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Tour De France 2007 - heading through Tignes

7th July – 29th July

The 94th Tour de France promises to be just as memorable as all its predecessors. With a Grand Départ in London this year, the Tour also takes in Belgium and Spain. Altogether, the riders will cover a mammoth 3547km making up 20 stages.

With six mountain stages and three heart-stopping mountain finishes, it’s the mythical forays into the Alps that are awaited with bated breath.

Check out the official tour website for more info.

For the first time, the Tour de France will start from London and will make a stop in Tignes. This stop at high altitude will be followed by a day of rest in order for the cyclists and the whole event to relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain landscapes. After 3 years of candidacy, Tignes is very proud to welcome one of the most famous sports event in the world.

The alpine stages

Le Grand-Bornand: Tignes - Stage 8 Sunday July 15

  • Le Grand-Bornand
  • Col du Marais
  • Cote du Bouchet-Mont Charvin
  • Faverges
  • Col de Tamie
  • Albertville
  • Cormet de Roselend
  • Bourg St Maurice
  • Montee de Hauteville (route du Petit Saint-Bernard)
  • Ste-Foy Tarentaise
  • Le Lac (Tignes)

Val-d’Isère: Briançon - Stage 9 Tuesday July 17

  • Val-d’Isere
  • Col de l’Iseran
  • Lanslebourg Mont-Cenis
  • Modane
  • St Michel de Maurienne
  • Col du Télégraphe
  • Col du Galibier
  • Briancon

Tignes: Monday July 16 - Rest day in Tignes.

Two of the stages, 8 & 9 pass through Tignes and Val d'Isiere.

Stage 8: Kicking off in Le Grand Bornand on Sunday 15th July, this stage of the Tour finishes in the resort of Tignes (Lake), crossing over the Col du Marais and the Col de Tamie en route. Our featured resorts of Les Saisies and Notre-Dame de Bellecombe are not far from Albertville and the route between Le Grand-Bornand and Cormet de Roseland. They will be passing through our featured resort of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise which is also a short drive from the last part of the stage at Tignes.

Tour de France - Stage 8
Tour de France - Stage 8

Stage 8 Anlayse: Thierry Gouvenou, regulator, 7 Tours de France: "A route without any real difficulty in the heart of the city, which passes in front of some of the most beautiful buildings in London. Expect to see a high-speed feud between the specialists of the discipline over a distance equivalent to two pursuits."

Stage 9: Making its first appearance in Val-d’Isere, Tuesday 17th July is where the riders will cover 161km to reach the town of Briancon. Our featured resort of Les Deux Alpes is a short drive away then passing Serre Chevalier. On the way, they’ll zip through our featured resort of Val Cenis (Lanslebourg) and Valloire; passing close to our other resorts of Aussois, La Norma and Valfrejus.

Tour de France - Stage 9
Tour de France - Stage 9

Stage 9 Anlayse: Laurent Bezault, assistant competition director, 1 Tour de France: "The riders will make a cold start to the climb up to the Col de l’Iseran (15 km at 6%), followed by Télégraphe - Galibier (12 km at 6.7% and 17.5 km at 7%). One thing is certain, the front runners will be very present, and the others will find the going hard."

Tignes has been undergoing some functional changes to prepare for the Tour. Roadworks have been taking place to accommodate the riders and plenty of events have been organised to cater for the thousands of people that will be heading to the resort for the week. Be prepared for a party!!

Need somewhere to stay during the Tour de France then take a look at our self catering apartments throughout Tignes, in the Flats section.

Read what Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France has to say about the 94th Tour.

Take a look at the breakdown of all the tour stages in our indepth section.