The extraordinary professional cycle race the Tour de France and its accompanying circus and roadshow hit the roads of France in July 29 June –  21 July 2024

Tour de France 2024

Exceptionally, because of the Paris Olympics, the 2024 race will not finish on th Champs Elyseess but in Nice. This year the tour starts in Florence, Italy.

This will be the first Grand Départ in Italy and the 26th that’s taken place abroad –  First finale in Nice. Due to the Olympic and Paralympic Games taking place in Paris, the race will not finish in the French capital for the first time.

Two time trials. 25 + 34 = 59km in total, the second of them taking place on the final Monaco>Nice stage. This will be the first time the race has seen a finale of this type for 35 years, the last occasion being the famous Fignon – LeMond duel in 1989.

Apennines (Italy), the Italian and French Alps, Massif Central and Pyrenees will be the mountain ranges on the 2024 Tour route.

4 countries visited in 2024: Italy, San Marino, Monaco and France. Within France, the race will pass through 7 Regions and 30 departments

8 flat, 4 hilly, 7 mountain stages (with 4 summit finishes at Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d’Adet, Plateau de Beille, Isola 2000, Col de la Couillole), 2 time trials and 2 rest days.

    You may not be a cycling fan, but it is worth checking the route and timings as the passing of the Tour can cause chaos – roads closed, hotels booked and thousands of spectators making their way to/from the route.

    More info on the Tour de France