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2023 Tour de France

July 1, 2023 July 23, 2023 CEST

The most famous of professional cycling’s three Grand Tours, the 2023 Tour de France (Tour of France) is a 3 week long multiple-stage race held every year, primarily in France.

The yellow jersey (maillot jaune) is given to the General Clarification winner of the Tour de France, with four riders winning the race on five occasions – Jacques Anquetil of France, Eddy Merckx of Belgium, Bernard Hinault of France and Miguel Indurain of Spain.

When is the 2023 Tour de France?

The Tour de France is held annually, usually over 3 weeks in the month of July coinciding with Bastille Day – the national day of France.

The 2023 Tour de France will be held from Saturday 1st July to Sunday 23rd July 2023.

Where is the 2023 Tour de France?

The Tour de France is predominantly held in France, although stages have passed through or started in a number of different countries including: Andorra, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

The start of the Tour, known as the Grand Départ takes place in a different town each year, with the right to host being highly sought after. It has also become common for the Grand Départ to take place outside of France to increase international interest in the event, whilst the final stage is traditionally held on the Champs-Élysées in Paris.

The 2023 Grand Départ will depart from the Basque region on the border of Spain and France and starting in the Spanish city of Bilbao – the second time the region has hosted the occasion, after San Sebastian in 1992.

The 2023 tour route will be:

Stage 1 (Saturday 1st July 2023) – Bilbao (Spain) (182 KM)

Stage 2 (Sunday 2nd July 2023) – Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastián (Spain) (209 KM)

Stage 3 (Monday 3rd July 2023) – Amorebieta-Etxano (Spain) to Bayonne (185 KM)

Stage 4 (Tuesday 4th July 2023) – Dax to Nogaro (182 KM)

Stage 5 (Wednesday 5th July 2023) – Pau to Laruns (165 KM)

Stage 6 (Thursday 6th July 2023) – Tarbes to Cauterets (145 KM)

Stage 7 (Friday 7th July 2023) – Mont-de-Marsan to Bordeaux (170 KM)

Stage 8 (Saturday 8th July 2023) – Libourne to Limoges (201 KM)

Stage 9 (Sunday 9th July 2023) – Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat to Puy de Dôme (184 KM)

Rest day (Monday 10th July 2023) Clermont-Ferrand

Stage 10 (Tuesday 11th July 2023) – Vulcania to Issoire (167 KM)

Stage 11 (Wednesday 12th July 2023) – Clermont-Ferrand to Moulins (180 KM)

Stage 12 (Thursday 13th July 2023) – Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais (169 KM)

Stage 13 (Friday 14th July 2023) – Châtillon-sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier (138 KM)

Stage 14 (Saturday 15th July 2023) – Annemasse to Portes du Soleil (152 KM)

Stage 15 (Sunday 16th July 2023) – Portes du Soleil to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc (180 KM)

Rest day (Monday 17th July 2023) – Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 16 (Tuesday 18th July 2023) – Passy to Combloux (22 KM individual time trial)

Stage 17 (Wednesday 19th July 2023) – Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc to Courchevel (166 KM)

Stage 18 (Thursday 20th July 2023) – Moûtiers to Bourg-en-Bresse (186 KM)

Stage 19 (Friday 21st July 2023) – Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny (173 KM)

Stage 20 (Saturday 22nd July 2023) – Belfort to Le Markstein Fellering (133 KM)

Stage 21 (Sunday 24th July 2023) – Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris (Champs-Élysées) (115 KM)

Further information on the 2023 route can be accessed on the official website here.

How do I get to the 2023 Tour de France?

For the Grand Départ, there are airports at Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and San Sebastián. Across France, major airports can be found in Paris, Nice, Lyon, Marseille and Toulouse among others which between them serve many destinations across Europe and the World.

Thinking of flying? Search & book your flights through Skyscanner here.

Hotels for the 2023 Tour de France

Use TripAdvisor to find some great places to stay in the Basque region for the Grand Départ by clicking here, or in France by clicking here.


Further Information

Tour de France Official Website

Spain & France

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