Etape du Tour - Le Palace de Menthon

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La Fuga have 3 packages available:


Please click on the package links below to see the individual packages.
Package 1 - Le Palace de Menthon - 4 star - Luxury - This page
Package 2 - Auberge du Pere Bise - 4 star - High Luxury
Package 3 - Yoann Conte - Bord du Lac - 5 star - Uber Luxury

Click on the 'Accommodation' tab for details of each hotel.


2018 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 2018 Etape du Tour route was announced on 17th October 2017 with a return to a popular Annecy start and mountain top finish close to the event start. The event has sold out in less than two weeks and entries are now only available through Official Tour Operators

LA FUGA HAVE GUARANTEED ENTRIES AVAILABLE AS AN OFFICIAL TOUR OPERATOR
Etape entries can be purchased ONLY with a package and are €250 per entry. Please indicate whether you would like an entry when purchasing your package.

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."
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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.

The course in words
Your route will take in a short run along the side of Lake Annecy before heading to the Col de Croix Fry, followed by the difficult ascent to the Plateau des Glières which is where the gravel section is encountered. You will then have the easiest section of the event until you reach the base of the Col de Romme before descending and arriving at the final ascent of Col de la Colombiere. The final descent into Le Grand Bornand will complete a tough but enjoyable L'etape du Tour 2018. A real test for professional and amateur alike.  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 eight years.

Course Profile
Etape du Tour Course Profile 2018

Course fly-through

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?

  • Flights
  • Entry into Etape du Tour – this is available at €250 per entry
  • Lunchtime meals
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks
  • Incidental expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Bike Rental

Bike Hire

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The 2018 route for the Etape du Tour has been revealed. It is Annecy to Grand Bornand, 169km with 4 major cols. It is sure to be a key stage in the Tour de France, with the such a difficult parcour and even a section of gravel road thrown in for good measure.

Your route will take in a short run along the side of Lake Annecy before heading to the Col de Croix Fry, followed by the difficult ascent to the Plateau des Glières which is where the gravel section is encountered. You will then have the easiest section of the event until you reach the base of the Col de Romme before descending and arriving at the final ascent of Col de la Colombiere. The final descent into Le Grand Bornand will complete a tough but enjoyable L’etape du Tour 2018. A real test for professional and amateur alike.  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 eight years.

Friday 6 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 7 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 8 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 9 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.

Airports

Geneva (GVA)

This page refers to Package 1 – Le Palace de Menthon, Menthon-Saint-Bernard (4 star) – Luxury

Package 1 – Luxury
Hotel – Le Palace de Menthon, Menthon-Saint-Bernard (4 star)
http://www.palacedementhon.com/en/

Le Palace de Menthon
Palace de Menthon ExteriorA vast private park, with a unique view and a rare beauty, found on the shores of Lake Annecy, the Palace de Menthon continues its success story which began at the beginning of the last century. A mecca for visitors, it is refocusing its efforts on what it does best – combining tradition and modernity.

Situated in Menthon Saint-Bernard, a few kilometres from Annecy, on the shores of the lake, the Palace de Menthon is accessible by car and also by boat, thanks to a small private port. The view is impressionable. From the gardens to the restaurants, from the bedrooms to the indoor swimming pool, one is left to indulge in the surrounding beauty all year round.

Sheltered by both the mountains and the lake, Le Palace de Menthon is positioned high above a park which descends gently towards the sides of the lake. Ideal for recharging ones batteries ahead of the Etape du Tour by basking in the beauty of the Lake.

In the days ahead of the Etape you can relax and unwind with a swim in the lake or just amble in the gardens enabling you to be full prepared ahead of the big day. Our dining will be at the hotels excellent restaurant right next to the lake shore.

Prices
Double / Twin occupancy = €1750 per person
Single occupancy Double room = €2430 per person
Non rider twin occupancy = €1300 per person










Palace de Menthon View Gardens

Palace de Menthon Bedroom

Palace de Menthon View Balcony



Package 2 – High Luxury
Hotel – Auberge du Pere Bise, Talloires (4 star) – Relais & Chateaux
https://www.perebise.com/en/

See our full package page – Auberge du Pere Bise

Prices
Double / Twin occupancy = €2300 per person
Single occupancy Double room = €3200 per person
Non rider twin occupancy = €1700 per person



Package 3 – Uber Luxury
Hotel – Yoann Conte – Bord du Lac, Veyrier-du-Lac (5 star) – Relais & Chateaux
http://www.yoann-conte.com/en/

See our full package page – Yoann Conte – Bord du Lac

Prices
Double / Twin occupancy = €2775 per person
Single occupancy Double room = €3975 per person
Non rider twin occupancy = €1850 per person