L’Étape Las Vegas by Tour de France is an incredible opportunity for amateur cyclists to have a taste of the Tour de France in the Entertainment Capital of the World. With unique ways to fuel your body, pamper yourself pre-race, and celebrate the journey post-race, your L’Étape Las Vegas experience will be unforgettable. Read on for details about race day as well as inspiration for maximizing your time in Las Vegas before and after the event.
Race day, May 7, kicks off at 7 am at the West Career Technical Academy with various distances for cycling pros to first-time racers, plus a family-friendly option. All the routes include the Kom Challenge with 4.4 miles of the Calico Climb at a 5.2% incline.
Long Route: 75 miles and 6,464 feet of elevation going through Blue Diamond and Mountain Springs and finishing at the West Career Technical Academy.
Medium Route: a 45 mile-route with 3,053 feet of elevation.
Short Route: 25 miles at 2,260 feet of elevation.
Family Ride: This 10-mile route, flat road race allows children to join their parents on a short ride to ignite a passion for cycling.
Things to do in Las Vegas
Bike or hike at Red Rock Scenic Loop at Red Rock Canyon
Take a 13-mile scenic drive through Red Rock Canyon to explore by vehicle or bike with scenic stops and trailheads. You can choose from 26 different hikes and trails that lead deep into canyons or onto the highest points of Red Rock Canyon. Bicycles are allowed on the one-way scenic drive, paved spur roads, and designated mountain bikes trails. Entry reservations for the scenic drive are required from October 1 to May 31 and can be purchased online.
Get a thrill on the Fly LINQ Zipline at The LINQ Promenade
Experience an adrenaline rush at the only zipline on the Las Vegas Strip when you launch from a 12-story tower and soar 1,121 feet above the Las Vegas Boulevard and land at the High Roller.
Grab a coffee and buy accessories at Pedal & Pour
Take the opportunity to get your bike serviced while you enjoy a nice cup of coffee at this local bike stop and shop for premium bikes and accessories.
Get pre- or post-race pampering at Red Rock Spa by Well & Being at Red Rock Casino Resort Spa
Prepare for a specialized spa treatment that’ll have you relaxed and feeling your best. Offerings include massage therapies and bodywork, body scrubs and wraps, facials, beauty services, and healing therapies.
Where to Eat
Truth & Tonic at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas
Enjoy a deliciously nutritious meal at Truth & Tonic, a full-vegan wellness café that serves breakfast, brunch and lunch. Choose from a variety of nutrient-dense, plant-based offerings including salads and smoothies.
Crossroads Kitchen at Resorts World Las Vegas - Hilton, Conrad & Crockfords
This fully plant-based restaurant offers a tasting menu of fresh, quality ingredients inspired by Italy and the Mediterranean. Enjoy a fine dining experience in their upscale lounge or sit at their full bar.
This enchanting spot uses fresh and organic ingredients to create decadent yet healthy dishes, including vegan and gluten-free options. As you dine, take in the atmosphere and surrounding décor of a hand-tiled water fountain, olive tree, and the painted ceilings.
True Food Kitchen at The Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
This restaurant offers an expansive, seasonal menu made with high-quality ingredients and includes options for vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, keto, and paleo diets. With its indoor patio, two themed private dining rooms, a main dining room and an open-concept kitchen, this is an ideal spot to gather with your crew for fuel.
Where to celebrate
Señor Frogs at Treasure Island – TI Hotel & Casino
Experience adventurous and authentic Mexican hospitality at one of the best Latin parties in Las Vegas, plus reveal in views of the Strip at this restaurant, bar and nightclub. With a DJ booth, nightly entertainment, fun contests, live music and more, get ready for an unforgettable party.
Legacy Club at Circa Resort & Casino
Come for the views, stay for the drinks. With stunning, panoramic views of the Downtown Las Vegas skyline, you’ll be celebrating in style while you sip on handcrafted specialty cocktails.
AZILO Ultra Lounge at SAHARA Las Vegas
For a post-race poolside party, come lounge by the pool surrounded by Moroccan décor, enjoy live music from various DJs on the weekends, or watch a movie on the 240-foot screen.
JEWEL Nightclub at ARIA Resort & Casino
Vibe to live music from world-class DJs and performers in this luxurious and imaginative yet inviting atmosphere that provides guests with a multi-faceted experience, in true only Vegas fashion.
Now that you’ve cycled across Las Vegas, check out some of the other outdoor adventures to be had while you’re here. Whatever your agenda, we’ve got your Las Vegas itinerary covered.