The Grand Départ will kick off at the foot of the dramatic Mont St Michel in North Brittany, and the ensuing 188km will take in some truly stunning coastal views up to Utah Beach, one of the Normandy D-Day landing beaches on 6th June 1944.
Tour de France
If the whirr of wheels, the click of the gears and the cheer of the crowds makes your pulse quicken then chase that yellow jersey and get involved in the Tour de France!
2015's race saw Great Britain's Chris Froome and his Team Sky take the coveted yellow jersey. Can their success be repeated in 2016?
Many of our parcs are situated close to the action so you can follow the race and plan your own ‘Tour de France’, and full details of next year's route will follow at the end of October when the official details are unveiled in Paris...
Now everybody's warmed up and first day nerves are settled, day 2 sees a further 182km being covered. Beginning at Saint-Lô, the teams will take in more coastal views until they climb the punishing Côte de La Glacerie in Cherbourg to the finish line. That one should sort the wheat from the chaff!