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2017 Etape Du Tour with Classic Cycle Tours

2017 Etape Du Tour

July 14 - July 17 2017

The 2017  Etape du Tour will be from Megève to Morzine, taking in four major climbs through the Alps. The route is 146km long with approximately 3,350 meters of climbing. The toughest climb of the day will be the final climb up the Col de Joux Plane, which is a 11.6km climb at an average of 8.5% with a maximum grade of 12.5%. This will be the 12th time the Tour de France has used this famous climb. The closed roads ride is in its 25th year and will take place on 16 July, 2017.

The 25th edition will be held on the course of stage 18 from Briançon to the Izoard on Sunday, 17 July and riders will get to suffer and enjoy the legendary Casse Déserte, 4 days before the Pro's tackle it. 

The stage is the same route that the Tour de France professional riders will ride on stage 18 on 20th July next year. Etape organisers ASO will make around 15,000 places available for this year's event and it is expected around 40% of the riders will be non-French cyclists. Megeve is the venue for the 2016 Etape du Tour village where registration will take place.

This Etape du Tour travel package is for 3 nights, arriving on Friday 14th July and departing on Monday 17th July.

The Hotel

The Grand Hotel in the Chantemerle area of the Serre Chevalier Valley is a 4 star hotel. The hotel is a traditional mountain Lodge style hotel and it is located in the centre of Chantemerle village (Hautes Alpes). It is an ideal place to spend your Etape du Tour weekend due to its location in the heart of Chantemerle, close to Briancon. The hotel has 60 rooms, which have all been completely refurbished for winter 2017. All rooms have bathroom or shower, hair dryer, TV, phone with self-wake up call facilities and a safe. Free WIFI access is available. A majority of the south facing rooms have balconies and breathtaking views of the village and the slopes. After an active day, relax in the hotel's lounge or enjoy the sunny terrace. At Grand Hotel you will find a friendly atmosphere and moon values traditions. The Grand Hotel propose as well a large breakfast buffet and the evening meals as well as a secure room to store your bike.

The Etape du Tour 2017 Itinerary

Friday July 14th

Around 13.00 - Check in at the 4*** Grand Hotel in the Chantemerle. Transfers from Geneva to your hotel on request please contact us. Please send us your flight arrival details. There are transfers at various times throughout the day from Geneva international airport. Flights are going to be in high demand on this date, we advise you to book early to guarantee a flight seat. On arrival airport transfers running throughout the day 11.00, 14.00, 16.00, 18.00 and 20.00. Turin Airport Friday 14th July - Arrival transfer times (departure time from airport) - 11.00, 15.00 and 20.00

Saturday July 15th

Registration Day After breakfast, please make your way to the EXPO and registration area in Briancon where you will be able to register for the 2017 Etape du Tour. After this, you'll have some time to take a short ride and make sure your bike is in full working order to the event on Sunday. PLEASE NOTE, AT ETAPE REGISTRATION, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT A DOCTOR'S NOTE STATING THERE ARE NO KNOWN MEDICAL REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT COMPETE. THIS IS LEGAL REQUIREMENT AND FAILURE TO COMPLY WILL MEAN YOU NOT PARTICIPATING IN THE ETAPE.

Sunday July 16th

L'Etape du Tour 2017 - You anticipate around 07:00/08:00 to the start for the Etape, early breakfasts at your hotel so you can get to the start early to ensure everyone is lined up in the right pens for the start. The organisers allocate pens according to likely finish time and historic Etape performance, therefore faster riders start nearer the front and the slower riders at the back. Please note, we have no influence over your starting pen. The Etape du Tour is a closed road sportive, but you must be wary of other cyclists, especially if they are going faster than you or if you have stopped. There will be food and water stops en-route and mechanical assistance provided by MAVIC. Along the route, there are certain times that you must have passed certain cut off points, otherwise you may be swept up by the broom wagon. The return from the finish You will descend back down from the finish on top of the Col d'Izoard to your hotels. For those who have booked hotel packages with the evening meal included, there is a later meal.

Monday July 17th

Departure day…..Time to say goodbye, a good flight back home or else a pleasant stay in France Transfers back to Geneva or Turin Geneva Airport between 04:00 - 05:00 for flights departing after 11.00. Turin Airport between 04:00 - 05:00 for flights departing after 10.00. If you are making your own way home, you will need to leave the hotel mid-morning. Flight details For us to arrange your collection and drop off at Geneva or Turin Airports, we will require your flight details.

Ride the 2017 Etape Du Tour with Classic Cycle Tours

Ride the 2017 Etape Du Tour with Classic Cycle Tours

Routes: 178 km
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb

€895 (approx $970 dollars)

What's Included?

3 nights in 4 star Grand Hotel in Chantemerle
Bike storage at the hotel
Breakfast each day at your hotel
Half board
Hotel Taxes
Etape du Tour entry Inscription
A cycling jersey made by Santini. 
The services on the Etape include : An Etape du Tour briefing
Mechanical support from professional mechanics
Daily hotel visits from a team of bike guides
Additional feed stations en-route
Return airport transfers from Geneva and Turin airports - Bikes have to be in bike bags to be transported
A day bag service with bag available at the additional food stop


Single supplement €275
Your journey to France
Any meals and drinks not noted above
Any extras at your accommodation.
Bike Rental € 225 Trek 4.3 Domane 105 carbon
Bike Rental € 275 Trek 5.2 - Trek 4.5 in Ultegra 

Support for Participants
SAG Wagon
Controlled Intersections
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Event Size
5000 +
Start Address: Megeve, France
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