We have sold out of nearly all our packages and have just a couple left available. Once they are gone, we cannot get any more so don't miss the chance to take on the iconic Col d'Izoard. The 178km event is Sunday 16th July and the trips that we have remaining will be Saturday 15th July to Monday 17th July.
We can guarantee your entry to the Etape but if you already have entry, we can provide you with an accommodation only package.
British Cycling say: The climbing is tough so don’t go too hard too quickly. Check out our advice on pacing a sportive. 

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The Etape is the daddy of sportives, the godfather of them all and the 2017 edition is shaping up to be one of the best yet. The almost circular route means that there is no need to be waking up hours before the event to take a transfer to the start, or waiting for hours at the finish for a transfer back to the hotel. You can roll out of bed onto the start line with Love Velo, and catch a quick 15 minute ride back to the hotel after you finish, or freewheel downhill home. Couple that with our brilliantly located accommodation, amazing race atmosphere and you have got a recipe for an awesome weekend. As is usual with the Etape, we have almost sold out so book yourself entry now.
DAY 1Arrival

Our remaining hotel, Club Med, is based in Serre Chevalier. Make your way there or ask us about our transfers. You will need to arrive in time to pick up your race numbers from the village.<...Show More

DAY 2Race Day

Race Day! After a healthy, nutritious and filling breakfast, suitable for your challenge, you will ride to the race start, about 4km from the hotel.

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DAY 3Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, you can either make your own way back to the airport or take one of our transfers if you have booked on to it.


The Col d'Izoard is the battleground for this year's Etape. The ride goes from Briancon, across 178km of awe inspiring cycling terrain.


The weather should be good at this time of year but it's important to remember to pack for all eventualities, especially at the race begins early in the morning and culminates on a climb. 


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Etape du Tour 2017 Challenge

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This is a hosted holiday so sit back, relax and let Love Velo do the work. We will make sure you are as prepared as you can be for race day with good quality transfers if you book them, incredibly well located accommodation and as little waiting time as possible at the finish line.
We have sold out of all our 3 night packages but we do have a few 2 night packages still available staying in Club Med Serre Chevalier, 4km from the start line.
Your stay will be dinner bed and breakfast and the hotel will be putting together a superb sportive menu for all riders
The Etape is 178km from Briancon to Col d'Izoard and the event is fully supported and signed.
Travel to France is not included.
We consider travel insurance to be essential. Accordingly, it is a condition of making a booking through us that you have suitable insurance cover for the booking you have made and any activities which you expect to take part in. Please note that sportives can often be classed as races by insurers and so you need to ensure you are covered to race. The insurance should also as a minimum cover cancellation, baggage loss, accidents and health issues while you are away. We also recommend that you take your policy details with you when you travel. Please ask our cycling experience team if you would like us to arrange travel insurance for you.
Airport transfers are not included in our price but we can organise these for you if you wish. Just ask our cycling experience team when you make your enquiry.