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Etape du Tour - Race Entry Only - Prices from £199pp

Etape du Tour - Race Entry Only

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Here at Destination Sport Experiences we are proud to be an official partner of the Etape du Tour de France. We have years of experience of organising travel packages to the Etape du Tour and after an absence of 2 years we’re looking forward to welcoming amateur cyclists again in France on Sunday July 10th, 2022 in Briançon and Alpe d’Huez.

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. Our product director Alex lived in Alpe d’Huez for 6 years so he knows what he’s talking about!

Our travel packages afford you all the choice and flexibility that you need as you can select the services that you require. Our reservation system allows you to build your package with the elements that you need so there is no need to pay for services that you won’t use.

 

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.

Book this experience and you'll get:

Private Feed Stops: Avoid the crowds and get access to our feed stops with real food at various points on the route (exact locations TBC).

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Included with your Entry

Timing chip

2 Private Destination Sport Experiences Feed Stations on the course

Detailed itinerary

Optional extras:

Airport transfers from Geneva airport to Alpe d'Huez at various times for you and your bike. Available at £50 one way and £80 return 

Airport transfers from Lyon airport to Alpe d'Huez at various times for you and your bike. Available at £45 one way and £75 return

Transport from Alpe d’Huez to Briançon on Etape day. See the itinerary for more details. Available at £45 per person

Group meal night at Smithy’s tavern at £75 per person (3 evenings included, drinks NOT included)

Starting Pens and Bib Numbers

Although we are licensed to sell official entries for the 2022 Etape du Tour, we have no influence over the allocation of starting pens and bib numbers.

Closer to the event we will send you a link which will allow you to complete the registration process for the Etape du Tour. Once you have finalised the registration process, the race organisers will allocate you a starting pen and bib based on the information provided. 

 

 

Your Itinerary

Friday 8 July, 2022 : Optional Airport transfers from Geneva or Lyon

If you are arriving into either Geneva or Lyon airports today, then we have optional airport transfers that you can book with us that will take you in the heart of Alpe d'Huez. Onwards travelto Briançon is not included 

Our last transfers will leave :

Geneva : 20:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 19:00 to make this flight)

Lyon : 19:00 (your flight should arrive no later than 18:00 to make this transfer)

Saturday 09 July, 2022 : Optional Bike Collection

Optional Bike collection (Must be Pre-booked)

If you have opted for our transfer service to the start (optional at £45 per person) then late afternoon, we will collect your bike from you in Alpe d’Huez for transport to Briançon where it will be stored securely overnight. We want to avoid wasting time in the morning so the bikes will be stored near the start.

Sunday 10 July, 2022 : The 2022 Etape du Tour

Transfer to the start (optional and must be pre-booked)

If you have pre-booked our transport service then we will collect you from Alpe d’Huez at approximately 04:00 this morning. The journey to Briançon will take about 2 hours. You can take a rucksack with you today which can be collected back this evening in Alpe d’Huez. 

On arrival in Briançon, we will drop you off at the bike store where you are able to get ready and ride down to your start pen. Any items that you want to leave behind can be put in your rucksack and handed in for transport to Alpe d’Huez. Please don’t leave valuables, medication or any other important items in there.

The 2022 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 in Alpe d’Huez.

Monday 11 July, 2022 : Departure

This morning we will once again offer our optional transfer back to Lyon or Geneva airport. If you book these transfers with us, we advise you not to book any flights before 10:00 as it will be a mega early start. Our first airport transfer will leave Alpe d’Huez at 06:00 in time for flights that depart Lyon after 10:30 and Geneva after 11:30.

We do not offer transfers from Briançon.

 

Need to Know

How to book

To make your booking, click on the orange button at the top of the page,  ensuring that you select the correct number of rooms and types for all members in your party plus all the required extras. When you book, we will require a deposit to confirm your place.

Payments

For entry only reservations, you are required to make full payment at the time of booking.

The cost of the event entry is non-refundable.

Travel advice

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

Medical certificate

Please note that you need a medical certificate to take part in the 2022 Etape du Tour. Check out our medical certification page for more information. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an essential part of any holiday you take and we highly recommend that you purchase suitable insurance for your trip. You must ensure that your travel insurance policy covers you to participate in cycling events in France. Please remember to insure your bike for foreign travel.

Location

Briançon

Briançon, the highest town in Europe (1,326 m above sea level), is playing host to the village of l'Étape du Tour. Briançon is part of the Serre Chevalier area which is most famous for the great skiing that’s to be had here in the winter. Other villages in Serre Chevalier are: Chantemerle, Saint Chaffrey, Villeneuve and Monetier Les Bains. Briançon last played host to the Etape du Tour in 2017 when the route took in 181km and  the Col de Vars and the Col d’Izoard. 

During the 2022 Etape du Tour, you will be spending between 6 and 11 hours on your bike. You will be conquering the Col d’Izoard, Col du Lautaret and Alpe d’Huez. Obviously, the keenest riders among you will also make the most of the trip to Hautes-Alpes to cycle up the Galibier pass or have a bit of fun on the hairpin bends up to Risoul. And because life is about more than just cycling, here are our suggestions for relaxation and exploration time with family or friends that you can plan in advance.

On offer during your visit:  a tour of the Cité Vauban in Briançon, swimming in mountain lakes or in the natural lakes in Serre-Chevalier, excursions to the Ecrins or Queyras National Parks, boating on the lake in  Serre-Ponçon... And not forgetting local foodie discoveries, of which you can enjoy a taste in the Etape du Tour’s gourmet Village.

Enjoy your stay in Hautes Alpes!!

Discover all the essential information to make the most of your stay in the region:

Serre-Chevalier: click here discover the region's activities

Click here to discover Queyras’s musts

Alpe d’Huez

One of the most iconic climbs of the Tour de France and of cycling in general. The 21 hairpin bends up to the ‘Ile au Soleil’ are on every cyclist’s bucket list. A popular ski resort in the winter, the resort turns into a cycling mecca in the summer. Apart from the Etape and the Tour, other events in June/ July 2022 include: the Haute Route Alpe d’Huez, the Marmotte Gran Fondo Alps, the Megavalanche and the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon.

Alpe d’Huez featured in the Etape du Tour for the last time in 2011 with a 109km stage from Modane/ Valfrejus. It last featured in the Tour de France in 2018 when Geraint Thomas was victorious. Geraint Thomas became the first British winner at Alpe d’Huez on the occasion of the 30th finish in the ski resort of the Oisans. He was also the first rider to win a road stage to Alpe d’Huez with the yellow jersey. He outsprinted Tom Dumoulin, Romain Bardet, Chris Froome and Mikel Landa to extend his lead in the overall ranking.

For training, Alpe du Zwift on Zwift is a fairly accurate representation of the climb so ideal to get stuck into over the winter!

 

 

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