Ride the same stage as the pros. Cycle up storied French Alpine climbs and feel both the struggle and exhilaration of riding the Tour de France. This year’s ‘Etape’ starts in Annecy, where we are based with 15,000 feet (4.5km) of climbing including 2km of dirt road.
The roads will be closed to traffic as you wind your way through the Alps. Our hotel is right on Lake Annecy — a mile or two from the start. You ride: we’ll handle the logistics.
Day 1 Thursday July 5
Arrival and relaxing ride around lake Annecy
Days 2&3 - Friday July 6 & Saturday July 7
Recon Etape du Tour course
Day 3 Sunday July 8
Gran Fondo Etape du Tour race
Day 5 - Monday July 9
A relaxing late morning ride and ‘au revoir’ in the afternoon