Ride stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France alongside over 10,000 other sportive riders Spectacular 145km route with over 3000m of climbing to conquer Enjoy 3 rides through the spectacular Pyrenees Concentrate on the race as we provide full back up and logistical support Free Exodus cycle jersey and commemorative Etape du Tour T-shirt
The way that Chris Froome managed to dominate this year's Tour de France made the race appear relatively straightforward, but just how difficult is a mountain stage in the French Pyrenees. This is a unique opportunity to really find out. The Etape du Tour was established in 1993 to allow amateur cyclists from all over the world to test their legs on exactly the same roads as their heroes. This year's route will mimic stage 18 of the 2014 Tour de France - a challenging 145km day from Pau to the summit finish of Hautacam, with the legendary Col du Tourmalet climb en route. The race attracts some ex-pros and other very strong riders but for most participants the real goal is to complete the course, claim your finisher's medal and enjoy the fantastic sense of achievement. You will need to be very fit and well prepared, but it is amazing how signing up for an event like this will help to motivate you to train through the winter months. Your reward will be a once in a lifetime experience.
Early morning start at the Etape du Tour