The Etape du Tour is the only Cyclosportive that allows amateur riders to test themselves on closed roads on the exact same route as a Tour de France stage. It is almost always in the Pyrenees or the Alps and often, although not always, on a rest day and so makes a great highlight in any trip to follow the mountain stages.
The 2019 Etape du Tour route will be announced at the same time as the Tour de France route presentation in October 2018.
The 2018 Etape du Tour took replicated stage 10 of the Tour de France from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. Riding out from lake Annecy, the route takes in Col de la Croix Fry, Col de Romme, the Col de La Colombiere and an unusual gravel section; the Plateau des Glieres.
Sports Tours international has been taking cyclists from all over the world to ride the Etape since the days when entry was through paper application forms in Vélo Magazine! As an experienced official travel partner for the Tour de France and the Etape du Tour, our aim is always to make the logistics easy so all you need to do is focus on the cycling.
With top support from our staff, extra feed stops, convenient accommodation, transfers, overland bike transport and a host of other little extras, we’re here to help you get the most out of your Etape du Tour experience!