Etape du Tour

Alpine Cadence : Supported rides for cyclists in the Alps

Etape du Tour -  8th July 2018

The Etape du Tour is a unique event, an opportunity to ride and race the exact course ridden by the Tour pros just a few days later. The 2018 Etape du Tour will duplicate stage 10 of the Tour de France, Annecy to Grand Bornand. The 169km course incorporates tough climbs which will accumulate to over 4000m of climbing. A big challenge and a very memorable weekend await you!

We will be offering a package of accommodation and support for this event. The chalet base we are using for this event is very well positioned, 11kms from the start of the event and just 18km from the finish. Here are the details:

Friday July 6th

Collection of riders from Geneva Airport. Transfer to our accommodation near Annecy (transfer time 45 mins). Plenty of time to make up bikes in a relaxed and supportive environment. Earlier arrivals may wish to head to the welcome village in Annecy on this afternoon to collect their race numbers.

Saturday July 7th

A chance today to head to the welcome village to collect race numbers and to go for a gentle ride if required. Big emphasis today on taking it easy and relaxing prior to tomorrow's exploits.

Sunday July 8th 

Race day. An early start with the event typically starting at 7am. You'll have the option of riding to the start (15-20 minutes gently downhill) or taking advantage of our transport to the start area. At the finish of the event you will again have the option of a predominantly downhill ride back to our accommodation or a vehicle transfer provided by ourselves.

Monday July 9th

Return transfers to Geneva Airport for flights leaving at 12.00 or later.

Cost £495 - £545 (cost varies according to room allocated)

What's included:

  • 3 nights half board accommodation twin or triple share, 4 course dinners including wine
  • Transfer from and to Geneva Airport
  • Transport to a from the 'Start Village' on Saturday and transport to and from the event on the Sunday
  • Full support and advice from the Alpine Cadence team. Mechanical help, event advice and all support needed to ensure a smooth event.
  • Energy drink powder, welcome pack of gels/bars
  • Alpine Cadence drinks bottle.
What's not included:
  • Insurance
  • Lunches
  • Flights
  • Entry to the Etape du Tour

Important information

The Etape du Tour website has more information about the event and is where entries to the event are made. ENTRIES TO THE ETAPE DU TOUR OPEN AT 8AM ON MONDAY OCTOBER 23RD. Entry to the event costs 109 euros rising to 139 euros for entries made after December 18th.

Please let us know the times of proposed flights before booking them so that we can confirm that we can collect and drop you off promptly.

Chalet rooms include double, twin and triple options. Some with ensuite bathrooms and others with shared bathroom. Please contact us and we can quote you an exact price according to your needs. Single accommodation, if available, will be subject to a supplement.


Please contact us if you would like to make a provisional booking into this trip or to find out more information.