Etape du Tour

3 nights from £390.00

Cycling Trip Highlights

  • We have guaranteed entry and packages
  • Race a Tour de France stage a few days after the pros
  • Choice of 3* and 4* accommodation
  • Climb the stunning Col d’Eze and Col de Turini

Etape du Tour
3 nights from £390.00
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WE LOVEThe 2020 Etape du Tour Route from Nice
The Etape du Tour gives amateur cyclists a chance to ride a stage of the Tour de France, just days after the pros. This year features an iconic 177km route from Nice, looping into the Alpes-Maritimes, finishing on the Promenade de Anglais. Riders will climb 3,570m across the Col de la Colmiane, the Col du Turini and finally the epic Col d'Eze.
WE LOVEGuaranteed Packages with Love Velo
Last year, the Etape du Tour sold out within a few days of release to the general public. As official operators of the Etape Tour, we have guaranteed entry and packages to this marquee event, before they go on sale to the public. Guarantee your spot at the start line now along with one of our packages. We have the choice of 3* and 4* hotels brilliantly positioned by the start and finish in the centre of Nice.

What's Included

Day By Day Etape du Tour


Kyriad Nice – 3*

Twin room occupancy on a B&B basis – £390

Ibis Style Nice Centre Gare  – 3*

Twin room occupancy on a B&B basis – £465

Holiday Inn Nice  – 4*

Twin occupancy on a B&B basis – £595

Radisson Blu Nice 4*

Twin occupancy on a B&B basis – £655

Race Entry

Race entry with our packages is £95

Race entry only without a package is £225

Single Occupancy & Upgrades

Single occupancy or upgraded room types are available at all hotels
Day 1Friday 3rd July - Arrival

Arrive into Nice airport and we will provide you with an airport transfer to your hotel. Relax and enjoy the beautiful Promenade des Anglais, the mega yachts bobbing on the water, or explore the Cours Saleya in Nice old town.

Day 2Saturday 4th July - EXPO and Race Registration

We are taking the hassle out of registering for the event and will be doing this for you. Visit the EXPO, relax by the beach or enjoy one of our guided rides in the morning. Our guided rides are likely to be only 30-50km in length allowing you to spin your legs, check your bike is in good working order and take in some beautiful riding in the French Riviera.

Day 3Sunday 5th July - Race Day

After an early breakfast, you will roll down to the starting pens which will be a few minute ride from our hotels. Please note, we have no influence over your starting pen as the pens are allocated by the organisers. They group riders according to historic Etape timings or your predicted finish times. Faster riders will be in the first few pens with slower riders at the back.

The Etape du Tour is on completely closed roads. In addition to the regular water and food stops provided by the organisers, Love Velo will have 2 dedicated feed stations along the route to refuel you.

All our accommodation is located in Nice, right by the start and finish line meaning you can finish your ride and head straight to your bedroom for a warm shower, something to eat and to change out of your cycling gear. There is no waiting around for return transfers or having to ride to another location after a tough race. We couldn’t be better positioned for you to enjoy the end of the race.

Day 4Monday 6th July - Departure

After breakfast, we will be providing transfers back to the airport or if you are making your own way home, check out will be mid morning.

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What to ExpectFrom Cycling a Stage of the Tour de France to Experiencing France's Epic Climbs

The 2020 Etape du Tour takes place in Nice, with a loop ride into the mountains. It is a 177km with 3570m of climbing in one of France’s most stunning regions. Ride a stage of the Tour de France just weeks before the greatest cyclists in the world tackle the most foreboding mountains in the Cote d’Azur region.

Entering its 30th year, the Etape du Tour is one of the most popular and celebrated sportives in the world. With previous years in the Alps and Frenc Riviera proving to be so successful, the famous sportive will make a return to eastern France, guiding riders through the unique, mountainous region including climbs up the Col de la Colmiane (1500m) and Col de Turini (1607m). Nice, the coastal finish 33km after climbing the iconic Col d’Eze, provides riders with a beautiful end to the challenging 177km ride. However, don’t be surprised if the race is already won on Col d’Eze!

A constant feature of the ride will be the local French residents, spurring you on and providing the added motivation to get you to the finish. Enjoy riding through the authentic local towns and through the contrasting but equally beautiful valleys. The French Alps provides a riding experience you will never forget.

177km long with 3570m of climbing
The 2020 Etape du Tour
14.9km long at 7.3% average
Col de Turini
16.3km long at 6.2% average
Col de la Colmiane
7.8km long at 7% average
Col d'Eze
Etape du Tour 2020 RouteEtape du Tour 2020 Route

How's the Weather? in Cote d'Azur

The SummerJuly
The Etape du Tour takes place in July in the French Alps. The route for this year's Etape has a similar weather pattern throughout. July is the warmest month of the year in Nice and surrounding mountains, with temperatures reaching the high 20s and even 30's. Rainfall is higher than Spring but still quite low so this year's riders should experience warm and sunny riding. Descents off the climbs are likely to be cold and fresh so we recommend bringing arm warmers and gilets as well as a shell rain jacket.

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