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Etape du Tour

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    Please note – the date of the Etape has been changed to Saturday 6th July due to the legislative election taking place in France on July 7th. 

    This year’s route features a spectacular challenge from Nice to Col de la Couillole, taking in the very best of cycling in the French Riviera – not to mention 4,000m of climbing. Mirroring Stage 20 of the Tour de France, put your mettle to the test on the Col de Braus, Col de Turini and the Col de la Colmiane. Sports Tours International is the Gold tour operator of L’Étape du Tour 2024.

    Join team Sports Tours

    The route

    Make the most of our team and expert reps who will be on hand to support you throughout the event. We will also have feed stations along the course, mechanical support, and even a cold beer waiting for you at the finish! We can’t wait to see you there!

    The course will follow one of the Tour de France’s hardest stages on closed roads. This year’s route features a spectacular challenge from Nice to Col de la Couillole, taking in the very best of cycling in the French Riviera – not to mention 4,000m of climbing!

    Included in your package

    • 2 and 3-night accommodation in either a 4 star or 3 star hotel in the start area on bed and breakfast (extra nights available on request)
    • Daily breakfast including early breakfast on race day
    • Transfer from the finish area back to your hotel
    • Bike storage at your hotel
    • Mechanical support from our professional mechanics in Nice
    • Two additional feed stations on route
    • Sports Tours cycling jersey included
    • Etape du Tour race briefing
    • Race day transfers for spectators (additional extra)
    • All hotel taxes
    Hotel
    Kyriad Nice Saint Isidore
    Kyriad Nice Saint Isidore

    Finding an ideal budget friendly hotel in Nice does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Kyriad Nice - Stade, a nice option for travellers like you. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning, a minibar, and a desk, and getting online is easy, with free WIFI available.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
    Restaurant
    Highchairs available
    Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
    Business Centre with Internet Access
    Conference facilities
    Baggage storage

    Holiday Inn Nice
    Holiday Inn Nice

    ocated in the very heart of Nice, in a residential area, a few minutes ago from the seafront, the interesting sights and the main shopping zone. Access: International airport 7 kms, Train station 300 m. Totally refurbished in 2012! Rooms: spacious, modern and lighted, air conditioned and sound proved; marble bathrooms with hair dryer. Tea and coffee maker, satellite LCD TV and pay TV, ADSL Wifi, direct phone, electronic safety box, minibar, pillow list; Restaurant "Chez Panisse" and cocktail bar, gym center.

    Amenities:

    Paid public parking on-site
    Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
    Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    Bar / lounge
    Highchairs available
    Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
    Taxi service
    Business Centre with Internet Access

    Hotel du Pin Port Nice
    Hotel du Pin Port Nice

    This hotel is just 350 metres from the ferry port and a 20-minute walk from the Promenade des Anglais. Its rooms are air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi access. The guest rooms at the Hotel du Pin Nice Port are equipped with flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and a private bathroom. The Hotel du Pin Nice Port has a 24-hour reception, which is hosted by a multilingual team. The hotel serves a buffet breakfast every morning. In the heart of the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region, the Hotel du Pin Nice Port is just a 10-minute drive from Villefranche-sur-Mer and 9 km from Saint-Jean Cap-Ferrat. Antibes is a 30-minute drive away.

    Amenities:

    Private parking
    Free WIFI
    Family rooms
    Non-smoking rooms
    Restaurant
    Facilities for disabled guests
    Terrace
    24-hour front desk
    Bar

    Le Saint Paul
    Le Saint Paul

    Overlooking the sea in Nice, just 30 metres from the beach, Hotel Le Saint Paul features a large garden and an adjoining chapel. It is 50 metres from Nice Port, which has ferries going directly to Corsica. Nice's Old Town is 2 km away. Free WiFi is offered. The rooms at Hotel Le Saint Paul feature views of the courtyard or the sea. Decorated in neutral tones, each room has a flat-screen TV with TNT channels. The Deluxe Rooms have an electric kettle.

    Amenities:

    Free parking
    Free WiFi
    Beachfront
    Family rooms
    Non-smoking rooms
    Restaurant
    Facilities for disabled guests
    Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
    Bar
    Good breakfast

    Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port
    Ibis Styles Nice Vieux Port

    Located at the harbour, 5 minutes walk from the Convention Centre and historic Nice, just 200 m from the Promenade des Anglais, the hotel features 114 entirely renovated, spacious air conditioned rooms as well as secure pay parking. 30 minutes from the Nice Arenas airport, 20 km from Monaco and the Italian border, it makes for an ideal place to stay whether on business or leisure. In the hotel a Breakfast in available from 5:30 to 10 AM every morning.

    Amenities:

    Air conditioning
    Housekeeping
    Safe
    Telephone
    Bottled water
    Flatscreen TV
    Bath / shower
    Hair dryer

    Hotel Le Royal Vacances Bleues
    Hotel Le Royal Vacances Bleues

    The hotel Le Royal in Nice on the majestic Promenade des Anglais, offers modern decor, flawless service, an excellent restaurant and an exciting programme of excursions.

    Amenities:

    Bar / lounge
    Beach
    Banquet room
    Meeting rooms
    24-hour front desk
    Laundry service
    Desk
    Housekeeping
    Safe
    Telephone
    Wardrobe / wardrobe
    Private bathrooms
    Flatscreen TV

    Mercure Notre Dame Nice
    Mercure Notre Dame Nice

    Featuring a rooftop pool with panoramic views over Nice's city centre, 500 metres from Nice-Ville Train Station. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Each air-conditioned room features a flat-screen TV, desk, wardrobe and minibar. Rooms have modern décor and the private bathrooms include a bath or shower and a hairdryer. Breakfast is served every morning in the spacious breakfast room. The hotel offers a fitness centre, 2 whirlpool baths, a Skylounge Bar and 2 terraces with panoramic views over Nice. With a 24-hour reception, Mercure Nice Centre Notre Dame also offers room service and luggage storage. The Promenade des Anglais is a 15-minute walk away. Jean Médecin Tram Stop is 260 metres from the hotel, and Acropolis Congress Centre is 5 tram stops away.

    Amenities:

    Outdoor swimming pool
    Parking on site
    Free WiFi
    Family rooms
    Non-smoking rooms
    Fitness centre
    Facilities for disabled guests
    Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
    Bar

    Novotel Centre Nice
    Novotel Centre Nice

    At the Novotel Nice Centre Vieux Nice Old Town, freely escape towards Cannes, Monaco and Corsica. Ideally located at 10 min from the old town, the flower market, the sea and the famous "Promenade des Anglais". Our hotel, in front of The Acropolis Congres Center, is fitted with a free fiber Wifi Access, and provides 5 meeting rooms. Take time to relax in our panoramic heated swimming pool on rooftop, our splendid terrasse. Be gourmet in our restaurant by tasting our mediterraneens dishes selection. Allow yourself to be pampered at the Novotel.

    Amenities:

    Allergy-free room
    Blackout curtains
    Air conditioning
    Desk
    Coffee / tea maker
    Cable / satellite TV
    Sofa bed
    Walk-in shower

    Splendid
    Splendid

    Located in Nice's City Centre, Splendid Hotel & Spa Nice is just 600 metres from the Promenade des Anglais. The seasonal rooftop swimming pool and hot tub offer panoramic mountain and city views. The spa features a hammam and guests also have free access to the fitness centre and the sauna. The air-conditioned, non-smoking guest rooms and suites are equipped with a minibar and a flat-screen TV. All rooms include free WiFi access. Most rooms feature a balcony and some have a spa bath. Guests can enjoy drinks and snacks in the bar. A buffet breakfast is also served every morning.

    Amenities:

    Private parking
    Good breakfast
    Outdoor swimming pool
    Spa and wellness centre
    Hot tub
    Balcony
    Pets allowed
    Private bathroom
    Free WiFi
    Fitness centre

    2 nights
    £629
    £779
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    3 nights
    N/A
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    £759
    £775
    £795
    £885
    £915
    £935
    £985

    David Millar's Guide to the Etape

    Itinerary

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    5 July

    Expo and registration

    Airport transfers will be available from Nice airport to the hotel throughout the day with our first transfer at 11:30am and our last transfer leaving at 20:00. We cannot accommodate for flights arriving after 19:30. Alternatively, please make your own way to your chosen hotel and let our representatives know once you have arrived.

    Please make your way to the expo and registration area where you will be able to register for the Etape du Tour. Do not forget you will be required to have a medical certificate. 

    For those arriving today as part of our two night package, please make your own way to your chosen hotel and let our representatives know once you have arrived. Your bib will be collected for you and you will need to retrieve this from your representative in your hotel reception all day.

     

    6 July

    L'Etape du Tour 2024

    We anticipate a 07:00/08:00 start for the Etape, so we have organised early breakfasts at all hotels so you can get to the start early to ensure everyone is lined up in the right pens for the start. Please note: Le Saint Paul Hotel will be offering early breakfast boxes.

    If you have travelled with a non-rider, we will be offering transfers for £50.00 per person to the finish area and back to the hotel in the start area. Once you have finished the ride, please make your way to our designated collection point to be transferred back to the start area and your hotel.

     

    7 July

    Free day

    You have the entire day to relax and recover after pushing yourself through the 2024 Étape du Tour.

    8 July

    Departure day

    After breakfast we will start running transfers back to the airport. If you are making your own way home, you will need to check out the hotel mid-morning. Our earliest airport transfer is for flights departing after 9:30, leaving the hotel at 07.00. We will run transfers throughout the day.

    Souvenir Etape race entry (when booked with accommodation) +

    £169.00 per person – included in this entry: bib, flask, engraved medal (post-event), photo and video package

    Standard Race entry (when booked with accommodation) +

    £99.00 each

     

    Airport transfer roundtrip +

    £25.00 per person per transfer from Nice Airport to Nice.

    This will take place on the following dates and times:

    Date: 05/07

    Time: 11:30/13:00/15:00/17:00/20:00

    Date: 08/07

    Time: 07:00/09:00/11:00/13:00/15:00

    Does my luggage get transported to my hotel? +

    If airport transfers are included in your package, we will transfer you and your Luggage to the hotel. If you are on a cycling holiday, we will also transfer your bike.

    Do you cater for children? +

    Children are welcome on our trips with the exception of some Hospitality packages.

    Can Vegetarians, Vegans or special diets be catered for? +

    Any dietary requirements e.g., Vegetarian or Vegan etc needs to be advised to us at booking stage. We will then request the meals with the relevant hotel.

    Can I extend my stay along the way? +

    Stays can be extended beyond our standard packages subject to availability at the relevant hotel.

    How can I pay for my holiday? +

    Packages can be paid for online or over the phone by Credit/debit card or Amex, payments can also be made by Bank transfer.

    Do I need travel insurance? +

    Travel insurance is always advised and is best taken out at the time of making a booking.

    What happens if I have to cancel? Will I lose money? +

    Cancelation charges are applicable in the event you cannot travel. Please refer to the booking conditions page.

    Can I change the date after I’ve booked? +

    Subject to amendment fees and hotel availability dates can be changed after initial booking.

    Will anyone from your team meet me during my stay? +

    Dependent on the trip booked we will have representatives on the package this will be outlined in the individual tour. If we have no representation a 24-hour telephone number will be provided.

    Can I travel on my own? +

    Yes, we cater for solo travellers, we can offer single rooms or twin share rooms

    What is twin to share? +

    On many of our travel packages we offer our free ‘Twin to Share’ service where you pay to share a room rather than the supplement for a single room. We encourage single travellers to join our tours and rooms for single occupancy are available on all our tours, but we also offer the opportunity to book our ‘Twin to Share’ service. This option which means that we pair you up with another athlete of the same sex so you can enjoy the event without having to pay the single occupancy supplement.

    Is the entry guaranteed? +

    All our entries are Guaranteed there is no ballot, lottery or fundraising required once your entry is paid it is guaranteed.

    Do I need to pay a deposit? +

    A deposit will be required at time of booking to secure your place.

    How do I manage a Sports Tours booking? +

    Once booked online you will be able to view and make payments on your account.

    When will I receive my tickets? +

    Itineraries will be sent on all trips around 14 days prior to departure

    What is included in the price? +

    What is included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

    What is not included in the price? +

    What is not included in the price will be shown under each individual package.

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