The 2020 Etape de Tour will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Nice, France. Our 4-Star Etape trip is a guided trip with sea-front accommodations located on the Promenade de Anglais in Nice. All breakfasts and two dinners are included as well as transportation to and from the Nice airport and a private feed zone along the course. New this year…free race entry to participants who book this trip. Let Custom Getaways handle the details for you, so you can relax and focus on the race.
- Ride a mountain stage in the same conditions as the pros
- Race entry included with package!
- Timed event
- Closed roads
- Private feed zone
Arrival and pick-up at the Nice airport (NCE) in the early afternoon. If you are self-driving, you may arrive at your convenience and check-in to the hotel in the afternoon. The accommodations are a studio type apartment, which includes a kitchenette.
Your guides will help you assemble your bike and the group will go for a short ride to make sure everything is in perfect working order.
We’ll have a short meeting to go over some important information such as critical areas of the course and the location of our private feed zone strategically located on the course before enjoying our group welcome dinner.
In preparation for tomorrow’s big race, we’ve planned a guided ride today to get our legs loose and pumped. After the ride, we will visit the Etape Village, located a few kilometers from our hotel. The village is where you will collect your bibs along with your gift from the l’Etape organizers. The Etape village is full of exhibitors where you can stroll and shop for bike accessories, nutrition, or cycling kits. The village hours are 10:00am – 7:00pm (19:00).
Your guides will go over the plan for tomorrow and will collect your personal needs bag. Your personal needs bag will be ready for you when you arrive tomorrow, at the private feed zone, which will be located along the course.
Tonight you will be on your own for dinner. There are many restaurants to choose from along the Promenade de Anglais.
Get ready to experience both sea and mountain today. We’ll begin with an early breakfast at the hotel before riding to the start. The starting line is just a few kilometers from the hotel. Line up, generally, begins at 6:30am for a 7:00am start (to be confirmed by the race organizers).
Do “the ride” with our private feed zone at pre-determined location. At our feed station you will find nutrition, electrolytes, gels, bars, as well as bananas, cake/cookies, sliced oranges, and a cheer of encouragement from our staff. This will help you get through the ride in the best possible condition.
After the race, you will be able to return to the hotel, at your leisure, via your bike.
We will enjoy a celebratory group dinner tonight as we share our experience of the day.
We will transfer to Nice airport (NCE) for a 9:00am drop off.
– Accommodation in 4 star hotel
– Guaranteed entry into the race included
– Breakfast each morning and 2 Dinners provided
– Family, friends and supporting “fan club” will be taken to a point along the course to see the riders go by.
– Transfers from/to airport
– Private, Custom Getaways feed zone
– Use of a personal needs bag
– Support from our staff