Etape Loch Ness with Sportive Breaks
The Etape Loch Ness is Scotland’s largest closed road cycle sportive taking place around the stunning shores of iconic Loch Ness. The 66-mile (106km) cycle sportive is a fantastic challenge with unrivalled scenery, so whether you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, don’t miss this awesome event.
Stay with us in Inverness within minutes of the start and the finish of the 2023 Etape Loch Ness Cycle Sportive. You can choose from 2 or 3 nights and longer stays are also available. Guaranteed entry for the event is available when you book one of our hotel packages. Throughout the weekend, you can make use of our mechanic and you can join our guided group rides on Friday and Saturday afternoon.
Spread your payments: Our payment plan is an interest-free payment method where you will have the opportunity to spread payment for your booking
Sell-Out event status: This event is very popular and entries sell out. Guarantee your entry with Sportive Breaks
Fully closed roads: Enjoy riding on traffic free roads around Loch Ness
Circular route: A 360° route alongside Loch Ness taking in some of the country’s most stunning scenery
Stay in Inverness near the start and finish: Hotel stay in Inverness for 2 or 3 nights at less than a mile from the start and finish
Guided warm-up rides: Join us on Friday and Saturday for guided warm-up rides around Loch Ness.
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Mix of climbing & flatter days suitable for most riders.
Etape Loch Ness
Starting and finishing in the historic Highland capital of Inverness, riders can enjoy cycling on closed roads on a 360° route alongside the loch taking in some of the country’s most stunning scenery.
There is a timed King of the Mountain stage with a 4.8-mile (9km) climb gaining 380m in height and reaching a gradient of 12% at times. A record 6100 riders took part in this exciting event in 2022, with general entry selling out in just 36 hours. The 2023 date is Sunday 23rd April.
- Unrivalled scenery on closed roads
- Finisher’s medal
- Event Giveaway
- Electronic timing
- Mechanical support
- Support stations along the route
- King of the Mountain split time
- Downloadable finisher’s certificate
The Etape Loch Ness follows a 66-mile / 106-km route, starting by the riverside at Bught Park, Inverness IV3 5SQ and finishing by Eden Court, Bishops Road, Inverness IV3 5SA. Leaving Inverness, the route follows the A82 west to Fort Augustus, passing through the villages of Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, arriving in Fort Augustus where it crosses the historic Caledonian Canal. The route then starts its return journey to Inverness via South Loch Ness on the B862/B852.
Rolling terrain with the occasional tougher section.
Hotel Glen Mhor Inverness
Etape Loch Ness
The Glen Mhor Hotel is located on the banks of the River Ness in the centre of Inverness. Made up of Victorian townhouses and apartments, the hotel is just a 3-minute walk from Inverness city centre and a 15-minute drive from Loch Ness. The hotel consists of 11 charming Victorian town houses and many rooms have wonderful views across the river to Inverness Cathedral and Eden Court Theatre. The Waterside Restaurant in Inverness is the perfect setting for enjoying a relaxed dining experience with friends, family or colleagues with a breath-taking view of the River Ness, any day of the week. The menu offers a wide range of delicious, modern and traditional dishes with ingredients sourced from high-quality local suppliers. The hotel’s rooms, suites and apartments are uniquely fitted with luxurious bathroom amenities, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, heavenly mattresses, and beautiful furnishing and decor. Room amenities include: • Complementary Wi-Fi • Television with free view channels • Iron board with iron • Hairdryer • Family Friendly • Free parking Glen Mhor is a 5-minute drive from the A9, 8 miles from Inverness Airport and a 10-minute walk from the train station. It is ideal for exploring Inverness and the surrounding Highlands.
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