Ride on! Tour de France getaways in UK and France with Pitchup.com
May 28 2014 Posted by Samantha Marsh
--Yorkshire; Stella-Plage; Dordogne--
With the Tour de France – the world’s greatest cycle race - right around the corner, sports fans keen to catch a glimpse of the action as British names such as Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish take to the saddle, can turn to outdoor accommodation specialist Pitchup.com for the best places to stay along the route – both in England and France. These are sites where cycle enthusiasts can catch all the action from the roadside whilst enjoying a great value outdoor holiday. From Yorkshire to Dordogne, these sites won’t disappoint those seeking a flash of the yellow jersey.
Right in the route: Yorkshire from £6.25pppn
Holmfirth, West Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass tent pitches at Pedal and Pitch at Holme Moss this Tour de France season with prices starting from £300 for a six-night stay based on eight people sharing (£6.25pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Tour de France fans will love this hassle-free campsite which is located right on the stage two route and just 200 yards from the summit. Campers have the convenient choice of bringing their own camping equipment or simply hiring it from the site at a small additional fee. This campsite offers the best views of the Tour de France with guests being able to walk up the summit of the hill and be right on the route. On-site facilities include toilets, a shop and secure bike storage.
The Big Yellow Campsite, North Yorkshire from £12.50pppn
Ripon, North Yorkshire: Pitchup.com has availability on its non-electric grass tent pitches at The Big Yellow Campsite on 4 July with prices starting from £100 for a two-night stay based on four people sharing (£12.50pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
On Saturday 5 July, the Tour de France will pass this site’s main entrance, giving visitors an amazing view of all the cycle action, which is why Lightwater Valley Theme Park will become The Big Yellow Campsite from 3 to 9 July. Campers will be issued with a wristband upon arrival, allowing them free entry into the theme park on any day during their stay – except Saturday 5 July when the park will be closed due to the excitement of the race!
The electric and non-electric grass pitches sleep up to eight people per unit and include awning, gazebo and a pup tent. Toilet facilities will be provided on site.
Saddle up in Stella-Plage from £10.13pppn
Stella-Plage, Pas-de-Calais: Pitchup.com has availability on its optional electric grass pitches at Camping La Forêt this season with prices starting from £20.25 per night based on two people sharing (£10.13pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located just one kilometre from the sea and the famous Le Touquet Paris-Plage – which is on the Tour de France route - this peaceful campsite offers relaxation, activities and entertainment. The site is right at the heart of Côte d’Opale, and features a pétanque ground, a children’s playground, two games rooms and other handy facilities including a launderette. The pitches feature optional 25-amp electric hook-up, and include awning, gazebo and pup tent.
Stay near the finishing point in Dordognefrom £11.16pppn
Dordogne, Aquitane: Pitchup.com has availability on its optional electric grass pitches at Camping Lanmary this season with prices starting from £44.64 per night based on four people sharing (£11.16pppn). For further information and to book visit www.pitchup.com.
Located just five miles from the town of Périgueux, this family-friendly campsite offers the opportunity to camp in the protected national forest of Lanmary. There’s a wide range of activities on offer which will make a memorable holiday for all guests: take a dip in one of the heated swimming pools, savour a languid meal on the sunny terrace, or take part in the various discovery programmes which include kids’ clubs for ages 5-11 (with plenty of crafts and games on offer), a chance to learn forest skills and discover local know-how, and friendly evening entertainment.
The pitches cater for tents, tourers and motorhomes and include optional electric hook-up, gazebo, and awning.
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Notes to editors:
All prices correct at writing; subject to availability.
Notes to editors:
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