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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.

1On lineSaturday, July 7, 2018Noirmoutier en l’ile / Fontenay-le-Comte189 kmSTAGE 1
2On lineSunday, July 8, 2018Mouilleron-Saint-Germain / La Roche-sur-Yon183 kmSTAGE 2
3Team Time-TrialMonday, July 9, 2018Cholet / Cholet35 kmSTAGE 3
4On lineTuesday, July 10, 2018La Baule / Sarzeau192 kmSTAGE 4
5On lineWednesday, July 11, 2018Lorient / Quimper203 kmSTAGE 5
6On lineThursday, July 12, 2018Brest / Mûr-de-Bretagne181 kmSTAGE 6
7On lineFriday, July 13, 2018Fougères / Chartres231 kmSTAGE 7
8On lineSaturday, July 14, 2018Dreux / Amiens Métropole181 kmSTAGE 8
9On lineSunday, July 15, 2018Arras / Roubaix154 kmSTAGE 9
Rest DayMonday, July 16, 2018Annecy / AnnecyREST 1
10On lineTuesday, July 17, 2018Annecy / Le Grand-Bornand159 kmSTAGE 10
11On lineWednesday, July 18, 2018Albertville / La Rosière Espace San Bernardo108 kmSTAGE 11
12On lineThursday, July 19, 2018Bourg-Saint-Maurice Les Arcs / Alpe-d’Huez175 kmSTAGE 12
13On lineFriday, July 20, 2018Bourg d’Oisans / Valence169 kmSTAGE 13
14On lineSaturday, July 21, 2018Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux / Mende187 kmSTAGE 14
15On lineSunday, July 22, 2018Millau / Carcassonne181 kmSTAGE 15
Rest DayMonday, July 23, 2018Carcassonne / CarcassonneREST 2
16On lineTuesday, July 24, 2018Carcassonne / Bagnères-de-Luchon218 kmSTAGE 16
17On lineWednesday, July 25, 2018Bagnères-de-Luchon / Saint-Lary-Soulan65 kmSTAGE 17
18On lineThursday, July 26, 2018Trie-sur-Baïse / Pau172 kmSTAGE 18
19On lineFriday, July 27, 2018Lourdes / Laruns200 kmSTAGE 19
20Individual Time-TrialSaturday, July 28, 2018Saint-Pée-sur-Nivelle / Espelette31 kmSTAGE 20
21On lineSunday, July 29, 2018Houilles / Paris Champs-Élysées115 kmSTAGE 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 2018NoirmoutierFontenay le comte


Sunday 8th July 2018MouilleronsLa Roche sur Yon


 Monday 9th July 2018CholetCholet TTT 35 km


 Tuesday 10th July 2018La BauleSarzeau


 Wednesday 11th July 2018 Lorient La Pointe du Raz


 Thursday 12th July 2018 Brest Mûr-de-Bretagne


 Friday 13th July 2018 FougèresAlençon


 Saturday 14th July 2018 DreuxAmiens


 Sunday 15th July 2018ArrasRoubaix


 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 2018Carcassonne Luchon


 Wednesday 25th July 2018 LuchonPla d’Adet ???


 Thursday 26th July 2018 PauCol de Courduque or Gavernie


 Friday 27th July 2018 Lourdes Laruns-Artouste


 Saturday 28th July 2018Saint-Pée-sur-NivelleEspelette ITT


 Sunday 29th July 2018 Rethondes – Wagon de l’ArmisticeParis


  1. Eloise says:

    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!

  2. Shaun says:

    I have good info that 2018 will feature Time trial on Alpe D Huez. You heard it here first!

  3. Steve says:

    it starts 30th June so your dates are completely out

  4. Mendip5000 says:

    Ah – hardly a day gone by and some one seems to have a strong idea

    • velopeloton says:

      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.

  5. Batman says:

    Hello. What’s your source for a stage in Verdun ?

    • velopeloton says:

      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.

  6. Barbote says:

    Narbonne is mentioned for the second restday. It is likely that the stage starting from Millau will finish in the region.

  7. Tish says:

    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.

  8. Joseph Holmes says:

    Amis Paris roubaix announced tdf will go past on with july

  9. Joseph Holmes says:

    Amis Paris roubaix announced tdf will go past on 15th july

  10. Keith says:

    any clue as to where the Etape will be in 2018? It hasn’t been in the Pyrenees in almost 4 years.

  11. jean jacques says:

    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

  12. Phil says:

    Finish on Alpe d’Huez possibly via Col de Sarenne and a start in Bourg d’Oisans the following day 19/20 July 2018

  13. Marcus says:

    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.

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