Etape Entry Question

avoidingmyphd Posts: 1,154
From browsing old threads and the websites, it looks like the etape entry timetable looks like this:

Entry only through UK package company - Autumn, soon after the route is announced
Entry through Velo magazine lottery - late January/early February

Is this right? Does this mean that if I wait and do the velo magazine lottery (I have a French address) and lose, I will be too late to get an entry only place in the UK?

Your experience and expertise would be welcomed Etape veterans!


  • guv001
    guv001 Posts: 688
    You should still be able to buy an entry through a tour company if you don't get one in France. I've seen companies still advertising in June.