2023 Vuelta a España route

Route of the 2023 Vuelta a España
Route of the 2023 Vuelta a España (Image credit: ASO/Unipublic)

The theme of the 2023 Vuelta a España is climbing, with only three truly 'flat' stages - 7, 12, 19 and the final day in Madrid, and punishing ascents such as the Col du Tourmalet in the same day as the hors categorie Col d'Aubisque, Col du Soulor and Col de Spandelles, and a short but frantic stage finishing on the brutally steep Altu de l’Angliru. 

In total, 10 stages will end in uphill finishes, including the five unprecedented ascents, for the Vuelta, of the Arinsal in Andorra, le Tourmalet, Larra -Belagua, Bejes and La Cruz de Linares. 

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2023 Vuelta a España route summary
Header Cell - Column 0 DateStartFinishDistanceType
Stage 1August 26BarcelonaBarcelona14.6 kmTeam Time-Trial
Stage 2August 27MataróBarcelona181.3 kmHilly
Stage 3August 28SúriaArinsal. Andorra158.5 kmMountain
Stage 4August 29Andorra la Vella.AndorraTarragona183.4 kmHilly
Stage 5August 30MorellaBurriana185.7 kmHilly
Stage 6August 31La Vall d'UixóObservatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre181.3 kmMountain
Stage 7September 1UtielOliva188.8 kmFlat
Stage 8September 2DéniaXorret de Catí. Costa Blanca Interior164.8 kmMountain
Stage 9September 3CartagenaCollado de la Cruz de Caravaca180.9 kmHilly
Rest 1September 4ValladolidRow 9 - Cell 3 Row 9 - Cell 4 Row 9 - Cell 5
Stage 10September 5ValladolidValladolid25 kmIndividual time-trial
Stage 11September 6LermaLa Laguna Negra.Vinuesa163.2 kmFlat. Uphill finale
Stage 12September 7ÓlvegaZaragoza165.4 kmFlat
Stage 13September 8Formigal. Huesca la MagiaCol du Tourmalet134.7 kmMountain
Stage 14September 9Sauveterre-de-BéarnLarra-Belagua161.7 kmMountain
Stage 15September 10PamplonaLekunberri156.5 kmHilly
Rest 2September 11SantanderRow 16 - Cell 3 Row 16 - Cell 4 Row 16 - Cell 5
Stage 16September 12Liencres PlayaBejes119.7 kmFlat. Uphill finale
Stage 17September 13Ribadesella/RibeseyaAltu de L'Angliru122.6 kmMountain
Stage 18September 14Pola de AllandeLa Cruz de Linares178.9 kmMountain
Stage 19September 15La BañezaÍscar177.4 kmFlat
Stage 20September 16Manzanares El RealGuadarrama208.4 kmHilly
Stage 21September 17Hipódromo de la ZarzuelaMadrid. Paisaje de la Luz101 kmFlat

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