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Etape du Tour 2016

A test for amateur cyclists on the exact route of one of the stages of the Tour de France. Ride Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France from Megeve to Morzine.

  • Catered chalet
  • French Alps —Morzine Centre
  • Activity Type
    • With guide
    • Sportives/races
    • Fixed base
  • Groups up to 8
  • Features
    • Bike shop nearby
    • Bike tools
    • Bike wash
    • Cooking facilities
    • Drying space
    • Ensuite rooms
    • Garden
    • Hot tub
    • Music system
    • Sauna
    • Secure bike storage
    • Terrace
    • TV/DVD
    • Wifi


On Sunday, July 10, Morzine will host the Etape du Tour Cyclosportive: A test for amateur cyclists on the exact route of one of the stages of the Tour de France. Ride Stage 20 of the 2016 Tour de France from Megeve to Morzine. The 2016 route includes some of our favourite climbs, Col des Aravis, Col du Colombiere, Col de la Ramaz and the Col de Joux Plane, finishing in Morzine. Join us for this epic event.

Your hosts are cycling experts, Amelia and Joe. They love cycling in the mountains and have a long list of favourite rides but are always looking for new and interesting routes too. They will share their knowledge and skills with you throughout the week to ensure you learn, improve and most importantly have a great time.

They offer a range of cycling holidays from June through September which are all about being out on the bike, climbing the big cols & improving your fitness & having fun with like minded cyclists and having a superb holiday.

All holidays can be customised to cater for groups and are flexible to suit individual needs and abilities, from those new to road biking wanting to work on fitness & build their confidence to the experienced cyclist who wants to be challenged to the max.

What’s Included?:

  • Transport and logistics for the Etape du Tour
  • Guided pre event ride & preparation assistance
  • Luxury chalet with hot tub & sauna (3 nights)
  • Daily breakfast including continental buffet and cooked special
  • Daily Afternoon Tea with freshly baked cakes
  • Canapés & three course evening meal with wine
  • Luxury Bath Robes & complimentary toiletries
  • Washing facilities for training gear

Draft Schedule:

Friday 8 July: Arrive, settle in & bike set up

Saturday 9 July: Pre event ride & preparation

Sunday 10 July: Etape du Tour, Megeve to Morzine

Monday 11 July: Depart Morzine


Brown Bear Lodge sleeps up to 18 guests in 7 en-suite bedrooms. On the first floor there are 4 triple rooms (King size double and single bed). Two of the rooms have large en-suite bathrooms and the other 2 have en-suite shower rooms, with chrome corner unit showers. These four rooms all have balconies and great views out the front towards Pleney and Roc D’ Enfer mountains and behind looking out towards the summit of Nantaux.

On the ground floor there is a twin/double bedroom with an en-suite shower room.

The lower level has 2 twin/double bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms.

The chalet has a shared dining and sitting room on the ground floor. There is a large oak dining table and plenty of comfortable seating. Out onto the deck there is plenty of space for stretching and a hot tub to soothe aching muscles.

On the ground level there is large garage with plenty of storage for bikes and equipment and a 6-person sauna as well as the laundry room.

As part of our chalet service, you can expect to find your bed made and the bathroom spotless on your return from your days activities. We offer a towel change mid week.


The French Alps are famous for cycling and Morzine is the perfect setting for the cycling holiday of a lifetime. Whenever you’re cycling in the Alps you’ll find it is not just the kilometers that count but the mountain views, charming villages, beautiful waterfalls, pretty wildflowers and lovely valleys that you see along the way. The local mountain passes or “cols” made famous by the Tour De France include Col De Joux Plane, Col De La Ramaz, Col De Joux Verte, Avoriaz and, still within pedaling distance, Col De La Colombiere.