Most American's first heard about the L'Etape du Tour in the August 2005 issue of Bicycling Magazine when Executive Editor-in-Chief, Bill Strickland, wrote an unforgettable story about his experience in the Pyrenees with his wife, Beth, as they rode that year's edition with us as their host company (see top left photo). Since that time, we have been featured in numerous national publications for our Etape du Tour vacations such as the New York Times, Bloomberg's Financial,,, and others. We are excited to be returning to this incredible event in 2019! 

Riding the L'Etape du Tour ("Stage of the Tour" in English) is to spend one day inside the world's toughest bike race on roads that have seen over 100 years of history. This sense of place is something that can't be replicated anywhere else in the world. In addition, you will savor riding on closed roads through postcard villages where you will be cheered by thousands while you feel the presence of Merckx, Anquetil, Coppi, Hinault, Lemond and others. It will give you goosebumps! Other highlights include fueling up at private and "official" feed zones, Mavic's on-road support, and the experience of our international team that has close to 15 years at the "Etape." When you cross the Finish Line, you will know that you have accomplished a dream ride unlike any other!


We have already started receiving advance registrations for the 2019 Etape du Tour. Though the actual route will not be announced until October 2018, you can sign up in advance to secure your entry and your space. Deposit is $1000.00 per person. Please note that this is risk free. Here is the system that we have had in place for Early Registration since 2001:

1. Following the finalization of our 2019 L'Etape du Tour programs in October / early November 2018, we provide all those who signed up early a "2-Week Free Look" grace period where you can shop and compare our tours with complete peace of mind since you already have a guaranteed entry and hotel space. Once you see the option you like, please let us know. If, for any reason, you can find an option that works, you must let us know within this "2 Week Free Look" period and we will return your complete deposit, no questions asked. Following the completion of the "2 Week Free Look" grace period, our normal Cancellation Policy goes immediately into effect. Please let us know if you have any questions that we can answer for you. Thanks!

Please contact us with any questions you may have regarding this trip via the form below. If you would like to reserve space, then please go to our Reservation page. Thanks!

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