The 2015 Tour de France features some of the Tour's most iconic climbs, plus takes detours through The Netherlands and Belgium en route to Paris.
This is it: the 2015 Tour de France route; a route that fans of the mountains should love.
There are five mountaintop finishes, including one on the iconic Alpe d'Huez, with the mountain-heavy programme paying homage to the 40th anniversary of the polka dot jersey.
With just 13.7km of individual time trial – the fewest kilometres in recent history (since 1947, in fact) – it'll be a Tour won in the mountains by a climber.
Sprinters haven't been forgotten, however, with the points system rejigged to give more prominence to stage wins, while fans of the Spring Classics will enjoy the 13.3km section of cobbles between the Belgian town of Seraing and Cambrai across the border in France.
The Tour crosses Belgium, the Normandy coast and Brittany before the Tour flying south to the Pyrenees from July 14 to 16, which in 2015 are crossed from west to east. Pau, Cauterets, Tarbes, the Tourmalet and the Col d'Aspin all feature before the peloton moves to the Massif Central.
In the Alps, the Gap, Digne-les-Bains and Pra-Loup (via the Col des Champs) all feature, with Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne and La Toussuire also back.
Here it is in words
Stage 1: Saturday, July 4, Utrecht (Netherlands) – Utrecht (Netherlands) (ITT) 13.7km
Stage 2: Sunday, July 5, Utrecht (Netherlands) – Zélande (Netherlands), 166km
Stage 3: Monday, July 6, Antwerp (Belgium) - Huy (Belgium), 154km
Stage 4:Tuesday, July 7, Seriang (Belgium) – Cambrai (France), 221km
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 8, Arras (Pas-de-Calais) – Amiens (Picardy), 189km
Stage 6: Thursday, July 9, Abbeville (Picardy)– Le Havre (Normandy), 191km
Stage 7: Friday, July 10, Livarot (Normandy) – Fougères (Brittany), 190km
Stage 7, Livarot to Fougères
Stage 8: Saturday, July 11, Rennes (Brittany) – Mûr-de-Bretagne (Brittany), 179km
Stage 9: Sunday, July 12, Vannes (Brittany) – Plumelec (Brittany), 28km
Rest day: Monday, July 13, Pau (Aquitaine)
Stage 10: Tuesday, July 14, Tarbes (Midi-Pyrénées) – La Pierre-Saint Martin (Midi-Pyrénées), 167km
Stage 11: Wednesday, July 15, : Pau (Aquitaine) to Cauterets via Vallée de Saint-Savin (Midi-Pyrénées), 188km
Stage 12: Thursday, July 16, Lannemezan (Midi-Pyrénées) – Plateau de Beille (Midi-Pyrénées), 195km
Stage 13: Friday, July 17, Muret (Midi-Pyrénées) – Rodez (Midi-Pyrénées), 200km
Stage 14: Saturday, July 18, Rodez (Midi-Pyrénées) – Mende (Languedoc-Roussillon), 178km
Stage 15: Sunday, July 19, Mende (Languedoc-Roussillon) – Valence (Rhône-Alpes), 182km
Stage 16: Monday, July 20, Bourg-de-Péage (Rhône-Alpes) – Gap (Rhône-Alpes), 201km
Rest day: Tuesday, July 21, Gap (Rhône-Alpes)
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 22, Digne-les-Bains (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur) – Pra-Loup (Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur), via the Col des Champs, 161km
Stage 18: Thursday, July 23, Gap (Rhône-Alpes) – Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Rhône-Alpes), 185km
Stage 19: Friday, July 24, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne (Rhône-Alpes) – La Toussuire, 138km
Stage 20: Saturday, July 25, Modane Valfréjus (Rhône-Alpes) – Alpe d'Huez (Rhône-Alpes), 110km
Stage 21: Sunday, July 26, Sèvre (Île-de-France) – Champs-Élysées (Paris Île-de-France), 107km
Organised tours for the Tour de France
See our Organised tours section for guided and self-guided rides to the big stages.
Finding Tour de France accommodation
See our map below – marked with each region the 2015 Tour passes – to find accommodation en route, or browse our Tour de France accommodation page.