Ride L'Etape

Cycle mountain climbs made legendary by the Tour de France!

Our Etape Challenge gives you the chance to follow in the footsteps of pros as you take on a Tour de France stage. Our route includes the notorious Col du Galibier and the legendary Alpe d’Huez.

Completing this route will evoke the greatest possible sense of achievement – you will have conquered the same terrain as sporting giants like Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong our very own cycling ambassador Ben Swift.

“Why not follow in my footsteps and take on this incredible stage of the Tour de France. It is a tough day in the saddle but reaching the top of the Alpe D’huez will leave you feeling on top of the world”

Full support is provided and you can choose from 3 packages:

Package 1 (includes return flights and warm-up ride on Friday 7 September)

Date: 6-9 September 2012
Sponsorship: £1,600

Package 2 (excludes return flights but does include warm-up ride on Friday 7th September)

Date: 6-9 September 2012
Sponsorship: £1,500

We appreciate that you may wish to book your own flights to and from the start but still wish to take part in the warm-up ride on Friday 7 September.  Please choose this option if you plan to do this.  Please note that Discover Adventure will arrange at least one transfer from Geneva Airport to Chambery on Day 1, (Thursday 6 September) depending on demand; you will be given details nearer the time before you make your flight booking. On day 4 you will return to Geneva with the main group. Ensure that you make arrangements for your bike with the airline when you book; it may not be possible at a later date.

Package 3 (excludes return flights and first day warm-up ride)

Date: 7-9 September 2012
Sponsorship: £1,400

We appreciate that you may only wish to come out for the main ride itself on Saturday 8 September. Please choose this option if you plan to do this. Please note that Discover Adventure will arrange at least one transfer from Geneva Airport to Chambery on Day 2, (Friday 7 September) depending on demand; you will be given details nearer the time before you make your flight booking. On day 4 you will return to Geneva with the main group. Ensure that you make arrangements for your bike with the airline when you book; it may not be possible at a later date. You will need to arrive on Friday so as to not miss out on the main briefing Friday night.

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