Once again the Jura Mountains hosted a stage of the Tour de France cycle race.

On 3rd July, the 8th stage of the race went from Oyonnax to Le Grand-Bornand.


A.S.O.Pauline Ballet

Stage 8 - Oyonnax - Le Grand Bornand

The 8th stage of the Tour de France was between Oyonnax and Le Grand Bornand. It was the second visit by the famous cycle race to the town of Oyonnax, which had hosted the finish line of the Besançon-Oyonnax stage in 2014.

Distance: 150km
Terrain: Mountains

The department of Ain is geographically designed for bikes, with terrain that's suitable for all cycling disciplines. The ViaRhôna even promises a gentle ride suitable for all levels! Over 160 cycling events are organised here every year, such as the Tour de l'Ain race.

Multiple activities 

A host of organised activities are planned for this stage of the Tour de France. Shows, mascots, distribution of flags, fitness bike sessions... There'll be plenty to do in Ain on the weekend of 3rd July. To mark the occasion, the Combs and Plastics Museum is exhibiting a few pieces from its collection at the Cultural Centre, including Bollé cycling sunglasses designed in collaboration with the discipline's great names.

An open-air screening of a film about cycling, a solidarity race and various concerts will also be organised for the occasion. May the party begin!! 

More details about the programme

Cycling heaven 

The Jura Mountains are a real playground for cycling enthusiasts, as well as mountain bikers, E-bikers and cycle tourists. There really is something for everyone, with 2,000km of waymarked cycling itineraries shared with other users on small roads, 130km of cycle paths and greenways, and multiple mountain biking routes.

To discover along the Tour de France itinerary

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