotels and the 2024 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.

2024 Etape du Tour Entry now available

The 2024 Etape du Tour de France will take place on Sunday 7 July 2024 in the French Alps. The 2024 Tour de France stage that has been chosen will be announced at the same time as the 2024 Tour de France route presentation in October.

Entries to the Etape du Tour sold out in record time when they went on sale. Not to worry as you can already  book your 2024 Etape entry now with Sportive Breaks. Buy your entry at £129 if you book one of our hotel packages or £199 for the entry only without hotel.

Pre-Booking your Etape du Tour entry

We offer two options to guarantee your 2024 Etape du Tour entry today:

  1. Entry with Hotel Package. Buy your entry at £129 and get first pick of our packages when we go on sale in October straight after the route announcement. If you don’t like the route or our hotel packages then we will give you a refund or you can purchase the entry without hotel package at £249.
  2. Entry Only without package. Buy your entry now at £199 (not refundable).

2024 Etape du Tour packages with Sportive Breaks

  • Guaranteed entry 
  • Hotels in the best location for the 2024 Etape du Tour
  • Mechanic services
  • Airport transfers
  • Private feed stations
  • Bike rental
  • Massages

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 2024 Etape du Tour Entry at just £129: If booked together with one of our hotel packages. Entry only available at £199 per entry.

Best hotels in the best locations for the 2024 Etape du Tour: Depending on the route we stay near the start or near the finish

Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks: Stay in the best location for the start and 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.

What's Included?

Accommodation

Your choice of 2*, 3*, 4* hotels

Guided Rides

On Saturday

Mechanic

Mechanic service

Sportive Entry

Delivered to you

Private Feed Stop

2 private feed stops en-route

Included Meals

Choice of B&B and Half Board

Transfer

Included to the start (TBC depending on the route)

Guided Tours

Included (TBC depending on the route)

Additional - Transfer

Transfer – Airport transfers from the nearest airport at £60 one way/ £100 return (TBC)

Additional - Bike Rental

Giant Carbon Bike rental available from £179

Additional Extras - Sportive Entry

Guaranteed Entry at £129 with hotel or £199 as Entry Only

Gallery

Itinerary 2024 Etape du Tour

Day To 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 the  airport.

 

Airport transfers

We offer regular airport transfers throughout the day at £60 one way and £100 return (costs TBC). 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. 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.

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 the  airport.

 

Airport transfers

We offer regular airport transfers throughout the day at £60 one way and £100 return (costs TBC). 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. 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.

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 the Etape Expo to collect your entry packs. 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 to eollect their race packs from the Expo or from us.

 

Race Briefing

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.

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 – these will change depending on the location of start and finish

  • Transfer to the start 
  • 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 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 2024 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.

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.

More About the Event

Every year one of the toughest mountain stages of the Tour de France is selected to be that year’s Etape du Tour. The 2024 Etape du Tour de France will take place on Sunday 7 July or Sunday 14 July. The last 6 editions have all been held in the Alps with the last Pyrenean Etape du Tour taking place as far back as 2014.

 

  • 2022 – Briancon to Alpe d’Huez
  • 2020-2021 – Nice>Nice – Not held due to Covid
  • 2019 – Albertville > Val Thorens
  • 2018 – Annecy > Le Grand-Bornand
  • 2017 – Briançon > Izoard
  • 2016 – Megève > Morzine
  • 2015 Saint-Jean-De-Maurienne > La Toussuire-Les-Sybelles

Book your 2024 Etape du Tour place now

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 2024 Tour de France. The 2024 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.

BOOK NOW

Sportive Breaks are part of the Destination Sport Experiences Group. 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]

 

You're in safe hands

We have a team of highly experienced professionals who have been organising cycling trips for over 25 years. We are members of ABTA and ATOL so book with confidence.

Plenty to choose from

Did you know we offer the biggest selection of European Gran Fondo and Cyclo-Sportive events.

Spread your payments

Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking. *Selected products. Terms and Conditions apply

Logistics covered

We know the routes, we know the roads. We know how the event works and the best hotels for the start and finish. We organise everything for you; transfers, bike transport, additional feed stops, rep support and more.

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