The 2023 edition of Etape du Tour takes place on Sunday 9 July 2023.

Entries will open on Wednesday 2 November 2022. Sign up to our free email alerts to be notified as soon as entries open.

The course follows the same route as Stage 14 of the 2023 Tour de France, starting in Annemasse and finishing in Morzine.

The 152km route takes in more than 4,100 metres of elevation gain, including the climbs of Col de Saxel, Col de Cou, Col de Feu, Col de la Ramaz and Col de Joux Plane.

Check out the course profile and Joe's analysis of the final two climbs - which also featured in the 2016 Etape - here:

> Etape du Tour 2023 route reveal >

L'Etape du Tour - cycling's greatest sportive?

The Etape du Tour is probably the most famous sportive in the world, and is the only chance each year to ride the same route as the pro riders in the Tour de France on closed roads.

Each year around 16,000 lucky riders get the chance to ride a stage of the Tour de France just a few days before the professional riders cover the same route. Always run on one of the rest days of the Tour, the Etape du Tour has the same support cars and police outriders as the actual Tour.

The Etape du Tour is run by ASO, who also run the Tour de France, and the organisers tend to try and choose one of the shorter but mountaineous routes as their route.

Registration for the 2023 Etape du Tour opens on 2 November 2022. Usually there is a huge rush of registrations on the first day - it's not unusual for L'Etape entries to sell out within hours of opening.

One of the hardest choices is to decide whether to go to the Etape as part of an organised group or whether to make your own arrangements. A good travel company may cost a bit more but it can make life an awful lot easier as they pick you up from the airport, organise getting to the start and being picked up from the finish and often have their own feed stations along the Etape route. Read our guide to Etape du Tour travel operators to see who we recommend. 

However if you plan well in advance and are part of a group of riders you will save a lot of money making your own plans. Remember that it is very unlikely that you will want to cycle home an extra 30km after finishing the Etape so making sure you are able to get home easily is important.

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At a Glance
  • 09 Jul 2023 7:00am
  • Tickets Not On Sale
  • L'Etape du Tour 2023L'Etape du Tour 2023, France
  • Up to 166 km (103 miles)
  • From 125.00 EUR
  • 16000 Riders
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