The 2016 Tour de France in Andorra

Vacationers visiting Andorra will be thrilled to know that the Tour de France will pass through the Principality of Andorra July 10, 11 and 12, 2016. The 2016 event organizers have invested themselves in creating the different mountain challenges, presenting millions of spectators with a 3-day route through Andorra.

The Tour de France will be in Andorra July 10, 11 and 12, 2016

The 2016 Tour de France event calendar

July 10: During this stage cyclists will go through Aran in Spain, continuing on through Arcalis – a magnificent valley in Andorra. This stage includes professional level gradient percentages.
July 11: This day was designed to allow the different teams a chance to relax and discover Tour, a village in Andorra.
July 12: This day’s challenge is 198 km (123 m) long. The peloton of cyclists will travel towards France.

5ème passage du Tour de France en principauté d’Andorre

The Tour de France’s 5th passage through Andorra

This year marks the 5th time the Tour de France has passed through Andorra

• 1964: The 13th stage, won by J. Jimenez, started in Perpignan and ended in Andorra. The next day was a day off, allowing cyclists to rest, followed by the 14th stage, which sent the cyclists en route to Toulouse.
• 1993: The 15th stage, won by O. Rincon, started in Perpignan and ended in Andorra. The next day Andorrans attended the 16th stage where cyclists started in Andorra and headed towards Saint-Lary-Soulan.
• 1997: The 10th stage, won by Jan Ullrich, started in Luchon and ended in Ordino. The next day marked the beginning of the 11th stage where cyclists travelled towards Perpignan.
• 2009: The 7th stage started in Barcelona and ended in Ordino Arcalis. Brice Feillu won this stage of the race. The next day marked the beginning of the 8th stage where cyclists travelled towards Saint Girons.

A detailed summary the 2016 Tour de France routes

This year marks the 103rd Tour de France. This year’s highest summit is located in Envalira Pass, Andorra, at an elevation of 2,409 meters (7,903 ft).

The Tour de France’s different stages

The Amaury Sport Organization (A.S.O.) created the particularly difficult routes for the 2016 Tour de France, which marks the 103rd Tour de France. The race is composed of 21 stages, two of which are individual time trails (ITT). One of these individual time trails will be uphill; this is rather rare in the Tour de France.
The following lists a detailed schedule of the magnificent routes:

Étapes Date Départ – Arrivée Kilomètres
1 2 July Mont Saint Michel – Utach Beach Ste Marie du Mont 188
2 3 July Saint Lô – Cherbourg Octeville 182
3 4 July Granville – Angers 222
4 5 July Saumur – Limoges 232
5 6 July Limoges – Le Lioran 216
6 7 July Arpajon sur Cère – Montauban 187
7 8 July L’Isle Jourdain – Lac de Payolle 162
8 9 July Pau – Bagnères de Luchon 183
9 10 July Vielha Val d’Aran – Ordino Arcalis 184
11 July Day off to relax
10 12 July Escaldes Engordany – Revel 198
11 13 July Carcassonne – Montpellier 164
12 14 July Montpellier – Mont Ventoux 185
13 15 July Bourg Saint Andéol – La Caverne du Pont d’Arc 37 (CLM indiv)
14 16 July Montélimar – Villars les Dombes 208
15 17 July Bourg en Bresse – Culoz 159
16 18 July Moirans en Montagne – Berne 20
19 July Day off to relax
17 20 July Berne – Finhaut Emosson 184
18 21 July Sallanches – Megève 17 (CLM indiv)
19 22 July Albertville – Saint Gervais Mont Blanc 146
20 23 July Megève – Morzine 146
21 24 July Chantilly – Paris Champs Elysées 113