Tour de France 2023 route: Stage-by-stage guide

The 2023 Tour de France will take place July 1 to July 23. It will be the 110th edition of great race. The Grand Depart will take place in the Basque country. 

Tour de France 2023 route

Tour de france 2023 route map

The 2023 Tour de France Grand Depart will be a big one as it takes place in cycling heartland, the Basque Country on the Spanish side of the border. This is an area with a rich cycling tradition and super passionate supporters. 

The race kicks off on July 1 and finishes on July 23. As is tradition, the Tour de France will finish in Paris. 

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 be progressively updated throughout 2023).

Where to find more useful information: Official 2023 Tour de France Race Guide

2023 Tour de France Grand Depart map

 2023 Tour de France Grand Depart Basque country Bilbao 

Stage 1: Saturday, July 1 – Bilbao to Bilbao, 182km 

For the first time in a few years, the Tour de France starts with a full stage, rather than a time trial – and it isn't an easy introduction to the Tour.

Bilbao is the host for this 185km loop ride that takes in a good 3300m of climbing. There are five climbs with points up for grabs straight away in the polka dot contest. The climbs on the route are the Côte de Pike – just 10km from the finish – plus the Côte de Laukiz, the Côte de San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the Côte de Morga and the Côte de Vivero.

Stage 2: Sunday, July 2 – Vitoria-Gasteiz to San Sebastian, 209km

The opening stages are a whistle-stop tour of the jewels of the Basque region. From Bilbao on day one we go to the popular seaside resort of San Sebastian. The day may end on the coast but it's not a flat ride: there are 5 climbs on stage 2.

Stage 3: Monday, July 3 – Amorebieta-Etxano to Bayonne, 185km 

We know the stage starts in Amorebienta-Etxano and heads back across the border into France.   

Stage 4: Tuesday, July 4 - Dax to Nogaro Circuit, 182km

Potentially another day for the sprinters as they go head-to-head on the Nogaro circuit.

Stage 5: Wednesday, July 5 - Pau to Laruns, 165km

It wouldn't be the Tour de France without Pau on the map – today is also the first mountain stage.

Stage 6: Thursday, July 6 - Tarbes to Cauterets, 145km

Say hello to the Aspin and Tourmalet, part of 3750 metres of climbing.

Stage 6 Tour de France 2023


Stage 7: Friday, July 7 - Mont de Marsan to Bordeaux, 170km

The Tour visits Bordeaux for the 82nd time – until recent times, it was one of the regular Tour towns. This is the first visit in more than 10 years, though. It'll be a sprint finish along the riverfront, ending at Place des Quinconces.

Stage 8: Saturday, July 8 - Libourne to Limoges, 201km

The sprinters capable of powering up a short but difficult climb could take the win.

Stage 9: Sunday, July 9 - Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat to Puy de Dôme, 184km

An icon returns.

Rest day - Monday, July 10 - Clermont-Ferrand

The area around Clermont-Ferrand also features prominently in the Tour de France Femmes 2023.

Stage 10: Tuesday, July 11 - Parc Vulcania to Issoire, 167km

One for the breakaway.

Stage 11: Wednesday, July 12 - Clermont Ferrand to Moulins, 180km

A day for the sprinters. 

Stage 12: Thursday, July 13 - Roanne to Belleville-en-Beaujolais 169km

The formation of the breakaway will be one of the critical moments on this hilly stage.

Stage 13: Friday, July 14 - Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier, 138km

Mountains!

Stage 13: Friday, July 14 - Châtillon-Sur-Chalaronne to Grand Colombier, 138km

Stage 14: Saturday, July 15 - Annemasse to Morzine, 152km

4200 metres of climbing, including the Col de la Ramaz and Joux Plane. This is also the 2023 L'Etape du Tour stage. That's on July 9.

Tour de France 2023 Stage 14

Tour de France 2023 stage 14 climbs

Tour de France 2023 stage 14 climbs

 
Stage 15: Sunday, July 16 - Les Gets to Saint Gervais, 180km

More mountains!

Stage 15 Tour de France 2023

Stage 15 climbs 2023 Tour de France

Rest day: Monday, July 17 - Saint Gervais Mont Blanc

Stage 16: Tuesday, July 18 - Passy to Combloux, 22km

A quick little individual time trial.

Stage 16 Tour de France 2023


Stage 17: Wednesday, July 19 - Saint Gervais to Courchevel, 166km

More than 5000 metres of vertical gain, the infamous Col de la Loze before reaching Courchevel's altiport.

Stage 17 tour de france 2023

Col de la Loze Tour de France 2023


Stage 18: Thursday, July 20 - Moutiers to Bourg en Bresse, 186km

After 5 very hard stages, the sprinters will find a route that should facilitate their return front and centre.


Stage 19: Friday, July 22 - Moirans-en-Montagne to Poligny, 173km

A 8km long final straight, the dream for the sprinters' teams.


Stage 20: Saturday, July 22 - Belfort to Le Markstein, 133km

A final chance in the mountains with a route for the leaders. This stage has the last 2 climbs in the Tour.

Stage 20 Tour de France 2023

 Stage 20 Tour de France 2023 climbs

Stage 21: Sunday, July 23 - Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris Champs-Elysées, 115km  

As is tradition, we finish on the Champs-Elysées


Time bonuses and points

In 2023, time bonuses will be awarded at the finish of each stage – 10, 6 and 4 seconds for the first three riders across the line.

Bonus points will also be awarded on strategic mountain passes and summits. The first three riders across these will pick up bonuses of 8, 5 and 2 seconds. The mountain-top bonus points won't count towards the points classification.

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.

2023 Tour de France Race Guide

Get the official 2023 Tour de France Race Guide: This collates all stage maps and race times into one booklet.

See here for bike-friendly accommodation

 

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