Have you, like us been excitedly awaiting the
L’Étape Australia by Tour de France route reveal?
Good news – The 136km route has been confirmed! With 2,770m of elevation and 3 challenging climbs along the way, it replicates that of a mountainous stage at the Tour de France itself…
The start will take place from Kiama, NSW and it’ll be a quick one as the first 35km’s travel right down the stunning coastal stretch that lines the Tasman Sea, before turning inland at the Shoalhaven Heads, providing the perfect ‘warm-up’ ahead of the first Category 3 climb, Berry Mountain. The route will then continue North-West, following a nice descent and run through Kangaroo Valley into the next Category 1 climb, Col de Fitzroy. Weary legs will soon be forgotten as you carry on along the scenic ridge-line, passing by the Fitzroy Falls and Wingecarribee Reservoirs that will veer you back East towards the coast. Your final challenging hurdle will come very late into the route, as the relentless 8.8% Saddleback Mountain lies just ahead of the finish back in Kiama, ensuring you’ll enjoy every moment of that final swift descent to the line!
#1 BERRY MOUNTAIN – 11.6km – 4.4%
#2 COL DE FITZROY – 6.7km – 8.5%
#3 SADDLEBACK MOUNTAIN – 4.3km – 8.8%
- Click here to watch the Relive clip of the complete 2020 route.
So there you have it!! Now the question is – Are you game?!
Our varying packages will guarantee your entry to the popular event, and ensure your every need is taken care of; from logistics, great accommodation options, ride support, experienced staff and beyond. Each tour has strictly limited availability and places are now filling up quickly. Get in touch with our team to discuss options or book now !
Book any one of our L’Étape Australia by Tour de France experiences before June 30th to receive a free ticket to the exclusive Ambassadors Clinic, held early Friday evening ahead of Saturday’s ride. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know a few of Australia’s greatest cycling legend’s; current National road champion Amanda Spratt and former cycling legend, Simon Gerrans, hosted by Matthew Keenan.
Both stars will be offering tips and advice to prepare you at best for the event, as well as sharing momentous career stories, and joining an interactive Q&A session to conclude.