Tour De France Campervan – Active Kampers

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?

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