Raced on July 8 while the pros tackle stage 2, Etape du Tour 2018 will cover a total elevation of 4,000 metres over 169km from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand.
Like the pros are set to do on stage 10, punters will tackle the seven kilometre climb to the Plateau des Glieres at an average gradient of 11 per cent, including the same 2km stretch of dirt road to the plateau.
If that's not enough, participants will also battle Col de Romme and the Col de la Colombiere before the run down into Le Grand-Bornand.
Entries open from 23 October at the Etape du Tour 2018 website and will set you back €109 until 17th December 2017 and €139 after this date.
Can't make it to France - try L'Etape Australia!
The second edition of L'Etape Australia will take place on Saturday, 2nd December 2017.
Join Chris Froome (Sky), Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott) and Phil Liggett, and ride fully closed roads in the Snowy Mountains this December and enjoy the closest experience to riding in the Tour de France including:
- A start village with numerous exhibitors and entertainments.
- Four food zones and two Wiggle energy zones.
- Mechanical and medical assistance.
- Stunning landscapes.
The registrations for L’Etape Australia will close on Monday 23rd October, 6pm (AEST).
Don’t miss your chance to enter the event. Register now at the L'Etape Australia website.