Avoid the Pitfalls and Traps of doing Etape 2012
Are you doing Etape 2012 and worried about being fit enough?
Do you need all the key information to help you plan and execute an Etape 2012 trip?
Then look no further because you are in the right place.
I've spent weeks pulling apart the logistics and arrangements for Etapes du Tour 2012, and am proud to present to you: Etape 2012 – A Survival Guide.
Who I Am and What I Know About Etape
My name is Tim Marsh and I've done Etape multiple times, covering the Ventoux (2009), Tourmalet (2010) and the Galibier/Alpe D'Huez terrible twins of the 2011 Etape Alps.
I've written hundreds of articles on planning cycling trips and nearly 10 ebooks.
In short, I know my stuff.
Think that Etape is beyond you?
Well think again. I'm a logistics obsessive and focus on things that will save you money, time and hassle. More importantly, for Etape du Tour, I'll make sure you understand how hard this event is, and what you need to do to train properly, and do on the day, to make sure you have a great time.
Tim Marsh, velonomad.com
The Guide to Etape 2012 – What's In It
This guide exclusively focusses on logistics around both Acts of the 2012 Etape. It is (probably) the most comprehensive Etape du Tour 2012 planning guide on the internet.
I concentrate on the logistics around getting to the start and from the finish of each Etape, and how you can see Le Tour before, after, or in between (if you're doing both Etapes), each Etape and more.
The guide is available for via Pay With a Tweet for free – the 2013 version will be available soon and will launch at $10 to people on the mailing list.
In Etapes du Tour 2012, for each of the Acts in the 2012 Etape, I cover:
Le Etape du Tour 2012 – the basic facts
How to get there – the logistical considerations for each Le Etape du Tour 2012
Airlines, Baggage and Baggage Allowances
Quick discussion on car hire and accommodation for Le Etape du Tour 2012
Where to stay for each Le Etape du Tour 2012 – towns for before and after each Act of Etape 2012
Google Maps showing suggested routes between destinations and areas to stay, which link to the actual Google Maps.
Logistics on the day before, day of, and day after of Le Etape du Tour 2012
Taking your bike to Le Etape du Tour 2012 – pros and cons, what bike to take, what bike bag to take and packing your bike
Gearing your bike for Le Etape du Tour 2012
Seeing Le Tour before and after L'Etape
Sample itineraries taking into account each Etape and the Tour de France, and examples of what I personally would do.
Key dates of Le Etape du Tour 2011
Why You'll Find this Guide Useful
Planning a trip to Etape is a massive undertaking. Hours of time spent researching and planning, often completely unaware of the shortcuts and tricks that will help make your entire trip easier to plan and more enjoyable.
Not prepared for Etape 2010 up the Tourmalet
I've taken all the hard work out of the planning for you by showing you where to stay, where to fly in to and any other number of logistical shortcuts that will make your trip easier to plan and more stress free.
Additionally, I stress the value in training properly and gearing your bike properly. I've seen too many battered, bruised and broken souls stopped roadside – often mere kilometres from the end – who hadn't geared their bike or trained properly. Numerous readers have told me they wish they'd found my posts and ebooks sooner.
See this guy? He's on the Tourmalet in the 2010 Etape. It was 35 degrees that day. He is about 6km from the top, on a 180km ride. Nearly made it. Don't let this happen to you.
You Won't Find a Better Guide to Planning a Trip to Le Etape du Tour 2012
This guide is absolutely rocks. The 2011 version was downloaded over 500 times and I am confident it will help you avoid the many pitfalls that befall those who are unprepared for an Etape.
By the way, you're free to share this Le Etape du Tour 2012 guide with your friends, family and those going on your trip. Go crazy.
PLEASE NOTE: This product is in ebook format only. You will not receive a hard copy.
REFUND POLICY: I’m so confident you will be completely satisfied with your purchase, that you’ll receive your money back, guaranteed, no questions asked, if you're not happy with the Campervanning France guide!
The guide does not delve into any general information about Le Etape du Tour 2012 – that is covered in the Guide to Tackling L'Etape; the monster ebook that runs to around 130 pages. You can get that here. Much of the general logistical information about planning a cycling trip to France that is covered in the Cycling Through France guide is not replicated in it – it's just about Le Etape du Tour 2012.
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