Sports Tours International Secures Coveted Registrations for Étape du Tour 2019 Expected to Draw 15,000 Amateur Cyclists

MANCHESTER, UK, Nov. 30, 2018 – Amateur cyclists can join up in Europe next summer and ride together some 15,000 strong on one of the same routes that challenge Tour de France competitors.

Étapedu Tour since 1993 has attracted amateur cyclists from all over the world. Today the event is so popular that already eight months in advance registrations are sold out. 

However Sports Tours International, the go-to company for ringside seats and VIP treatment at the world’s top cycling and running events, is the official Tour de France and Étapedu Tour international travel partner. It has secured Étapedu Tour registrations for its anticipated clients and packaged the registrations with transfers (from Geneva airport), race briefing for the upcoming cycling challenge on 100 percent closed roads, mechanic support and enroute feed stations along what will be stage (Stage 20) of the 2019 Tour de France. This company also arranges lodging and breakfast accommodations.  

The 2019 Étape du Tour full travel package spans four days and three nights for cyclists who cover a 135km route on July 21 in a beautiful alpine setting with a start in Albertville and finish at high altitude in Val Thorens. Rates from £379 include:

  • 3 hotel nights (range of choices) with breakfasts and taxes
  • 3 evening meals
  • Airport and event transfers
  • Guided warm-up ride
  • Use of overnight bike store and bike storage (at hotel)
  • A Sports Tours International cycling jersey made by Santini
  • Staffsupport and service

On July 22 Sports Tours International can arrange transport to the Tarentaise Valley in the French Alps for the Tour de France Alpine Riders Week (July 22-28), a combination of riding and watching. On this official Tour de France tour guests stay in a 5-star catered chalet in the resort of Sainte Foy overlooking the Tarentaise Valley. They spend four days cycling in the area before the arrival of the Tour de France and then enjoying the excitement of exclusive VIP access to two Tour de France stages in this area. The per person double rate for this nearly all-inclusive vacation and riding/spectator package is £1399. See:

A third program brings guests to Paris for the 106th Tour de France finale on July 28 around the Champs Elysees. One, two or three-night packages are available. One-night rates for accommodations near the Eiffel Tower are from £179 per person double, inclusive of VIP event viewing and hospitality.See:

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Sports Tours International ( suggests booking Tour de France event-viewing packages early to guarantee being in the heart of the action. For more information on available packages and to book please visit:

For more information, available packages, space availability and reservations please visit online:, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call: (+44) 161 703 8161.

Sports Tours International is Europe’s leading specialist in sports travel. Since inception in 1973 they have hosted thousands of participants and spectators at major sporting events worldwide. With the tagline, Fanatical about Sport, the company’s initial roots came from a devotion to running when founder Vince Regan began taking runners to the NYC Marathon. Since the early 2000s, the company now embraces international cycling and running events, triathlon competitions, sports training camps and corporate hospitality.

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