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Etape du Tour 2023 - Entry Only - Prices from £199.00pp

Etape du Tour 2023 - Entry Only

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The route of the 2023 Etape du Tour will be officially announced at the same time as the 2023 Tour de France route in October 2022. Once the route is announced, it can be difficult to secure your hotel as the demand is very high. You don't have to wait until then to guarantee your Etape du Tour Entry however. 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.

About the Etape du Tour

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. The last few Etapes have taken place in the Alps with 2019 being the Albertville to Val Thorens stage and 2022 being the Briancon to Alpe d'Huez stage. Sportive Breaks are the No1 Tour Operator for the Etape du Tour. Every year we offer the best travel packages with guaranteed Etape 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.

Our team have been present at the last 12 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 2023 Tour de France. The 2023 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.

Book this experience and you'll get:

2023 Etape du Tour Entry Only at just £199.

Book your 2023 Etape du Tour Entry risk-free now 

Be the first to know when we launch our packages

Get first pick of our hotels when we launch in October after the official route announcement. The 2023 Etape route is announced in October at the same time as the 2023 Tour de France route

Risk-free booking Get a refund or buy an entry only at £199 if you don't like the route or our packages.

Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks

Our local team will ensure you have the best preparation and advice. Check out our 2022 Etape du Tour recce video narrated by Eurosport's Brian Smith. 2022 Etape Route Overview with Brian Smith - Full video - YouTube

Private Feed Stops: Avoid the crowds, drop off your day bags and get access to our feed stops with real food

Mechanic support for you and your bike: Masseurs are on hand to see to your body’s mechanics. Expert mechanics on hand all weekend to see to your bike.

You can also hire one of our bikes with compact 11/34 cassette.

Be part of the Sportive Breaks Team > 

team activities include: a guided warm up ride, bring your own support team as we have family and group accommodation, meal nights and Etape du Tour celebration party on Sunday night.

This pre-registration includes :

  • Guaranteed entry only for the 2023 Etape du Tour at £199

If you later decide to take our hotel inclusive package, see below for some details of what we do..

Our typical Etape du Tour packages include (exact details to be confirmed once our packages are available to book) :

  • 3 or 4 nights at a choice of hotels in the best place to stay for the 2023 Etape du Tour
  • The services of our local expert guides and bike mechanics
  • Team activities
  • Guided warm up rides
  • Mechanic service
  • Additional private feed stations
  • Detailed itinerary

Optional extras:

  • Airport transfers from the nearest airport at various times for you and your bike. Available at a supplement (£60 one way and £120 return in 2022)
  • In-resort transfers to start and/or from the finish (depending on the route)
  • Group meal nights (£25 per night in 2022)
  • Massages – bookable locally
  • Bike rental (from £129 in 2022)
Your Itinerary

Etape du Tour 2023 Date

The exact date for the 2023 Etape du Tour is still to be confirmed. Do not book any flights until confirmed details are know.

Typical Etape du Tour Itinerary

Friday

Travel

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.

Our hotels and apartments

We offer hotels and apartments with different star ratings. Board basis is B&B, Half Board and self catering. 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. Or you can join us for our group meal night.

Saturday : Preparation and registration day

After breakfast and preparing the bikes, we will take you on a supported, guided ride.   

Depending on the location of the Etape du Tour village, you may need to register and collect your race pack today. In 2022, we delivered entries to Alpe d’Huez.

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.

The evening is free for you to eat out at a local restaurant or join us at our group meal night.

SundayThe 2023 Etape du Tour

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.

Transfer to the start

Depending on the route, you may be able to just ride to the start or there may be a transfer needed. 

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 2023 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 we’ll assist you with re-packing your bikes ahead of travel and you’ll also be able to return your rental bikes with us.

This evening, join us for our party at a local bar or restaurant.

MondayDeparture

After breakfast we offer our optional transfers back to the nearest airport. In 2022 we offered Lyon or Geneva airport. We advise you not to book any early flights as it will be a mega early start (factor in a 2 hour check-in, plus transfer time from resort)

Need to Know

Etape du Tour 2023 Date

The exact date for the 2023 Etape du Tour is still to be confirmed. Do not book any flights until confirmed details are know.

Medical Certification

If you are taking part in a running or cycling event in Italy or France you will be required to produce a medical certificate in order to collect your race number. What you need to do and how to get your medical certificate is outlined here.

Location

Some Etape du Tour history

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.

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.

2022

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, you’ll tick-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 

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