Grand Départ 2022 Tour de France
Sønderborg - Grand Départ finish town 2022
They will be sticking it in the big blade on 3rd July 2022!
Sønderborg is the final finish town of Grand Départ Denmark on 3rd July of Tour de France in 2022 and we look foreward to welcoming guests and cycling entusiasts to our scenic area and experiance the cycling race feeling!
What else happens in the days leading up to?
If you arrive a few days before, there is, among other things, the opportunity to experience the Bicycle Riders' parade and Tilting-at-the-Ring in Broager or you can visit our exciting museums. Follow the link to an overview for the 1st - 3rd of July.
The Grand Départ route through Sønderborg Municipality
The third leg of Grand Départ Denmark will enter Sønderborg Municipality at the northern border to our neighbour Aabenraa Municipality, from where it leads past the beautiful and royal city Gråsten. The route continues to the east around the cove Nybøl Nor. From here, the route goes up upon Dybbøl Banke past the History Centre Dybbøl Banke and the national symbol of Danish bravery - Dybbøl Mill.
The riders will be flying downhill and pass over the Christian X Bridge, from where the route leads them up the road of Løkken, from here they drive a sloop back to the harbour, passing Hotel Alsik and the Multi-Culture House. They continue under the bridge alongside Sønderborg Harbour front towards the Sønderborg Castle.
From Sønderborg Castle, the route follows the beach promenade, further along Hertug Hans Vej and Friheds Allé, before it goes northeast around the city via Borgmester Andersens Vej and to the left along Augustenborg Landevej to the finish area.
Hot spots at the route
There will be many good spots alongside the route and special hot spots with large transmission screens, food booths, toilets and entertainment is erected in Gråsten, at Dybbøl Banke and at Borgmester Andersens Vej in Sønderborg - all are open on 3 July from 11 am - 7 pm and there is free admission.
Traffic will be affected!
Roads will be closed in connection with the race and this will result in more traffic on the remaining, open sections, such as Ringgade in Sønderborg - therefore it is a good idea to check the plans on Trafikinfo.dk or the Google map below!
Crossing the Tour route on 3 July
Motor vehicles can cross Amtsvej 481 until 12 a´clock and after 6 pm at Nybøl and Bøffelkobbel, and cross the route via Ringgade to Sønderborg Marina, via Grundtvigs Allé to P5 and pass via Søndre Landevej until 12 a´clock and after 7 pm - see the Google map below!
Cyclists and pedestrians
Most cycle paths remain open, with the exception of the finish area itself (from Borgmester Andersens Vej to Grundtvigs Allé) and several areas will be arranged for bicycle parking.
King Chr. X´s Bridge remains open to pedestrians, so here you have to walk the bike. In the city, there are transitions that can be used on foot - see the map with information about handicap parking, extra toilets and much more at Sonderborg.dk/temaer/tour/
Sønderborg Harbour and King Christian X´s Bridge will be closed, follow the link for further information.
Sydtrafik (public bus)
Free bus ride on 3 July, with canceled and changed routes. Driving into Sønderborg city according to timetables will not be possible and there is therefore a change to a free shuttle bus at Tech 21 - see more at Sydtrafik.dk
Parking and shuttlebus
Many roads will be closed to motor vehicles and parking at the roadside, along the Tour de France route itself, is not permitted. Sønderborg Municipality has provided free temporary parking (for vehicles under 3500 kg) outside the city with free shuttle service.
NB. The buses are not suitable for wheelchair users, prams and the like. Dogs are not allowed, except for service dogs.
Shuttle bus stop
P1 = Dybbøl Banke and Dybbølgade - shuttle service: 8 am 1 pm and 6 - 9 pm.
P2 = Kærvej / Mølledamparken - shuttle service from 8 am - 9 pm.
P3 = Stødagervej / Red Cross Shop - shuttle service from 8 am - 9 pm.
P4 = Augustenborg Landevej near roundabout Spang - shuttle service from 8 am - 9 pm.
Book your parking space in advance! Find a suitable park area, from where you can continue with the free shuttle bus, at soenderborg.letourcph.dk
NB. it says First come, first served in the description, it is NOT possible to book a space.
Avoid the traffic bottleneck at P3
Along Ingolf Nielsens Vej, the parking zones for P3 will be arranged and the road will be unidirectional in a westerly direction. The traffic must pass through the roundabout and into Nørremark. It can therefore be an advantage to choose to take the Ferry Bitten Ballebro-Hardeshøj and drive on Motorway 8 via Avnbøl and access lane 13.
Overnight stay in the area of Sønderborg
whether you are in to luxury or like to sleep under open sky, you will find many forms of accommodation in Sønderborg Municipality.
Fans in motorhome
Sønderborg Municipality creates temporary pitches for motorhomes - find them and the other sites here.
On the map you can see both the route and the many types of accommodation - click on the square in the right corner for a larger map and better view, where you can also deselect items, so the map becomes more clear.
After the final spurt the party continues
when the riders has passed the finish line and you have seen them get on board the tour bus, they leave town towards the Sønderborg Airport from where they are flying out to France and Tour de France - the party however will continue in the city centre!