The 2024 Tour de France will take place from June 29 to July 21 – and it will be a truly unique event, starting in Italy and finishing – for the first time – somewhere other than Paris.
- Finding accommodation for the Tour de France
- Finding bike hire for the Tour de France
- Tour de France road closure information
- Advice for watching the TDF in person
- Advice for watching the TDF in Paris (but not in 2024!)
- Beginner's guide to the Tour de France
- Riding Etape du Tour
- 2024 Race Guide and Official Program
The 2024 Tour de France will be the 11th edition of the great race – and there are few sure things in life: birth, death, taxes and the Tour de France ending on the Champs-Élysées in Paris. But not in 2024. For the first time, the race will finish in Nice – on the south coast of France – instead of Paris thanks to the 2024 Olympics Games, which start in Paris on July 26.
The Tour runs from Saturday, June 29 to Sunday, July 21, so it was decided that authorities in Paris would have enough on their hands with the Olympics to handle the logistics of another major spectator event.
But it's not just the finish that will be new for 2024: the start – the Grand Depart – will be held in Italy for the first time. The Tour de France is back on Giro d'Italia territory for the 12th time but it's the first time the race has started this side of the border.
The full route will be announced later in 2023 and details stage maps are usually then released each May online and in the official race program (we'll post links to that once it's available).
We have this page for Tour de France road closure information, which we also update with 2024 information after the 2023 race is done and dusted.
See here for accommodation near the route (again, it will be updated once we know the full 2024 route).
Where to find more useful information: the Official 2024 Tour de France Race Guide is the place to go. We'll include links here when it's available
Stage 1: Saturday, June 29 - Florence to Rimini, 205km
After leaving Florence, the peloton will roll through Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna to a seaside finale in Rimini. There will be some 3700 metres of climbing today. The route also dips into the principality of San Marino, taking to 14 the number of countries that have hosted the Tour.
Stage 2: Sunday, June 30 - Cesenatico to Bologna, 200km
Say two starting near the station in Cesenatico – the final resting place of Marco Pantani. It's then on to another tough day of climbing on the road to Bologna.
Stage 3: Monday, July 1 – Piacenza to Turin, 225km
Today will be a day for the sprinters in Turin, the capital of Piedmont – a regular sprint finish on the Giro d'Italia.
Stage 4: Tuesday, July 2 – Pinerolo to Valloire, 138km
The Tour goes up with its first giant on the road: the Galibier at 2642m.
Stage 5: Wednesday, July 3 – St-Jean-de-Maurienne to Saint-Vulbas, 177km
A sprint finish.
Stage 6: Thursday, July 4 – Macon to Dijon, 163km
A sprint finish with an 800m final stretch.
Stage 7: Friday, July 5 – Nuits-Saint-Georges to Gevrey-Chambertin, 25km Individual Time Trial
An ITT through the vineyards of Burgundy.
Stage 8: Saturday, July 6 – Semur-en-Auxois to Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises, 176km
Five climbs in the first part of the stage could put a strain on some sprinters' legs.
Stage 9: Sunday, July 7 – Troyes to Troyes, 199km
Fourteen sectors of white roads, 32km in total onto the gravel and dust.
Rest day: Monday, July 8 – Orleans
Stage 10: Tuesday, July 9 – Orleans to Saint-Amand-Montrond, 187km
The wind could play a major role, like in 2013 when unexpected echelons marked the stage.
Stage 11: Wednesday, July 10 – Évaux-les-Bains to Le Lioran, 211km
Some 4350m of vertical gain, Néronne, the Puy Mary Pas de Peyrol, Pertus, Font de Cère.
Stage 12: Thursday, July 11 – Aurillac to Villeneuve-sur-Lot, 204km
The breakaway triumphed in Villeneuve in both 1996 and 2000.
Stage 13: Friday, July 12 – Agen to Pau, 171km
Pau, a Tour regular is here again.
Stage 14: Saturday, July 13 – Pau to Saint-Lary-Soulan Pla d'Adet, 152km
The first day in the Pyrenees, and a real challenge with famous climbs on the menu.
Stage 15: Sunday, July 14 – Loudenvielle to Plateau de Beille, 198km
Six climbs and 4850m of climbing for Bastille Day.
Rest day: Monday, July 15 – Gruissan
Stage 16: Tuesday, July 16 – Gruissan to Nimes, 187km
The sprinters may be heavily tipped for success, but the Mistral can blow fiercely at this time of year and break up the peloton.
Stage 17: Wednesday, July 17 – Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux to Superdévoluy, 178km
An ideal route for a large breakaway, but the climbers will also have a chance to shine.
Stage 18: Thursday, July 18 – Gap to Barcelonnette, 179km
Breakaway? Sprinters? It's anyone's guess.
Stage 19: Friday, July 19 – Embrun to Isola 2000, 145km
The ultimate giant is back on the Tour: the Cime de la Bonette and its 2802m of altitude.
Stage 20: Saturday, July 20 - Nice to Col de la Couillole, 132km
This will be a mountainous stage from the coast at Nice inland to Col de la Couillole. This stage doubles as L'Etape du Tour sportive route on July 7.
Stage 21: Sunday, July 21 - Monaco to Nice individual time trial, 35km
A break with tradition and an enforced finish in Nice, on the southern coast of France, due to the 2024 Olympics taking over the capital, Paris this week. The 21st and final stage will be contested in a 35km individual time trial from the glitzy streets of Monaco to Place Masséna in Nice. For the first time in a long time, the last stage may not be purely ceremonial. The yellow jersey could be won – or lost – today.
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.
2024 Tour de France Race Guide
Get the official 2024 Tour de France Race Guide: We'll post links here when it's released.