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Etape-du-Tour - Maurienne

The Etape sans surprises

Better to discover the course before race day...not during.

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Trip facts


Dates:            July 16-23, 2014.  (8 days / 7 nights)
Start - End:   Geneva, Switzerland Airport
Cites:             St. Michel de Maurienne, Valloire, Alpe d’Huez, Geneva
Rides:            7 days riding
Difficulty:      Challenging - For those who enjoy riding up and down mountain passes.
Highlights:     - Ride  L’Etape du Tour Alpine Cyclosportive.
                        - Ride 3 additional iconic TdF iconic climbs
                        - Ride with locals

Cols Climbed:  - Chaussy*,  Mollard*, Glandon*, Toussuire*, Croix de Fer *, Mont Venier   (* Cols in the Etape)

Lodging:  Quality cyclist friendly hotel
                  4 nights in hotel in St.Michel de Maurienne  

Meals:Three daily meals included
Support: 

- Airport pick up / drop off
- Technical support van
- Professional mechanical support & upkeep
- Snacks during rides
- All Ground transportation
- Bicycle storage facilities
- Private rest stops during Etape du Tour
- Culture document with trip related info
- Bi-lingual guide(s)


Group Size: Limited to 8 riders
Cost: $1425 double occupancy, $1625 single occupancy
           Includes entry in L’Etape du Tour
           All taxes and service charges included.
           Bike Rentals Available 

Itinerary

DAY 1 - Thursday July 16, 2015:  Arrival and Welcome

Arriving at Geneva Airport, we’ll pick you up in our vans for the drive to the Maurienne valley and our first hotel.  We’ll settle in, build up our bikes and take a brisk spin up the valley to pedal out cobwebs, before dinner at the hotel.  30k / 350m climbing

DAY 2 - Friday July 17: L’Etape Recon. and Glandon
Today we’ll start a two-day, thorough reconnaissance of the L’Etape du Tour course by bike and/or van.  En route, we’ll stop for a quick snack at the famous cyclists’s café at the summit of Col de Croix de Fer.   Dinner back at the hotel along with any bike adjustments.  85km / 1,350m climbing

DAY 3 – Saturday July 18: Race registration & Bike prep
The major activity of today will be to pick-up the race bibs, completely prep bike, nutrition and any other last minute formalities.  The race start is a 30 km round trip which should serve a s a perfect opportunity to keep the legs spinning.Our dinner will be good, easy to digest comfort food before a good night’s sleep.   30km / 400m climbing

DAY 4 Sunday July 19: Sunday July 20: L’Etape du Tour
Race day!  We’ve arranged an early breakfast to eat and digest well before the 7am start.   Our hotel is just a 15 minute drive from the start.  We’ll park in a quiet spot near the start allowing ample time for last minute preparations.  During L’Etape, DuckStore will support you with 2 private feed/clothing stations. 
142km / 4609m  climbing

DAY 5 – Monday July 20:
After one last breakfast, it’s time to say “Au revoir et à bientôt”.   What an event and amazing alpine cycling!  We’ll get you to the Geneva airport away where you can catch your flight home or to another destination.

OPTION –  Stay on a few days in Annecy and ride iconic climbs like the Col des Aravis, Col de Croix-Fry, Col de la Colombiere, Le Semnoz, …
Or perhaps cruise along the lake and discover the remote Bauges for relaxing ridingn.
Swim in the lake, have a late breakfast, …