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RIDE ETAPE DU TOUR 2018

Tour Info Ride Etape du Tour 2018

Do you need a bike only? Please check our Etape du Tour Bike rentals page 

The 2018 Etape du Tour will take place in the Alps on Sunday 8 July. The start is in the stunning lakeside location of Annecy and the finish comes 169km and 4100m of climbing later at the ski resort of Le Grand Bornand. Annecy is the best place to stay as you will be very close to registration, the event EXPO village and the start and finish.

Route 2018:
The start will be in Annecy on the shores of Lake Annecy. The first Col will be Col de la Croix-Fry. On top you will have a spectacular view over the of the Aravis range. From here you go forward to the Plateau des Glières. The climb involves is approx. 7 km with an average of 11%. Continue to Col de Romme, before tackling the Col de la Colombière, 1,613 metres. Total climbing meters of the Etape du Tour 2018 are over 4.00 meter! the final descend to the finshis line will be to Le Grand-Bornand. Good luck and take care!

Don't miss this Etape du Tour experience!

  • Immerse the unique ambience of the 26th edition of Etape du Tour 2018
  • Follow the footsteps of all the greatest riders in the Tour de France….challenge yourself 
  • Riding one of the stages of the Tour de France 2018 : the most important road cycling race on earth is a wonderful experience!
  • The start village in Annecy is the ideal place to stay for the 2018 Etape du Tour
  • Saturday – The event EXPO and registration in Annecy
  • Mechanical support Airport meet and greet and return airport transfers


    Bike rental bookings : please check our online bookings page :
      L 'ETAPE 2018 Bike rentals

    The Trek and Cannondale models all in Ultegra road bikes are available in the sizes 50-52-54-56-58-60.


    Options are Cannondale Synapse Disc - Cannondale Supersix Evo in ultegra full carbon 11 speed 50/34 - 11/32 & 11/28
    Trek 5.2 ultegra full carbon 11 speed 50/34-11/28 and Trek 4.5 in Ultegra 50/34-11/32
    Prices check our online bookings page - Etape du Tour
    Helmet € 10.
    Pedals € 10 Look-Keo - SPD-SL - SPD-MTB.
    Available in sizes 50-52-54-56-58-60.

     


    Option 2 Trek Domane 4.3 full carbon 11/32 - 50/34 in shimano 105
    Helmet € 10.
    Pedals € 10 Look Keo-SPD-SL - SPD-MTB. 
    Available in sizes 50-52-54-56-58-60.

    The Cannondale Ultegra - Trek Domane 4.5 - Trek Domane 5.2 - Trek Domane 4.3 105 compact all come with:

    • 2 bottle cages and a pump. 
    • Saddle bag with a tube, tyre levers and tools for handy cyclist! 

     



Country France - French Alps
Trip Type  Cyclosportive Etape du Tour
Start Annecy 06-07-2018
Finish Annecy 09-07-2018
Days 4 days/3 nights
Hotel  4 ****
Price  €895
Bike hire Carbon 105  €195
Bike hire Carbon Ultegra €275
Deposit €400
Fitness level 3 Required

Etape du Tour 2018 will be updated soon

Bike rentals only check our bike rental opage ETAPE DU TOUR 2018

The Etape du Tour 2018 Itinerary

The 4 star Novotel Atria is located in the heart of Annecy. With a contemporary and completely modular design, the hotel’s spacious rooms have flat-screen TV, free WIFI. To take part in the 2018 Etape du Tour you have to get a medical certificate signed by your doctor within the last year from the event date.

PLEASE NOTE, AT ETAPE REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A DOCTOR’S NOTE STATING THERE ARE NO KNOWN MEDICAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPETE. PLEASE VISIT OUR MEDICAL CERTIFICATION PAGE (HERE) FOR MORE INFORMATION. THIS IS LEGAL REQUIREMENT AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MEAN THAT YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE ETAPE.

Friday July 6

Around 13.00 - Check in at the 4***Novotel. Transfers from Geneva to your hotel on request please contact us or send us your flight arrival details. There will be transfers at various times throughout the day from Geneva airport. Please note, flights are going to be in high demand on this date, so we advise you to book early to guarantee a flight seat and a good price. The last transfer from Geneva Airport departs at 20:00, so please make sure your flights land far enough in advance of this time for you to go through passport control and collect your bags.

Saturday July 7

Registration Day After breakfast, please make your way to the EXPO and registration area in Annecy where you will be able to register for the 2018 Etape du Tour. After this, you'll have some time to take a short ride and make sure your bike is in full working order to the event on Sunday. PLEASE NOTE, AT ETAPE REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A DOCTOR'S NOTE STATING THERE ARE NO KNOWN MEDICAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPETE. THIS IS LEGAL REQUIREMENT AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MEAN YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE ETAPE.

Sunday July 8 

You will leave around 07:00/08:00 to the start for the Etape, early breakfasts at. The organisers allocate pens according to likely finish time and historic Etape performance, therefore faster riders start nearer the front and the slower riders at the back. Please note, there is no influence over your starting pen. The Etape du Tour is a closed road sportive. There will be water stops en-route and mechanical assistance provided by MAVIC. Along the route, there are certain times that you must have passed certain spots, otherwise you may be swept up by the broom wagon.

The start will be in Annecy on the shores of Lake Annecy. The first Col will be Col de la Croix-Fry. On top you will have a spectacular view over the of the Aravis range. From here you go forward to the Plateau des Glières. The climb involves is approx. 7 km with an average of 11%. Continue to Col de Romme, before tackling the Col de la Colombière, 1,613 metres. Total climbing meters of the Etape du Tour 2018 are over 4.00 meter! the final descend to the finshis line will be to Le Grand-Bornand. Good luck and take care!

The return from the finish For those staying in Annecy centre, there is a coach back from the finish in Le Grand Bornand to Annecy. There is a later meal this evening so don’t hurry!

Monday July 9 July

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in France Transfers back to Geneva If you are making your own way home, you will need to leave the hotel mid-morning. Flight details For us to arrange your collection and drop off at Geneva or Turin Airports, we will require your flight details.

Arrival day Friday 6 July Annecy
Saturday 7 July register and expo visit for the 2018 Etape du Tour
Sunday 8 July Etape du Tour 2018!
Departure day

Airport/ Train Information Etape du Tour 2018

Airport

France’s main airports in Paris are Charles de Gaulle and Orly International Airport. There are many flights: for example to/from Madrid, Brussels, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Berlin, Rome, London Heathrow, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Athens, Zurich and many more very important cities from all around the Globe. Another very important airport is Lyon (Saint Exupéry). 

 

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The Airport of Geneva is a very important International Airport and its only 45 minutes by car to Annecy. There are regular flights; for example to and from Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Orly, Newark, Amsterdam, London Heathrow, Munich, Frankfurt, Roma, Madrid, Moscow, Brussels and many more destinations in Europe and the United States.

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Trains

The Airport Train Stations are located below Charles de Gaulle and Orly International Airport. Almost every hour trains depart to/from Annecy.Paris main Railway station is Gare du Nord. From here all trains connect you to almost every destination in France. Trains to Annecy depart from station Gare de Lyon in Paris only 5 kilometres away from Station Gare du Nord. The train ride take less than 4 hours.Trains depart from main Railway station Lyon Part Dieu and from airport train station Saint Exupéry. From Lyon’s main Railway station it’s only a two hour ride.


Trains Annecy/Geneva

There are regular fares between Geneva and Annecy Railway station. 

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