Le Tour de France 2016: 2nd July – 24th July 2016
103rd Tour de France
The Tour de France will be from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th this year, as the race enters it's 103rd edition. The race will consist of 21 stages, covering 3,519km in total.
The stages in the 2016 edition are made up of:
- 9 flat stages
- 1 hilly stage
- 9 mountain stages including 4 summit finishes (Andorre Arcalis, Mont Ventoux, Finhaut-Emosson & Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc)
- 2 individual time trial stages
- 2 rest days
New to the race: 16 unseen sites and stage cities
Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Saint-Lô, Arpajon-sur-Cère, L’Isle-Jourdain, Lac de Payolle, Vielha Val d’Aran, Escaldes-Engordany, Bourg-Saint-Andéol, La Caverne du Pont-d’Arc, Villars-les-Dombes Parc des Oiseaux, Culoz, Moirans-en-Montagne, Berne, Finhaut-Emosson, Megève and Chantilly.
Three of these stages pass close to several of the resorts offered by Peak Retreats:
Stage 18 Thursday, July 21st Sallanches / Megève 17km Time Trial
Stage 19 Friday, July 22nd Albertville / Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc 146km
Resorts near to the stage - Tarentaise & Mont Blanc Valley: Bourg St Maurice, Sainte Foy, Megève, Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentière, Vallorcine, Saint Gervais, Les Saisies, Notre Dame de Bellecombe & Combloux.
Stage 20 Saturday, July 23rd Megève / Morzine 146km
Resorts near to the stage - Mont Blanc Valley & Portes du Soleil: Megève, Chamonix, Les Houches, Argentière, Vallorcine, Saint Gervais, Les Saisies, Notre Dame de Bellecombe, Combloux, Morzine, Les Gets, Morillon & Sixt Fer a Cheval.
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You can view more details on the Official website: www.letour.fr
'Cycling in the French Alps' from Guide publisher Cicerone is worth acquiring visit www.cicerone.co.uk
Our 'Tour de France 2016' blog: www.peakretreats.co.uk/blog