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Le Tour de France 2021

108th edition of Le Tour de France

The 108th Tour de France will feature a groundbreaking route and the return of the first-week individual time trial will provide an early indication of the pecking order, which the climbers will do their best to shake up in the two gruelling Alpine stages finishing in Le Grand Bornand and on the heights of Tignes, just before the first rest day!

 

The Alpine stages for the 2021 Le Tour de France, looks like this: 

Stage 8 - 3rd July 2021 - Oyonnax to Le Grand Bornand. 151 km.
The finish at Le Grand Bornand will once again be conditioned by the Romme – Colombière climbing sequence. But this time it’ll be preceded by the climb up to Mont-Saxonnex, the first ascent towards the Plateau de Solaison, and will therefore offer a triple climb on a distance of over 20 kms at close to 9%!

Stage 9 - 4th July 2021 - Cluses to Tignes. 145 km.
The Tour will be going up the Col du Pré for the second time and of course the majestic Cormet de Roselend before heading up the long final ascent that sneaks up under the dam all the way to the Val Claret.

Rest Day - 5th July 2021 - Tignes.

 

In 2021, Le Tour de France will consist of 21 stages. The race starts in Brest with the traditional finish in Paris for stage 21 and the final procession to the Champs-Élysées. See the map of the full route or visit the official Tour de France website. 

 

Tour de France

l’Étape du Tour 2021

The l’Étape du Tour is probably the most famous sportive in the world and is the only chance each year to ride the same route as the pro riders in the Tour de France on closed roads - around 15,000 lucky riders get the chance to ride a stage. Each year the Etape du Tour mimics one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France. The Etape du Tour has the same support cars and police outriders as the actual Tour. 

The 30th edition of the Étape du Tour de France will be held in Nice on July 4th, 2021 in Nice. The amateurs will cover 175kms and a little more than 3,600 m of positive altitude difference in the backcountry of Nice.

Recommended stays... 

The Tour de France is one of the most watched events on TV, it’s estimated 3.5 billion people tune in, and it draws huge crowds so if you want to be part of the action, book early to avoid any disappointment. Before the riders arrive, the Tour de France parade gets the whole thing going! The atmosphere builds as the riders whizz by! If you would like a quote for your Tour de France holiday, please complete this form and one of our award-winning alpine experts will be touch. 

Le Grand Bornand

Stage 8 - 3rd July 2021 - Le Grand Bornand

Le Grand Bornand is one of the best-preserved and most beautiful of the Savoyard villages. Its ideal for a family holiday in the French Alps with plenty of outdoor activities to keep everyone happy.
Tignes in the summer

Stage 9 - 4th July 2021 - Tignes

Tignes is made up of a number of resorts including Tignes Les Brévières and Tignes 1800. Tignes is an adventure playground and one of our most popular summer destinations.

Tignes Le Lac

Stage 9 - 4th July 2021 -  Tignes Le Lac

Tignes le Lac and Tignes Val Claret altitude resorts are the highest of all the Tignes resorts and are conveniently placed for summer skiing due to their proximity of the funicular to the glacier. 

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