How Long is the Tour de France?

By : Mr Mamil
Updated :

The Tour de France is one of the three cycling Grand Tours and is considered the pinnacle in a professional cyclist’s career.

It’s a three-week-long stage race that traverses France. In recent years, it consists of 21 stages, totaling around 3,500km of riding and two, or three rest days in between.

In this article, we will take a deeper look at the Tour de France distances throughout history; the average, longest, and shortest stages.

Tour de France total distance, 2000 to 2022

  • The average distance per year is 3,486km (2,166 miles). 
  • The average distance per stage is 168.1km (105 miles).
  • The longest stage was 254.5km (159 miles) in 2000, followed by 249.1km (155.7 miles) in 2021 and 240km (150 miles) in 2005.
  • The shortest, non time trial stage was 59.5km (37.2 miles) in 2019, followed by 65km (40.6 miles) in 2018 and95km (59.4 miles) in 2011.

Tour de France total distance, 1903 to present

  • The shortest Tour de France was in the second edition in 1904 at 2,388km (1,484 miles).
  • The longest Tour de France was in 1926 with 5,745km (3,570 miles).
  • The average distance per year is 4,190km (2,618.8 miles). 
  • The average distance per stage is 207.9km (129.9 miles). 
  • The longest stage was 482km (301.2 miles) in 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, and 1924.
  • The shortest stage, non time trial stage was 19.6km (12.3 miles) in 1971.

Tour de France distances, 1903 to present

YearStart – endTotal distance (km)Total stagesAverage stage distance (km)Longest stage (km)Shortest stage (km)
1903Paris – Paris2,4286404.7471.0268.0
1904Paris – Paris2,3886398.0471.0268.0
1905Paris – Paris2,99411272.2348.0167.0
1906Paris – Paris4,54513349.6480.0259.0
1907Paris – Paris4,48814320.6415.0251.0
1908Paris – Paris4,48814320.6415.0251.0
1909Paris – Paris4,49714321.2424.0250.0
1910Paris – Paris4,73715315.8424.0216.0
1911Paris – Paris5,34415356.3470.0289.0
1912Paris – Paris5,28915352.6470.0289.0
1913Paris – Paris5,28715352.5470.0324.0
1914Paris – Paris5,38015358.7470.0323.0
1919Paris – Paris5,56015370.7482.0315.0
1920Paris – Paris5,50315366.9482.0300.0
1921Paris – Paris5,48515365.7482.0272.0
1922Paris – Paris5,37515358.3482.0260.0
1923Paris – Paris5,38615359.1482.0260.0
1924Paris – Paris5,42515361.7482.0275.0
1925Paris – Paris5,44018302.2433.0189.0
1926Evian – Paris5,74517337.9433.0189.0
1927Paris – Paris5,34024222.5360.0103.0
1928Paris – Paris5,47622248.9387.0119.0
1929Paris – Paris5,25722239.0366.0133.0
1930Paris – Paris4,82221229.6333.0132.0
1931Paris – Paris5,09124212.1338.0102.0
1932Paris – Paris4,47921213.3387.0102.0
1933Paris – Paris4,39523191.1293.091.0
1934Paris – Paris4,47023194.3293.081.0
1935Paris – Paris4,33821206.6325.081.0
1936Paris – Paris4,41821210.4325.067.0
1937Paris – Paris4,41520220.8263.034.0
1938Paris – Paris4,69421223.5311.048.0
1939Paris – Paris4,22418234.7311.070.0
1947Paris – Paris4,64021221.0314.0165.0
1948Paris – Paris4,92221234.4286.0166.0
1949Paris – Paris4,80821229.0340.0134.0
1950Paris – Paris4,77322217.0316.096.0
1951Metz – Paris4,69024195.4354.0165.0
1952Brest – Paris4,82723209.9354.0149.0
1953Strasbourg – Paris4,47622203.5345.0103.0
1954Amsterdam – Paris4,65623202.4343.0131.0
1955Le Havre – Paris4,49522204.3275.0102.0
1956Reims – Paris4,49822204.5331.0125.0
1957Nantes – Paris4,66522212.0317.0134.0
1958Brussels – Paris4,31924180.0320.0129.0
1959Mulhouse – Paris4,39122199.6331.0119.0
1960Lille – Paris4,17322189.7244.0108.0
1961Rouen – Paris4,39721209.4309.5136.5
1962Nancy – Paris4,27422194.3271.0147.0
1963Paris – Paris4,13721197.0285.0118.0
1964Rennes – Paris4,50422204.7311.0119.0
1965Cologne – Paris4,17722189.9240.0147.0
1966Nancy – Paris4,32222196.5265.0111.0
1967Angers – Paris4,75822216.3359.0104.0
1968Vittel – Paris4,49222204.2250.5112.0
1969Roubaix – Paris4,11722187.1329.0111.0
1970Limoges – Paris4,25423185.0269.594.5
1971Mulhouse – Paris3,60825144.3257.519.6
1972Angers – Paris3,84620192.3257.528.0
1973Scheveningen – Paris4,09020204.5248.076.0
1974Brest – Paris4,09822186.3248.5112.5
1975Charleroi – Paris3,99922181.8260.094.0
1976St. Jean de Monts – Paris4,01622182.5258.070.5
1977Fleurence – Paris4,09222186.0256.046.0
1978Leiden – Paris3,91422177.9244.096.0
1979Fleurence – Paris3,72024155.0248.0119.0
1980Frankfurt – Paris3,94622179.4282.092.0
1981Nice – Paris3,75724156.5264.097.0
1982Basel – Paris3,51221167.2251.0122.0
1983Fontenay-sous-Bois – Paris3,96222180.1299.0145.0
1984Montreuil – Paris4,02123174.8338.083.0
1985Plumelec – Paris4,12722187.6269.052.5
1986Boulogne-Billancourt – Paris4,08323177.5258.585.0
1987West Berlin – Paris4,23125169.2260.079.0
1988Pornichet – Paris3,28622149.4232.038.0
1989Luxembourg – Paris3,28521156.4259.091.5
1990Furturoscope – Paris3,50421166.9301.0118.5
1991Lyon – Paris3,91422177.9286.0114.5
1992San Sebastian – Paris3,98321189.7255.0141.0
1993Le Puy de Fou – Paris3,71420185.7286.0158.0
1994Lille – Paris3,97821189.4270.5149.0
1995St. Brieuc – Paris3,65320182.7264.0150.0
1996s-Hertogenbosch – Paris3,90721186.0262.046.0
1997Rouen – Paris3,95021188.1262.0148.0
1998Dublin – Paris3,87521184.5252.0147.0
1999Le Puy de Fou – Paris3,68620184.3237.0160.0
2000Futuroscope – Paris3,66221174.4254.5138.0
2001Dunkirk – Paris3,44620172.3232.5141.5
2002Luxembourg – Paris3,27620163.8226.5140.0
2003Paris – Paris3,42720171.4230.5152.0
2004Liege – Paris3,39120169.6237.0160.5
2005Fromentine – Paris3,60821171.8240.0144.0
2006Strasbourg – Paris3,65720182.9231.0154.5
2007London – Paris3,54720177.4236.5146.0
2008Brest – Paris3,55921169.5232.0143.0
2009Monaco – Paris3,45921164.7224.0159.0
2010Rotterdam – Paris3,64120182.1227.5102.5
2011Le Barre de Monts – Paris3,43021163.3226.595.0
2012Liège – Paris3,48821166.1226.0120.0
2013Porto Vecchio, Corsica – Paris3,40321162.0242.5118.0
2014Leeds – Paris3,65921174.2237.5124.5
2015Utrecht – Paris3,36021160.0223.5109.5
2016Mont St. Michel- Paris3,51921167.6237.5113.0
2017Düsseldorf – Paris3,54021168.6222.5101.0
2018Noirmoutier en l’Île – Paris3,34921159.5231.065.0
2019Brussels – Paris3,36521160.2230.059.5
2020Nice – Paris3,48221165.8218.0122.0
2021Brest – Paris3,41421162.6249.1108.4
2022Copenhagen – Paris3,32821158.5220.0112.0