The 2022 Tour de France will take place July 1 to July 24. It will be the 109th edition of race. The Grand Depart will take place in Denmark.
The 2022 Tour de France Grand Depart will take place in and around Copenhagen in 2022, with three stages launching the race.
The 2022 Grand Depart is essentially the original 2021 plan before the 2021 start was moved to Brittany owing to COVID-19. So Denmark gets a second shot at it in 2022.
Denmark isn't the only guest country in 2022 - the Tour will also go into Belgium and Switzerland. It'll be the first time since 2017 that 4 countries have featured on the route.
Climbs are spread across 4 mountain ranges: the Vosges, the Alps (including a foray into Switzerland), the Massif Central and the Pyrenees. In all there are 6 mountain stages, including 5 summit finishes (La Super Planche des Belles Filles, Col du Granon, Alpe d’Huez, Peyragudes and the Hautacam).
The Tour de France race as usual will finish in Paris. For the first time it will coincide with the start of the Tour de France Femmes – see route map and stage overview.
In all the 2022 Tour de France will cover 3328 kilometres of cycling (that's 2067 miles).
2022 official Tour de France route map, 3328km
Specific info on each stage and more detailed maps are also usually published online each May and in the official race program. We'll post links to it when it's released.
We have this page for Tour de France road closure information, which we also update as information comes to hand (usually not from around May onwards).
See here for accommodation near the route (it will also be progressively updated throughout 2022).
Where to find more useful information: Official 2022 Tour de France Race Guide
Stage 1: Friday, July 1 – Copenhagen, Individual Time Trial, 13km
A rare Friday Tour de France start has been programmed in to squeeze in a transfer day from Denmark back to France after the first three stages.
A completely flat route through the streets of Danish capital this should be a free flowing time trial at full speed. Perfect for specialists but some GC candidates will need to hang on to minimise time losses. Expect to see lots of images of The Little Mermaid and Amalienborg, home to Denmark's royal family.
Stage 2: Saturday, July 2 – Roskilde to Nyborg, 199km
The second stage will be a challenging ride as teams look to avoid getting caught out by crosswinds. GC riders could concede precious seconds very early in the Tour.
There are three Category 4 climbs in quick succession after Veddinge Bakker at 62km, 72km and 84km.The route then takes a scenic path south along the west coast of Zealand. For 50km there will be a strong chances of crosswinds, which could fragment the peloton even before it reaches the day's showcase section: the Great Belt Fixed Link. Not great for GC contenders but wonderful for audiences at home – standby for multiple helicopter shots of this remarkable feat of engineering.
Stage 3: Sunday, July 3 – Velje to Sønderborg, 182km
A day for the breakaway, with a start through the hills of Vejle the route passes by many UNESCO sights before a likely bunch sprint.
Three categorised climbs feature on the stage 3 route – and there is 1 polka dot point available for the first up top each time. The first climb is Koldingvej (1.4km, 4.4%), just 27km into the stage.
The second climb is at the 83km mark with Hejlsminde Strand (850m, 4.7%). It's followed by an intermediate sprint near the UNESCO World Heritage site of Christiansfeld.
The breakaway will likely make it beyond the third climb, Genner Strand (1.6km, 3.3%). From here, the peloton should give chase as the race heads into Sønderborg.
Transfer day: Monday, July 4
The Danish start means this year sees an unusual 'transfer' day written into the schedule.
Stage 4: Tuesday, July 5 – Dunkirk to Calais, 172km
A hilly stage between the Flanders and Boulon climbs. This should be a great one for English fans, with access via two ferry ports.
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 6 – Lille to Wallers Arenberg Porte du Hainaut, 155km
COBBLES! They're back! There will be 19.4km of slips and spills across 11 sectors of the Hell of the North.
Stage 6: Thursday, July 7 – Binche to Longwy, 220km
The Tour returns to Longwy, where Peter Sagan won in 2017. Includes the Côte de Puiventeux (800m, 12.3%) ahead of the final climb.
Stage 7: Friday, July 8 – Tomblaine to La Super Planche des Belles Filles, 176km
Stage 8: Saturday, July 9 – Dole to Lausanne, 186km
Stage 9: Sunday, July 10 – Aigle to Les Chatel Portes du Soleil, 183km
Rest day: Monday, July 11 – Morzine
Stage 10: Tuesday, July 12 – Morzine to Megeve, 148km
Morzine and Megeve are no strangers to the Tour de France route. It''ll be another aviation theme today with the final climb to the Altiport de Megève. There is also a foray across the border into Switzerland.
Stage 11: Wednesday, July 13 – Albertville to Col du Granon, 149km
What better prelude could there be to Bastille Day? We have the Col du Télégraphe (11.9 km, 7.1%), the Col du Galibier (17.7km, 6.9%) and the Col du Granon (11.3 km, 9.2%) as the GC contenders come to the fore.
Stage 12: Thursday, July 14 Bastille Day - Briancon to Alpe d'Huez, 166km
The 2022 Tour de France's showcase stage is a repeat of the 1986 Alpe d'Huez stage. Col de la Croix de Fer (29km, 5.2%)? Yep. Alpe d'Huez (13.8 km, 8.1%)? Yep. And on Bastille Day, too.
Stage 13: Friday, July 15 – Bourg d'Oisans to Saint-Etienne, 193km
The battle for the green jersey should be back on as the Tour comes down from the mountains.
Stage 14: Saturday, July 16 – Saint-Etienne to Mende, 195km
Stage 15: Sunday, July 17 – Rodez to Carcassonne, 200km
Carcassonne again provides a spectacular backdrop for a fast, flat stage. Another day for the sprinters. Cavendish fans will remember his 34th Tour stage win here in 2021.
Rest day: Monday, July 18 – Carcassonne
Stage 16: Tuesday, July 19 – Carcassonne to Foix, 179km
A near carbon copy of the 2017 Bastille Day stage won by Warren Barguil. Includes two nice climbs, the Port de Lers (11.4km, 7%) and Mur de Péguère (9.3 km, 7,9%).
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 20 – Saint-Gaudens to Peyragudes, 130km
A challenging day in te saddle with the Col d'Aspin (12km, 6.5%), the Hourquette d'Ancizan (8.2 km, 5.1%) and the Col de Val Louron-Azet (10.7km, 6.8%) acting as curtain raisers for a final assault on the runway at Peyragudes (8km, 7.8%).
Stage 18: Thursday, July 21 – Lourdes to Hautacam, 143km
Ouch!! The last 3 climbs of the 2022 Tour de France won't be a welcome sight for sore legs. Say hello to the Col d'Aubisque (16.4km, 7.1%), the Col de Spandelles (10.3km, 8.3%) and the mighty Hautacam (13.6km, 7.8%).
Stage 19: Friday, July 22 – Castelnau-Magnoac to Cahors, 189km
This should be a day for the sprinters unless a sneaky breakaway can stay away.
Stage 20: Saturday, July 23 – Lacapelle Marival to Rocamadour, 40km time trial
If the GC is tight, the yellow jersey may again be decided on the penultimate stage, which is – for the third year running – an individual time trial. Includes two little climbs late on the course: Côte de Magès (1.6km, 4.7%) and Côte de l'Hospitalet (1.5km, 7%).
Stage 21: Sunday, July 24 – Paris La Défense Arena to Paris Champs-Elysées, 112km
On a bumper day for cycling in Paris, the Tour de France will roll into town just after the Tour de France Femmes has rolled out.
The first, second and third riders across the line on each stage will receive a time bonus of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, respectively..
Bike hire for watching the Tour de France
A reminder that if you need bike hire during the Tour de France you should book early. It ALWAYS sells out and it can be very hard to find quality carbon road bikes closer to the time. More info here.
2022 Tour de France Race Guide
Get the official 2022 Tour de France Race Guide: This collates all stage maps and race times into one booklet.