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La Tania Tour de France 2023 Info

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Stage 17 of the Tour de France is on Wednesday 19 July 2023. Riders are expected through La Tania between 16:28 (if av speed is 36km/h) and 16:57 (32km/h). The promotional “Caravan” convoy is due at 14:57. All times are TBC.

In La Tania there’ll be a pop up bar at La Taiga with the riders going right past in front of the restaurant followed by live music from Pink Miami at Pub Le Ski Lodge from 18:00

Road Closures

Courchevel Restrictions: Road closures from Moûtiers start at 11:00 with closure at Grand Clarey at 13:43, Le Praz closed at 13:53 and Col de la Loze road closure at 14:28 (from the Courchevel side). General rule is road closures an hour before the Caravan but local rules apply. Reopening starts locally from 18:00. Further details in the Savoie Press Release

Méribel Restrictions: You will not be able to cycle up the Col de la Loze track on the Méribel side from Tuesday 18 July at 18:00 to Wednesday 19 July at 19:00. Access by bike is possible via the Col de la Loze on the Courchevel side until 14:30 on 19 July.

Access and Fan Zones

Courchevel Ski Lifts and Bus Service
On Wed 19 July the Praz, La Tania, Verdons and Jardin Alpin gondolas will be free from 10:00 until 18:45. There is no Vizelle gondola up Saulire and bikes will not be allowed on the Verdons and Jardin Alpin gondolas.

The free shuttle ski buses will run to timetable until 13:20 and then a service from Le Praz to 1850 from 13:50 to 18:30.

Last bus Le Praz – La Tania 13:10
Last bus La Tania – Le Praz 13:15
Restarted service Le Praz – La Tania 19:25
Restarted service La Tania – Le Praz 19:30

TdF Bus Timetable 19 July 2023

Courchevel has 4 fan zones:
Le Praz (from 10:00 with the due at 14:53)
Col de la Loze (from 10:00 with the Caravan due 15:28)
Ferme de Pralong (from 10:00 with the Caravan due 15:39)
The Arrival at Courchevel Altiport (from 12:30 with the Caravan due 15:40)

Méribel has 2 fan zones:
The Saulire Express Fan Zone, run by the sports club, will feature a giant screen, a snack bar, a refreshment stand, an official shop and even a stand selling bananas from Guadeloupe, from 09:30.

In the centre of Méribel, run by the Tourist Office’s Tourist Events and Activities Department, you can also enjoy a giant screen from 12:00, as well as shops, bars, restaurants and a concert at the end of the day.

Méribel Ski Lifts and Bus Service
Special opening of the Saulire Express Lift (and the Folie Douce too) – no bikes allowed – free from 09:30 to 18:00.

  • The Olympe gondola (1, 2 and 3) will be open from 9.30am to 5.30pm (chargeable).
  • The Pas du Lac and Tougnète 1 and 2 gondolas will open as usual (chargeable).
  • Return to the Belleville valley via Tougnète until 16:30.

Traffic on the free Méribus shuttles will be disrupted between 11:00 and 18:00 except on the Méribel Centre > Méribel-Mottaret service.

Car Parking

Courchevel Parking

Méribel Parking Restrictions
From Tuesday 18 July at 08:00 to Wednesday 19 July at 18:00 parking will be prohibited:

  • on the RD98 through Le Plantin and Méribel-Village ;
  • on the RD90 through Mussillon and Méribel;
  • in the vicinity of and along the whole of the Rue des Jeux Olympiques;
  • in the vicinity of and along the entire length of the rue des Glaciers;
  • along the Route de l’Altiport, from the intersection of the Méribel school complex and the Route de l’Agentila, to the intersection with the Route du Belvédère;
  • along the Route du Belvédère as far as the entrance to the Col de la Loze greenway.

Méribel Car Parks

  • The car parks at the Olympic Park and the Glaciers are fully reserved.
  • The Chardons car park is partially reserved according to the needs of the teams.

You can park for free at the Maison des générations, Raffort, Méribel Village (please note that the car park is inaccessible during road closures), Dou du pont, the stadium, Chaudanne, Rhodos, Ruitor bas, Plan ravet and Rond-point des pistes (please note that the car park is inaccessible during road closures).


All predicted times for Stage 17

Le Tour Official Websitek

Courchevel TdF mobile site

Courchevel TdF PC site

Méribel TdF site

Tour de France through La Tania last time in 2005
(2020 was La Tania Col de Loze only!)

Really old LT pics from Courchevel finish in 2000

Col de Loze Challenge Mon 17 July 2023

The Col de Loze cycle track will be closed to (non race) bikes all day from 10am from Le Pralong Farm.

The ski lifts remain accessible to mountain biking, but only the green track (Piou-Piou) and the blue track (Godille) will be open.

The blue track (Tout-Schuss) and the red track (Louza) will be closed from 10am because you have to use the CdL cycle track to access then.

There will be additional marshals at Verdons / Vizelle to manage off road / on road traffic.

The iconic Col de Loze climb up from Méribel