Start town: Mont Saint Michel // Finish town: Carentan
Start between 7am and 9am
This rolling route will enable seasoned riders to live the Tour de France experience, sticking as close as possible to the route of the first stage of the Tour de France (Mont Saint Michel – Utah Beach). Starting opposite Mont Saint Michel, participants will tackle the 189-km route by going back up the west coast of the France alongside the English Channel, passing by Utah Beach, a cornerstone of the D-Day landings and the setting for the finish of the first stage of the 2016 Tour de France. Participants will then head towards Carentan to complete this sporting day and celebrate their success.
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In 2016, the Tour de France – the French call it the Big Loop – will leave from Mont-Saint-Michel. The first stage is 188 kilometres long. It connects Mont-Saint-Michel to Sainte-Marie-du-Mont.Discover the town
Arrival town for this Stage 1 of the Tour de France as it finishes in the internationally renowned city of Utah Beach.Discover the town
Let's discover the city of Carentan, the principal town in the Marais du Cotentin and Bessin Regional Nature Park.Discover the town