Étape du Tour

2017

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2017 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. Demand is already high for our 2017 Etape package, so please book now and secure your place with a deposit of €650 to avoid disappointment. Give us a call on +44 208 876 5665 or email us on info@lafuga.cc . The 2017 Etape du Tour is on the 16th July. La Fuga will be there offering a premium package including exclusive accommodation, airport transfers and a dedicated team of La Fuga guides and mechanics to support you over the course of the weekend.  Entry to the event is not included in this package.  In order to secure your entry please visit this page 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.

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
  • Lunchtime meals
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks
  • Incidental expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Bike Hire: 225.00

Bike Hire

225.00

The 2017 route for the Etape du Tour has been revealed. It is Briançon to Col d’Izoard, 178km and 2 cols. It is sure to be a key stage in the Tour de France, with the iconic 16km climb of the Izoard featuring 34 times in the history of the Tour de France, as well as hosting the finish of the women’s professional one day race, La Course.

Your route will take in Lake Embrun, Col de Vars, Barcelonnette before finishing with an ascent of the Izoard itself.  Described by former Tour de France director Jaques Goddet as “[a] harrowing trial which establishes the boundary between difficult and terrifying” the Izoard is a brute with the last 10km averaging 9%.  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 14 July – ARRIVAL DAY 

We will run an airport pick-up transfers from Turin International airport (TRN) 

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 15 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 16 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 17 July – DEPARTURE DAY
Your bike will be packed ready for the flight home.
We will run a transfer to Turin International airport (TRN)

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

Turin

Over the Etape weekend La Fuga have selected a fantastic hotel just up the valley from the start in Briançon.  This is an ideal location as a base for the weekend.  Close to Turin for easy airport transfers, close to the race start/finish, and within the established town of Montgenèvre offering plentiful amenities and services.

We have chosen the 4* Hotel Chalet Blanc to get you closer to the start and finish, while providing you with excellent accommodation.  All the hotel rooms come with ensuite bathroom facilities and half board catering.  Hotel Le Chalet Blanc features an upmarket restaurant, a mountain-view terrace and there’s a lounge bar with fireplace.  Other amenities include a whirlpool, a sauna and a hammam.