Tour de France 2018
Velo Peloton Cycling Tours

Sports Travel Insurance

2018 Tour de France Route

Rent a bike in the Pyrenees.

Tour de France 2018
Tour de France 2018

Rent a bike in the Pyrenees.

1 On line Saturday, July 7, 2018 Noirmoutier en l’ile / Fontenay-le-Comte 189 km STAGE 1
2 On line Sunday, July 8, 2018 Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon 183 km STAGE 2
3 Team Time-Trial Monday, July 9, 2018 Cholet / Cholet 35 km STAGE 3
4 On line Tuesday, July 10, 2018 La Baule / Sarzeau 192 km STAGE 4
5 On line Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Lorient / Quimper 203 km STAGE 5
6 On line Thursday, July 12, 2018 Brest / Mûr-de-Bretagne 181 km STAGE 6
7 On line Friday, July 13, 2018 Fougères / Chartres 231 km STAGE 7
8 On line Saturday, July 14, 2018 Dreux / Amiens Métropole 181 km STAGE 8
9 On line Sunday, July 15, 2018 Arras / Roubaix 154 km STAGE 9
Rest Day Monday, July 16, 2018 Annecy / Annecy REST 1
10 On line Tuesday, July 17, 2018 Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand 159 km STAGE 10
11 On line Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo 108 km STAGE 11
12 On line Thursday, July 19, 2018 Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe-d’Huez 175 km STAGE 12
13 On line Friday, July 20, 2018 Bourg d’Oisans / Valence 169 km STAGE 13
14 On line Saturday, July 21, 2018 Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende 187 km STAGE 14
15 On line Sunday, July 22, 2018 Millau / Carcassonne 181 km STAGE 15
Rest Day Monday, July 23, 2018 Carcassonne / Carcassonne REST 2
16 On line Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon 218 km STAGE 16
17 On line Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan 65 km STAGE 17
18 On line Thursday, July 26, 2018 Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau 172 km STAGE 18
19 On line Friday, July 27, 2018 Lourdes / Laruns 200 km STAGE 19
20 Individual Time-Trial Saturday, July 28, 2018 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette 31 km STAGE 20
21 On line Sunday, July 29, 2018 Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées 115 km STAGE 21

The route

Running from Saturday July 7th to Sunday July 29th 2018, the 105th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,329 kilometres.

  • 8 flat stages
  • 5 hilly stages
  • 6 mountain stages and 3 altitude finishes
    (La Rosière, Alpe d’Huez, Saint-Lary-Soulan col de Portet)
  • 1 individual time-trial
  • 1 team time-trial
  • 2 rest days

The 2018 Tour de France will include a total of 25 mountain climbs or hills and altitude finishes ranked in second, first of HC class.

The geographic distribution will be as follows:

  • 11 in the Alps
  • 4 in the Massif central
  • 10 in the Pyrenees

On the last three editions of the race, the total was as follows:
25 in 2015, 28 in 2016 et 23 in 2017.

Distinctive aspects of the race


Except for a short visit of around 15 kilometres in Spain during stage 16 between Carcassonne and Bagnères-de-Luchon, the 105th Tour de France will never go out of the borders of France. 36“départements” will be travelled through and the Basque country that hadn’t been visited since 2006 will once again be on the map of the Tour.


During the 9th stage, Arras > Roubaix, there will be 21.7 kilometres of cobbled roads. The riders will take on a total of 15 sectors with lengths varying from 500m to 2.7 kilometres.


Like it was the case last summer in Marseille, the winner of the 105th edition should be crowned after the 20th and penultimate stage, a time-trial between Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle and Espelette on a distance of 31 kilometres. After a three-year absence, a team time-trial of 35 kilometres will also be on the menu during stage 3 in Cholet.


Based on a decision taken by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), each one of the 22 teams taking part in the Tour will, in 2018, be formed of 8 riders. There will therefore be a total of 176 riders present at the Grand Départ in Vendée Pays de la Loire.

3, 2, 1 BONUS …

It’ll be an innovation: from the Grand Départ until and including the 9th stage, 3, 2 and 1 bonus seconds will be awarded to the first three who reach a specific kilometre of the course determined in advance. It will have no incidence however on the points classification.

… AND 10, 6, 4 EXTRA BONUS

More conventional: 10, 6 and 4 bonus seconds will be taken off the overall times of the first three of each normal stage of the Tour (except for time-trials).

There will be 9 locations or stage cities visited for the first time out of 39:

  • Fontenay-le-Comte (finish of stage 1)
  • Mouilleron-Saint-Germain (start of stage 2)
  • Sarzeau (finish of stage 4)
  • Dreux (start of stage 8)
  • La Rosière (finish of stage 11)
  • Trie-sur-Baïse (start of stage 18)
  • Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle (start of stage 20)
  • Espelette (finish of stage 20)
  • Houilles (start of stage 21)

2018 Tour de France Route Rumours.

The 2018 Tour de France will start in the Vendée region in western France. The race should then proceed north to Brittany, where it will use some of the dirt roads featured in Tro-Bro Léon. There should also be an uphill finish on Mûr-de-Bretagne.  It will then cross France towards Roubaix where some pava will be encountered. Than a transfer to the Alps for week 2 and the Pyrenées in the last week, finishing in Paris on Sunday 29th July 2018.





 Stage Type



 Saturday 7th July 2018 Noirmoutier Fontenay le comte


Sunday 8th July 2018 Mouillerons La Roche sur Yon


 Monday 9th July 2018 Cholet Cholet  TTT 35 km


 Tuesday 10th July 2018 La Baule Sarzeau


 Wednesday 11th July 2018  Lorient  La Pointe du Raz


 Thursday 12th July 2018  Brest  Mûr-de-Bretagne


 Friday 13th July 2018  Fougères Alençon


 Saturday 14th July 2018  Dreux Amiens


 Sunday 15th July 2018 Arras Roubaix


 Monday 16th July 2018  Aix-les-Bains  Aix-les-Bains


Tuesday 17th July 2018  Annacy  Le Grand-Bornard


 Wednesday 18th July 2018  Albertville  La Rosière


 Thursday 19th July 2018  Bourg-Saint-Maurice  L’alpe d’Huez


 Friday 20th July 2018  Bourg d’Oisans  Valence


 Saturday 21st July 2018  Valence  Mende


 Sunday 22nd July 2018  Millau  Carcassonne


 Monday 23rd July 2018  Carcassonne  Carcassonne


  Tuesday 24th July 2018 Carcassonne  Luchon


 Wednesday 25th July 2018  Luchon Pla d’Adet ???


 Thursday 26th July 2018  Pau Col de Courduque or Gavernie


 Friday 27th July 2018  Lourdes  Laruns-Artouste


 Saturday 28th July 2018 Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle Espelette  ITT


 Sunday 29th July 2018  Rethondes – Wagon de l’Armistice Paris


Feb 12, 2017
Vendée and Brittany http://www.letelegramme.fr/cyclisme/tour-de-france-2018-le-puy-du-fou-avant-la-bretagne-12-02-2017-11398240.php
Apr 24, 2017
Your dates are a little out of whack. You have two 5th July which means that Bastille Day is on the wrong day and you miss 21st July!
Jun 11, 2017
I have good info that 2018 will feature Time trial on Alpe D Huez. You heard it here first!
Tommy Knees
Jul 16, 2017
Shaun, Please cite your sources. APA format only. Thanks
Jul 23, 2017
it starts 30th June so your dates are completely out
Jul 23, 2017
You better send an email to ASO and UCI as they seem to believe that their race starts on 7th July 2018. http://www.letour.fr/le-tour/2017/us/grand-depart-2018.html http://www.uci.ch/road/calendar/
Jul 25, 2017
The date was originally announced as 29th June but has been changed to 7th July.
Jul 25, 2017
https://twitter.com/_TUMULUS/status/889766811687936001/photo/1 Ah - hardly a day gone by and some one seems to have a strong idea
Jul 25, 2017
Interesting, but hardly accurate. The basic outline of the route is about right. Col du Béal I have heard mentioned several times. l'Alpe d'Huez, yes. Ventoux? In the Pyrenees a return to Superbagnéres has been rumoured for the last 2 years. I think there is a lot of support for that from the local politicians who control the purse strings. After that, Luchon to Pau, a classic route followed by Pau to a mountain top finish in Vallee des Gaves (Hautacam, Luz Ardiden, Couraduque, Gavernie?). Bordeaux will host the Tall Ships at the end of June 2018. The mayor has said there is no money for Le Tour but that he would like it in 2019 or 2020.
Aug 5, 2017
Mûr-de-Bretagne on 12th July. http://www.ouest-france.fr/bretagne/saint-brieuc-22000/cotes-d-armor-tour-de-france-un-retour-en-2018-5156417
Aug 5, 2017
Dreux on 14th July http://www.lechorepublicain.fr/dreux/sports/cyclisme/2017/08/05/dreux-pourrait-accueillir-le-depart-de-la-8e-etape-du-tour-de-france-en-2018_12507726.html
Aug 5, 2017
Rethondes - Wagon de l'Armistice http://www.courrier-picard.fr/47114/article/2017-08-01/rethondes-depart-de-la-derniere-etape
Aug 16, 2017
Hello. What's your source for a stage in Verdun ?
Aug 16, 2017
No source. Like everything else on this page it is just rumour and should not be taken seriously. Rethondes to Verdun is about 200km and Le Tour will be heading in that general direction.
Aug 29, 2017
Amiens to host finish on 14th July. http://www.courrier-picard.fr/52738/article/2017-08-28/amiens-ville-arrivee-dune-etape-du-prochain-tour-de-france
Sep 3, 2017
Narbonne is mentioned for the second restday. It is likely that the stage starting from Millau will finish in the region.
Sep 4, 2017
Very possible.
Sep 4, 2017
Fougères https://actu.fr/bretagne/fougeres_35115/le-tour-france-2018-se-rapproche-fougeres_11714955.html
Sep 11, 2017
Someone mentioned that the route would be near area 50 on Manche at some stage. This is Granville, Coutances, Avranche, Villedieu. The person said they would like to come over and stay with us. I cannot see it anywhere near this area, But then I am not good at reading maps.
Joseph Holmes
Sep 16, 2017
Amis Paris roubaix announced tdf will go past on with july
Joseph Holmes
Sep 16, 2017
Amis Paris roubaix announced tdf will go past on 15th july
Sep 16, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Valence http://www.ledauphine.com/drome/2017/09/19/valence-le-tour-de-france-de-france-de-retour-en-2018
Sep 20, 2017
Second rest day in Carcassonne on 23rd of July. http://www.lindependant.fr/2017/09/19/trois-jours-de-tour-de-france-pour-carcassonne-pour-l-edition-2018,3053057.php
Sep 22, 2017
any clue as to where the Etape will be in 2018? It hasn't been in the Pyrenees in almost 4 years.
jean jacques
Sep 29, 2017
pour les pyrenees carcassonne super bagneres puis val d aran loudenvielle puis pau le tourmalet pius saint pee sur nivelle banos en espagne piur finir arette oloron ste mari cm
Oct 3, 2017
Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle https://www.francebleu.fr/sports/cyclisme/le-tour-de-france-fera-etape-au-pays-basque-en-2018-1506958928
Oct 3, 2017
Luchon https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2017/10/02/2657114-luchon-reve-arrivee-etape-tour-france-superbagneres.html
Oct 12, 2017
Finish on Alpe d'Huez possibly via Col de Sarenne and a start in Bourg d'Oisans the following day 19/20 July 2018 http://www.ledauphine.com/isere-sud/2017/10/09/tour-de-france-une-arrivee-a-l-alpe-d-huez-un-depart-du-bourg-d-oisans
Oct 12, 2017
Thank you
Oct 13, 2017
Laruns http://www.larepubliquedespyrenees.fr/2017/10/12/tour-de-france-une-arrivee-a-laruns-en-2018,2195438.php
Oct 14, 2017
Pyrenees https://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2017/10/13/2664839-tour-france-2018-grand-cru-hautes-pyrenees.html
May 3, 2018
Does anyone know when the exact routes will be released? I am going and would like to know where to camp out for some of the stages.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.