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Simply pay a deposit. After you book, a La Fuga Travel Consultant will follow up with you to manage all the details of your trip. From travel insurance, bike rentals, your jersey size and more - we'll tailor all the finer points of your trip and adjust your Tour Price accordingly.

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2019 Etape du Tour

The Etape du Tour is one of the most prestigious sportives in the world. Each year it follows the route of that year’s Tour de France, taking in the same iconic roads and high mountain climbs that the professionals race over.

The 2019 Etape du Tour route was announced on 25th October 2018 with a the route starting in Albertville and mountain top finish in Val Thorens. The event sold out in just a few days and entries are now only available through Official Tour Operators.

Etape entries can be purchased either with an accommodation package and are €225 per entry. Please indicate whether you would like an entry when purchasing your package.

If you have your accommodation sorted already, please see our Entry & Pro Support page - we can have entries-only packages for €250.

About the Etape du Tour
Ask anybody in the world to name a bike race and you will get the overwhelming response: the Tour de France. Now, ask them to think of a sportive and you will get a similarly overwhelming answer: L’Etape du Tour. This is the big one, the one everybody wants to be able to write on the first line of their cycling CV.

"The trip was fantastic - La Fuga were friendly, professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun. They really took care of us. I would definitely book another trip with La Fuga."
Etape du Tour 2014 Guest

In the twenty years since the Tour de France has been organising its very own sportive, the organisation have consistently chosen some of the most challenging and hallowed stretches of tarmac known to the sport, and this year's edition will be no different. The Tour’s stated intention is to give ordinary cyclists the chance to test their legs against the world’s best over the same roads, and this July’s classic mountain route will provide a stage fit to crown you a king of the road.

Course Profile

What's Included?

  • Three nights half board accommodation
  • All breakfasts and evening meals at the hotel/local restaurants
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel to and from race
  • Experienced guide and dedicated support car on each ride (non-raceday)
  • Complimentary sports nutrition
  • La Fuga Pro Support on the course
  • La Fuga welcome pack

What's Not Included?

  • Entry into Etape du Tour – this is available at €225 per entry
  • Flights
  • Lunchtime meals
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks
  • Incidental expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Bike Rental

Bike Hire


The 2019 route for the Etape du Tour has been revealed. It is Albertville to Val Thorens, 135km with 3 major cols. It is sure to be a key stage in the Tour de France.

And as always La Fuga will be there supporting you every step of the way with the charisma, passion and expertise that you have come to expect from us over the last ten years.

Friday 19 July – ARRIVAL DAY 

We will run an airport pick-up from Geneva International airport (GVA) 

If you would like to take advantage of our transfer service, please book a flight that will fit with the timings suggested by our team.

Saturday 20 July
Your bike will be unpacked and ready to go. We will enjoy a gentle ride in the morning . The aim is to spin the legs and loosen things up for the challenge tomorrow. Lunch will be had at a cafe en route. In the afternoon we will visit the race village, pick up race numbers and sample the pre-race atmosphere. Our visit will be brief to allow sufficient rest back at the hotel. Your bike will receive a final check over from one of our members of staff and your race number fitted.

Sunday 21 July
The Big Day! Having slept in comfort, the hotel will serve a breakfast suitable for the day’s activities with generous helpings. We will drive to the race start and arrive with enough time to get you a good position in your designated pen. Your guide will be on hand to collect warm clothing and pass on last minute encouragement.
The La Fuga Pro Support stations will be en-route to stock you up with the best energy and motivation to complete the course.

After a tough and hopefully enjoyable race, we’ll meet you at the finish with some cold drinks and congratulations. After relaxing and exchanging stories we’ll make the journey back to the hotel for a well earned dinner.

Monday 22 July – DEPARTURE DAY
Your bike will be packed ready for the flight home.
We will run a transfer to Geneva International airport (GVA)

If you would like to take advantage of our transfer service, please book a flight that will fit with the timings suggested by our team.


Geneva (GVA)

Grand Hotel des Thermes, Brides les Bains

Grand Hotel des Thermes, Brides

This year we will be staying at the lovely 4* Grand Hotel des Thermes in charming Brides-les-Bains, established in 1870. The town is conveniently located right in the middle of the starting and finishing locations for the event, minimising the travel time to and from the race.

La Fuga riders will have full access to the hotel’s luxurious Spa Cinq Mondes, as well as being close to the town centre and a host of challenging but stunning cycling routes.

With spacious rooms, excellent spa facilities and a gourmet restaurant serving French cuisine, the Grand Hotel des Thermes is the perfect base for the 2019 edition of l’Étape du Tour with La Fuga.