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Etape du Tour 2024 - Stay in Nice

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The 2024 Etape du Tour de France will take place on Sunday 7 July 2024 in Nice on the Cote d’Azur.  The 2024 Tour de France stage that has been chosen is Stage 20 which takes place on Saturday 15 July between Nice and the Col de la Couilolle.

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. 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.

The 2024 Etape du Tour will take place in Nice on Sunday 7th July. The start is in Nice and the finish is on the Col de la Couilolle, located 90km north of Nice. Stage 20 of the 2024 Tour de France is 132 kilometres long, but packs in 4 climbs. The finish is situated at the Col de la Couillole, 15.7 kilometres long with an average of 7%. The other climbs are the Col de Braus (10 kilometres at 6.6%), the Col de Turini is the longest climb of the day with 20.7 kilometres at 5.7% with the highest point at 1,608 metres above sea level. The Col de la Colmaine is roughly 20 kilometres long and averaging almost 5%.


Book this experience and you'll get:

2024 Etape du Tour Entry from just £149: If booked with one of our travel packages  

Enjoy the best pre-race preparation with Sportive Breaks: Our local team will ensure you have the best preparation and advice.

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 Team Sportive Breaks: 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

Included with your weekend

  • 3 nights at hotel Crowne Plaza Nice Arenas
  • Bike storage at the hotel
  • Local expert guides and bike mechanics
  • Daily breakfasts including an early breakfast on Etape day
  • Guided warm up ride on Saturday
  • Etape du Tour race briefing
  • Private feed stations on the Etape route
  • Detailed itinerary
  • ABTA protected

Optional extras:

  • Guaranteed entry for the 2024 Etape du Tour 
  • Self drive transfer from the finish area to Nice, on Saturday (for those arriving by car and wish to drive themselves back to Nice after the Etape du Tour)
  • Transfer from the finish area back to your hotel in Nice on race day
  • Massages – bookable locally
  • Bike rental


Your Itinerary

Friday, 5th July 2024: Travel

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 you can make your own way to the hotel via Tram. It's just a few minutes and one stop by tram to get to your hotel. Remember, you'll need to carry you're luggage and bike on the short journey.

Using the tram to get to your hotel means no waiting around for other flights to arrive and so you arrive at your hotel quicker. The hotel is just 500m from the airport!

What about my bike?

You can bring your own bike as it's easy to move between the airport and your hotel. 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. 

Saturday, 6th July 2024:  Preparation and registration day

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.  

Don't forget, you'll need to visit the Etape du Tour race village and expo today, with your medical certificate, to collect your race bib and pack.

Self Driving?

If you are arriving in Nice by car, you can choose to drive up to the finish area today and leave your car. You can book our optional transfer back to Nice at one set time today. The advantage of this is that once you've finished the Etape du Tour, you make your way back to Nice at your own pace, not waiting for others to finish.*

* Sportive Breaks are not responsible for getting you to your car in the event that you don't finish the event. 

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.

Sunday, 7th July 2024: The 2024 Etape du Tour

We have an early start this morning. Early breakfasts are arranged in the hotel.

Transfer to the start

This morning you will ride the short distance from your hotel to the start of the 2024 Etape du Tour. The ride will make a great warm up / shake out, to get you ready for the challenge ahead.

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 must 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. 

Getting back to Nice

At the end of the Etape you have a number of choices to get back to Nice:

1. We offer a pre-bookable service that you can add at check-out to get you back to Nice

2. If you've driven yourself to Nice or have rented a car, you can leave your car at the finish area on Saturday, and book our coach to bring you back to Nice. You will then drive yourself back to Nice on Sunday after the event.

3. Still got some energy? You can join many of the local riders who will cycle back to Nice after the Etape! 

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, relax and celebrate your achievement - you've earnt it!

Monday, 8th July 2024: Departure

After breakfast you are free to check out and make your way to the airport either by foot or making use of the local tram system. It's just a few minutes, so if you have a later flight, enjoy a restful morning.


Need to Know

Travel advice

Before you travel, check the ‘Entry requirements’ section for France’s current entry restrictions and requirements.

Medical certificate

Please note that you will need a medical certificate to take part in the 2024 Etape du Tour. Check out our medical certification page for more information.

Travel Insurance

For details of specialist sports travel insurance for our travel packages, please visit our insurance page. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in Italy. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.


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  • Crowne Plaza Nice - Grand Arenas

    Rue Costes et Bellonte Nice France 06200

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    The Crown Plaza hotel is located a short distance from Nice international airport, with the tram service taking you from the airport to the hotel, just one stop away. The tram can be used free of charge for this journey. The tram route covers Nice extensively, taking you into Nice's historic centre in just15 minutes.

    The hotel has a bar and shaded terrace with a restaurant providing a wide range of meal choices and cocktails.

    Rooms are spacious with ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, safe, mini bar and free WiFi.

    Key Features:

    • WiFi
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • On-site Parking
    • Gym
    • Wellness Area

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