Etape du Tour Cycling Trip

Give yourself an unforgettable sporting experience: ride the legendary passes of the Tour de France only a few days before the professional peloton during the Etape du Tour!
Prepare yourself to race in the best conditions with the expert advice of Jean-Lou Paiani and his team of specialists!

  • Duration
    4 days
  • Dates
    5th to 8th of July
  • Added night
    On demand
  • Easy access
    Geneva airport and Annecy railway station

An all inclusive package : Etape du Tour dossier numberTraining/Coaching with recon of the main strategic routes + best Hotel in Annecy + Airport Transfers + Finish line transfer to Annecy on Sunday, to allow you to ride the Etape du Tour without stress. Join our team, we are certified cycling guides and trainers and can provide you with all that you requires while you are training with us. Get the Etape du Tour briefing from Jean-Lou PAIANI, local former pro cyclist, on how to best manage your effort and have your best nutritional strategy.

Etape du Tour training camps

In June, prepare for your Etape du Tour with a recon. Improve yourself during our Etape du Tour training camp in Annecy.


Choose your Etape du Tour hotel in Annecy

Les Allobroges Annecy***

Les Allobroges Annecy***

From 990€ Allobroges Park Hotel *** in Annecy center offers a great quality accomodation. Hotel is just step away from the railway station, the lake and the old town. On sunday, you will be at 500m from the start. Rooms combines the comfort with the elegance of a contemporary furniture “Ligne Roset”, equipped with a standard bed or twin beds for a simple or double occupancy.
Best Western Annecy***

Best Western Annecy***

From 990€ Very accessible, a 5 minute walk from the center of Annecy and from the railway station on a quiet street, the hotel provides the best services for your Etape du Tour trip. Choose a Double or a Twin room. Enjoy the cozy SPA and friendly bar, as well as the delicious, traditional restaurant.
Les Tresoms & SPA****

Les Tresoms & SPA****

From 1410€ A charming hotel set between lake and mountains with quality services for lovers of a certain way of life. The hotel overlooks Lake Annecy, giving you an unforgettable view at all times. Located at 1,2km of Annecy old town, and 1,5km from the Etape du Tour start. Choose a mountain view room or a room with lake view. Rooms with a forest view have a modern collection of large Art Nouveau portraits, while those with a lake view have woody and ochre tones and balconies for you to soak up this picture perfect setting. WELLNESS CENTRE - SPA AND RELAXATION. This area of 200 m² has a balneotherapy pool, 11 massage stations, a Moorish-style hammam, Scandinavian sauna, relaxation area.
Le Palace de Menthon****

Le Palace de Menthon****

From 1410€ At 7km of Annecy, enjoy a magnificent hotel with the indoor swimming pool, situated between the lake and the mountains on the shores of Lake Annecy. Choose a mountain view room or a room with lake view or of the Château de Menthon Saint Bernard, the rooms of Le Palace open onto nature but with comfort and tranquility. WELLNESS CENTER, Facing the lake, come and discover our well-being center with its hammam, sauna , jacuzzi for total relaxation before and after the Etape du Tour.


Program Etape du Tour 2018 Cycling Trip

Thursday 
Transfer from Geneva airport to your hotel in Annecy with your cycling gear. After a short briefing about the week, let's go for a welcome ride around Annecy. 
Friday 
Let us share our cycling experience with you while riding the first segment of the Etape du Tour. Get professional advice to improve your cycling skills in la côte de Plan Bois, le col de la Croix Fry and Les Glières climb.
During the afternoon, you will have free time to visit Annecy or just enjoy your hotel's wellness area and/or visit the race village to get your number in Annecy.
Saturday 
Enjoy a nutricious breakfast at your hotel and maximize your energy level! In the morning we will ride around lake Annecy. In the afternoon, during a post ride briefing, Jean-Lou will provide you with  advice on how to best manage your Etape du Tour experience and have the best nutritional strategy. 
Sunday 
The D-Day, be the best on the mythical Etape du Tour just a few days before the professional peloton. At the finish line, we will be here to provide you with your spare clothers and bring you back to your hotel in Annecy.
Airport transfers 
Shortly after the race, or on Monday, we will organize your transfer to Geneva airport.

Included in Etape du Tour Cycling Trip

  • Airport tranfers from Geneva airport to your hotel in Annecy.
  • Sunday : Transfer to Annecy from the finish line of the Etape du Tour.
  • Briefings and advice from Jean-Lou PAIANI.
  • 3 or 4 nights in double or twin room in a 3 or 4 stars hotel.
  • 2 days ridding with Jean Lou and his team.
  • Lunch and a full range of quality sports nutrition while riding.
  • A dedicated support vehicule carrying, food, drinks, and essential spares

Not included in Etape du Tour Cycling Trip

  • Your Etape du Tour dossier number.
  • Airfare to and from the trip & insurance.
  • Meals, minibar and drinks at your hotel.
  • Massages are optional at your hotel.

Included in the Etape du Tour Training plan 

  • Your own training plan adapted for your goal starting from June 1st.
  • The briefing and personal advice for the Etape du Tour race.
  • A personal training plan to manage your effort before and during the race as well as a nutritius strategy.

Rent your carbon bike for 4 days

A selection of bikes with monocoque carbon frame, carbon fork, groupset Shimano Ultegra or Shimano Di2, compact crankset with gears adapted to the Etape du Tour (11/28 or 11/32). Choose your size, your pedals, and we will bring your bike to your hotel. All you need to do is to pedal... 

Included equipment :
helmet, repair kit, bottle cage, and bike computeur

Size guide :
- Between 1m58 and 1m66 size S
- Between 1m66 and 1m74 size M
- Between 1m74 and 1m84 size L
- Between 1m85 and 1m96 size XL

Bike rental prices from Thursday 5th to Sunday 8th of July:
- Carbon bike Shimano Di2 : 270€


  • Thank you Jean Lou for being accessible to answer my questions and help with my training program!
    Through your extensive knowledge in sport of cycling, positive attitude and generous help with my training program, I have managed to expand my fitness level beyond what I had imagined I would be able to accomplish in the short time I have been training under your guidance. Through your workout plan, I observe that my resting HR is decreased by about 6 BPM over the last 3 months and I see improvements in my FTP, PMA and endurance capacity, as well, I have improved my breathing and pedalling techniques. 
    I wish I had access to you and your knowledge in cycling in previous years…. better late than never!

    Adam

  • Many thanks Jean-Lou for what an incfredible weekend! Our two days of cycling with you were absoloutly fantastic. You were a perfect and entertaining host and looked after us brilliantly all weekend The ride were pitched just perfectly for us, the bikes you hired for us were great and the knowledge you shared with us was also terrific. This weekend will be remembered for a long time.

    MIKE

  • This year I decided to do L'Etape du tour with Paiani Sport Organization.(Last year my 1st time L'Etape with other group. For me to ride with Jean Lou It's the best cycling experience. He give advised for preparing for the race and take me to practice the course and preparing my body so I can do a lot better than last year. If you're serious cyclist like me you'll love how to learn every little thing that can make a difference from the real Professional Cyclist!

    Worawut


Our area of expertise for your best cycling trip

Our Team
In our previous lives, we were professionnel cyclists. Today, we are certified cycling guide & trainer and can provide you with all that you require while you are training with us including : airport transfers, bike rental, accommodation, meals and sport nutrition. Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals. 
Routes
Depending on your level, routes are designed to show you the best view of the region. We ride mostly on quiet and tiny roads for safety reasons. 
Nutrition
You can improve your performance level with advice from Jean-Lou and his team on how to best manage your effort and have the best nutritional strategy before, during and after your sportive event.
The D-day
How would you climb mountain passes? How would you manage your effort? Let us share our cycling experience with you and assist you in improving your cycling performance and reach and exceed your fitness goals.
Coaching
You want to be the best in the D-day? How to get a smart training plan? Whether one day or multiple days camp, we will provide you with advice adapted for your fitness goals. To go further, we provide you with individual training plan and daily workouts to improve your fitness capacity.
Bike fitting
Ask us to choose the best bike adapted to your fitness, goals and rides.

Cycling personal trainer