We’ve been fully booked over the past few weeks as intrepid Tour de France fans have taken to the open road to follow the Tour across France. The varied routes across the French country side are popular with motor home users as they make a great road trip, with lots of holidaymakers lining the route of the Tour to support their favourite team.
This year, the Tour took its Grand Depart at the end of June on the French island of Corsica and then hit the mainland where the cyclists carried on from the sunny shores of Nice across the country, through the challenging trails of the Alps and finishing in the city of love last Sunday.
Chris Froome won the coveted yellow jersey for the second year running for the Brits after Bradley Wiggins took the prize last year, and of course we were supporting him all the way! Unfortunately Wiggins was bogged down with illness and injury so was ruled out of the competition, leaving it down to Froome to do us proud.
The folks who rented motor homes from us had a fantastic time and many had been waiting for this event all year as it was the special 100th anniversary of the event.
We’re now looking forward to next year’s event, which is set to start on 5th July 2014. And what makes it even more special is that the Tour is set to have its Grand Depart in good old Blighty on the roads of Yorkshire, where it will zigzag across York, Leeds, Sheffield and the Yorkshire Dales on what’s set to be an electric event.
The Tour will also journey through Cambridge where it will then make a visit to the capital for a Royal finish in front of Buckingham Palace. It seems like the UK is really making France’s most-loved event its own!
The Tour de France is always one of the most popular events with those wanting motor homes, with some people booking a whole year in advance with us to ensure that they can follow the route comfortably, and we expect lots of interest for the 2014 Tour.
The next Tour also coincides with the 100th anniversary of World War I so demand will be high for motor homes as summer visitors hope to see the historic sites across France.
Not to fear though: to be sure of catching a glimpse of the next Froome or Wiggins in the Tour de France 2014, we’ve set up some special tariffs for our Tour-followers. Whether you want to join in on your bike or simply go along for the ride, be sure to check out our special Tour de France advance packages.
Get planning now and you can be joining in on the fun next year!