Lonely Planet Writer

Andorra to host Tour de France in 2016

The mountainous landscape of Andorra.
Andorra. Image by Nelson L. / CC BY 2.0

Mountainous Andorra has been named as a stop along the 2016 Tour de France route. The independent state, which straddles the Pyrenees on the border of France and Spain, is classic cycling territory with 65 peaks towering more than 2000m high. The 2016 race, which sets off from Le Mont-Saint-Michel in La Manche, France, on 3 July, will stop in Andorra for three days for a stage finish, a rest day, and a stage start. It’ll be the fifth time the race has travelled through Andorra; the full route is due to be announced in Paris in October 2015. In 2016, Andorra is also set to host the Women’s Ski World Cup. Read more: letour.fr