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  • Le Tour 2016 Route:
  • Running from Saturday July 2nd to Sunday July 24th 2016, the 103th Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres.
  • These stages have the following profiles:
  • (9) flat stages.
  • (1) hilly stage.
  • (9) mountain stages including 4 summit finishes.
  • (2) individual time trial stages.
  • (2) rest days.

Rest Day: Berne


Place de la gare, Berne (© croci & du fresne)

After other major Swiss cities like Zurich, Geneva and Basel, already visited by the Tour, 2016 will see the appearance of the federal capital of Switzerland on the race course. However Berne has already brought its contribution to the Tour. Indeed, one of its children, Fabian Cancellara has been in recent times the most regular wearer of the Yellow Jersey without however winning it, with 29 days spent in command of the race.