Etape du Tour 2013
Etape du Tour, July 5th-8th
The Etape du Tour 2013 will take place on July 7th. It will start in the beautiful city of Annecy and after a loop of the area will return to Annecy again, the final climb up the Semnoz will complete a spectacular route of 130km. This trip will allow riders to compete in the event in a well prepared and relaxed environment. Short transfers and a great accommodation will contribute to a memorable weekend of riding.
The ScheduleFriday July 5th
Pick up from Geneva, our minibus will be there to collect riders, aim to book a flight arriving between 1200 and 1600. We'll drive you back to your acommodation which will be a magnicent old French home, nestled in the forest just north of Albertville. Transfer time is around 1.5 hours. There will be plenty of time to make up bikes, have dinner and relax.
Saturday July 6th
Today the rider will have ample opportunity to ride, relax and to head into Annecy to complete the registration process for the event. The riding around the Lac d'Annecy is flat and ideal to just spin the legs in anticipation of the next day's exploits. The atmosphere will be electric with close to 10000 like minded riders getting their legs ready for the big day.
Sunday July 7th
Race day! A short drive into Annecy and then you'll ride your way into the various starting pens. The event traditionally starts at 7am although there's a fair chance that the start time will be a little later this year. The course will take you over the Col de Lechaux, Col des Pres before returning to Annecy after around 118km. The final climb up to the Semnoz will be a gruelling but fitting climax to an amazing day. We'll congregate at the top to eat and celebrate our achievements before decending back towards the lake followed by a short drive home.
Monday July 8th
We'll head to Geneva at around 9.30 with a view to catching flights from 1300 onwards
• Guiding, coaching and general advice on the eve of the event available all day.
• 3 nights half board acccommodation on a twin share basis.
• Mechanical assistance
• Transfers to and from Geneva airport.
- Assistance and advice throughout the forthcoming months to plan and train properly for the event
- Vehicle transfers to and from the event itself, as well as registration on the saturday
What's not included?
- Travel insurance
- Lunches and drinks
- Etape entry
Entry to the Etape du Tour is done independently by each rider on the Etape website. This process starts on November 28th. Entry costs 75/95 euros depending on how quickly the entry is made. Any rider that books in and pays a deposit for the Etape trip BUT is unsuccessful with the event entry will be have their deposit refunded in full.
Numbers for this trip will be strictly limited, please contact us if you'd like more information or to book a place