Lourdes → Laruns : Stage 19 - 171 km - 27 juillet

There are no miracles in cycling but the start from Lourdes represents the last chance to shake up the general ranking by pedalling hard in direct confrontation. The destiny of the Yellow Jersey could still be played out in the fierce Aspin-Tourmalet-Bordères-Soulor-Aubisque sequence.

Christian Prudhomme

Live information

Tune into France Bleu Béarn radio every 15 minutes for live updates before, during and after the race.

  • Neutral start at the Lourdes shrine at 12.00 noon
  • Start proper 5 km away on the D 937 road at 12.15pm
  • Finish line in Laruns at around 5.20pm.

See route details

Information on access roads at Inforoute 64


Access to Laruns

  • The D 934 from Pourtalet is closed to traffic from 12.00am
  • The D 934 from Pau is closed to traffic from 12.30pm
  • The D 934 from Pau is closed to traffic from 12.30pm

Col d’Aubisque pass

  • The ascending road is closed to traffic in the morning, depending on numbers.

See access points and road closing time

Information on access roads at Inforoute 64

Parking areas

Please follow instructions, choose authorised parking areas and avoid obstructive parking.
Listen to France Bleu Béarn for live updates on available parking spaces.


Your safety is your concern when the Caravan passes through!
Do not cross in front of the Caravan.
Hold on to your children and stay grouped together.

You’ll be waiting for several hours along the route...
Dress suitably, the weather can change very quickly. Be prepared for the heat, the cold and the rain, and don’t forget a sun hat...
Bring enough water and something to eat.
Respect your surroundings and private property. Remember to take your rubbish away with you.

► Travelling around the region

Arriving on holiday

  • Make sure your accommodation, hotel, campsite, etc. is not in an area closed to traffic.
  • If so, make arrangements to arrive the day before or the day after.
  • Time your departure to arrive in the area after the Tour de France has passed through.

Leaving the region

  • If you are in an area on the Tour de France route, plan to leave early in the morning. The roads on the Tour route are closed between 12.00 noon and 7.00pm.

If you are travelling through an area on the Tour de France route, follow the recommended detours.

See detours.