Etape du Tour

France 5th July Etape du Tour

Race Distance


Race Elevation


Trip Dates

5th July

Price From

£699 pp

What's Included

(includes Race Entry, Airport Transfers from Nice & breakfast and dinners).

Etape du Tour

Travel Package

3 Nights in Nice (includes Race Entry, Airport Transfers from Nice & breakfast and dinners).

Return airport transfers from

Nice (NCE)

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Race Overview
Route Information
Getting to Etape du Tour
Hotel Information
Tour Overview

Race Overview

The Etape du Tour de France is the most famous sportive in the world. This is your chance to ride the queen stage of the Tour de France and in 2020 this brings us to Nice. A break from the usual Alps or Pyrenees stages, this is an amazing route highlighting some of the best climbs in one of our favourite regions in the world for riding.
The route is long for an Etape at 177km with three long climbs. The overall elevation is similar to 2016 & 17 but slightly down on the last two years.


Weekend Itinerary

Your chance to race the most famous sportive in the world over the Queen's stage of the most famous cycling race in the world - the Tour de France. In 2020 the route takes us to Nice for a fascinating route in the Alpes-Maritime. With "only" 3570m of elevation this is a rare year the Etape is suitable for most types of rider.

Arrival Day Friday 3rd July

Arrival day for some riders. If you get the early transfer we have a 50km warm up spin at 4pm. In the evening we have dinner at 8pm with the team and we run through the weekend.
Ride Distance 50 km.
Elevation Gain 620 m.

Warm Up Ride Saturday 4th July

Final prep for the Etape. We have a 50km warm up ride at 10am taking in the last loop of the route so you know what to expect tomorrow. In the late afternoon we have our pre race brief running through logistics, strategies and coaching points for the ride before an early dinner.
Ride Distance 50 km.
Elevation Gain 700 m.

Etape Day Sunday 5th July

Etape day! Early breakfast and then head to the start pens. We have two private feed stops on the route and will then help with post ride celebrations back at the hotel!
Ride Distance 177 km.
Elevation Gain 3570 m.

Departure Day Monday 6th July

Time to head home. Choose one of three transfers back to Nice airport.
Route Overview

Route Overview

The Etape du Tour 2020 route takes us to Nice & the Alpes-Maritimes for some incredible riding. A long route with two big Alpine climbs before a circuit finish in Nice.

Stage One

From Nice to Nice

Ride Distance 177
Elevation Gain 4014

An early start on the med. The start out of Nice will be quick followed by a leg softening section to the climbs. The first climb, the Col de la Colmaine is 16km at 6% and is quickly followed by the Col de Turini, 15km at 7% - as big a one two punch as most things you get in the Alps or Pyrenees. After a quick descent back into Nice we hit the Col d'Eze before rolling back into Nice for the finish.

Getting There

Getting to Etape du Tour

Fly in and out of Nice. We have three collections on Friday and three dropoffs on Monday. Please arrange flights to meet one of these.

12.05pm suitable for BA 7.50 from LHR, BA 7.25 from LGW, Easyjet 7.00 from STN, Easyjet 7.20 from LTN, Jet2 8.15 from MAN
3.15pm suitable for BA 11.20 from LHR, Easyjet 11.25 from LGW, Aer Lingus 11.00 from DUB
10pm suitable for BA 18.00 from LHR, Easyjet 18.20 from LGW, Ryanair 17.25 from DUB, Easyjet 18.30 from LTN, Easyjet 17.55 from EDI

On Monday, book flights that depart 2 hours after our transfers arrive at Nice airport:
8.45am suitable for 12.00 BA to LHR, 11.20 BA to LGW, 10.45 Easyjet to STN, 10.45 Easyjet to LTN
1pm suitable for 15.00 Easyjet to LGW, 15.25 Aer Lingus to DUB, 15.25 BA to LHR
6.35pm suitable for 20.35 to Jet2 MAN, 21.35 Ryanair to Dub, 21.45 BA to LHR, 21.55 Easyjet to LGW, 22.05 Easyjet to EDI, 22.10 Easyjet to LTN, 22.55 Ryanair to STN

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

Our base for the weekend is the excellent 4* Brice Garden Hotel. Situated in central Nice close to the race start and finish, the hotel has air conditioned rooms in comfy surroundings.

Hotel Brice Garden


44 Rue du Maréchal Joffre, 06000 Nice, France

    A spacious 4 star hotel in central Nice. There is a nice restaurant in the flower garden, a perfect place to relax pre ride. Bikes are stored in a meeting room where our mechanic is on hand to work on any issues. There is a good early breakfast on the morning of the Etape.



    Mechanic: Adam Wolley

    Head Mechanic: Chris da Costa

    Super Domestique: Tobyn Horton

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