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Cyclo Sportive & Gran Fondo Holidays 2016 & 2017 - L'Etape du Tour, La Marmotte,
Gran Fondo Milan San-Remo, Paris-Roubaix Challenge and More

Cyclo Sportives are mass-participation, semi competitive cycling events over challenging terrain.

The best known is the Etape du Tour which gives you the chance to test yourself on the actual route of one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France.

With interest growing each year in these types of events, we have extended our programme of Cyclo sportive holidays for 2017, which now includes events in France, Italy, Spain, The USA, and the UK.

Remaining 2016 cyclo sportives:

Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma - 9th October 2016
Now in its 5th year, the 2016 Gran Fondo Campagnolo Roma will take place on Sunday 9 October and will close the 2016 Gran Fondo season for thousands of amateur cyclists, both from Italy and abroad. The Granfondo Campagnolo Roma offers an innovative formula that is very popular because it brings together enthusiasts of all types of cycling and of all ages, in the absolutely fantastic setting that is Rome.
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Our programme of 2017 cyclo sportives includes:

The Etape du Tour 2017 - July 2017
L'Etape du Tour 2017 Cycling HolidaysThe Etape du Tour will take place in July 2017. As an official travel partner for the 2017 Tour de France and the 2017 Etape du Tour, we are pleased to offer some very exciting travel packages with lots of options to get the most out of your Etape du Tour experience.
Full details of the stage that will be used will be available when the Tour de France route is revealed in October 2016.
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Other Sportives and Gran Fondos...

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Strade Bianche Gran Fondo and Pro Race 2017 - 4th/5th March 2017
Strade BiancheFancy a bit of gravel racing? Watch and ride the 2017 Strade Bianche and 2017 Gran Fondo Strade Bianche in a weekend which includes a 4 star hotel in Siena, a Giro d’Italia stage winner as cycling guide and technical advisor, mechanical support during the Granfondo, Granfondo registration fee, support van and welcome Aperitivo.
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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 - 12th March 2017
The Cape Town Cycle Tour which was previously held under the name of one of the sponsors, the Cape Argus is a cycling event held in Cape Town, South Africa during the second week of March 2017.
The 2017 date has been confirmed as Sunday March 12th.
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Cape Town Cycle Tour 2017 (10 Day Tour) - 12th March 2017
Why not combine riding the 40th Cape Town Cycle Tour as part of a longer tour of South Africa?
Staying in Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Albertinia, you will enjoy wine tasting, training rides with local riders and a 2 night stay in a Game Lodge to see the "Big 5".
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Milan San Remo 2017 Pro Race and Sportive - 18th March 2017
The Milan Sanremo always offers early season excitement. Our weekend travel package offers you the opportunity to ride across the finish line in San Remo and have your photo taken on the podium before watching the Pros finish on Saturday and ride the final part of the route in the 100km Gran Fondo on the Sunday. Some very special VIP access is included with our trip.
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The Tour of Flanders 2017 - 30th March to 3rd April 2017
Why not join us and over 100,000 cycling fans at the 2017 Tour of Flanders (Ronde van Vlaanderen) for a fantastic weekend of riding the Tour of Flanders route 2017 yourself before watching the cycling professionals take on one of the finest Cycling Classics?
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Paris Roubaix Challenge 2017 - 7th to 10th April 2017
Now available to book. As in 2016, the 2017 Roubaix Pro Race will be held the day after the Roubaix Challenge event so we can again offer you the chance to incorporate both within our long weekend travel package.
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Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge 2017 - 21st to 24th April 2017
Be a part of LBL's rich cycling history and join us for the 102nd Liege Bastogne Liege in April 2016. You will have the opportunity to ride the Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge on the Saturday and you watch the 2016 LBL Pro race Pro race on the Sunday.
This package includes coach travel from the UK.
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Explore Corsica by Le Tour de France - 24th to 29th May 2017
Explore Corsica is a unique concept combining a boat cruise and a multi-day Cyclosportive. In May 2017, get on board for a fully supported cycling event with a difference exploring the beautiful island of Corsica. Fly in and out of Nice airport and get on board the Corsica ferries cruise ship and ride the beautiful island of Corsica for 4 days.
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Gran Fondo Milan-SanRemo 2017 - 4th June 2017
The genuine Gran Fondo Milan Sanremo organised by U.C. Sanremo covers 294kms from Milan (Milanofiori) to Sanremo, on the Corso Garibaldi. The Milan San Remo Gran Fondo follows nearly the same route as that undertaken by the professional cyclists during the annual Milan San Remo Spring Classic in March.
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Quebratahuesos 2017 - 15th to 18th June 2017
The Gran Fondo Quebrantahuesos or “la Quebranta” or the ‘Bone Breaker’, as this event is commonly called is Spain’s most popular Cyclo-Sportive. You will not get an entry for this event as it sells out within hours each year but we have guaranteed entries available.
Spain’s largest Cyclo-Sportive starts and finishes in Sabiñánigo and our 4 star Spa hotel is in the nearby Jaca.
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Haute Route Rockies - 24th to 30th June 2017
We are proud to continue working with the Haute Route, the toughest cyclosportives in the world. The inaugural Mavic Haute Route Rockies takes place between Saturday June 24th and Friday 30th 2017.
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The Maratona dles Dolomites - 29th June - 3rd July 2017
The date of the 2017 Maratona dles Dolomites is Sunday July 2, 2017. Closed road Italian Gran Fondo riding at its very best,  The Maratona dles Dolomites is widely regarded as one of the toughest cycling events around, not for its distance but for the amount of climbing that’s packed into the route.
We are pleased that we are official tour operators for the 2017 Enel Maratona dles Dolomites.
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La Marmotte - 2nd July 2017
The Gran Fondo La Marmotte is a classic cyclo sportive event based in the French Alps and an ideal excuse for a French cycling holiday. It is held over a classic cycling Alpine route that rivals the Etape du Tour. Sports Tours International is an Official Tour Operator to La Marmotte.
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La Marmotte Week - Trophee d'Oisans 24th June to 3rd July 2017
The 2017 Trophee d’Oisans is made up of 4 fantastic events in the Alpe d’Huez area with 400km of competitive cycling and 11540m of climbing. You start off the week by riding the Vaujany Cyclosportive, followed by the Prix des Rousses mid-week and then the Marmotte Gran Fondo and the Grimpee de L’Alpe to round things off.
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RideLondon Surrey - 30th July 2017
RideLondon-Surrey 100, taking place on 30th July 2017 forms part of the London 2012 Olympics legacy events for cycling. It is your opportunity to cycle on closed roads around London, and most importantly for cyclo sportive riders, ride a route that replicates much of the 2012 Olympics Road Race.
In addition to the original 100 mile event, there is now a new 46 mile which was introduced in 2016.
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Haute Route Pyrenees - 11th or 12th to 20th August 2017
Haute Route PyreneesRider support and travel packages with entry, the best staff in the business and hotels in the best places for the 2017 Haute Route Pyrenees are now available. Event dates are 13th to 19th August 2017 but the Start Village opens on Saturday 12th August. Live like a pro rider for a week and ride 800 of the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 7 consecutive stages. You will conquer 20,000m of climbing on the way from the Atlantic coast to Toulouse.
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Haute Route Dolomites - 31st August / 1st September to 9th September 2017
Haute Route DolomitesThe Haute Route Dolomites Swiss Alps takes you through a spectacular ride of discovery through the Swiss and Italian Alps. The most dramatic climbs of the Dolomites will again feature, with in 2017 the double ascent of the Stelvio, the Gavia and Passo Giau. There will again be several summits above 2000m with 900km of riding and 21000m of climbing.
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Haute Route Alps - 19th or 20th to 28th September 2017
Starting in Nice and finishing in Geneva, riders of the 2017 Haute Route Alps will cross the Alps during 7 consecutive stages between Monday August 21st and Sunday August 27th . The region’s highest passes will test riders as the race edges closer to the finish on the shore of Lake Geneva.
You will ride 800 of the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 7 consecutive stages and you will conquer 20,000M of climbing on the way from Nice to Geneva.
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Haute Route Triple Challenge - 11th August to 9th September 2017
Rider support and travel packages with guaranteed entry, the best staff in the business and hotels in the best places for the 2017 Haute Route Triple Crown are now available. (Includes the Haute Route Pyrenees, Dolomites and Alps).
Event dates are August 13th until September 8th 2017 and the first Start Village opens in Anglet on the Atlantic coast on Saturday 12th August. Live like a pro rider for 3 weeks and ride the hardest yet most enjoyable kilometres of your life in 21 stages.
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