- Total length
- 15.1 km
The stage has only about 500 m of altitude, and its slopes are never that demanding. Shortly after the departure we are in Briançon, the ancient capital of Escartons,where we can see the fortifications of the Upper Town, World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Going up the La Durance valley you arrive at Montgenèvre, now famous ski resort, that has been a passing place for merchants, pilgrims and armies since Hannibal's days.