France campervan hire

Tour De France Campervan – Active Kampers

tour de france campervan

tour de france campervan

Tour De France Campervan – Active Kampers

Every year we have at least one VW Campervan hire customer, who follows the tour over to France. Using a VW California campervan is a great way to follow the tour and see the breathtaking mountain climbs like Alp D’Huez in the Alps and the 2115m Col Du Tourmalet in the stunning Pyrenees in South West France. Just imagine all those hairpin bends to peddle up! These stages often decide who will ride into Paris on the final day with the yellow Jersey, so are unmissable. If you are fit/brave enough you can try doing the Etape De Tour, which is the day amateur riders are allowed to do a tour stage with all the roads closed as in the full tour. This year its on the 20th July in the Pyrenees, starting in the stunning mountain city of Pau.

This year we have the first three stages in England, Leeds to Harrogate, York To Sheffield and finally Cambridge to London. This adds another interesting dimension. The atmosphere is sure to be great based on the previous occasions the tour has come across the channel.

Tour De France Campervan – VW California

It can be busy following Le Tour, but the self contained nature of the VW California, with its kitchen, fridge, and excellent leisure batteries, means that you can stop anywhere overnight, subject to permissions. In France free-camping (unpaid) is easy, and also each town must provide a basic and very cheap municipal campsite, usually costing just a few Euros. I can recommend some stunning campsites from personal experience too.

So whats stopping you taking one of our VW California’s for your Le Tour Campervan hire this year?

Fancy a European Camper van hire road-trip this summer?

Its fun driving in stunning European scenery

Its fun driving in stunning European scenery

European Camper Van Hire – Active Kampers

Fancy a European Road Trip in a new VW California Campervan hired from Active Kampers? How about camping by an Italian lake, in the warm shade of a tree, or perhaps by the sand dunes of South West France surrounded by beautiful pine forest with miles of cycle tracks, or up in the stunning Pyrenees mountains watching the eagles circle? These are all recent European Camper van hire trips taken by Active Kampers VW California customers in Europe.

With your only worry what to do go next, trekking, surfing, sailing, mountain biking, or maybe just chilling out with a BBQ in the glorious sun. There’s a much better chance you’ll be using the side awning for shade not rain protection!

The South of France is only a day’s drive away from the channel ports. It’s a lovely and relaxed way of going on holiday, no airport security queues, just a gentle cruise through almost empty roads. Why not stop off at a vineyard or chateaux on the way?

Don’t take our word for it, this is what our customers have said…..

“Hi Matt, we just got back from our European tour and I’ve got to say how glad I am that we decided on taking one of your vehicles. Charlie was the highlight of the whole trip as you really have the best of both worlds when you drive around in it. I could drive across the motorways as easy as any other car and not have to stick to the slow lane with the trucks and old-fashioned motorhomes, but was just as capable of getting through the inner-city streets of the places we went or along cobbled lanes too (not to mention the hair-pin bends in Switzerland). Stephen and Andrea, Hove (France, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium) “

“Bertie took us on a fantastic holiday to the Alps and south of France. Bertie drives really well and we had a very comfortable time. ….It was so much better than camping in a tent. So easy to pack up and move on. …Would love to hire Bertie again.” Vanessa & Paul, Hove

Our vans have no limit to the miles you can drive. Make the most of them and take them abroad!

We can help you with your itinerary planning too.

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