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19 -22 July

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Ride Etape du Tour 2019

Guided cycling Trip Ride Etape du Tour 2019.

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The 2019 Etape du Tour will take place in the Alps on Sunday 21 July. The start is in Albertville. Not far away from the stunning lakeside location of Annecy. The Olympic City of Albertville will host the 29th edition of the Etape du Tour 2019. In 1992 Albertville hosted the Olympic Winter games in the beautiful Savoie region. Still some of the sports venues remaining like the Ice Hall. Albertville also hosted 5 times the Tour de France. In 1998 it was jan Ullrich who won the stage over the Col de la Madeleine.

The Etape du Tour Cyclo 2019 is the final stage of the Tour de France 2019 edition right in the French Alps. Stage 20 will see the riders of the 2019 Tour de France battle it out between Albertville and Val Thorens on Saturday 27 July.

The Étape du Tour sportive is your opportunity to ride stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France under similar race-day conditions as the Tour itself. That means you get closed roads, Mavic on-road mechanical support and feed zones like on the Tour de France.

The EXPO and registration area will be at the Halle Olympique in Albertville the staff are on hand to assist you when required.  The finish is in the ski resort of Val Thorens. This world famous ski resort ski is one of the highest ski stations in Europe with an altitude of 2300 meter.

At the finish, you will be able to enjoy food and drinks , there will also be a special International welcome area where you can park your bike. Depending on where you are staying, you can either descend straight back to your hotel or take the transport back.

Don’t miss this Etape du Tour experience!

  • Immerse the unique ambience of the 29th edition of Etape du Tour 2019
  • 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 2019 : the most important road cycling race on earth is a wonderful experience!
  • The start village Albertville is the ideal place to stay for the 2019 Etape du Tour
  • Saturday – The event EXPO and registration in Albertville
  • Mechanical support
  • Airport meet and greet and return airport transfers

Bike rental bookings : please check our online bookings page :
L ‘ETAPE 2019 Bike rentals
The Cannondale models are all in Ultegra and are available in all sizes.
All bikes are equipped with 2 bottle cages and a pump,saddle bag with a tube, tyre levers and tools for handy cyclist!

Trip Overview
Day 1
Monday July 19 Check in
Arrival Day - Geneva airport will be the only airport for an airport transfer as it offers by far the most direct and indirect flight options from many countries. If you are making use of the airport transfer service, please give your flight arrival details after the booking. Coach transfers will be present at various times throughout the day from the airport. There will be a welcome desk all day where . The vehicles are equipped with trailers to transport your bike and luggage. The transfer from Geneva to Albertville takes about 1.5 hours and about 2 hours to the Moutiers area which is where most of the hotels are located. The last transfer from the 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. Last Transfer From Geneva Airport - 20:00 or 8pm. Flights should arrive no later than 19:00 or 7.00pm to make this transfer.
Day 2
Saturday July 20 Registration - guided ride
  • Expo and Registration Day After breakfast, please make your way to the EXPO and registration area in Halle Olympique in Albertville where you will be able to register for the Etape du Tour. The staff will be on hand to assist you when required. Today the logistics are slightly different depending on where you are staying.
  • La Lechere/Aigueblanche/Moutiers/Brides Les Bains : If you are staying in any of the hotels in these areas then you can ride today a guided ride over to Albertville for you to test your bike and to spin your legs ahead of tomorrow's big event. The distance is 25 to 35 kilometres depending on what hotel you are at on a mostly flat valley road. Once you get to the expo, you will store your bike with in a secured overniughty storage and you will be taken back to your hotel from the expo at set times later in the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow morning, Transport back you to Albertville and you will collect your bike ahead of starting the Etape du Tour.
  • 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 YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE ETAPE.
Day 3
Sunday 21st July - L'Etape du Tour 2019
 
  • Early pick up For those who not staying in Albertville from their hotels, without bikes as all bikes will be stored overnight in Albertville.
  • Wear some comfortable light shoes and clothes which you can hand over to the team in Albertville before you start. You can use the drawstring bag that will be provided to you for this. After the race it will be hand over at the finish line in Val Thorens so please don't put too much in the bag as you will have to cycle with it on the descent back down from Val Thorens.
  • Start around 07:00/08:00 to the start for the Etape, early breakfasts at your hotel so you can get to the start early to ensure everyone is lined up. The organisers allocate all cyclist according to likely finish time and historic Etape performance, therefore faster riders start nearer the front and the slower riders at the back.
  • The Etape du Tour is a closed road sportive, but you must be aware of other cyclists, especially if they are going faster than you or if you have stopped. There will be food and water stops en-route and mechanical assistance provided by MAVIC.
  • Along the route, there are certain times that you must have passed certain cut off points, otherwise you may be swept up by the broom wagon.
  • Transfer to the start and day bag service
  • As many will not be staying in Albertville it will be too far to ride to the start. You'll be doing enough cycling already so there are bus transfers available. It makes sense to wear some comfortable shoes and clothing over your cycling gear for the bus journey. When you get on your bike in Albertville you get the option to hand over tge bag with all your items of clothing to one of the staff members. It's available for you at the finish in Val Thorens so please don't overload it as you need to either wear it or carry it on your ride back down.
  • The return from the finish
  • The finish is in the ski resort of Val Thorens. The route of the Etape du Tour will take you up a side road but this road will re-join the main access road at about 11 kilometres from the finish. As this is the only road to Val Thorens, the road will remain closed for cars until after the finish of the Etape du Tour for security reasons. It is however possible to descend back down the main road as a two-way system will be put in place for cyclists only.
  • At the finish, you will be able to enjoy the usual food and drink and this year there will also be a a special welcome area where you can park your bike (at your own risk) and offer you some food and drinks so you can recover before you descend back down the hill. Depending on where you are staying, you can either descend straight back to your hotel or take the transport back.
  • For those who are staying in La Lechere, Aigueblanche and Albertville, you will be provided with transport for you and your bike back to your hotels. There is a special secured parking space on the main road down from Val Thorens where all buses are parked.
  • If you have booked bike rental or overland bike transport service then your bike will be collected back from you this evening.
Day 4
Monday July 22 Departure day
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.
Medical
Medical
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 YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE ETAPE.
Airport
  • The Airport of Geneva is a very important International Airport and its only 1 hour and 45 minutes by car to Albertvillle.
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  • 3 nights at the 2 * Hotel La Cabriere in La Lechere
  • Bike storage at the accommodation
  • Breakfast each day at your hotel including early breakfast on the day of the Etape
  • 3 evening meals in line with event timings
  • All hotel taxes
  • A comprehensive itinerary
  • Airport transfers for you, luggage and your bike from Geneva
  • Guided warm up ride on Saturday to Albertville
  • Transfer to the start on Sunday morning - Use of overnight bike store in Albertville
  • Transfer back to your hotel after the finish
  • Cycling jersey made by Santini
Top clas staff services on the Etape includes :
  • An Etape du Tour race briefing
  • Assistance at the event expo
  • Mechanical support from our professional mechanics
  • Daily hotel visits from the team of bike guides
  • Two additional feed station on the route
  • A welcome area at the finish with food and drink
  • A day bag service with bag available at the finish
  • Airport meet and greet and return airport transfers
  • Your journey to France.
  • Any meals and drinks not noted above
  • Any extras at your accommodation
  • Etape Entry fee € 180
  • Bike Rental € 225
  • Travel Insurance - highly recommended

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